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Knoth's Bar-B-Que

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728 Us Highway 62, Lake City, Grand Rivers, KY 42045-9199
270-362-8580
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always delicious.

We have been enjoying this place for over 40 years. You can always count on it to be the same every time. No frills just plain old good food, good service. They must be doing something right, this is their 50th year in business. That says a lot about them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Patricia C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We have been enjoying this place for over 40 years. You can always count on it to be the same every time. No frills just plain old good food, good service. They must be doing something right, this is their 50th year in business. That says a lot about them.

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Thank Patricia C
Saint Charles, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Although given great accolades by a couple of local residents our group of 4 found this restaurant to be exceedingly mediocre at best. The beef had a bland taste and stringy consistency much like the cheap pot roast my grand parents made. We also ordered the pulled pork and it was not much better than the beef. Again bland, lacking... More 

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Creswell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We stopped in Knoths yesterday for a late lunch, still the best bar b que around!!! They are celebrating 50 years in business this year and no wonder!!! The bar b que was tender and moist, and they have the best crinkle cut fries hands down!!! No end pieces here!!! We had a large pork plate, a pork sandwich and... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Celebrating 50 years of serving BBQ in the Kentucky Lakes area, Knoth's is family friendly, and very much home town. We always order the pulled pork plate, generous portion of perfectly smoked pork, french fries, cole slaw (mustard based), white bread. Large drinks (we like ice tea). Two kinds of BBQ sauce on the table, one's spicy and has a... More 

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Thank Karen W
Wanatah, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on the last day of vacation. Had the hot BBQ pork sandwich. It was fantastic. The waitress was great I believe her name was Allison. She talked us into milkshakes which were handmade and delicious. Would recommend to anyone!

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Remember Knoth's from over 40 years ago and am delighted to say the bar-b-que lived up to my expectations. I had three pulled pork sandwiches with their great sauce on one occasion. Much to my surprise, their bar-b-que was served at two functions I attended over the weekend. Loved it. Great fun. Good service. Very nice people.

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Calvert City, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

They have generous portion BBQ plates served with cole slaw, this is some kind of mustard base, its better than I was expecting, Crinkle cut fried and bread. They will close soon for the winter and re-open in spring.

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Thank anitaf222
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This place has really good barbque and great fries. It's a friendly little mom and pop place. We always really enjoy it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Hubby and I shared a pork platter and a beef platter. The beef was good but don't expect brisket. It was tender pieces of beef and the pork was typical of pulled pork, but oth were good. Bread was served which we prefer over a bulky bun anyway. The place was clean and obviously a local favorite. Menus on the... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You need to come early. They had a sign up that they were out of meat....but somehow they decided to let us have the last of it. Others were turned away. The owner was outside having a smoke and I guess he liked us...as he sent us in and told us to tell them to serve us. The barbecue was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 728 Us Highway 62, Lake City, Grand Rivers, KY 42045-9199
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Grand Rivers
  • Phone Number: 270-362-8580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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