About Us


Our story begins with my husband and I trying barbecue all over North Carolina. While trying the different styles we met Henry Rodgers, a Lexington Style Barbecue restaurant owner in the High Point and Lexington area. Henry finally decided to take us under his wing and teach us all about Lexington Style Barbecue.   

Our goal was not to just own a barbecue restaurant but a family restaurant that would serve as a place where everyone, of all ages, could gather and have a consistently good meal at a reasonable price. With that being said, my husband and I decided to open Lake-Shore Barbecue here in Denver, NC on September 2, 2003.  

Knowing Lexington-Style was not very popular here in Denver, we decided to offer our Lake-Shore sweet sauce and cole slaw paired with our whole smoked shoulders while introducing our vinegar based sauce and barbecue slaws through samples to everyone who came in. Just as we expected, our business started off a little slow but Lexington-Style has definitely “caught on” and has spread over the entire Lake Norman and surrounding areas.  

 Whether serving here at the restaurant or catering parties and events, it’s always a pleasure getting to know our customers. What a great community to be apart of. The Lake-Shore Barbecue story is simple: consistently great food, great service, and a great price.  


Lexington Style Barbecue is all in the preparation. Our staff takes great pride in preparing perfectly smoked whole shoulders, fall-off-the bone chicken and ribs, along with our famous Lake-Shore hotdogs. Our shoulders are cooked "low and slow" over hickory at our location. Both our barbecue slaw and vinegar sauce is vinegar and ketchup based. 

 Customer satisfaction is very important to our team. Although, not considered “Lexington-Style,” we have found our cole slaw and sweet sauce to be a perfect combination for those who prefer mayonnaise-based slaw.  


"My family has eaten here since the restaurant opened. GREAT BBQ!"

- R. Clark (Denver, NC)

"Always have a large crowd for memorial day and the 4th of July. They always want Lake-Shore to cater. 

-L. Phillips (Denver, NC)

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.


1219 N HWY 16 Denver, NC 28037

(704) 489-2328


         Tuesday - Wednesday 


        Thursday - Friday





      Catering Available Anytime!