Louisville November 04, 2017
Here Are 9 BBQ Joints in Louisville That Will Leave Your Mouth Watering Uncontrollably
Kentucky knows good barbecue and Louisville, especially, is home to several outstanding options. These BBQ joints do it right by slow cooking their flavorful meat and making the accompanying sides from scratch. You’ll surely never go hungry when you head to these 9 barbecue restaurants that will leave your mouth watering. There is so much tasty barbecue in our city, but here are 9 of the best, in no particular order… they are all worth a visit!
1. Momma's Mustard, Pickles & BBQ (two locations)
Known for their beef ribs and incredible wings, Momma's is a meat-lover's paradise. Visit either of their two locations (119 S Hurstbourne Pkwy. or 102 Bauer Ave.) for some of the best barbecue in town!
2. Feast BBQ - 909 E Market St. Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40206
Enjoy classic barbecue with a twist at this laid back spot on Market Street. The sides are as popular as the smoked options here, and you can also get your barbecue piled atop tater tots or inside delicious tacos.
3. Bootleg Bar-B-Q Co. - 9704 Old Bardstown Rd., Louisville, Kentucky 40291
Bootleg Bar-B-Q has been serving up delicious food for over 25 years and they are about to open a beautiful new location! Their award-winning wings are worth the visit alone, but you'll love everything about this Louisville classic.
4. Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot - 3204 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, Kentucky 40206
FABD has their own take on barbecue, with delicious rubs and vinegar-based sauces. The ribs fall of the bone and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed.
5. Kentucky Smoked BBQ (multiple locations)
You know the barbecue is good when you have to track it down to get some! Kentucky Smoked BBQ sets up shop at the St. Matthews Farmers Market during the season, but follow them on Facebook
for up-to-date info on their whereabouts to enjoy their amazing pulled pork!
6. Shack in the Back BBQ - 406 Mount Holly Rd., Fairdale, Kentucky 40118
This family-owned barbecue joint in Fairdale can be found in a historic location with some of the best barbecue in the area. You'll love its quirkiness and you'll love the food even more.
7. FDKY - 9606 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, Kentucky 40299
FDKY makes their barbecue fresh everyday, and you can definitely tell! The ribs, brisket, pork, chicken... it's all good! The sides are equally as tasty and they even have a drive-thru!
8. Big R's & Shannon's BBQ - 213 S 1st St., La Grange, Kentucky 40031
Head to the charming town of LaGrange for some mouthwatering barbecue at this locally-owned favorite. Order any of their smoked specialties with homemade sides and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and neighborhood feel.
9. River Road BBQ - 3017 River Rd., Louisville, Kentucky 40207
River Road BBQ does this meaty classic right. Ribs and brisket are stand out dishes, and they may just have the best baked beans in town.
Is your mouth watering yet? Did your favorite make our list? If not, what would you add? Let us know in the comments!
And if burgers are more your thing, check out our recent article on the best ones in Louisville