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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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  • 37
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  • 5
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent BBQ

You will have to make a stop here. We were told by a local this was the best barbeque in the area. A family owned restaurant that has been around for over 50 years. The barbeque tasted wonderful. You eat off of paper plates and everything is simple, yet delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You will have to make a stop here. We were told by a local this was the best barbeque in the area. A family owned restaurant that has been around for over 50 years. The barbeque tasted wonderful. You eat off of paper plates and everything is simple, yet delicious!

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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have been eating barbeque at Knoth's for many years now.Theirs is a special taste and special sauce for this area. Would advise anyone to give it a try

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Princeton, Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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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122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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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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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