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Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q

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2520 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-7136
270-781-1712
Today
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great bar-b-que anytime

been going there for 10+ years. Always great food and great service.A word of warning if you've never ate there before, call ahead and reserve your order of ribs. They are the best and sell out daily

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Gary D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

been going there for 10+ years. Always great food and great service.A word of warning if you've never ate there before, call ahead and reserve your order of ribs. They are the best and sell out daily

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Georgetown
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Smokey Pig is our 1st stop in Bowling Green. Love the pork shoulder and they have the best red skinned mash potatoes. The Canadians always get a warm greeting.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Smokey pig serves Edmonson County BBQ. Sauce is perfect, if you want it, and the meat is tender. The place itself feels like an insider spot. It's small and crowded. Lunch room style tables stuffed in and there's always a long line to the order counter. Just go and enjoy being around good food and good people.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not only is their Bar B Que great, so are their sides! Love their mashed potatoes, their bar b que beans, and their vinegar slaw (they have creamy slaw too nut my favorite is their vinegar slaw! Go to the back room and sit where you can watch the river flow by! Not fancy, but really good food!

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White House, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I attended a party that had the food catered from them. It was amazing. I was told to triple dip my brisket in the sauce. It was hot but awesome. Great Food

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I picked the Smokey Pig off of Trip Advisor several years back after the KHSAA football state championship weekend was moved from Louisville to Bowling Green. Louisville had been a simple matter of finding a Skyline Chili near the field, but Bowling Green was foreign to us outside of White Castle and Krystal. I'd seen several bar-b-q places on a... More 

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Bowling Green, KY, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Smokey Pig is what a BBQ house should be; simple, clean, with good food and sides. For lunch, dinner or take out, it is consistently delicious.

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Decatur, Illinois
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164 reviews 164 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

You can tell bbq by the line. We beat the line by going early and that line was long. We had the sliced port shoulder which had great flavor and a different but interesting texture. The cole slaw and mac and cheese were also good. It all looked good. Foodies, this is must try!

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Indianapolis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food was good and large portions. The staff was very friendly and helpful. You order at a window, pay, wait for them to fill your order and then you sit and eat. Servers don't come to your table and get your drinks or refills, etc. Kinda rushes you to eat and leave. I think this is better for lunch... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Monroe County, Ky style Bar B Que that is some of the best Bar B Que I've ever had! The sides are excellent too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2520 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-7136
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: 270-781-1712

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm

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