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Knoth's Bar-B-Que

728 Us Highway 62, Lake City, Grand Rivers, KY 42045-9199
270-362-8580
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Princeton, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Love the Southern sweet and tangy sauce, but Knoth's is all about properly smoked meat, pulled with care. Unfortunately, they are seasonal - so, be sure to check their operating days/hours. But, this is the barbecue of my childhood, so it's the standard for all others to measure up against, but very few reach the excellence of three generations of... More 

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Grand Rivers, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Limited menu options, but who needs choices when the BBQ is soooo tasty! Best sauce in the south. After dinner, visit the candy store next door.

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sacramento ky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Said far as BBQ goes I would say this is simply average. Had better, not very much to choose from. Service was fine the place isn't fancy but it appeared clean

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Iowa
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121 reviews 121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visiting the area to see friends they suggested we eat here. Good choice! The pork was fall apart tender, there was a little sauce on the pork, but I dressed it up with more sauce that's on all the tables. The sauce is good, pick your style, sort of sweet or peppery hot (black pepper hot, not cayenne nor habanero... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

As others have mentioned, it doesn't look like much on the outside but well worth the visit. Tables were clean, staff friendly and helpful. Being a fairly big guy, I considered the portion sizes a little bit small but probably perfectly acceptable for average size folks. Unfortunately they close Nov. 1 for the winter which apparently is the normal procedure.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The building doesn't look like much but the food is excellent. Very small menu but everything they serve is outstanding. Be sure to bring cash as they don't accept credit/debit cards.

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Olney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were in the Ky Lake/Barkley Lake area for 3 nights and attempted to eat here twice. Both times the closed signs were in the windows both times. Both times were just before 7 pm. So I can't critique their food as we were never able to get any.

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Muskego
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Since we are not from KY, we didn't know what to expect from their style of BBQ. If this is the standard - sign me up for more!! My husband had the pork and I ordered beef. Both dishes were delicious. As other reviewers mentioned, the meat was served "dry".. I want to clarify and say that while it was... More 

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Carlinville, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We loved the BBQ and the service was great, my daughter had the grilled cheese sandwich and said it was excellent. I grew up in W. KY and remember going there as a child and it is still just as good as I remembered it to be.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My best friend and I each got the beef plate. We expected brisket but it was more like a flavorless roast. My portion had plenty of fat, to the point that only two-thirds of it was edible. The plate includes plenty of fries that reminded me of Great Value fries. The total was $20 when it should've cost around $10.... More 

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

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