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Jun 1, 2012 01:18 PM

Cook's Barbecue, Lexington, NC

Just want to put in a good word for Cook's Barbecue, off NC 8 about 3 miles south of Lexington. Very fine barbecue--indeed, among the very best I've ever had. Shoulders cooked completely over wood coals. To whet your appetite, here's an audio slideshow of the place produced by the Southern Foodways Alliance:

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  1. Completely agree. Worth the short drive South of town.

    1. Shhhhhh! Don't let the secret get out! Let the tourists and those who think they know better continue to go to Lexington #1. ;)

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      1. re: arbyunc

        Cook's does some good things - their brisket is very nice, bur they don't, and have never, touched, Monk's pork

      2. Been there a ton of times, but probably not in 5 years or so. Glad to hear they're still bringing it...will definitely pay them a return visit soon.

        1. this is the only place i have found brisket around here and it is goooood!they have a very spoiled kitty that hangs around in the parking lot so watch out.won't move if you want to park in the spot it's lounging in and never eats the hushpuppies people leave for him-only the