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Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill

East Louisville
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2525 Hurstbourne Gem Lane, Louisville, KY 40220
(502) 491-7570
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty much what you'd expect from a chain BBQ restaurant.

We hadn't eaten at Smokey Bones in at least 5 years and now I remember why. The food was up and down. My St. Louis Ribs were tough enough that I could barely cut them with a knife. My wife's Baby Back Ribs were very tender. My baked potato was lukewarm. The Cinnamon Appples were very good. Service... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Steven G
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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233 reviews 233 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We hadn't eaten at Smokey Bones in at least 5 years and now I remember why. The food was up and down. My St. Louis Ribs were tough enough that I could barely cut them with a knife. My wife's Baby Back Ribs were very tender. My baked potato was lukewarm. The Cinnamon Appples were very good. Service was just... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We often pickup food for dinner from Smokey Bones. We are members of the "Bones Club" which gives points for purchases resulting in discounts on future orders, making this restaurant more affordable. The salmon is among the best tasted at any restaurant so far. The pulled pork is so delicious. Try it! You'll like it too.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

My husband, son, and daughter and I ate here on a Sunday afternoon. Atmosphere is very casual and decor is horrible. Don't go for the ambience. Also there are message boards - Cartoon-like signs posted as part of the decor with offensive lines like, " drink with pregnant people" with a picture of a pregnant woman pretty far along just... More 

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Garland, Texas
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313 reviews 313 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wow!! All is good there!! The food and the atmosphere !! Great for anyone Family or single Great Place!!Maggie was great there !! If you get her you really will be impressed!

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Smallest wings I have ever seen. Where do you buy wings that small. We are going to rumors. Their wings are much larger

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Louisville, Kentucky
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Had a group of 7 to celebrate Mother's Day. Booth was dirty looking when we were seated. I brought it to the attention of the hostess that was seating us and she said it was just paper. Did not offer to clean it up or wipe it down. We also did not have silverware so we asked for it when... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go here a lot because of the membership and coupons but surprisingly the food is also very good. The atmosphere is a sports bar but it is family friendly

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here with friends. Everyone got something different an everyone walked away happy! Service was good. Got her in time to avoid a wait, so it must be popular for locals.

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Evansville, Indiana
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41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Our smokey bones has been closed for a while so we were excited to see this location. Food wasn't quite as great as we remember -with the exception of the ribs. Turkey burger was also a flavorful light option- would recommend!! Nice people working here. Eerily empty at noon. This is a big place so with only around five tables... More 

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Garland, Texas
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313 reviews 313 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Erica waited on me and she was fantastic!! Food was great!! Great atmosphere as well! Always eat there when I can!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2525 Hurstbourne Gem Lane, Louisville, KY 40220
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighborhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: (502) 491-7570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?