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Louisville barbecue Restaurant Reviews

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Welcome to our Louisville barbecue restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the Louisville just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in Louisville, you've come to the right place.

Our Louisville restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

Also check out our Best Restaurants in Louisville 2013 Guide


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Brandon's Bar-B-Que

 4 star(s)  (07/21/2012)
“My family went there and had a chicken,Bacon,ranch pizza it was absolutely amazing!! We have been back since and had the ultra meat pizza..also awesome, and they definitely don't skimp on the toppings. We will be going back.”

Staxx Roadhouse

 5 star(s)  (05/22/2011)
“If your looking for some "GREAT" Smoked Wing's, then Staxx is the place to go!!!!!”

Staxx Roadhouse

 4 star(s)  (02/14/2011)
“Ate on Valentines day and had a very good experience.. Food was exceptionaly good. Had ribs which just fell off the bones anf grilled chicken that was very good also. The baked potatoes were some of the best we ever had. Would highly reconnend it”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (01/25/2011)
“Eric makes your dining experience a truly memorable one. the food is the best in louisville or anywhere. do not take my word come out and try. alan scherer”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (07/24/2010)
“Phenominal. Incredible good and the atmosphere was just as good if not better. Highly recommend. Go early so Eric (owner) has time to sit down and visit with you. Well worth it. Awesome food and great prices. Great value for your dollar. I will go again and again and again”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (07/08/2010)
“I was here for the first time. I had a very good time... it was a blast! I intend on going back. Even more must tell you guys about this!”

Vietnam Kitchen

 5 star(s)  (04/04/2010)
“Fantastic food! The best Vietnamese food I have had as of yet! Friendly and courteous staff,excellent service it is just tops!”

Brandon's Bar-B-Que

 5 star(s)  (02/03/2010)
“The best bbq i've had in Louisville. Is now located at Whipps Mill and Lagrange Rd. (right behind Champs skating rink) and I have noticed a huge improvement in their food since they were at Westport Rd. They have also added pizza and subs which are also both really good. My favorite time to go is fr... ”

Fire Fresh BBQ

 4 star(s)  (12/11/2009)
“Best BBQ in town. Reminds me of pig pickings in North Carolina and closer to any North Carolina BBQ that I have found in Kentucky. If you haven't tried it, then you should!”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (12/08/2009)
“Just a great place to get a value-priced meal. Their catfish sandwich is the best I can remember having anywhere, and I've eaten all over the south. The sides are excellent and take you away from the typical "french fries and slaw" routine. I can't wait to return...”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (09/19/2009)
“We visited Smoketown for the first time when we were celebrating our friends birthday. We loved the casual/fun atmosphere, the hospitality, and the food. LOVED the greens. Did some shopping as well. Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be a return customer!! So glad that Louisville has a p... ”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (09/10/2009)
“Excellent BBQ! I had the "three amigos" sandwich, the beef, pork & chicken were all excellent. Sauce had just the right amount of "kick". Sides were very good also. Service was friendly & efficient. As Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "I'll be back!"”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (09/02/2009)
“I have used Smoketown for catering (delivered to our downtown office), take out (for special occasions) and for a quick and delicious dinner in the restaurant of ART! It has ALWAYS been delicious and the service has been prompt and over friendly. EXCELLENT OVERALL!”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (07/01/2009)
“We just spent our 25th wedding anniversary at SmoketownUSA. Never been there before, we were in the mood for beef ribs. Don't let the outside scare you. The staff, owner and server were very friendly and the ribs (oy, so big) were fantastic. The old civil war building and the retro seating and ant... ”

Vietnam Kitchen

 5 star(s)  (05/26/2009)
“The food is what really matters here. Wedged in a strip mall that hasn't seen a renovation in probably 30 years, the dining area is as simple as it gets. The basic surroundings belie a little secret - this is the best Vietnamese food you'll ever eat. Like the building, they're not going to win any a... ”

Teriyaki Express BBQ

 1 star(s)  (05/16/2009)
“Employees are very unprofessional and wear foul statement T-shirts!!”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (04/12/2009)
“We have found this restaurant in Louisville, KY that has the best ribs we have ever had. There were four of us who recently dined there that ordered the ribs and could easily go back in a week for more. I had the potato salad which was excellent and the mixed greens, which were different than I ... ”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (11/26/2008)
“The first time I met Eric was when Smoketown had just opened. He came to the medcial building I work in and personally introduced himself and handed out menus. The restaurant has been open for a while now and you still get that same personal attention to this day. Beyond that the food is excellent ... ”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 5 star(s)  (07/17/2008)
“The only item I did not care for was the cornbread. Just because I don't like sweet cornbread. It reminded me of a cupcake. Other than that the food is superb. Smoketown catered an event and our people loved the food. I was told I could have their food everyday. They will be catering the boss' birth... ”

Smoketown USA BBQ

 4 star(s)  (02/10/2008)
“I've had BBQ all over the south, and this was some of the finest. We ate there on a Saturday night, and the food was incredible. Try the rib basket, greens, and cabbage for an edible adventure at an affordable price. I tasted the chicken. It was good, but i recommend you stick with the ribs. The... ”

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