People Drive From All Over Kentucky To Eat At This Tiny But Legendary BBQ Restaurant
You don’t have to search too hard to find great BBQ in the Bluegrass. We have an entire town devoted to barbecue, in fact! Today’s featured destination is a bit of a BBQ outlier; this is a legendary institution that’s not found in the Bar-B-Q Capital of the World, but rather, the charming little river town of Paducah, Kentucky. You’ll find Starnes Bar-B-Q in Paducah’s Midtown neighborhood, in a bright turquoise cinderblock building. Small but mighty, folks drive from all over to partake in the amazing BBQ from Starnes, and after one taste, you’ll understand why.
Have you dined at Starnes Bar-B-Q before? It’s a must for your Bluegrass BBQ bucket list!
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