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Billy's Bar-B-Q - CLOSED

101 Cochran Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-2308
+1 859-269-9593
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
4 Dec 2015
17 Nov 2015
“A Western KY BBQ Classic”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
101 Cochran Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-2308
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

Used to be a good place in Lex for Western KY style BBQ. Closed this past weekend. Another restaurant is taking it's place in Jan 2016 called Joella's Hot Chicken.

1  Thank Walkermama
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I'm from NC where BBQ is serious business (bidness at Billy's), but West KY style is in a class of its own. We shared the 4 meat option just to see how the chicken, pork, brisket and ribs differed. Each meat was perfectly cooked and...More

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I have been eating here for about 20 years. It is a family favorite. The bar b q is excellent! My favorite is their hand cut, hand battered fried pickles. They also serve the best hand cut fries. They have expanded their menu to include...More

Thank Evan E
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is Kentucky Style Bar-B-Q and is fantastic. If you want to experience Kentucky style there is only one dish choice, Mutton! Delicious and tender served in a pulled meat style, add a little sauce and you are good to go.

Thank Gregg B
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Barbecue is good and warm but not hot, served plain with sauce choices. Good potato salad. Busy sometimes as its used by many locals.

Thank don c
Reviewed 14 August 2015

BBQ tends to be a personal experience and this isn't my kind. Service is always good and portion sizes are good.

Thank mikie_steve
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere is pretty cool. Original pieces of artwork on walls along with cheesy plastic fish. A quaint, but different interior than expected. The food was good, not great. Barbecue was dry, medium sauce helped. Bread was dry too and my sandwich actually cracked due to...More

Thank Christopher N
Reviewed 12 July 2015

It was some of the best brisket I have ever tasted. No need for bbq sauce on it. The smoked flavor was heavenly. The side dishes, onion rings, were great, too. Nice little place with very friendly. Easy to get to from the U of...More

Thank mozartMinneapolis
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

This was my first time trying Kentucky BBQ. I did not care for the heavy vinegar taste. If you like your BBQ that way, ignore my opinion. It was very dry, and super sour. The sauce did nothing to help it out. The sides very...More

Thank FloridaMan81
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I really want to love this place. And after going here about a dozen times I don't know why I'm compelled to write a review. I think mainly because I hope the owners read it and fix it, so I can truly love this place....More

Thank Palooka32
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 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: 101 Cochran Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-2308
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-269-9593
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