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“Is this what poison tastes like?” 1 of 5 stars
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Ken-Tex Bar-B-Q
1163 Mount Eden Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065
502-633-2463
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Ranked #9 of 53 Restaurants in Shelbyville
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Louisville, Kentucky
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82 reviews 82 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Is this what poison tastes like?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

OMG! I didn't know food could get this bad. We ate here and all felt sick afterward. The BBQ was dried out and had a taste reminiscent of "metal" is what comes to mind. Sides are awful as well. Good thing the portions were super small anyway as it wasn't something we could even finish. No one to complain to either since there was only a couple of young teens (who were nice enough but clueless) working there. I've eaten lots of BBQ but not much worse than this.......

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Mid-trip overnite quick supper”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012 via mobile

Very basic, clean. Plastic utensils/paper containers. Great bouquet of BBQ smells from the parking lot right in the door. Do try the longhorn stew - quite yummy. Brisket and chopped pork sandwiches were tasty. Sauces for the vinegar lovers. If you like BBQ, this is quite alright.

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“A must stop for Great BBQ!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

We got chopped and sliced beef with sides of pinto beans, baked beans, LONGHORN STEW and fries... you must try the LONGHORN STEW!!! Everything was great and we travel from Lexington just to eat! We also bring back the stew for another day.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“try the longhorn stew”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2007

try the longhorn stew

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