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Red State BBQ

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4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
+1 859-233-7898
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Started as a food truck and morphed into a restaurant too. the Q is thecbomb but you must try the smoked wings and corn pudding too!!!

Thank mtv_taylor
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Omg so delicious!! Ribs so tender, pulled pork, chicken, Mac n cheese, green beans etc. and don't forget dessert!!! Bourbon ice cream!!!

Thank KentuckyPuddin
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a new place to eat and liked the reviews for Red State. I'm so glad we tried it. Everything was delicious. My husband got the ribs and I got brisket. Both were good and I loved the sauces. The sides were good especially the corn pudding.

Thank Linda S
Llexington, Ky.
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have ordered BBQ take out several times, but never stopped to eat inside. Stopped for lunch. The restaurant was relatively small but had tables available. Tables and the restaurant were clean. We ordered at the counter and the person that took our order was very courteous. Food was delivered to our table promptly. My wife and I each had... More 

Thank Travelergonehome
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for great bbq at a decent price and a cool little atmosphere this is a must stop. Staff was very friendly and food was amazing. Will certainly be stopping again!

Thank BigHowdy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining at Red State for years. This BBQ place sets the standard for all others I try. There have been some good ones but you can't beat Red State's pulled pork, brisket, beer cheese grits and corn pudding. Oh and my favorite sauce is the Kentucky small batch. I hope to come here for years to come.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Canton, Michigan
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here before and when we were passing through again at lunch time, the whole family agreed to go here! Love the meaty baked beans! My younger son only wanted Mac 'n cheese and they fixed him an extra creamy bowl! We bought a large $1 pork bone for the dog. We enjoyed the Alabama Show Horse sauce this... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch heading north from Tennessee based on a recommendation. Did not disappoint. Pulled pork sandwiches and sliced brisket plate were outstanding. Brisket was so tender and great smoked flavor. House made sauces were awesome. Fast friendly service; will definitely be back when in Lexington.

Thank Mike B
Luganville, Vanuatu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely a BBQ joint. It is in an older building. It has counter service and limited sides, but what they do, they do well. The place is clean. The service is friendly and efficient. The food is very good. The pulled pork was not very smokey, but it was full of juicy pork flavor. The pulled chicken that... More 

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Savannah, Georgia
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch after visiting some horse farms. The brisket was outstanding. This is def worth checking out while out visiting the horse farms.

Thank johboo32

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?