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Smoketown USA

1153 Logan Street, Louisville, KY
(502) 409-9180
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Ranked #76 of 1,508 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had read the reviews for Smoketown USA, so we expected good food, but upon driving up to the restaurant, we were a bit skeptical. The neighborhood isn't great, and the outside looks a bit sketchy (bars on the windows, etc). But once we entered, we were wowed - the inside was fun, artsy and vintage, and the smell was... More

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Ottawa, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Fell into this FABULOUS little place while on a quick trip to Louisville. We were in love the instant we opened the door ! The smokey scent of whatever greatness was smoldering in the happy little kitchen reeled us on in to sit a spell and enjoy at terrific lunch ( brisket, ribs and Cuban sandwich) . When I say... More

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San Jose, California, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great little diner in a not so great part of town. Had the best BBQ dinner! Owner was great. Came around and sat with us for a few minutes to see how everything was, where we were from, etc. and told us about how he and his wife started the business. Funky decor. The food was down home BBQ along... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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81 reviews 81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

After reading good reviews of Smoketown, the wife and I had to try it. After all we are good BBQ addicts. Being from VA and NC we love the downeast stuff but have grown to appreciate fine Louisville BBQ too (FABD's, Hammerheads). Sadly Smoketown isn't either one. The meat was essentially flavorless on it's own (ironically no "smoke" at all)... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Ribs are great. Sides are awful. Friendly wait staff. Strange atmosphere. Should have turned around when we got to the restaurant

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Louisville, KY
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152 reviews 152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My wife and I stopped here for dinner recently. First, I have to say the service was as friendly as we've ever received anywhere. They also did a really good job on the refurb of the old building. The exposed brick and black ceiling work really well. We each had the "Three Amigos", basically 3 sliders, one each of chicken,... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

On a trip to Louisville we wanted some good BBQ. I ran across reviews on this place and I'm glad I did. My husband said his ribs were the best he's eaten. I would have to agree. They we perfectly cooked with a sweetness. You also get huge portions.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Eat here this week with several guys from work. The rib basket was the way to go. Not much talking going on once the food arrived. Ribs were juicy and very tasty. Appeared there was a rub and sauce. The soul greens were great. Not a chain restaurant. The owner even came over go chat with us. Would go here... More

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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was our second last stop on The Great North to South BBQ adventure. After consuming more ribs than any two people should consume over an 11 day period, these were far and away the best we had. I'd give it a 5, but I'm holding out for the ultimate Rib; as time passes this rating may go up. I... More

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I've had smoked slow cooked ribs all over the usa,and would compare these to as good as any I've had.i had the sample platter, st.louis ribs,beef ribs and chicken leg,all done perfectly as in fall off the bone smokey goodness.the sides i had were the soul greens,very nice,mac n cheese,a bit pedestrian, baked beans,would have been much better if they... More

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