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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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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
The manager was soooo cute

Awesome food amazing service. But that manager, I think his name was Beerstra, had the hair of a God.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
lisadwayyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Awesome food amazing service. But that manager, I think his name was Beerstra, had the hair of a God.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after searching for reviews for BBQ places. This one sure had alot of good reviews. We had beef brisket, cornbread, potato salad, fries, beans and onion rings. The portions are quite generous and everything was good, but not exceptional. Our waitress was very attentive but that couldn't be said for all the staff because a family walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had the ribs with 2 sides(slaw and baked beans) with corn bread pancake. Fantastic Smokey flavor and very meaty. Awesome value for $10.75! I carried out, but the small restaurant seems very well decorated with BBQ type stuff and welcoming. This is a dry County, so don't expect beer... That's why I carried out... But worth the drive for... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

That's the zip code for this place in KY but WOW! Great experience, great food and if you're anywhere in the area come, it's worth it. One of top 5 meals my wife and I have had while traveling!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The place doesn't look like much from the outside but my kids and I decided to give it a try and there wasn't much in the area to choose from. No regrets! It was the best BBQ! We will definitely be back!

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Portage, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

On our way to Fl. my wife and I spent the night in Horse Cave. This place caught my eye on Trip Adviser. It was fantastic. We got the sampler which came with back ribs, brisket, pulled pork and shoulder steak. $13.75 and enough for two people. It came with your choice of bread and two sides. We got the... More 

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Twin Falls, ID
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

While visiting some friends in Horse Cave, we had lunch at Mama Lou's. I didn't get to eat at the one in Uno, although we stopped by there. It has more down home character than the one in Horse Cave. Nevertheless, the load baked potato I ordered had a more than generous serving of pulled pork on it. The pork... More 

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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD LOVED THE VARIETY OF MENU We enjoyed a great place to sit down with our family and dine portions was awesome and staff very friendly nice and clean

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wonderful BBQ with terrific service. Felt like we were guests at Mama's home. You have to try the BBQ Pie!

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Our first visit, and will definitely return! They give you generous servings. The baked beans and slaw is delicious! The cornbread is awesome. Very pleasant waitress. Worth the drive!

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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

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