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Best Barbecue in the State of Kentucky

scrumptiouschef | Dec 16, 2008 10:19 PM

I'm mapping out a visit to the Bluegrass State and am planning on doing some serious eating while there.Other than Slims in nearby Cincinnati I haven't made any firm plans as to where.I dug up the following list from an old post and am looking for feedback.I'm particularly interested in barbecue in the eastern half of the state.

Alvaton

Split Tree Barbeque - 3358 Dye Ford Road, Alvaton, KY 42122-8666, 270-842-2268

Ashland

Damon's The Place For Ribs - A500 Winchester Avenue # 424, Ashland, KY, 606-325-8929

Bardwell

Backwoods Barbecue - Highway 51, Bardwell, KY 42023, 270-628-0117

Benton

4 Little Pigs Bar-B-Que - 198 West 5th Street, Benton, KY 42025, 270-527-9471
Aurora Barbeque - 15927 US Highway 68 East, Benton, KY, 270-474-2227
Hutchen's Bar-B-Que - 601 Main Street, Benton, KY 42025, 270-527-9424

Berea

Grandaddy's Bar-B-Que - 2428 Big Hill Road, Berea, KY 40403, 859-985-9690

Betsy Lane

Sam & Tonio's Ribs Nachos - US Highway 23 North, Betsy Layne, KY 41605, 606-452-4000
Sam & Tonio's Ribs Nachos - 14538 US Highway 23 South, Betsy Layne, KY, 606-478-3600

Boston

Bryan's Hog Wild Barbeque - US Highway 62 West, Boston, KY 40107, 502-833-2543

Bowling Green

Bar-B-Que Inn - 1924 Russellville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101, 270-843-1324
Greenwood BarBQ - 191 Cumberland Trace Road, Bowling Green, KY 42103, 270-782-0966
Smokey Pig Bar-B-Que - 2520 Louisville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101, 270-781-1712
West Kentucky Barbeque - 430 US 31West Bypass, Bowling Green, KY 42101, 270-781-5719

Brandenburg

Joyner's Backyard Barbeque - 830 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108, 270-422-7700

Burkesville

Capps BBQ - 926 North Main Street, Burkesville, KY 42717, 270-864-9429
Smokehouse BBQ - 2605 Celina Road, Burkesville, KY 42717, 270-433-4990
Volcano BBQ & Ribs - Highway 61 South, Burkesville, KY 42717, 270-433-7665

Calvert City

Ole Kountry BBQ - 3885 US Highway 62, Calvert City, KY 42029, 270-395-5770

Cave City

Hickory Villa Restaurant - 806 Sanders Street, Cave City, KY 42127, 270-773-3033

Cecilia

Texas Outlaw's BBQ - 2957 Leitchfield Road, Cecilia, KY 42724, 270-769-5877

Clinton

Nicky's Barbecue & Catering - 3243 US Highway 51 North, Clinton, KY 42031, 270-653-6092

Corbin

Buddy's Bar-B-Q - 2700 Cumberland, Corbin, KY, 606-526-0250

Covington

J J's Barbecue - 2929 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY 41017, 859-341-4843
Montgomery Inn-Ribs King - 400 Buttermilk Pike, Covington, KY 41017, 859-344-5333

Crittenden

Texan Smokehouse BBQ Inc - 105 Harlan Street, Crittenden, KY 41030, 859-428-2700

Dubre

Mike's BBQ - 10362 Glasgow Road, Dubre, KY 42731, 270-864-4307

Edmonton

Barbecue Barn - 203 North Main Street, Edmonton, KY 42129, 270-432-3070
Pits Bar-B-Cue - 603 West Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY 42129, 270-432-2022
Pride Of The South BBQ - 1934 Sulphur Well Knob Lick Road, Edmonton, KY, 270-565-5367

Elizabethtown

Mark's Feed Store - 1704 North Dixie Highway, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, 270-763-6611
Texas Outlaw Barbeque - 220 Commerce Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, 270-234-8586

Elkton

Jerry's Bar-B-Que - 2130 Butler Road, Elkton, KY 42220, 270-265-2637

Erlanger

J J's Barbecue - 4315 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, KY 41018, 859-342-9585

Fern Creek

Bootleg Barbecue Co - 9704 Bardstown Road, Fern Creek, KY 40291, 502-239-2778

Florence

HK Ribs - Florence - 2076 Florence Mall, Florence, KY 41042, 859-283-0444

Fountain Run

Kirk's BBQ - 1321 Fountain Run Road, Fountain Run, KY 42133, 270-434-4270

Frankfort

Capital Bar-B-Q - South Highway 127 South, Frankfort, KY, 502-223-8110
Pink Pig Bar-B-Q Carry Out - 581 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-223-7343

Franklin

Jim's Barbeque - 6111 Nashville Road, Franklin, KY 42134, 270-586-9851
Thunder Road Pit Stop BBQ - 3765 Nashville Road, Franklin, KY 42134, 270-586-0026

Fulton

Deno's Barbeque - 302 West State Line Street, Fulton, KY 42041, 270-472-2020
Porky's Bar-B-Que - 1000 Elm Street, Fulton, KY 42041, 270-472-3111

Gamaliel

Bugtussle Bar-B-Q - 6117 Bugtussle Road, Gamaliel, KY 42140, 270-457-3868
Collins Bar-B-Q - 531 East Main Street, Gamaliel, KY 42140, 270-457-2828
Stinson's Barbeque - 675 East Main Street, Gamaliel, KY 42140, 270-457-3500

Georgetown

Frisky Pig BBQ - 123 Opera Aly, Georgetown, KY 40324, 502-570-0750

Glasgow

Bar-B-Q Place - 1499 Burkesville Road, Glasgow, KY 42141, 270-651-6266
BBQ Hut - 8610 Tompkinsville Road, Glasgow, KY 42141, 270-427-2277
Big Moose's BBQ & Smokehouse - 525 West Main Street, Glasgow, KY 42141, 270-651-1913
Granny's Bar-B-Que Inc - 594 Reynolds Road, Glasgow, KY 42141, 270-651-5924
Taylor's Catfish & BBQ - 2403 Finney Road, Glasgow, KY 42141, 270-646-2975

Grand Rivers

Knoth's Bar-B-Que - 728 US Highway 62, Grand Rivers, KY 42045, 270-362-8580
Mr BBQ - 2075 Dover Road, Grand Rivers, KY 42045-9110, 270-362-4445

Greenville

Brother's Barbeque - 115 North Main Street, Greenville, KY 42345, 270-338-3384

Guthrie

C & E Barbecue - 711 State Street, Guthrie, KY 42234, 270-483-6644
Tiny Town Red Top Barbecue - 9580 Russellville Road, Guthrie, KY 42234, 270-483-9777

Hanson

Hanson Country Store - 45 Eastlawn Road, Hanson, KY 42413, 270-322-8288

Hardin

Aurora Barbeque - 15927 US Highway 68 East, Hardin, KY 42048, 270-474-2227

Harrodsburg

Old Happy Days Diner - 1742 Danville Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, 859-734-4607

Hazard

Cliff Hagan's Rib Eye - 200 Morton Blvd, Hazard, KY 41701, 606-439-3739

Henderson

Gene's Restaurant & Bar B Q - 1095 North Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420, 270-827-8576
Ralph's Hickory Pit - 739 North Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420, 270-826-5656
Thomason Barbecue - 701 Atkinson Street, Henderson, KY 42420, 270-826-0654

Herndon

Knockum Hill Bar B Que - 11185 Highway 107 South, Herndon, KY 42236, 270-271-2957

Hestand

Frances B-B-Q - 163 South Celina Road, Hestand, KY 42151, 270-487-8550

Hopkinsville

Carters Bar-B-Que - 1810 South Walnut Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, 270-889-0008
Hickory Smokehouse - 5415 Madisonville Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, 270-886-0688
Mann's Barbeque - 822 East 21st Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, 270-885-7090
Square Deal Grocery - 5810 Newstead Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, 270-885-9452
Woodshed Pit Bar-B-Que - 1821 West 7th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, 270-885-8144

Island

Chuck-Wagon Restaurant & BBQ - 505 Adams Avenue, Island, KY 42350, 270-486-3975

Kettle

Roy Willis Barbeque - 7108 Celina Road, Kettle, KY 42717, 270-433-7977

Kevil

Leigh's Barbecue - 9405 US Highway 60 West, Kevil, KY 42053, 270-488-3434

Kutawa

Knoth's BBQ - US Highway 62, Kutawa, KY, 502-388-9282

La Grange

Back-Woods Bar B Que - 4205 West Highway 146, La Grange, KY 40031, 502-222-0300
Champion Bar-B-Que - 103 East Main Street, La Grange, KY 40031, 502-222-9426

Lawrenceburg

Bar-B-Que Barn - 1435 Bypass North, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, 502-839-8961

Lexington

Applecreek Farms - 5751 Briar Hill Road, Lexington, KY 40516, 859-293-3562
Billy's Hickory-Pit Bar-B-Q - 101 Cochran Road, Lexington, KY 40502, 859-269-9593
Mark's Feed Store - 3284 Eagle View Lane, Lexington, KY 40509, 859-263-5760
Mary's Barbque Pit Stop - 895 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508, 859-225-4470
Red Hot & Blue - 874 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502, 859-268-7427
Tony Roma's - 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503, 859-272-7526

Louisville

Barbecue Wings - 12901 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243, 502-245-9909
Big Ben's Bar-B-Q - 2601 West Market Street, Louisville, KY 40212, 502-772-7211
Big Pig BBQ - 5014 Mud Lane, Louisville, KY 40229, 502-962-8080
Brandon's Bar-B-Que - 9246 Westport Road , Louisville, KY 40242, 502-426-6666
Champion Bar-B-Que - 4115 Oechsli Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207, 502 897-9031
Clark's Family Bar B Q - 2912 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209, 502-637-9532
Columbia Steak Express - 2110 South Hurstbourne Pwy, Louisville, KY 40220, 502-491-5500
Hickory House - 2307 South Preston Street, Louisville, KY 40217, 502-634-9111
Mark's Feed Store Bar-B-Q - 1514 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205, 502-458-1570
Mark's Feed Store Bar-B-Q - 10316 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40272, 502-933-7707
Mark's Feed Store Bar-B-Q - 11422 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243, 502-244-0140
Ole Hickory Pit Bar-B-Cue - 6106 Shepherdsville Road, Louisville, KY 40228, 502-968-0585
Picnicaterer's BBQ - 514 West Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40202, 502-584-7427
Pig Out Bar-B-Que - 1610 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40210, 502-774-4754
Pit Stop Bar-B-Que - 612 South 5th Street, Louisville, KY 40202, 502-584-4054
Pit Stop Bar-B-Que - 975 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204, 502-458-0707
Retro's Barbecue Hut - 2601 West Market Street, Louisville, KY 40212, 502-776-7312
Rib Café - 4157 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218, 502-499-7427
The Rib Tavern - 4157 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218, 502-499-1515
Rite-Way-Bar-B-Cue House - 1548 West Saint Catherine Street, Louisville, KY, 502-584-9385
Rollin' Ribs - 11803 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243, 502-339-7427
Rubbies Barbeque & Brew - 6905 Southside Drive, Louisville, KY 40214, 502-367-0007
Scotty's Ribs & More - 14049 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40245, 502-244-6868
Tony Roma's Famous For Ribs - 150 North Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY, 502-327-8500

Madisonville

Bill's Ribs & Barbecue - 256 North Kentucky Avenue, Madisonville, KY 42431, 270-824-9566
Porkey's Barbecue - 410 East Arch Street, Madisonville, KY 42431, 270-821-1380

Manitou

B-Bops BBQ Drive-In - 5160 Nebo Road, Manitou, KY 42436, 270-249-3700

Mayfield

Cheemo's BBQ & Home Cooking - 31 East Vaughn Road, Mayfield, KY 42066, 270-247-9908
Hill's Barbecue - 1002 Cuba Road, Mayfield, KY 42066, 270-247-9121

Morehead

Pig Out BBQ - 110 Ky Highway 801 South, Morehead, KY 40351, 606-784-6378

Morganfield

Brandon's - 531 US Highway 60 East, Morganfield, KY 42437, 270-389-0500

Morgantown

J J's Barbeque - 729 W G L Smith Street, Morgantown, KY 42261, 270-526-2400

Mt Sterling

Eldridge's Barbeque - 2087 Winchester Road, Mt Sterling, KY 40353, 859-498-5391

Murray

Firehouse Grill - 403 Chestnut Street, Murray, KY 42071, 270-753-6190
Harold's Short Stop - 8284 State Route 121 North, Murray, KY 42071, 270-489-2199
T J's BBQ Restaurant - 806 Chestnut Street, Murray, KY 42071, 270-759-5555

Nebo

Cody's Barbecue & Catering - 135 Withers Lane, Nebo, KY 42441, 270-249-3633

Newport

Louis' Ribs - 438 West 11th Street, Newport, KY 41071, 859-581-3003

Nortonville

Rita's Bar-B-Que - 173 Mockingbird Drive, Nortonville, KY 42442, 270-676-3821

Oak Grove

115 One Stop Market - 723 Pembroke Oak Grove Road, Oak Grove, KY 42262, 270-439-2377

Owensboro

George's BBQ - 1362 East 4th Street, Owensboro, KY, 270-926-9276
Merriweather Barbecue - 1661 Thompson Drive # A, Owensboro, KY 42301, 270-926-7811
Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn - 2840 West Parrish Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42301, 270-684-8143
Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q - 338 Washington Avenue, Owensboro, KY, 270-926-9000
Ole South Barbeque - 3523 Highway 54 East, Owensboro, KY 42303, 270-926-6464
Shady Rest Barbecue Inn Inc - 3955 East 4th Street, Owensboro, KY 42303, 270-926-8234
The Kettle Barbecue - 2530 West 3rd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301, 270-684-3800

Paducah

Backwoods BBQ - 5172 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-441-7427
Hoskins' Bar-B-Que Inc - 2260 Lebanon Church Road, Paducah, KY 42003, 270-856-3400
John's Barbecue - 125 North 11th Street, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-442-1187

Kountry Kastle Barbecue - 3415 Clarks River Road, Paducah, KY 42003, 270-443-9978
Legends Bar-B-Q - 2008 Cairo Road, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-444-0280
O'Tyme Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q - 1535 Broad Street, Paducah, KY 42003, 270-442-1680
Slim's Barbecue - 125 North 11th Street, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-442-1187
Starne's Barbecue - Joe Clifton Drive, Paducah, KY, 502-444-9555

Pembroke

Jerry's Bar-B-Q Shack - Pembroke Road, Pembroke, KY, 270-475-4844

Powderly

Richardson's Bar-B-Que - US Highway 62 North, Powderly, KY 42367, 270-338-3862

Princeton

Mike's Western Kentucky BBQ - 705 Mechanic Street, Princeton, KY 42445, 270-365-1777

Prospect

Vince Staten's Old Time BBQ - 9219 US Highway 42, Prospect, KY 40059, 502-228-7427
Willy B's Smokehouse Barbeque - 6313 River Road, Prospect, KY 40059, 502-228-5333

Providence

Perkins Bar-B-Que - 505 Country Meadows Drive, Providence, KY 42450, 270-667-7959

Radcliff

C & C Fraley BBQ - 821 North Dixie Blvd, Radcliff, KY 40160, 270-352-0042

Russell Springs

Little John's Grocery & Restaurant - 4172 S Highway 76, Russell Springs, KY, 270-866-9494

Russellville

Ed's Barbeque & Catering Service - 5521 Clarksville Rd, Russellville, KY 42276, 270-726-4136
Roy's Pit Bar-B-Q - Bowling Green Road, Russellville, KY, 270-726-8476
Roy's Pit Bar-B-Q - 101 Sarah Lane, Russellville, KY 42276, 270-726-8057

Science Hill

Barn BBQ - 4427 North Highway 27, Science Hill, KY 42553, 606-423-3551

Scottsville

Smoke Shack BBQ - 100 Holt Drive, Scottsville, KY 42164, 270-237-5629

Sebree

BBQ Shack - 99 US Highway 41 North, Sebree, KY 42455, 270-835-2050

Somerset

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q - 3580 South Highway 27, Somerset, KY 42501, 606-678-0198

Summer Shade

Mr Q's BBQ - 999 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY 42166, 270-428-5843

Symsonia

Fat Boy's Bar-B-Que - 2460 Said Road, Symsonia, KY 42082, 270-851-7744

Tompkinsville

Paul & Nora's Barbecue - Edmonton Road, Tompkinsville, KY 42167, 270-487-9271
R & S Barbecue - 2nd Street, Tompkinsville, KY 42167, 270-487-9462
Sam & Terrei's Bar-B-Que - 313 South Main Street, Tompkinsville, KY 42167, 270-487-6440

Versailles

Good Ol' Days Bar B Que - 620 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383, 859-873-9520
Kessler's Bar-B-Q Station - 199 South Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383, 859-879-6900

Warsaw

Tina's BBQ Restaurant - Highway 42 West, Warsaw, KY 41095, 859-567-2187

Waverly

Peak Brother's Bar-B-Que - 6353 US Highway 60 West, Waverly, KY 42462, 270-389-0267

I'm conversant in Alabama and Texas barbecue.The only barbecue I've found that's of comparable quality in Kentucky was at Ken-Tex in Shelbyville.Is there better barbecue to be had or is this the finest?

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