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Lexington Barbecue

bzookaj Dec 24, 2009 05:20 PM

Traveling down to Atlanta in a week, and looking at a dinner stop in Lexington. I want to try a couple places, so if you could stop at two places, which would they be? Not looking for buffets, and looking mainly for pork. Style doesn't matter, as long as it's good.
Right now, I've seen Lexington Barbecue and the Barbecue Center. Any others better?

Suggestions along I-95 between about Smithfield and Rocky Mount would be appreciated as well.

  1. Naco Dec 25, 2009 11:44 AM

    I liked John Wayne's in addition to Lexington Barbecue and Barbecue Center.

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    1. re: Naco
      dusty901 Apr 20, 2010 09:26 PM

      john waynes is now closed

      1. re: dusty901
        Naco Apr 21, 2010 07:41 AM

        Yeah, I saw the news about that a few weeks ago. Why is this thread on the Kentucky and Tennessee board? It should be on the Southeast board.

    2. carolinadawg Dec 25, 2009 02:50 AM

      Pork is pretty much all you'll find, so you're in luck there. And I'm not aware of any of the Lexington places offering a buffet. Lexington BBQ #1 (aka "Honey Monk's) is an absolute must. If you want to try a second one, the BBQ Center is a good choice, as is Jimmy's. Frankly, I'm not sure I'd bother trying a second place, as the preparation is the same at all the Lexington bbq restaurants, and any differences will be very subtle.

      As far as I-95, do a search on here and you'll find lots of posts and suggestions.

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      1. re: carolinadawg
        brentk Dec 25, 2009 03:35 AM

        I would focus on the log burners and you have been to my two top choices. Jimmy's stopped cooking with wood a few years back and the last time I went there (about 18 months ago) will be the last time.

        Most of the other places cook with gas or electricity, though there are a few other log burners in the area. I haven't explored much outside of Honey Monk's and BBQ Center in recent years so perhaps somebody else can pipe in.

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