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Smiley's BBQ

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917 Winston Rd, Lexington, NC 27295-1748
+1 336-248-4528
06:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Food and Atmosphere! The staff is welcoming and nice. They food was great and very large portions!!! One of my favorites in Lexington, NC!

Thank Nikki F
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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357 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here and ordered a hot dog all the way which was good, and a chopped bbq sandwich which was good, didn't care for the fries cause I'm a crinkle cut man. Sweet waitress

Thank Crooner82
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dad and I wanted some famous Lexington BBQ and Smileys did not disappoint. From the Pit Cooked BBQ foods to the friendly attentive service from Dale our waitress and the great price value, Smileys hits the mark.

Thank Tom18966
Lexington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Love ❤️ going there. Feels like family. Their special that week was wings and they were outta this world 🌎. I've never tried anything I didn't like.

Thank Carol T
Roanoke, Virginia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This place has the feel of a restaurant where families have been eating for generations, and the staff really seems to know the locals. Outsiders like ourselves were made to feel welcome too. Service was great and the food was fantastic. I think this is my new favorite place around Lexington.

Thank Amy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome food and Great staff. But one review from 664 judy .They don't even serve beef mashed potatoes pints .This is a Pit cooked BBQ place no stew beef. YOU REALLY NEED TO FIX YOUR REVIEW. NOT EVEN THE RIGHT PLACE APOLOGIZE WOULD BE GREAT

Thank Ann S
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great food good service but not happy with the change in fries. BBQ, chuckwagon, friendly atmosphere.

Thank Dwayne C
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Smiley's has been there for years & although their place is small, they also offer curb service for take out ordering. They have great BBQ with all the sides & desserts. They are great for breakfast too.

Thank Zeke T
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We stopped at Smiley's for dinner. Not a fan of barbecue, I ordered a meat and 2 vegetables plate with pinto beans, mashed potatoes and stew beef. The cost with tax was about $9.00. The beans had an unusual taste so I asked the waitress what kind of seasoning was in the beans. She said they were canned. The potatoes... More 

Thank 664judyc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoy trying barbecue from everywhere I travel. Usually, I go to Lexington bbq, but it's not open on Sunday. So, we tried Smiley's and were wowed! The portions were tremendous, the pork falling apart on your fork and maybe the best fried okra since my grandmother. I guess you have to be good to survive in Lexington, but these... More 

Thank Gene B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 Winston Rd, Lexington, NC 27295-1748
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 336-248-4528

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?