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Mama Lou's BBQ

5112 31E, Horse Cave, KY
(270) 786-4198
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Horse Cave
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were passing through to visit Mammoth Cave. The people at the local Hampton Inn recommended Mama Lou's for local BBQ. The people who work here are friendly, and as other reviewers have noted, the portion sizes are big. My wife and I were able to share a brisket platter. The kids were happy with their meals. If we are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great food. Excellent service. Friendy atmosphere. But bring cash or check as credit/debit cards are not accepted.

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Nashville
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Its not fancy, the furniture is miss matched and we waited a few minutes for the waitress to come but the portions are large and the food is delicious. Fried green tomatoes, pork shoulder, loaded potato topped with pulled pork, burgers on Texas toast were all outstanding! I will stop when going through again. Exit 65 on 65. - easy... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sweet southern hospitality with great food. This place offers great food with really great portions. Ordered the loaded shredded pork potato, it was massive, so large I couldn't see the potato for all the pork. Can't wait to stop through again..

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Okay we were looking forward to eating here since the reviews were great, BUT we drove to Horse Cave and had to ask at a gas station in the center of town for the location. They told us that it is actually in Munfordville, one town over!! So off we went just to find out that they closed at 4:00... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I really just do not know where to begin!! The sampler is loaded with perfect ribs, shoulder, pulled pork, and brisket. All of the sauces are extremely flavorful but my favorite was the vinegar based sauce. The sides are cooked to perfection; fried potatoes (not greasy), slaw is perfect blend of sweet/vinegar, the baked beans had a great smoke flavor... More

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Berwick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Food tasty. Nice portions. Service could have been better. Short girl with glasses New to the business. I could tell from the level of service. Standoffish attitude didn't smile once and only stopped by to bring check. Even then didn't check on me. First time here left first impression on me

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Huntington, IN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What a great little find. We ate at their location at Horse Cave. You wouldn't think from the outside it would be anything. You sit at card tables with table cloths and are served on paper plates. Their food more than makes up for it. They have outstanding pulled pork and their loaded pulled pork bake potato was so tasty... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Really good ,they put so much on your plate you want be able to finish it. Try the sampler, enough for two people. Was here for lunch on a Saturday and not an empty seat in athe place

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Found this jewel along the road by happy accident. Not fancy but worth the stop. We ordered the BBQ sampler and was pleased. Big portions. Pork shoulder a little over cooked by the brisket and pulled pork very good. Cornbread was a fried pancake that was tasty. Great server how help to steer us to the best choices. Everybody in... More

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