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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Nice place.

This place is a bit pricy for Etown perhaps but the food is very good. I sit at the bar rail. When it is the slow time before dinner they don't usually have a bartender. This is no fun. Otherwise I would give them another star or two. They have an awesome selection of craft beer! If they included... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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White mills
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Across from Texas Roadhouse.... We didnt want to wait... And went here! Grocery store potato salad and cole slaw, nothing fresh or house made.... Just yuck, wait in line across the street or go to Wendys out front!

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

To provide some clarification to your comments, nearly all of our menu items are house made and prepared fresh daily. We do not use "grocery store potato salad and cole slaw". More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is a bit pricy for Etown perhaps but the food is very good. I sit at the bar rail. When it is the slow time before dinner they don't usually have a bartender. This is no fun. Otherwise I would give them another star or two. They have an awesome selection of craft beer! If they included all... More 

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

Thanks for the review. Hope to see you again soon at Texas Outlaw BBQ for some great BBQ and cold draft craft beer! More 

Collinsville, Illinois
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food and service were fair. The cost moderate. I found the menu lacking in steak choices, only sirloin and ribeye. I had the onion soup (I love onion soup) and I did not finish it. It was like boiled onions in broth, just not good. The best thing was it was just a short walk from hotel after a... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. In addition to our Ribeye and Sirloin steaks, we also offer a Kansas City Strip Steak and a Flat Iron Steak. All of our steaks are fresh Certified Angus beef which we cut in house daily. Hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stayed at a hotel across from here for two nights, so we walked over late one night when we checked in. We felt bad cause they closed in about 30 minutes but no one acted annoyed by it. Everyone was super friendly. We started with fried pickles which were great. I had brisket, which wasn't the best I ever... More 

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

Thanks so much Dreamer O. It's always a pleasure to serve our guests making their way through town. Hope to see you again the next time you're traveling through! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

BBQ Beef Brisket and Pulled Pork Plate... Bread with butter, loaded potato, BBQ beans and fantastic bread pudding!!! Friendly service and fast... No wonder their BBQ has won over 200 trophies in competition throughout the United States... Thanks so much!

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

Thanks so much Jeff! We are very proud of our championship tradition and look forward to welcoming you back to Texas Outlaw BBQ soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stopped to eat a good dinner and it was not good at all. The sirloin withsaute mushroom tasted like old meat and the chicken with Alfredo sauce got me sick. I tried to finish it but I just couldn't. It was a bad dinner experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Best ranch dressing I ever had. Good ribs and pasta. Good bread pudding and friendly staff. ..........

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

Thanks so much for your review and giving us the opportunity to serve you. It's always rewarding when our guests recognize those little touches that we put allot of extra effort into, such as our scratch-made Ranch dressing and homemade bread pudding. Hope to see you again soon! Texas Outlaw BBQ Guest Relations More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Serving size was very good and they have the best cole slaw I have had in a long time. most of us took food back to room

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went to Texas Outlaw several years ago and the food was not very good. After the place was closed and re-opened we decided to give it another try. We waited 5 minutes before anyone came to check us in then waited another 20 minutes or so before getting seated. The waitress took our drink order, came back to take... More 

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chicago
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Food was good; but restaurant manager was miserable. We called ahead for a party of 20. They indicated they would have to seat us in groups by family. Not a problem. They also said they had room to serve us. The last family of 5 waited over 20 minutes after check-in. Family inquired on status of table and manager was... More 

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

We're very sorry to hear of your service experience as it clearly did not live up to our high standards for hospitality. Your review has been shared with both ownership and management team to discuss how we can improve our ability to handle larger groups on short notice. We hope you will accept our apologies and know that your feedback... More 

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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

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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