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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
We Love Mama Lou's!

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... read more

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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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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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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