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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great food , great service , very friendly helpful staff , awesome baked potato, very fresh .. try it for yourself..

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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

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Hodgenville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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Clarksville, Tennessee
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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Park City, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Mama Lou's is a very small, like five table small, restaurant and it has some of the best food you could get anywhere! The BBQ is great, the hamburgers are huge, and the fried potatoes are amazing! Service is super friendly and price is excellent! If you are in the area, make sure to stop in and try out the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stumbled upon this location during a Mammoth Cave vacation. Once eating their delicious food, we knew we had to return. Everything was fantastic. Everything was great, from the daily smoked meats to the pancake style corn bread. Holly the waitress was both kind and courteous. When visiting, you must try the pulled pork with the extra hot barbecue sauce,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We are camping in Park City, KY. We stayed here at Diamond Caverns RV Resort 2 years ago and tried Mama Lou's. The food was wonderful. I got the Stuffed Potato and took half of it home. My husband got the 16 oz hamburger... And ate every bite! 🐷 The restaurant does not look like much at all from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 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

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

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  • 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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