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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
Dining options: Dinner

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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
Great BBQ

Since I'm from KC I may be a little basis when it comes to BBQ. But this is a great place. We got it town late and was trying to find s restaurant that was still open. Smokey Bones was open until 130am. Not crowded and our waitress was nice and accommodating. Even though it stated it was a bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Brian B
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Michigan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were extremely disappointed with our food. The plates were hot but the food on top of them barely reaching luke warm! Waitress was friendly and fast! We wouldn't stop here again or recommend to anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Since I'm from KC I may be a little basis when it comes to BBQ. But this is a great place. We got it town late and was trying to find s restaurant that was still open. Smokey Bones was open until 130am. Not crowded and our waitress was nice and accommodating. Even though it stated it was a bar... More 

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Norton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Had the BBQ burger..this thing was a work of art...topped with a onion ring..pulled pork and 1/2 lb hamburger..this was sensational...kids meals were good sized portions and just as appetizing... Would go back in a heartbeat... A must go to..

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My wife and I have dined here two times. Neither times were the same, there seems to be no consistency in the food. The first time the food was better. With that being said we have received average to below average service both times. You can find better bbq at much, much cheaper prices at your local hole in the... More 

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Metropolis, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Visited 4/18/2014 while in town for a volleyball tournament. It was mid afternoon, no crowd, seated immediately by a very nice waiter that end up being our server. He suggested stuff to do in our area since we chose not to watch the fireworks. Restaurant has a rustic log cabin setting. Daughter ordered plate that had two meats, two sides.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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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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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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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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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 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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Additional Information about Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?