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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great barbecue, not fancy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Evansville, Indiana
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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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Princeton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It was very good food for the money. Loved their take on Bar-B-Que sauce. Not a lot of choice, but that is part of the fun.

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Morehead, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Nothing fancy about this place, but some of the best BBQ I've ever had. Not many choices but if you are looking for good BBQ this is the place to go. Oh and the homemade BBQ sauce is awesome, just wish I would have purchased some to bring back home with me. Very reasonable prices, a great place to grab... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There aren't very many Barbecue places in the Lake Barkley area but fortunately there's a very good one here right at the bridge crossing the Cumberland River, immediately downstream from Barkley Dam. A typical local barbecue joint with little ambiance other than the plain-Jane fixtures and furnishings but the food is very good. There are options to eat in an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you want great pulled pork, then you want to go to Knoth's. Smoked to perfection. Not dried out, but moist and very flavorful. And if you order 1 pound, a sandwich, or 10 pounds, you DO NOT get half of it in fat as so many BBQ joints do. It is lean, fresh meat. And their sauce is great.... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Love me some Kentucky BBQ and Knoth's knows how it is done. Unique slaw and cold iced tea. Yum! I recommend you stop in when in the area.

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

First of all, there is ample parking for an RV. That's a biggie when hauling a big fifth wheel. The restaurant is old, but clean. The vibe is of an older establishment, dated furnishings but kind of neat. The service at lunch time was very prompt. There is a simple menu. No beans or potato salad at this joint. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I would put their pulled pork against anyone's. I've lived all over the south and have tried lots of barbecue, Knoth's beats them all! I buy a shoulder every time I visit and put it in the freezer so I can have it until we visit again. Seriously the best!

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We have been eating here for years, in fact all the 50 yrs they have been in business. The food is always good and always the same. Why change something that is right?

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great BBQ pork, slaw, crinkle cut fires, and warm bread. Yum! they aren't open in the winter or Sundays and they don't take credit cards so bring cash! We always look forward to it opening!

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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

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