One of these days they'll get me.  They'll make me change my way of cooking, and when they do, that'll hurt my product. The style of barbecue we have here in Lexington is very unique. I think it will start to fade away.

— Wayne Monk

Owner, Lexington Barbecue as quoted in Smokestack Lightning

Smoke Daddy's Review of Earl Quicks Bar-B-Q

Word is that quality has declined over recent years.  Our experience was sub-par.

MAIN FARE:Earl Quicks Spread

  • Brisket - Thin sliced, using another deli slicer.  Water/moisture on the cuts from a covered steam pan.  Piece off the top is tough, especially for being sliced so thin.  
  • Rib - Big ribs with the membrane on.  Smoky flavor with some bitterness present.  Mostly rendered.
  • Sausage - Sliced lengthwise and pan-fried.  Breakfast sausage spices.  Would be good with eggs.
  • Pork - See brisket.


Earl Quicks Interior

  • Beans - Thick, sweet & smoky.  Good.
  • Macaroni Salad - Sweet & tangy. Cool.
  • Potato Salad - See Mac. salad.
  • Slaw - Creamy & sweet.  Crunch is gone, and the leaf is a little bitter.
  • Sauce - Cinnamon and nutmeg, with a kick.  Weird... but kinda like Christmas Wassail.  Reminds me a bit of Riscky's in Fort Worth.


  • Joint-like drive up appeal with muy mucho hickory alongside the building
  • Fake brick wall-covering & bright orange formica booths
  • Jukebox
  • Very friendly lady behind the counter 

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