582 US Highway #1
Monday - Friday 6:30 AM - 2 PM
Saturday 6:30 AM - 2 PM
Anyone who knows North Carolina barbecue knows Lexington NC. Way back when, people used to gather at the County Courthouse in Lexington whenever the circuit judge came to town. We're talking hungry people. Barbecue eating people. Come court week, Lexingtonians fired up their smokehouses and started serving their version of barbecue on the square. Soon enough justice took second place to barbecue and people headed to Lexington for their barbecue every day.
Nowadays Lexington Barbecue #1 is the place to head when heading to Lexington. On a bad week they'll serve 3 tons of barbecued pork shoulder. Their best week ran 15 tons of shoulder.
Lexington Barbecue #1 serves their pulled pork sandwiches with red slaw, a bit of the sauce is added to the slaw. For desert, piping hot peach cobbler every day but Friday. On Friday, berry, berry cobbler.