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Texas Outlaw Barbeque

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American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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220 Commerce Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270 234-8586
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Texas Outlaw BBQ, judged America's GREATEST RIBS and Barbecue...
Welcome to Texas Outlaw BBQ, judged America's GREATEST RIBS and Barbecue all over the nation. Our restaurant in Elizabethtown, KY is a reflection of our storied National Competition BBQ Cooking Team, which has been competing all over North America for decades winning over 300 national awards to date. Each year, we serve up well over a quarter-million pounds of BBQ from coast-to-coast. We started in Houston, TX and our restaurant has been operating in Elizabethtown, KY for the past 15 years. We use our same seasoning and slow-smoking style that has given us the award-winning flavors you are about to experience in our award-winning ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, turkey and chicken. We are REAL TEXAS BBQ with the authentic pink smoke ring in the meat created by our spices and 6-13 hours smoking our meats low-and-slow. The smoke ring means you're getting real hickory wood smoked BBQ, not some white, mushy, boiled, broiled or baked meat. We didn't earn the title of GREATEST RIBS IN AMERICA or LEGENDS OF BBQ by serving anything but quality meat, spiced and slow-smoked in the best made smokers in the world. You can be assured you will never eat pre-cooked, frozen or microwaved meat at TEXAS OUTLAW BBQ. Our smokers operate 24 hours/day, around the clock and if we don't sell it tonight we throw it away tonight. So as my grandmother always said, "The proofs in the pudding". So sit back, relax and enjoy your meal. We hope to see you soon!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food and great people.

The food is excellent and the people, atmosphere and upkeep are great as well. This is much better than Texas Roadhouse. Very good service and a willingness to do whatever a customer asks, within reason of course. Go ahead and ask, you might get slapped if you get too fresh! I was here for business... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Matt T
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Winter Springs, Florida
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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

When every other restaurant at the exit has a full parking lot, you should probably pass up the only one with lots of empty spaces. I wish we had! Our expectations were immediately lowered upon reading the Specials board at the front door where guests were encouraged to try "reward-winning" BBQ sauce. Seriously! What ever happened to proofreading? The service... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food is excellent and the people, atmosphere and upkeep are great as well. This is much better than Texas Roadhouse. Very good service and a willingness to do whatever a customer asks, within reason of course. Go ahead and ask, you might get slapped if you get too fresh! I was here for business for 7 days over two... More 

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Graham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Ate here after baseball with the family. Food was yummy, service was fast and friendly. Discounts for people staying in nearby hotels!

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Texas Outlaw B, Guest Relations Manager at Texas Outlaw Barbeque, responded to this review

Hope the baseball tournament went well! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve you! Hope to see you again somewhere down the road. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The food was avrage - good. The bourbon was good. Beer selection was ok. The kentucky bourbon beer was great on tap. One of my favorite bottled beer. The service was good. I really did like the ribs though.

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Texas Outlaw B, Guest Relations Manager at Texas Outlaw Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Rob B. Hope we will have the chance to serve you again soon... and perhaps make our way from good to great! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

I like this bar. Good people and good food. I am coming every time.

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Texas Outlaw B, Guest Relations Manager at Texas Outlaw Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon at Texas Outlaw BBQ! More 

Malone, New York
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I understand that this is an award winning restaurant. I don't think I really agree. The service was fine, but I don't think the food quality was worth the price. I had the pulled pork BBQ. A little of the pork was still red. The sauce was OK, but I've had better. Also, there wasn't that much sauce. I expect... More 

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Texas Outlaw B, Guest Relations Manager at Texas Outlaw Barbeque, responded to this review

Greetings NorthBuddy. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve you at Texas Outlaw BBQ. A quick clarification, you had mentioned, "a little of the pork was still red". Our pork shoulders are slow smoked for 12-14 hours to an internal temp of 195 degrees. We can assure you the meat was fully cooked and the red color you saw... More 

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164 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I just ate here tonight and not at all impressed. The host and the waitress were both friendly, but the service was slow. I sat down and had to wait several minutes for my order to be taken, and I was never offered bread. There was another family that sat down after me and had bread and drinks right away.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ordered ribs and brisket with baked sweet potato at the rail. Brisket was especially good. Ribs so so. Fast service and friendly. Lots of bourbon options as well. Recommended.

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Texas Outlaw B, Guest Relations Manager at Texas Outlaw Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks so much Matthew! What could be better than authentic BBQ in Bourbon country. So happy we had a chance to serve you and look forward to seeing you again soon. Texas Outlaw BBQ Guest Relations More 

Beverly Hills, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were staying at a hotel across the street from this restaurant, and we received a 10% discount on our food by showing our key card. The menu had a nice selection of platters which included 2 sides, and I chose an assortment of ribs, pulled chicken, brisket and pork. All of the meats were delicious. They all had sauce... More 

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Texas Outlaw B, Guest Relations Manager at Texas Outlaw Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks BookGal01! It was a pleasure to serve you and hope to see you again somewhere down the road! Texas Outlaw BBQ Guest Relations More 

Lexington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The food was great, wait staff was great. Kitchen was slow.. They took care of us thought while Texas Roadhouse couldn't.

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Texas Outlaw B, Guest Relations Manager at Texas Outlaw Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks so much Kristine! We are grateful for you kind review. Sorry about the slower kitchen service. So much of our menu is made fresh that sometimes it slows things down a bit. Nonetheless, we are always striving toward improving our service times and look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're through town. Your Texas Outlaw BBQ... More 

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Additional Information about Texas Outlaw Barbeque

Address: 220 Commerce Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone Number: 270 234-8586
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Elizabethtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 22
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Commerce Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Elizabethtown
  • Phone Number: 270 234-8586

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Welcome to Texas Outlaw BBQ, judged America's GREATEST RIBS and Barbecue all over the nation. Our restaurant in Elizabethtown, KY is a reflection of our storied National Competition BBQ Cooking Team, which has been competing all over North America for decades winning over 300 national awards to date. Each year, we serve up well over a quarter-million pounds of BBQ from coast-to-coast. We started in Houston, TX and our restaurant has been operating in Elizabethtown, KY for the past 15 years. We use our same seasoning and slow-smoking style that has given us the award-winning flavors you are about to experience in our award-winning ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, turkey and chicken. We are REAL TEXAS BBQ with the authentic pink smoke ring in the meat created by our spices and 6-13 hours smoking our meats low-and-slow. The smoke ring means you're getting real hickory wood smoked BBQ, not some white, mushy, boiled, broiled or baked meat. We didn't earn the title of GREATEST RIBS IN AMERICA or LEGENDS OF BBQ by serving anything but quality meat, spiced and slow-smoked in the best made smokers in the world. You can be assured you will never eat pre-cooked, frozen or microwaved meat at TEXAS OUTLAW BBQ. Our smokers operate 24 hours/day, around the clock and if we don't sell it tonight we throw it away tonight. So as my grandmother always said, "The proofs in the pudding". So sit back, relax and enjoy your meal. We hope to see you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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