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Best Louisville Barbecue Restaurants

From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Louisville.


Feast BBQ Barbecue
Quick Bite
116 W. Main St.
New Albany, IN 47150

Stand-out barbecue is paired with craft beer in an historic setting. More...

Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot Barbecue
3204 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Package liquor store and neighborhood watering hole unite to form a barbecue joint. More...

Jucy's Smokehouse Bar-B-Q Barbecue
Quick Bite
7626 W. Hwy. 146
Pewee Valley, KY 40056
In this region of mustard-based Southern barbecue sauces, the meats here are smoked, rubbed and sauced Texas-style. More...

Mark's Feed Store Barbecue
11422 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40243
Mark’s Feed Store is a local barbecue chain serving house-smoked meat and traditional sides. More...

Mark's Feed Store Barbecue
1514 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
Mark’s Feed Store is a local barbecue chain serving house-smoked meat and traditional sides. More...

Old Hickory Bar-B-Q Barbecue
338 Washington Ave.
Owensboro, KY 42301
You’ll find no better examples of regional Western Kentucky specialties --- barbecued mutton and burgoo --- than those served at Old Hickory Bar-B-Q. More...

Ole Hickory Pit Barbecue
Quick Bite
6106 Shepardsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40228

In addition to pork and chicken, Ole Hickory Pit serves the only barbecued mutton outside of Western Kentucky. More...

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