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Backwoods BBQ

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5172 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001-9693
270-441-7427
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent BBQ ribs and at modest cost

I like BBQ and Backwoods serves very good BBQ. The restaurant is very basic, a simple, vinyl-clad diner. The menu has all one would want ribs, chicken, pork, beef, and fast service at a good price. This is my favorite BBQ in Paducah.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Keith S
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Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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434 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I like BBQ and Backwoods serves very good BBQ. The restaurant is very basic, a simple, vinyl-clad diner. The menu has all one would want ribs, chicken, pork, beef, and fast service at a good price. This is my favorite BBQ in Paducah.

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Thank Keith S
Denver, Colorado
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386 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Wonderful food, I had the BBQ sandwich with slaw and hash brown casserole. My meal was delicious and very quick. Will return again when in Paducah!

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Thank WorldTravelerCO
Saint Charles, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We love BBQ foods that are not too spicy; these were available at Backwoods BBQ. Also, it was a pleasant surprise to see that the menu had reasonably priced choices for pork and chicken plates.

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Thank Grace P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Succulent. Fall off the bone. Amazing. Friendly service and quick to boot! Will be returning very soon!

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1 Thank José Américo C
Loveland, Colorado
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We called our order in ahead of time. Upon arrival noticed a small, older looking building. The decor is quaint and clean but dated. The staff are all smiles and very helpful. The food is very good. The hashbrown casserole was tasty. Not a big fan of the bbq sauce though. Overall, i would recommend and return.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

It's a simple place, not fancy at all, but the ribs are great. We weren't thrilled with the sides offered and should have ordered the potato casserole as an extra. That said we'd go back again.

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1 Thank Janis K
Roswell, Georgia
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Beats fast food any day. Nice plate of pulled pork, baked beans and cole slaw is worth stopping for. Bbq sauce was limited to only the one. Wish there were more choices. But all in all, nice place to stop.

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1 Thank Donna W
Paducah, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Friendly staff and clean dining area. There seemed to be many families picking up BBQ to go and that seems a good sign. Sorry my taists do not go to the rubbed and smoked dinner and I think it was my 1st time eating it. Portions were good and sides very taisty. If you like smoked etc, I think it... More 

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Thank Tom S
Kevil, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love Backwoods BBQ. It is just great BBQ in my book. I get the pulled pork, but I have had the chicken, and it was very good too! If you want good West KY BBQ, Backwoods BBQ is extremely good. You can also have custom BBQ done as well. Don't ask if it is "Memphis", "Kansas City", "Texas" or... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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273 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Backwoods has a long history of having the best Barbeque in Weatern Kentucky and that is saying something. Sides are great too. Ask for Matt C. for 5-star service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5172 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001-9693
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah
  • Phone Number: 270-441-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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