Original Pit-Cooked BBQ since 1972
and the Best Ribs & Brisket Around!

3 Easy Ways
to Enjoy
Smokey Joe’s BBQ!

1. Come in & dine with us!
Our comfortable dining room and wonderful staff will make you feel right at home.

2. Call in your order & pick it up
Makes the decision not to cook dinner tonight so easy!

3. Order in our drive-thru
Makes it easy to make a spontaneous decision, like
“I need ribs!”

For over 40 years, Smokey Joe’s Barbecue has been feeding the people of Lexington with incredible breakfasts, affordable lunches and dinners and, oh yes – barbecue! It is just the way Joe Cope, the founder of Smokey Joe’s, wanted it to turn out – an affordable, comfortable, friendly way to feed great food to wonderful people!

Smokey Joe’s serves more than just BBQ in their warm, informal restaurant on South Main Street in Lexington, North Carolina. Effective May 1, 2017, we are no longer open for breakfast, but we have a new lunch and dinner menu, with delicious new appetizers – and now you can have a cold beer or Bull City Hard Cider with your meal!  We still have a special menu for kids and seniors. We invite you to check out the menus and come taste for yourself!

Be sure to check out our new Low & Slow Beef Brisket – Thursdays only!

There’s something for everyone! Come taste for yourself!

1101 S. Main Street
Lexington, NC


Monday – Saturday
11am – 8pm
Closed Sundays

Best ribs 2016
Best ribs 2015