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“Come get it!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mama Lou's BBQ

Mama Lou's BBQ
5112 31E, Horse Cave, KY
(270) 786-4198
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Horse Cave
Cuisines: Barbecue
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Come get it!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I really just do not know where to begin!! The sampler is loaded with perfect ribs, shoulder, pulled pork, and brisket. All of the sauces are extremely flavorful but my favorite was the vinegar based sauce. The sides are cooked to perfection; fried potatoes (not greasy), slaw is perfect blend of sweet/vinegar, the baked beans had a great smoke flavor and the corn bread.... Oh my!! The corn bread!! Then we split a piece of the double chocolate fudge cake and it was warm, rich, and moist.
We ended up with to go boxes for a great lunch tomorrow. These folks in UNO, KY sure can cook! We will be back. Great food for the $$ and certainly worth your drive.

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Berwick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food. Mediocre service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Food tasty. Nice portions. Service could have been better. Short girl with glasses New to the business. I could tell from the level of service. Standoffish attitude didn't smile once and only stopped by to bring check. Even then didn't check on me. First time here left first impression on me

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Huntington, IN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Awesome food !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What a great little find. We ate at their location at Horse Cave. You wouldn't think from the outside it would be anything. You sit at card tables with table cloths and are served on paper plates. Their food more than makes up for it. They have outstanding pulled pork and their loaded pulled pork bake potato was so tasty and huge . They are reasonably price too. This was the highlight of our trip food wise and next time we are in the area we will definitely go back.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Really good ,they put so much on your plate you want be able to finish it. Try the sampler, enough for two people. Was here for lunch on a Saturday and not an empty seat in athe place

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Found this jewel along the road by happy accident. Not fancy but worth the stop. We ordered the BBQ sampler and was pleased. Big portions. Pork shoulder a little over cooked by the brisket and pulled pork very good. Cornbread was a fried pancake that was tasty. Great server how help to steer us to the best choices. Everybody in town agreed with our choice. All the locals including the entire police force were in the place for lunch. We will be back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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