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Smoketown USA

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1153 Logan Street, Louisville, KY
(502) 409-9180
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Some of the best BBQ I have ever had

I had a lunch break in between parts of my interview and decided since I was in Louisville I would get some southern BBQ. Driving to this place I was a little worried because it is surrounded by sketchy looking neighborhoods, but do not let that turn you away! This place used to be a store until it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
timothy h
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Batavia, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

...but I didn't. The smoked chicken was tasty and the brisket was good but tasted like they started with a corned beef brisket, which was a little different. The beef "Flintstones" ribs were okay but the way they were cut left a LOT of fat. Jalapeño cornbread was just sweet cornbread with jalapeños in it. The pintos were delicious as... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I had a lunch break in between parts of my interview and decided since I was in Louisville I would get some southern BBQ. Driving to this place I was a little worried because it is surrounded by sketchy looking neighborhoods, but do not let that turn you away! This place used to be a store until it was converted.... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Looking for a good barbecue restaurant look no further. This is a quirky little place outside the downtown sameness that offers some of the best slow cooked pork, beef and chicken I have ever had. Truly worth the search, you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was a very random trip to Smoketown and I am so glad I went. I was in Louisville for the weekend and wanted a different atmosphere and I got it. Love Smoketown!!!! It is truly off the beaten path. Staff, service, and food were awesome!

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Based on reviews and hotel recommendations, we drove out to Smoketown USA. Located in an eclectic older neighborhood, it's located in a former store from 1862, reborn as a restaurant. My companion ordered the half rack of spare ribs. They were meaty, tasty, and fell off the bone. I had the Three Amigos - sliders of pork, chicken, and brisket.... More 

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louisville
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Delicious bbq and sides. No wait. Downsides: The temp in the restaurant was freezing. The parking lot did not appear to be cleared from ice and snow. Very slippery. Most of our group parked cars out on the street as they couldnt get in the lot.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

You may come here to eat the delicious BBQ but you will leave here knowing how to prepare luscious foods. The owner visits every diner in the establishment and seems genuinely interested in the customers. He visited me twice and when I asked for an explanation of how he prepared his ribs he disappeared into the kitchen, came out with... More 

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KENT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Found this little place off the beaten path and what an amazing meal. The sampler is a carnivores dream. What a feed of amazing food.

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Watertown, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There are few things in life that bring people together more than food. And BBQ might be the king of all food. I can't even write this without my mouth watering like a, well, like a hungry man's mouth in front of a BBQ joint. While you don't get the valet parking and the live string quartet, Smoketown USA is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Excellent service. Great food. The staff was friendly and didn't try to rush you out the door. The brisket sandwich was fabulous. The cabbage salad was better than what my grandma used to make. Give this place a try you won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1153 Logan Street, Louisville, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: (502) 409-9180

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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