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

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 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. After a brief hiatus, and due to popular demand, we are back to serving simple breakfasts, (eggs, meats, grits, toast and a number of breakfast sandwiches) along with our expanded lunch and dinner menu, including delicious appetizers – Smokey Joe’s is the only BBQ restaurant in Lexington where 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!

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

1101 S. Main Street
Lexington, NC


Monday – Saturday
9:30am – 8pm
Closed Sundays

Best ribs 2016
Best ribs 2015