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Mama Lou's Bar B Que

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5112 S Jackson Hwy, Horse Cave, KY 42749
(270) 786-4198
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed the Food and Service

Really good BBQ.....friendly service....worth visit. Comfortable atmosphere with good variety on menu. Clean dining room.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
K W
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Really good BBQ.....friendly service....worth visit. Comfortable atmosphere with good variety on menu. Clean dining room.

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Thank K W
Munfordville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

If it's BBQ you are looking for this is the place to go. Large portions, I guarantee you won't leave hungry!!

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Thank Kim H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Great pulled pork, brisket, and cole slaw....love finding great BBQ. Small place (maybe 8 table for 4) but worth the wait.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Trip Advisor was a huge help finding this hidden gem. With the lack of restaurants in the area, it was great to find a delicious meal with great service. If you like barbecue, this is definitely worth getting a few miles off the beaten path for. Would definitely stop in here again if in the area.

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Thank KYBATMAN
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We stopped off here on our way back to Lexington from Kentucky Down Under. We had a craving for pulled pork and Mama Lou's didn't disappoint. The staff are all very friendly. The fried green tomatoes were perfectly cooked and delicious. We all ordered the baked potato, topped with butter, cream, cheese, bacon, and pulled pork, with a side of... More 

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Thank FionaYB
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We went for some good BBQ, - mission accomplished. This little gem is a little ways out from any tourist attractions, but if you are in Horse Cave area, make sure to put it in your GPS. They have two locations, we visited the original. The place does not look like much from road, but inside is clean and inviting.... More 

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Thank 07BK
Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Great food , great service , very friendly helpful staff , awesome baked potato, very fresh .. try it for yourself..

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Thank JustinFW
Hodgenville, Kentucky
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This a great place to get some home cooking and not break the bank. Speaking of that - they do not take cards. The service is just what you would expect from a little country dinner ...... friendly and caring. Don't dine here if you expect anything fancy. It is very small but does have a patio area if you... More 

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Thank Missy M
Clarksville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you visit Horse Cave, make sure you put dining at Mama Lou's BBQ in your plans. The food is delicious!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to hit some "off the beaten path" restaurants and this one was one of the best so far! You will not be disappointed!! The prices are very good for all the food you get. Such good food:)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5112 S Jackson Hwy, Horse Cave, KY 42749
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Horse Cave
  • Phone Number: (270) 786-4198

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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