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Cook's Barbecue

366 Valiant Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-8195
+1 336-798-1928
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (8 reviews)
“potato salad” (5 reviews)
“flounder” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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366 Valiant Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-8195
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a little hard to find and it's located outside of downtown Lexington by a good ten minutes but it's so worth the trip. They've got all the BBQ staples you'd expect and a wide variety of other options including steak, chicken and...More

Thank Sal_Paradise767
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten path but wort the trip to get there. Had a carry out Grilled Turkey which was great and their fries are also very good. Worth a trip to try it.

Thank Lakeman76
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The BBQ was ok but the service was really slow. We visited at 2:00 pm on a Sunday. We sat immediately. Most of the church crowd had left but it still took 40 minutes for our food to arrive. We understand the wait but the...More

1  Thank msmcsetx
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This restaurant is closer to Southmont than Lexington, but it is worth the drive. We both had the chopped BBQ and it was great. It has a little sweeter taste instead of the tangy vinegar kick you normally expect and it is a nice change...More

Thank pjkiss
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Even with our GPS we missed the turn onto Valiant Drive from Rockcrusher, across from the huge Cook's BBQ sign, so we turned around and came back to the sign, and figured out where we needed to go. We quickly found a booth and drink...More

Thank Dan556
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The family was gathering and that meant around 25 hungry adults plus several kids. Logistically, Cook's was up to the challenge. They provided pans of delicious pork BBQ; more hush puppies than even our crowd could eat, delicious baked beans and green beans. Cook's upholds...More

Thank goatguy46
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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 5 June 2017 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 25 May 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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