About Us

If you find yourself hungry in Lexington, NC, it’s time to rejoice. Here at our restaurant group, we offer great local cuisine that includes all your favorites, fresh and healthy ingredients, and a great place to relax with your loved ones.

As you enter the Tarheel Q restaurant, the first thing you’ll find is a plaque saying, “welcome family and friends.” This sign represents our commitment to hospitality above all else, and it’s reflected in our updated interior and in our dedication to producing authentic Lexington-style barbecue. You’ll come in for our authentic pit-cooked recipes, but you’ll come back because of the relaxed atmosphere that you can enjoy with the people you like the most.

With Arcadia Q, we were given the welcome challenge of maintaining an old favorite. When Roger and Lisa Lohr – the owners of what was once called Speedy Lohr’s BBQ – retired in 2018, they passed their restaurant on to us. We asked ourselves, “how can we add our personal touch to this restaurant without altering the things that made this place so great?”

We’re happy to inform you that all the changes we’ve made have been for the better. We now serve a delicious breakfast every day, and we’ve added a few pit-cooked recipes from TarHeel, but your favorite food is still going strong. Come in, take a load off, and enjoy a meal at two of the friendliest restaurants in Lexington!

The best hush puppies I've had in a long time

My husband and I went to Tarheel Q for the first time Tuesday evening since it was opened under the new management. I got a BBQ tray and a Q sandwich with crispy fries. It's was delicious. The best hushpuppies I've had in a long time, just the right crunch and not sweet cornbread. Thank you for an enjoyable meal.

Rita A. - 17/01/18

Very glad I decided to give this place a try

Stopped here today. Had some of the best meatloaf I've ever had at a restaurant, with two sides and hushpuppies all for $6.99. The serving size was very generous. Sodas were also reasonably priced. People were very friendly. Very glad I decided to give this place a try.

Tim W. - 17/07/19

Fried Chicken is SO good!

fried chicken is SO good! friendly staff and good food at reasonable prices

Deborah P. - 27/07/19

Awesome service, food and prices

What can i say about it? Awesome service, food and prices. I have one thing i can say though. "Q Stack"!! You gotta try it!! Great food · Cosy atmosphere · Cheap eats · Large menu · Large portions · Creative cuisine · Child-friendly

Jimbo G. - 08/08/19

Excellent food

Excellent food, prices, and service!

Kerry B. - 02/07/19

Great food, great price and outstanding service.

Great food, great price and outstanding service. If you have not stopped in since the new owners have taken over you are in for a treat. But be prepared as it does get a good lunch rush!

Jeff S. - 05/04/19