Lexington Barbecue

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The town of Lexington is the capital of NC barbecue, and this restaurant is the best of the best. Locals call it the Honey Monk, after the owner, Mr. Monk. Using a method passed down for generations, this native delicacy is pit cooked over hickory wood and then mixed with a secret vinegar-based sauce, also called dip. Actually, one can eat at any of the Lexington barbecue restaurants and enjoy it, though there are subtle differences and we fight over which one is the best in town. See http://www.visitdavidsoncounty.com/virtualtour.html for a primer on Lexington-style barbecue. Visit in October and enjoy the Lexington Barbecue Festival, but I personally won't be there because there's too many of ya'll. See http://www.barbecuefestival.com/
more than 10 miles
100 Smokehouse Lane 10 Hwy 29-70 South Lexington, NC 27295
Mon-Sat 10am-9:30pm
Takes CC?
Outdoor Seating?
Outdoor Seating Feature:
You can see the barbecue pits from the parking lot. They only cook with hardwood
Parking Tips
It's usually crowded but there is parking
Wheelchair Access?
Wheelchair Tips
$$ (most entrees $5-$10)
Type of BBQ (meat)
Pork Roast Turkey
Vegetarian Options?
Yes, you aren't limited to Slaw
Vegetarian Tips
Type of Sauce
Tomato-based Vinegar-based
Alcohol Served
Soft drinks only
Recomended BBQ
chopped or sliced western NC barbecue pork shoulders, cooked over hickory wood, as the good Lord intended
Recomended Sides:
Slaw Hushpuppies; Roasted Turkey; Red Slaw