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Red State BBQ

4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
+1 859-233-7898
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corn pudding” (130 reviews)
“ribs” (172 reviews)
“pulled pork” (162 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We would never have gone here had we not read all the great reviews on Trip Advisor. Like all the best BBQ places, the parking lot is full of trucks and any outside and inside ambiance is totally lacking. But the food is great and...More

Thank MagistraCip
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Deep in ritzy Kentucky Derby horse country is this old clipboard shack with a tired 1950s motel in the backyard. Small and cramped wirh scrawled graffiti everywhere but a kind and friendly staff, Shiner Bock in the cooler, and all kinds of terrific Q, from...More

Thank DC196
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ate lunch at Red State following a horse farm tour. Red’s was recommended to us by our tour guide Shawn of Unique Horse Farm tours. This is a bbq restaurant, nothing fancy, but great food. If visiting Lexington, be sure to stop at Red State.

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped on the way to Buffalo Trace and my wife and I split the Brisket plate with Beer Cheese Grits and Mac and Cheese - very good. Never had Beer Cheese Grits before - worth the trip.

Thank TomB_528i
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were in Georgetown for a morning, so we decided to make the short drive from town toward Lexington to Red State. We tried the brisket, pulled pork and the smoked chicken. All were delicious, with generous portions. Quaint little spot in the bluegrass, good...More

Thank Lynn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not particularly a fan of BBQ, but I LOVE their pulled pork dinners. Don't miss this place for food and atmosphere. A must visit on any trip to Lexington!

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the appearance fool you. It's good BBQ. Nothing fancy. Just good eats at reasonable price. Beer cheese grits were very good. Pulled pork was great. Service was fast.

Thank 818donaldw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The smoked wings here with their home made wing sauce is to die for. Double smoked brisket is out of this world. Chicken,ribs pulled pork never had a bad meal here. Beer cheese grits are a family favorite.

Thank Happyrasper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't understand some of the negative comments, but now I get it after 2 less than great visits. We arrived shortly after 4 on Friday and only one other couple was ahead of us. Servers were excellent, but the kitchen people must have been...More

Thank Lynn60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here. Pork BBQ was excellent. Baked beans and potato salad good. Just good down home BBQ.

Thank golffore2001
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sindhu w
5 May 2015|
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Response from suburban-countess | Reviewed this property |
don't remember there being a patio
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-233-7898
  • E-mail
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