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Red State BBQ

4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
+1 859-233-7898
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“corn pudding” (146 reviews)
“ribs” (194 reviews)
“pulled pork” (184 reviews)
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Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
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Reviewed today via mobile

It’s about 4 miles off the interstate but easy to get to. I was surprised to find it being an old building possibly an old service station sitting in front of an old motel. Kinda made you feel like your out in the middle of...More

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed yesterday

Called in an order after traveling all day. Easy to find, was about half full when I arrived. Paid for my order and waited...and waited...and waited. When I asked, I was told soon. I watched people who came in after me get their dinners. I...More

Thank Sandy Y
Reviewed yesterday

I had an awesome experience at Red State. The atmosphere is very chill and neat to be in. Everyone that worked there was very sweet and our server, Payton was on top of everything, so nice and personable. Not to mention, the food was so...More

Thank caan224
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This little bbq spot will be missed unless you are looking for it. What a treat if you make the effort. Had the brisket and the corn pudding. The brisket is worth the effort to find this place. My wife had the pulled chicken and...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staying in campground at Horse Park. Asked locals for BBQ recommendations and all said Red State. It was good! 1/2 slab of ribs was a huge portion. Meat was done to perfection and pulled right off the bones! I wasnt crazy about most of the...More

Thank Jan E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped by on a Monday evening, as my friend and I have heard so many good things. We were not disappointed! The sliced brisket and pulled pork were flavorful and juicy. The mac and cheese is to die for! Our server Heather gave us prompt...More

Thank canadiensfan82
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there for supper and had a slab of ribs with two sides, which we split. They had several choices of sauces and we liked a couple of them, but the ribs were overcooked and very greasy. This may be the normal in Kentucky, but...More

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Red State BBQ is one of my favorite places in Lexington! Not only is the BBQ first rate; but the sides are yummy! Try the home made peach cobbler for a treat!❤️

Thank margaret l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good experience in this friendly BBQ little far from Lexington but good quality / price and and quick service. We had pulled chicken with 2 sides (I loved the corn cake) + doubled smoked brisket , so excellent

Thank Caroline0077
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted barbecue after a day on the bourbon trail, and Red State was rated highest on Trip Adviser. True to expectations, it looks a dive, like a lowly, barely surviving cafe in the parking lot of the Sunset Motel (VERY shady looking, Bates Motel...More

Thank Carcycater
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sindhu w
4 May 2015|
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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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