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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
E-I-E-I YUM!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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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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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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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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  • 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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