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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Families with children

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    Very good
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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
Awesome ribs!

The ribs here are some of the best I've ever had because they are absolutely fall-off-the-bone. The Bloomer Onion is an excellent appetizer. Service was above average for a Thursday evening. I highly recommend this restaurant. I would definitely come back here again for the ribs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The ribs here are some of the best I've ever had because they are absolutely fall-off-the-bone. The Bloomer Onion is an excellent appetizer. Service was above average for a Thursday evening. I highly recommend this restaurant. I would definitely come back here again for the ribs.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was merely The one heather sent earlier hasn't contacted back and it's going to voicemail okay but the speed of service was terrible. My salad included an array of mushy brown lettuce. Our steaks were cooked to the correct specifications. The server was friendly but very forgetful. We had to ask multiple times for steak sauce and ketchup;... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I went here a totally thinking this was Texas Roadhouse....when I figured out that the Roadhouse was hidden across the street I decided to stay. The Texas Outlaw isn't quite the quality, in my opinion, as the Roadhouse. My Ribeye at the Outlaw was very good, baked potatoe hot, and server Cameron was awesome. Even got my well done mushrooms... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went back a second time on a second trip because the nearby Texas Roadhouse was busy yet again. We learned out lesson and ordered burgers which are virtually imposdible to screw up. They were good, but no better thsn any other non-fast-food restaurant. The fries were nicely seasoned, and the fried pickle appetizers were just "alright". The food preparation... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

2 steaks ordered 1 Med. Rare and 1 Medium. Med. Rare was more rare but extremly Tough. Med. Was perfect. Fried Apples were delish. Bread Pudding was excellent!

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

Thanks for your review ttabbycat999 and giving us the opportunity to serve you. We're thrilled you enjoyed your medium-rare steak as well as the fried apples and bread pudding. We're sorry to hear about the rare steak that was tough and am in hopes you might help us learn more about what might have gone wrong. Can you tell us... More 

Towanda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stopped at this exit for the evening while traveling home. Motel employee recommended restaurant. We had a great meal, great service and would definitely return if in the area again.

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

Thanks so much John! We are grateful for your review. Hope you enjoyed your short stay in E-town and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again down the road. More 

Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of my favorite places in the country for ribs. Winner of many national BBQ competitions. The steaks are great as well. This place is not a chain. Service could be better, but quality of the entrées make it worth the visit.

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

Thanks Pick1960. We are truly grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of your family lunch last Sunday. So many great memories are created when we gather together to share a meal and that is one of the reasons we love what we do! Hope to see you and your family again soon. More 

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ordered take out from here for family lunch on Sunday. Ribs disappeared quickly. Pulled pork sandwiches with the provided sauce were yummy. Baked beans with bits of meat were flavorful. Potato salad was okay.

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I went out to eat on the busiest day of all with my wife and mother. Normally, I do not write reviews I simply tuck away tidbits of information and relay them unto others...but this visit on THIS day was amazing. To begin, when we arrived there was a bit of a wait, (expected) when we were seated our server... More 

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

Thank you so much Ed. We are so happy you, your wife and mother made the trip over from Bardstown to spend Valentines Day with us! We will be passing along your review to Cameron and our management team. We are truly grateful for your support and feedback! See you soon. More 

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Ate here this evening with the wife. I ordered the ribs and they were some of the best I've had. Nice smoke ring and smoked perfectly. Service was excellent and great atmosphere. Would give it a 5 star but was a little pricey. The BBQ is delicious though.

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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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