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Rubbies Barbeque & Brew

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Barbecue, Pub, Family Fare, Chicken Wings
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6905 Southside Dr, Louisville, KY 40214-3721
+1 502-367-0007
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Rubbies is located in South Louisville and boasts a variety of selections...
Rubbies is located in South Louisville and boasts a variety of selections and many signature dishes, from our Hickory Smoked BBQ Pork and Beef Brisket, Baby Back Ribs, Kentucky Hot Brown, The Double Decker Rubbie Burger, Our Famous Smoked Wings, Sizzling Steaks, & many other popular menu items. Everyone seems to find a favorite on our menu. Quality food and the comfortable atmosphere of a genuinely unique neighborhood grill and bar make Rubbies a favorite of locals, travelers while in town, and anyone else who has discovered this hidden treasure. Here's a description of a few of our popular items: Rubbies Famous Hickory Smoked Wings: Our Nearly World Famous Smoked Wings Are First Rubbed Down With Our Special Wing Rub Created By The Owner, Linda. We Then Slow Smoke Them In Our Smoker In The Back With Hickory Wood For Nearly 4 Hours! 8 Jumbo Wingettes to an order. One Of Our Favorites! Rubbie Famous "Motor Oil" Wings: Whole wings, deep fried & seasoned with our famous "Rubbies Motor Oil Sauce". The sauce is a secret, and is unlike any other wings you'll get anywhere. You can order them seasoned 'Mild', 'Hot', or '911' (not for the weak). Some say they're the best in Louisville, others say they're the best you'll get anywhere Sizzling Steaks: Order the Hand-cut Black Angus Rib eye, or the popular Rubbies Bourbon Glazed Steak. All steaks are topped with sauteed mushrooms and brought to you still cooking on a sizzling cast iron skillet Hickory Smoked Beef Brisket: Whole Briskets Are Rubbed with our Special Rub, then Slow Smoked With Hickory to have a Nice Smoky Bark, then Hand Cut and Served as a Sandwich... Tender & Delicious! Many credit us as having the best brisket around!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Rating Questionable

We stopped here on a Friday afternoon after getting off a plane from Detroit. The lunchtime crowd was lively. My husband had the brisket and said it was delicious. I decided to try something new and ordered the Kentucky Hot Brown, their specialty. I did not like this entrée at all. That said... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2014
Amy L
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Louisville, Kentucky
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234 reviews 234 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We often eat lunch at Rubbie's because the food is good and it's very cheap. Some of my favorites are the wings, the burgers, and the fries.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped here on a Friday afternoon after getting off a plane from Detroit. The lunchtime crowd was lively. My husband had the brisket and said it was delicious. I decided to try something new and ordered the Kentucky Hot Brown, their specialty. I did not like this entrée at all. That said, it does not mean the food is... More 

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Louisville
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I reviewed this place quite a while ago and I really didn't like it, I thought it was dirty, the service was poor and the for was so so. This time I went with a friend that talked me in to going back, he said it had changed. Boy did it, while the atmosphere is dated the coast beef dinner... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really don't understand all of the good reviews from Rubbies. I ate there once years ago and remember not being happy with the BBQ pork sandwhich. This was a place my husband always wanted to try and so I regretfully ate there again. The special for the day was chicken fried steak so I had that with mashed potatoes... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Wednesday is the meatloaf special day! Almost as good as Moms! Good price too. This place is a hidden gem in the Louisville area.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My running buddies like to go there once a week after our workout. Jessica is our server and she's wonderful. Love that every day that have a different special. Food is always good.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

It's been a long time since I'd eaten at Rubbies until this week. We had a quick business lunch and it was very good. I had an old fashioned double decker cheeseburger and fries.The burger reminded me of the kind you got as a kid and the fries were steak fries. Everything was good and hot. My partners had fried... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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129 reviews 129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We went here with friends who were locals. So we were introduced to the owner and everyone. The food was good, the prices average. As another review says - it wasn't the cleanest place I have ever been. It seemed more messy and old than dirty tho. It was comfortable, the people were nice. They were making stuff for derby... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We have been eating at Rubbies since they opened in the late 80's. Everything at Rubbies is great. They have Legendary Wings and Chicken Tenders. The pulled pork, the burgers, the chicken sandwiches, the steaks, the COLD BEER!! Like I said, everything is good. EAT WHERE THE LOCALS EAT! Go to Rubbies.

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Louisville
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51 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

dirty, dirty, dirty, I must type at at least fifty characters, so I guess I need to say it' dirty, dirty and oh yeah, it's dirty

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6905 Southside Dr, Louisville, KY 40214-3721
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-367-0007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Pub, Family Fare, Chicken Wings

Description

Rubbies is located in South Louisville and boasts a variety of selections and many signature dishes, from our Hickory Smoked BBQ Pork and Beef Brisket, Baby Back Ribs, Kentucky Hot Brown, The Double Decker Rubbie Burger, Our Famous Smoked Wings, Sizzling Steaks, & many other popular menu items. Everyone seems to find a favorite on our menu. Quality food and the comfortable atmosphere of a genuinely unique neighborhood grill and bar make Rubbies a favorite of locals, travelers while in town, and anyone else who has discovered this hidden treasure. Here's a description of a few of our popular items: Rubbies Famous Hickory Smoked Wings: Our Nearly World Famous Smoked Wings Are First Rubbed Down With Our Special Wing Rub Created By The Owner, Linda. We Then Slow Smoke Them In Our Smoker In The Back With Hickory Wood For Nearly 4 Hours! 8 Jumbo Wingettes to an order. One Of Our Favorites! Rubbie Famous "Motor Oil" Wings: Whole wings, deep fried & seasoned with our famous "Rubbies Motor Oil Sauce". The sauce is a secret, and is unlike any other wings you'll get anywhere. You can order them seasoned 'Mild', 'Hot', or '911' (not for the weak). Some say they're the best in Louisville, others say they're the best you'll get anywhere Sizzling Steaks: Order the Hand-cut Black Angus Rib eye, or the popular Rubbies Bourbon Glazed Steak. All steaks are topped with sauteed mushrooms and brought to you still cooking on a sizzling cast iron skillet Hickory Smoked Beef Brisket: Whole Briskets Are Rubbed with our Special Rub, then Slow Smoked With Hickory to have a Nice Smoky Bark, then Hand Cut and Served as a Sandwich... Tender & Delicious! Many credit us as having the best brisket around!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?