Our Story

Our Story

521 Signature BBQ – Our BBQ is made from choice Boston Butts, hand-rubbed with signature 521 BBQ seasonings, then hickory smoked for 14 hours. 521 BBQ & Grill Lancaster is proud to serve the original and freshest BBQ possible. The BBQ ordered and enjoyed today was rubbed and smoked right here last night in our wood burning smoker! Every bite of BBQ we serve is freshly smoked and hand-chopped!

The 521 Lancaster Specialty – Our RIBS aren’t a secret anymore! Baby back pork ribs are also hand-rubbed with 521 Lancaster signature spices and smoked for hours throughout the day. Upon ordering they are brushed with our famous 521 BBQ Sauced and then chargrilled to caramelize and seal the taste. Superb! Truly, they have to be tasted to be believed!

Did you know? Slow-cooked meats and poultry often exhibit a pink ring around the outer edge of the meat. This is called a smoke ring and has long been considered a prized attribute of barbeque connoisseurs. All 521 BBQ poultry and meats are cooked to FDA temperature requirements to ensure a safe internal temperature and an excellent eating experience. We’re proud of our smoke ring!

Disclaimer: In order to offer the highest quality smoked meats, we smoke them fresh daily, here in Lancaster! We estimate the amount to make based upon previous sales. Our butts are smoked for 12-14 hours so on occasion, we may underestimate the demand and will run out. We apologize for any inconvenience. We may have frozen BBQ available to go as an alternative. It’s best to place large group or catering orders, a minimum of 2-4 days in advance, to ensure plenty of fresh, hot and delicious BBQ is available. We value your business and loyalty!

We offer Catering!

We offer Catering!

Whether you're hosting a corporate meeting, wedding rehearsal, graduation party, tailgate or other gathering, treating your guests to 521 BBQ mains and sides is sure to impress.