Reviews of Bradford BBQ (Smokehouse, Craft Beer Room, & Event Venue) (Catering)

656 Stanford St, Lancaster, KY 40444, United States

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Right now the firm gets a rating of 4.6 stars over 5 and the score has been based on 100 reviews.

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This Catering is classified in the category of Barbecue restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Bradford BBQ (Smokehouse, Craft Beer Room, & Event Venue) IN Kentucky

Aimee Morris

Just finished eating a great meal from Bradford BBQ! The brisket was great and you could actually taste the smoke! That is rare in a BBQ place nowadays. Hats off to Bradford BBQ!

Ruthann Mink

We ordered to go. We got a really good portion of pulled pork, it was smokey and tender. The sweet bbq sauce had a great flavor. I wasn't a fan of the mac-n-cheese or bbq beans however. The mac was dry and the beans needed some sweetness (probably would have been really good with the sweet bbq sauce on it). However the staff was super friendly and my food was ready when I arrived. The venue is super cute with a covered porch and lots of outdoor seating. If you are a drinker they have about 12 craft beers on tap and I saw local brands. Beer flights are 8 bucks so you can definitely find something you like. I will definitely come back for the ambiance and bbq. I will just try other sides, maybe one of the daily specials like potato hash and cooked cabbage.

Mark Hiter

Meat was smoked to death

Alexander Morrow

Fantastic BBQ! Tried the Taco Sampler and my wife the Sliders and it was delicious all 3 ways but our favorite being the Kalua Pig w/Slaw. The owner served us and was friendly and informative. The location is cozy and clean and we will definitely be coming back for more.

Jennifer Mihalich

Not only was the BBQ very good but we always feel great supporting a local small business that treats their customers well. We are are from Ohio and seek out amazing BBQ joints wherever we travel. This has been one of the best. Highly Recommend


Great if you want some tasty pig. friendly, excellent customer service. Go early if you want the full selection though.

Jerri R Dyer

Matt and Jennifer are wonderful people and they serve up some of the best (I think the best) barbecue around. Good service, good food, good people.

Tommy Yaremchak

Great food and fast friendly service. Can't wait until next time

Daniel Sizemore

The food here is amazing!!! It's a great place to come to for lunch! I would recommend the tacos trio for any new goers!! It has a very homey feel and the owners are so wonderful!!

Damien Mordrid

Small menu, small building, but flavor and service that is bigger than I could have ever imagined! When I first walked in, I was greeted by the friendly and helpful workers. Felt like we had been friends for years! Wonderful personalities. Food is amazing. Some of the best BBQ I have had, especially in Lexington. So many perfect reviews certainly do explain it. I'll be telling all of my friends and family about this place!

Madison Price

Are you visiting Lexington & want to try a great local place that is Kentucky proud? Check Bradford BBQ out! If you love all of Kentucky's favorites from a cold bottled Ale-8, a bag of grippos, crank & boom ice cream, a good ole fashion Moonpie to... of course GREAT BBQ . This place is for you!!! I love the 3 BBQ sampler sandwiches because each one has a different meat option, topped with great coleslaw ( I'm not even a fan of slaw until now), & you have 3 sauces to add to these awesome sandwiches . (I recommend the smokey sauce) The atmosphere is homey & the decor is extremely cute with outdoor seating surrounded by flowers. Another thing that makes this place awesome & sets it apart from other BBQ places is that they have a drive thru. I strongly recommend this place for the great local BBQ experience!!!

Angel Stinson

Awesome barbque... pork and brisket plate are a must with 2 sides

Cody McQuillen

Awesome place and food! A+

TheBluegrasslady1 .

Great food! We’ve been there three times , never disappointed

Sean Tibbetts

Love me some Bradford BBQ! Best brisket and awesome beans!

Courtney Ward

Best BBQ in town! My favorite is the 3 Taco sampler. I got to try 3 different BBQs with a different slaw on each which also meant I got to pick 3 of their homemade BBQ sauces. All the food was made fresh that day AND they serve Crank & Boom ice-cream as well!!! I noticed google has their hours listed incorrectly. They are open Monday thru Saturday 11-7.

Amanda Tibbetts

Bradford BBQ is absolutely delicious BBQ made fresh and local! My favorite item from their menu is the pulled pork sandwich with their homemade sweet sauce, along with some of their mac and cheese. The pulled pork always has a perfectly smoked flavor and never disappoints! Try them any time you won't regret it! #BBQLexingtonKY #BBQCatering

Devin Cornelius

Fantastic food, great beer selection, and the staff will treat you like family. Best potato salad I've ever had, and the ribs are incredible!

Rachael Gill

Hands down the absolute best BBQ!

Jeff Estes

Just ate their "big pig" at a catering event here in Lexington at the metropolitan apartments. And it was some of the best bbq I've ever had. I am a truck driver and have eaten bbq all over the country and bradfords is spot on some of the best! Great job

Kristy Hurst

Great food and the cashier was very helpful

Michael Waters

Second to none, amazing food, great atmosphere, good beer selection, great portions ( you don't leave hungry and I'm a big guy ) and it's all priced right. I travel for a living and I'm telling you this place is a true gem, tucked away in Lancaster, Ky. I dont even expect this quality of food or customer service around major metropolitan areas. If you want great food, you need to stop and give them a try you will not be disappointed. This is my third trip in less than two weeks and and I plan on making many more.

Ben Thornton

Great bbq

Andrew Hunt

Presley Carlisle

Awesome BBQ, great variety, lots of unique eats. Also hours on Google are incorrect they're actually open 11-7 Mon-Sat.

myles hill

Sara Yurchison

Most amazing family, the atmosphere, ambience and the food were great. You have to try this place out i cant wait to have it again! Great job Jenn and Matt yall get 5 stars in my book

Hacksaw's House

Best in lexington!

Brenda Wilson

Had my first meal here today was impressed with the food was very good and totally enjoyed it

Giselle Boulanger

Delicious food & great customer service!!! I work right by Bradford BBQ so it is a great lunch spot. The hours on google are incorrect, though! They are actually open Monday-Saturday from 11-7!

Alex Allamon

Incredible food, great service, couldn't find any complaints if I wanted to.

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justin hanks

It's the best bbq in the universe. I kid you not. Kentucky proud!!!

Adam Rahenkamp

Best BBQ in town

A.J. Johnson

My wife and I ate there with another couple last night. The food was excellent. I got the brisket and it was smoked perfectly. We had not been there before but will definitely be back.

James McClain

Trying to find good BBQ on south end went in for lunch and carried out a pork sandwich and a beef brisket sandwich. Pork was good although a little light on smoke; Although get a good amount of beef on the sandwich it was very dry and tough. No moisture at all. Not a sauce person so this was a disappointment and at the price for brisket will not try again.

Jerrod Moore

Bradford BBQ is without a doubt the best BBQ joint in town. You are guaranteed to be greeted with friendly & helpful service, and outstanding food. The taco trio cannot be beat. This family really knows what they are doing with the BBQ & catering game.

Julia Darlington

Google has the wrong hours posted. They are actually open Mon-sat 11 -7! Love, love, love this BBQ!

Cindy Hubbard

Maria Wirt

Food was delicious and the service was excellent! So much food for the price! Definitely recommend this to anyone who loves great BBQ!

Jacob Hendricks

Maddie Greenwell

This is absolutely the best BBQ restaurant in Lexington! I get the "taco trio," which is a sample of all three of their main pork and chicken sandwiches on a soft tortilla. This option lets you try all of their meat options without all the bread! It is always delicious and gives a great idea of all of the food that they have! Also, their potato salad and green beans as sides were incredible. Overall, I would suggest stopping in to try their BBQ to anyone! They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and are very family friendly!!!

Ryan Meade

We love this BBQ! Great food by great people!

Jessalynn Peel

Amazing place to eat. Absolutely delicious.

Tim Atkins

Great food with alot of history attached. Great serving of food. Great people who run it. Definitely worth the stop.

Brett Giroux Games

Marshall North

Absolutely love this place. Food is delicious & the owner is awesome!

Michael Pitts

Rocky Blankenship

Simon Rawlings

walter coy

Best bbq in Lexington hands down great sides just all around good food service was great! The only thing I wish they were open for dinner because me and my family would eat there every night! Two thumbs up guys!

julie adams

Laury Vaden

Simply amazing!

Jessie Dailey

I don’t care what anyone says, try it before you turn your nose up I promise you won’t regret!!!! Staff are like family, homey atmosphere and food is delicious, made fresh daily. Don’t let one persons bad review prevent you from experiencing southern hospitality at its best!!!!

Ashley Campbell

The meat was delicious, they have a sauce for every BBQ lovers taste and the staff are super helpful and friendly! We will definitely be back!

Gerardo Valle

Jim Knight

The Brisket is Amazing!!! I have tried every BBQ restaurant around Lexington and Bradford is truly the best I've ever had!!! Staff is very friendly, sauces are excellent, and the food is out of this word amazing!!!

Potatoes OwO

This place sucks.

Nathan Collins

Consistently the best local BBQ in Lexington!

Valerie Snead

Hands down the best barbecue in town! I haven't tried a single thing I don't like! The ribs and mac and cheese are my favorite. Great food made by great people! Definitely go give them a try!

Caylin Goodlett

Spencer P

Best BBQ in town. A must have for any BBQ enthusiasts! Their brisket and Kalua pork is out of this world! You also can't forget the locally made Crank & Boom ice cream.

Brittany Hamilton

Hala Ennakoa

Amazing pulled chicken Truly

Sam New

I ate here, and this lady named Jennifer was very rude. Good luck.

Andrew Mills

Awesome, personal service and great value. So much food for the price!

Danny Clark

Bradford Bbq is your textbook amazing people family oriented one of the Best Barbecue joints in the country, let alone Lexington great food , prices even better I'll be back within the week !! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu

Desiree Cornelius

Gary Spedding

While the food is great they are always closed when I stop by these days. A facility that runs out of food so fast won't be around too long. I have given up bothering. Dropping by is no longer an option. They need an active app website to say when they have closed up shop for the day.

Sharon Muljadi

We went there on the day my son graduated 5th grade. He wanted some bbq, we ordered the big plate + ribs and some sides. We ate everything that was on the plate. It was so good and my daughter said the Mac and cheese was the best one she ever had. The beer was great too in the icy cold glass. Owner was nice and friendly. We can't wait to come back.


Great food! I've had the brisket and pulled pork. The sides are great too. Call ahead they might still have some food even if they say "Sold out". Second trip there this weekend!

Dameyon Beaman

Really good for Lancaster. I had the pulled pork plate. Good beer selection and I think once they work out a kink or two, the place will be amazing. Give it a go.

Michael Karras

Meaning to go in and check out Bradford's and I'm glad I finally went in. I didn't know how sad my lunch was without their delicious roasted pork. Terrific service, and you should go before this place gets crazy busy when more people find it. I'll be back often.

Dale Dragomir

Great and fun place to check out and eat.

Abi Baker

The Big Pig that they serve is absolutely delicious and they have great service !

Rachael Parsons

Great food. Fun atmosphere. It’s traditional flavors with some fun additions. A menu to please everyone.

Kelly Johnson

Awesome pork sandwich and the bread pudding was the best.

Tom Ocelli

Bryan Howard

Best BBQ in town! On top of that, they provide holiday turkeys all smoked and ready to eat! Yummmmmmm!

Daniel Reeves Music

Amazing food. I wish Google would fix the hours though.

Toni Gray Almgren

Bradford now in our neighborhood. Simply Best BBQ around ---and the Turkey BLT and taco trio are just as yummy!--fortunately very close by and convenient for us. Great food variety, and service! Thank you.

Chris Sandlin

Alyssa & Wick

Delicious food and wonderful service. I will pass the word and recommend this place to as many people as I can.

Viktoria Bulkley

My husband and I love Bradford BBQ!!! It has a delicious flavor and the slaw is amazing! If you love potato salad, you gotta try it here! It is very yummy!!! The owners are very friendly, kind, and the service was quick! Best kept secret in Lexington!

Kathy Adema

Best bbq ever! The brisket is never dry.

Darren Johnson

Ok so me and the wife finally made it to the local BBQ here in Lancaster, and very proud to say it was a treat. We haven't had Any BBQ since we moved to Kentucky. This place sure hit the spot. Didn't hurt the pokets either. Thanks guys!!!!

Kenneth McAllister

Burnt Ends were outstanding ! I will be back !

Brenda Davenport

The food is delicious and the wait time is very minimal. The service is friendly. I will definitely be following this food trucks location. Thanks Jen and Matt Bradford. ❤

Lauren Harris

Delicious food, delightful service!

David King

Love this place. Been here several times and is always good food.

Jonathan Seaman

Came in for lunch, great food, great friendly service

T Allen

I am looking at all of these 4-5 star reviews and wondering if I happened to go on "off days" both visits. The first time I had the brisket sandwich, and while there was a lot of meat on it, it was very very dry even with sauce. The mac and cheese is a whole lot of noodle and pepper and very little cheese and flavor. Second visit was exactly the same only with pork sandwich. The green beans and the potato salad however, are very good! The staff is very nice and friendly and it's a very clean place. Maybe the meat is better at certain times of day? I am not saying don't go here, just go in knowing what you might get.

Timothy Bradsher

Monique L

Brisket was good , went a little late in the night and brisket was a little dry ...tried 3 different slaws , ( sweet , citus , and spicy ) sweet was the best ! Extremely friendly staff , and very helpful !!! Will return

Tyler Goodlett

Great food love the place

Susie Dudley

Bradford was wonderful to work with for our event. They were extremely accommodating and went the extra mile to help us feed our crowd! Food was great and there were so many people they stayed over the agreed time to serve them!

Noah Manno

Best BBQ in Lexington by far! Great, friendly staff and even better food! 10/10!

Lobelia Andrews

Stopped through while traveling, it sucked. Poor management. No wonder they were short staffed, I wouldn’t want to work there either. I expected a lot more considering all these great reviews.. feeling very fooled

Sierra Foley

Always great service and smiling faces. Food never disappoints either!

Tracey Pittman

BEST BBQ & ATMOSPHERE IS HERE !!! They are very appreciative of who they serve, treat you like FAMILY (sometimes BETTER than family

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