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Roy's Pit Bar-B-Q

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101 Sarah Ln, Russellville, KY 42276-6701
270-726-8057
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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
Most recent review
Good place for southern cookin

I've eaten at Roys many times and I am never disappointed. The food is good and the service super quick. As some of the other reviews have mentioned, the catfish is very good. Overall, the dining experience isn't much, but hey, it's Russellville, KY. The service has always been good every time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Russellville, Kentucky
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Russellville, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at Roys many times and I am never disappointed. The food is good and the service super quick. As some of the other reviews have mentioned, the catfish is very good. Overall, the dining experience isn't much, but hey, it's Russellville, KY. The service has always been good every time I have been. If you want bbq, and... More 

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Russellville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Reasonably priced and if you are hungry this is the place to stop! Home cooking like Mama used to make.

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Russellville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Roy's Bar-B-Q has been an institution in Russellville, KY for many years, and we've enjoyed eating there ever since they've been open. The food is delicious and the home-made pies are out of this world. True Southern cooking that Paula Deen hasn't got anything on! All the locals eat there and you should too if you are passing through the... More 

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Russellville, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have always loved Roy's BBQ-- The staff are very friendly and the food is great! You definitely won't leave there hungry the food proportions are pretty big, we always need to take some to go... They don't just have BBQ-- They offer other things as well.. I hear the catfish is really good (not much of a fish eater... More 

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Auburn
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I am a fan of Roy's. The service is always friendly and fast, and the food is outstanding. Why drive to owensboro for over priced and poor tasting bbq when Roy's is in our own backyard? Great gem in town with two locations to serve you. And don't worry about leaving hungry, I'm pretty sure one serving would actually feed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I love the Chess pie!!!I The owners are the sweetest people. The pork bar b que is awesome. They also have delicious Catfish. The sweet tea is a southern tradition. This restaurant has Southern written all over it. 😀

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Oberoflingen
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Not a lot of places in Russellville but this is a gem. I got the sampler plate but the ribs were the best. Great variety of sides to choose from.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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391 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

"YES" there a places with BBQ as good as here, & "Yes" there are places with catfish as good as Roy's, ----BUT---- I don't know of (1) A "sit down," good "dining area" that has great, BBQ, CATFISH, VEGGIES, PIES, CORNBREAD, (you get the idea) all in one place. We drive 70 miles round trip, to pick up "Carry Out"... More 

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Russellville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food at Roy's is very good regardless if you stop in there for either dinner or supper. Recently Roy's increased prices in their meals is the only negative factor however the food here is all very good. For pulled pork BBQ or the fried or BBQed Chicken no place in this area matches their quality. Although the catfish here... More 

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White House, Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Russellville. Great fried chicken and fish. Very good pulled pork BBQ. Their desserts are very yummy as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Sarah Ln, Russellville, KY 42276-6701
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Russellville
  • Phone Number: 270-726-8057

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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