Lexington Barbecue was established in 1962 by Wayne Monk, who served as a carhop at a Lexington barbecue restaurant in his teenage years and later worked directly under Warner Stamey.
At 26, Monk bought a parcel beside U.S. Highway 29/70 and built and established Lexington Barbecue #1 on the property, where it has remained to this day.
Lexington-style barbecue is differentiated by its preparation. At Lexington Barbecue, pork shoulders roast for nearly half a day over oak or hickory coals. The barbecue sauce and slaw is flavored with tomato ketchup, not mayonnaise or mustard, giving them a sweet flavor.
Hush puppies, french fries, onion rings, barbecue beans, etc. are all offered as sides. But at Lexington Barbecue, the sides, turkey, and peach cobbler dessert are secondary.
100 Smokehouse Lane
Lexington, NC 27295