In the late 1800s, thousands of Texans struck it rich when they tapped into veins of thick, dark, tangy barbecue sauce (as chronicled in the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Sauce). Today's Groupon gives you the chance to taste this natural bounty while it's still hot from the earth: for $8, you get lunch buffet for two at Lumpkins, located on Raymond Road (up to a $17 value, depending on choice of dine-in or carryout). With the help of state-of-the-art, computer-controlled smokers and a chef who's catered White House dinners, Lumpkins helps 'cue connoisseurs make their meaty dreams come true. Although the lip-smacking lineup changes regularly, the freshly made comfort fare might include beef brisket, candied yams, and fried, baked, or smoked chicken, each capable of making diners return to the buffet time and again, like swallows returning to the scene of a bird-seed theft. Lumpkins is closed on Mondays and Saturdays.
- Freshly made Southern fare like fried chicken, cornbread dressing, and most of all, Lumpkins’ signature smoked beef brisket and barbecued ribs promise to leave even the hungriest diner contentedly full. – Melia Dicker, Greater Jackson Business
- They could charge double, and it'd still be worth it! – [Sarah A., Urbanspoon](http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/176/1496970/restaurant/Lumpkins-BBQ-Jackson