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All 5 Horse Cave Restaurants

Mama Lou's Bar B Que

5112 S Jackson Hwy, Horse Cave, KY 42749
(270) 786-4198
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Horse Cave
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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419 reviews 419 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I really just do not know where to begin!! The sampler is loaded with perfect ribs, shoulder, pulled pork, and brisket. All of the sauces are extremely flavorful but my favorite was the vinegar based sauce. The sides are cooked to perfection; fried potatoes (not greasy), slaw is perfect blend of sweet/vinegar, the baked beans had a great smoke flavor... More 

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Berwick
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Food tasty. Nice portions. Service could have been better. Short girl with glasses New to the business. I could tell from the level of service. Standoffish attitude didn't smile once and only stopped by to bring check. Even then didn't check on me. First time here left first impression on me

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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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