2019 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Louisville Area

Top BBQ Joints
in Louisville

The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis of barbecue in the Southeast. Sauces and sides vary widely, too.

Whatever your pleasure, try one of GAYOT's Top Barbecue Restaurants in Louisville, presented in alphabetical order.

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Feast BBQ
QB
Enjoy a feast of slow-smoked BBQ along with beer and bourbon. See More
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Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot
11/20
Neighborhood bar, package liquor store and barbecue paradise make a one-stop delight. See More
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Jucy's Smokehouse Bar-B-Q
QB
At this little patch of Texas in Kentucky, meats are slow-smoked and dry-rubbed. See More
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Mark's Feed Store
10/20
House-smoked meats, traditional sides, and the Kentucky stew known as burgoo are specialties of this local barbecue chain. See More
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Old Hickory Bar-B-Q
12/20
Superior choice for the Western Kentucky specialties of burgoo and mutton barbecue. See More
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Ole Hickory Pit
QB
Louisville’s only outpost for Western Kentucky-style barbecued mutton. See More
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