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Backcountry Barbecue

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4014 Linwood Southmont Rd, Lexington, NC 27294-0001
+1 336-956-1696
11:00 - 21:00
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Lewiston, Maine
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Everything is delicious and service is swift despite being packed for lunch. If you desire to try their famous ribs please visit by Wednesday, cause they simply run out. They run out of ribs...that says a lot! Worth driving an hour from Charlotte!

Thank Artem S
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This place is out of the way, but a find. There are sooo many b-b-q places around here that we jus' stumbled on this one for lunch on the way home from the lake one day. Food was hot and tasty...got the dip on the side-and it was good (Just like a very little bit on my pork). The sweet... More 

Thank Donna Anne Gard... B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Best sweet tea of all BBQ places in Lexington. Friendly service, great atmosphere. Good food, great prices.

Thank Dwayne C
Oceanside, California
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284 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was driving down to Charlotte from Richmond and searched the Internet for "BBQ places along the I-85". Most of the places were closed but Backcountry BBQ was not only open but had great reviews on the site I was on. I stopped by for a "late lunch" and had the chopped beef sandwich. It was OK but not like... More 

Thank Mike S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I'm in Charlotte, my son is in High Point. We usually meet in Salisbury, but this time I checked with Trip Advisor for some good barbecue in Lexington. We were pleasantly surprised! Backcountry is very convenient to and from I-85. The restaurant was clean and the service was great. The menu is extensive! We both ordered the small pork bbq... More 

Thank Jimfromclt
Lexington, North Carolina, United States
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

They ground their own beef for hamburgers. Plus they hand cut their steaks. Not a fancy place, but don't think the food isn't!

Thank Sherry M
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a little hole in the wall, but the food and service are great. Located 1/2 mile right off exit 88 on I-85N or left I-85S. The BBQ and sweet tea are good and the service is great. I have only had the BBQ and red coleslaw, but I seen someone with a burger that looked mighty tasty.... More 

Thank schmackdaddy_1
Lexington, North Carolina
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Huspuppies are a lost art in the barbeque business. Back Country still does it right, cranking the batter out into the deep fryer. Next comes the slaw; the red slaw that is a famous as Lexington-style barbeque. Not too sweet, with a good helping of black pepper, and not floating on juice. And then there is the potato salad, it... More 

Thank DocCP
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Have been eating here all my life. Not only is the BBQ awesome, but there fresh ground burgers and in house cut steak are always good. Nice salad bar too.

Thank David H
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The BBQ was tender, juicy with very little fat. The hushpuppies are as good as you'll find. The girls that work there are very attentive and friendly. I will surely return.

Thank Rob S

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4014 Linwood Southmont Rd, Lexington, NC 27294-0001
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 336-956-1696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?