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Red State BBQ

4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
+1 859-233-7898
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corn pudding” (128 reviews)
“ribs” (172 reviews)
“pulled pork” (159 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Travel to this area for business always make an effort to go to Red State, the place is very simple, there is writing on the wall but the BBQ is good... I love the Corn Pudding there is also beer grits....I do not like it...More

Thank Maribel H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I loved the Red State BBQ place in Georgetown, but it burned and we thought that we'd chance the traffic and have BBQ for dinner. I still think the restaurant in Georgetown was better, but we got our food to take out...More

Thank t166ets
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our table of 7 had brisket, double smoked brisket, brisket chili, and pulled pork. All reported they were very good. Sides were good as well. Small local restaurant worth a visit. Beer available. Peach bread pudding with ice cream is heavenly!

Thank Lana R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had Red State cater a Family get together for about 75 people. The food was Great! I especially liked the pulled BBQ chicken,mac and cheese was like Mama makes, and the Peach bread pudding was to die for! Best BBQ around and I've...More

Thank kygirlthrunthru
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best BBQ in Lexington. Hands down. It's very mom & pop style which I love. You can tell they take pride in their food. Sometimes the servers where hit and miss but the food is excellent

Thank stephendev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told that you had to go to the Red State BBQ when in Lexington. Nothing fancy. Quick service. Our friends liked the meal more than we did. But we finished off with the warm peach cobbler and bourbon ice cream that was worth...More

Thank Annette O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is pretty good barbecue. I have had the beef brisket on occasion and it is tasty and tender. The side dishes are okay but not memorable. Somewhat limited seating.

Thank rlguffey1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Red State a couple of times now, and I can honestly say it is some of the best barbecue I have ever had. I didn't like beef brisket until I tried theirs! And the servers are helpful and friendly. This is...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had brisket and pulled pork, which was delicious. Great variety of sides: corn pudding, beans, green beans good. Mac and cheese bland.

Thank Carmen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All my sides were straight from refrigerator cold! And the brisket was 95% fat. My pulled pork was extremely dry and no flavor. And waited 45 minutes for it to go because there were no tables!

Thank April C
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sindhu w
4 May 2015|
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don't remember there being a patio
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-233-7898
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