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These 11 Restaurants In Kentucky Serve Barbecue Just Like Mom Used To Make

Good barbecue is a staple in southern cuisine. This mouth-watering method of slow cooking meat and slathering it in a tangy, spicy, or sweet sauce has several variations based on geographic region, and all are delicious. If there are only two great things about barbecue, one is that you can smoke pretty much any type of meat. Chicken, beef, pork, mutton and even rabbit are all viable barbecuing options. The other, quite simply, is the side dishes associated with barbecue. Hearty southern soul food in the form of cornbread, mac and cheese, green beans, baked beans, corn on the cob, and potato salad matches perfectly with a huge chunk pork that was pulled right off the shoulder of a pig. (Are you hungry yet?) If so, head to one of these 11 delicious barbecue places in Kentucky with dishes so authentic, you would swear your mother made it.

Obviously there are several more barbecue joints in Kentucky that make food that could rival your mom’s, but these 11 get talked about quite a bit, and for good reasons. What other barbecue places in Kentucky could make the list?

Rachel Shulhafer
I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. I have lived elsewhere twice, but keep coming back. I'm a video editor and freelance writer who enjoys watching people wearing University of Louisville uniforms excel at sports, scaling the faces of large rocks, and hanging out with my border collie/laborador/cattle dog mutt thingy that I have.