As a general tenet, the more unassuming a restaurant is, the more incredible its food. This is certainly the case with Starnes Bar-B-Q. A Paducah institution, Starnes has been dishing up delicious, melt-in-your-mouth barbecue since the 1950s. This humble little BBQ joint in Kentucky was recently named one of the “most legendary” in the South, and we couldn’t agree more.

Have you had Starnes Bar-B-Q before? If so, what’s your favorite item on the menu? Let us know in the comments below!

And for more award-winning fare in The Bluegrass State, be sure to check out these seven Kentucky restaurants.

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