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Cook's Barbecue

) #5 of 96 Restaurants in Lexington €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
366 Valiant Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-8195
+1 336-798-1928
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (8 reviews)
“flounder” (4 reviews)
“baked beans” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
366 Valiant Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-8195
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is really close to home, its a little out of the way (looks like it is a neighborhood), but its the best BBQ chicken I have ever had! They also have great skins. For those of you who do not know, this is...More

Thank Lesah68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is a transplanted Texan in NC and he takes a dim view of Carolina BBQ. We stopped at this place and got amazing brisket. Also sampled the pork and it was great too!

Thank janeinpinehurst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's out of the way, but worth the trip!!! Great BBQ and more. The building is what you think if when you think BBQ!!! Great people and lots of down home choices!!! Can handle large or small groups. The staff treats everyone like family!!! Can't...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This was the best BBQ that I have ever had. I now realize that any other so called BBQ that I have ever had up north is an imitation. Absolutely awesome!

Thank mudcrutch09
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Cook's was suggested to me and I was prepared for an ordinary bbq. Cook's is totally worth the trip. The bbq is perfectly seasoned with no hint of gristle or fat. I don't know how they get such a succulent bbq without more evident fat....More

Thank alayna
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Always come here to get my BBQ fix I just love the Beef BBQ. Very relaxed atmoshere gets very busy at times.

Thank dcnlexny
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Good service and great food. Rustic charm and friendly staff. Make this a must do anytime you are in the area.

Thank gdgbronco2go
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Four of us went to lunch here, after finding it online. The barbecued steak plate was fantastic, especially with their homemade sauce. Salad bar was great and added to a 'big lunch". Our waitress was super friendly and helpful, even while educating a new trainee....More

Thank LeonW72
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent! We stopped here on Sunday for a late lunch- we tried the chopped pork plate and the brisket, both were amazing! Hush puppies, BBQ slaw and baked beans only added to how good this food was! Definitely going to try this place...More

Thank cbwicks
Reviewed 30 December 2016

For some reason, Trip Advisor won't let me rate the place a 5 -- which it deserves. Cook's is off the beaten Lexington path, but the GPS found it for us in a very rural residential area. We arrived on a Sunday just at opening...More

Thank GerardsofNC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Valiant Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-8195
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 336-798-1928
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