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City Barbeque

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3292 Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40509-1811
+1 859-317-4430
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For my first visit to Kentucky I was looking forward to having good Barbecue. Unfortunately I found both the brisket and ribs to be dry and the sauces unremarkable

Thank Brenda K
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time eating here. Service was friendly and fast. We ordered the sample platter consisting of two slices of smoked turkey, one very spicy sausage, a little shredded, dried out pork, some dried out, crumbly brisket and two sides (collard greens and baked beans) and a piece of cornbread. The shredded pork was the biggest disappointment. It was long and... More 

1 Thank Glen1220
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Delicious, moist, beautiful smoke ring, above average sauces, and decent service. Their brisket and pork was moist and delicious. This place is a sample of how good Kentucky BBQ can taste. Go for a sample of many meats, because they have everything under the sun. Clean restaurant to boot. I tasted the pulled pork and brisket and it did not... More 

Thank SurfWriter1
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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143 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Stopped at this City Barbeque location while travelling between Florida and Cincinnati. There turned out to be a "Fat Tuesday" special - ribs for $1 each. That and the Pick 3 sides made a good meal for the two of us to split at a very low cost. The corn pudding was very good. The salad was okay. The fries... More 

Thank Douglas H
Rock Island, Illinois
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered the Beef Brisket lite lunch with 2 sides. I also sampled the Pulled Pork. The brisket had nice flavor but the pork had absolutely no flavor. I couldn't taste the smoke either. My 2 sides were baked beans and Mac and Cheese. The baked beans were super sweet and the Mac and cheese was very mediocre.

Thank Marcus H
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125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Very expensive, $22.99 for a slab of ribs then you pay extra for sides. Wanna beer, by the bottle therefore for 2 12 ounce you'd pay more than you would a six pack. Not recommended unless your rich. (Bryan)

Thank kycop604
Midland, Michigan
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206 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went here on the way to Florida and it was so good we decided to stop again on our way back home. The first time the brisket was so tender and juicy, the hush puppies were hot and tasty and the coleslaw was great. My husband also had the chicken and said it was juicy and tasty. Then we... More 

1 Thank 243DLP
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Oh no! Thanks for the great review but we are so sorry to hear that the brisket wasn't up to par the second time around. Would you mind emailing me at jordan@citybbq.com? I'd love to make it up to you! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We eat here at least once a week. We have never had a bad experience. No matter what you order, you will be satisfied.

Thank Kentuckygirl606
Lexington, Kentucky
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Never have had a bad visit yet! This time I am afraid I had too much to eat! Brisket on Texas Toast, fries, macaroni and cheese, and triple chocolate cake! You can never go wrong here my friends!

Thank Steven G
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Located close to several medical facilities. I think I've found a new go-to restaurant for when I have a local appointment. It was fate. I love Mark's Feed Store, but the one I remembered had closed. When I asked about it, someone commented that City BBQ was "just across the street." We had purchased some City BBQ gift cards for... More 

Thank KentuckyHighlander

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3292 Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40509-1811
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-317-4430
The idea for City Barbeque was born as an invitation to all the people in the city to enjoy great barbeque- America's food.
Our award-winning barbeque is made with only the highest quality meats and served with our signature sauces on the side. Huge smokers are loaded daily to guarantee the very best hickory smoked, juicy, tender meat anywhere.

So if an authentic barbeque experience is what you're after, look no further. Small groups of folks like us still believe in honoring quality, generations of tradition and true service. Whether you call it barbecue, Bar-B-Que, BBQ, or barbeque - we've got what you are looking for!
Our menu boasts premium smoked meats such as Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, All Natural Turkey Breast, Texas Smoked Sausage, St. Louis-Style Ribs, All Natural Chicken. Pair any smoked meat with our delicious City Sides for a true 'que meal! City Sides include baked beans with brisket, mac & cheese, corn pudding, green beans with bacon, fresh-cut fries, mixed greens with pork, potato salad, hand dipped hush puppies, side salad, gumbo and corn bread. Finish it off with one of our made-from-scratch desserts: peach cobbler, triple chocolate cake and banana pudding.

We proudly dedicate our lives to the pursuit of barbeque and happiness (yes, in that order)!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?