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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
Most recent review
Oh man, I ate the loaded baked potato

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Twin Falls, ID
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Twin Falls, ID
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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382 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

There are 2 "Momma Lou's" at least, in this area. This MOMMA LOU'S BBQ is at a little unincorporated town, on 31E. The other one, & we ate there too, in near Exit 65, off of I-65, at Munfordville, KY, on 31W. We found this more rural place having better food, & service, than the Munfordville. We enjoy the less... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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