Blue Door Smokehouse BBQ in Lexington, Kentucky

When my wife Marcela, my bud John and I walked into Blue Door Smokehouse (226 Walton Avenue
), we had no idea what awaited us. It left me a bit ferklempt.

Blue Door Smokehouse Counter
Counter Area

Blue Door Smokehouse is a central Texas chop-house/chop-shop style BBQ joint that serves everything on trays with butcher paper. They’ve got a good five or six homemade sides, but you won’t find pulled pork fries or anything like that here.

Blue Door Smokehouse Menu in Lexington, Kentucky
Blue Door Smokehouse Menu

Here’s what I remember:

  • I was about to try the sauces, but the food arrived.
  • Holy crap is that brisket great.
  • I don’t remember breathing while eating it.
  • We moved on to the smoked sausage, which I enjoyed but not as much as the brisket.
  • I was too stuffed to eat any sides.
  • Marcela and John loved everything, including the sides.
  • I don’t remember walking out of Blue Door Smokehouse, but that’s because I think I floated.
  •  John and I hit them up at 11 AM two days later while Marcela slept.
  • Holy crap, that brisket is still great.
  • I moved on to the pulled pork sandwich, which I enjoyed but not as much as the brisket.
  • I was too stuffed to eat any sides.
  • We brought some brisket back to Marcela so she wouldn’t kill us.

Calling it a “most excellent” experience a la Bill & Ted is probably the understatement of the year. Oh yeah, and holy crap is that brisket great!

P.S. This has to be the best bbq in Lexington, Kentucky.

Blue Door Smokehouse Food Pics

Blue Door Smokehouse Sauces in Lexington, Kentucky
Blue Door Smokehouse Brisket Platter in Lexington, Kentucky
Brisket, Ranch Beans & Collard Green Platter
Blue Door Smokehouse Brisket in Lexington, Kentucky
Collard Greens from Blue Door Smokehouse
Collard Greens
Ranch Beans from Blue Door Smokehouse
Ranch Beans
Coleslaw from Blue Door Smokehouse in Lexington, Kentucky
Potato Salad from Blue Door Smokehouse
Potato Salad
Pulled Pork Platter from Blue Door Smokehouse
Pulled Pork, Brisket, Smoked Sausage, Cole Slaw & Potato Salad Platter
Pulled Pork Sandwich from Blue Door Smokehouse
Pulled Pork Sandwich
BBQ Platter on a Re-visit in May 2019
Brisket Sandwich, Ribs & Smoked Sausage on a re-visit in May 2019
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4 thoughts on “Blue Door Smokehouse BBQ in Lexington, Kentucky”

  1. Having lived most of my life in Lexington before moving to Miami in January, my last meal at Blue Door were never-seen-before “burnt ends” of brisket. Sublime…


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