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Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q

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2520 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-7136
+1 270-781-1712
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Niles, Michigan
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is an updated review as I mismarked the restaurant's rating in my original review. This place was recommended to be by a friend who ate here last month. Was easy to find, and parking can be a problem if you visit during peak times. I ordered the pork shoulder platter. Food was great, mash potatoes side was hot and... More 

1 Thank William S
Adolphus, Kentucky
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Me and the wife went had been in the past before and food was pretty good but this last time to be perfectly honest it sucked the shoulder was so dry it might as well been jerky and the salt suck and a sweet tea was like water I have to say the prices are outrageous, worst $26 I ever... More 

Thank walker2980
Columbia, Missouri
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Everyone was friendly - and the place was jammed after we got there, but my ribs didn't have the quality that others have raved about. Half were good, the other half a gristlely mess. My wife's pulled pork was better with hot sauce added. Hopefully just an off-night, I'd try it again back in Bowling Green.

1 Thank OldAntarcticExplorer
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We took a detour off the gps path to find this hidden gem and it was well worth it. Great food and nice view from the back dining area. Don't let the long line keep you for trying it. The service line is quick and efficient. The food is some of the best I've had when it comes to pit... More 

1 Thank Morrelle M
Bordentown, New Jersey
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

The family was looking for great Bar-B-Q and we found it. The pulled pork was nothing short of AWESOME! The mashed were recommended and did not disappoint. One of my kids got the mac & cheese, which I tried... delicious. One of my kids had the ribs which were done to perfection. I enjoyed it so much I had to... More 

1 Thank Urbie99
Fredericksburg, Texas
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

Thank you Trip Advisor for helping us find this place. Very down home with better than delish BBQ. Help is friendly and the food hot with generous portions. Wish we lived closer. REALLY REALLY god pulled pork.

1 Thank Flyingredhorse
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Love the the pork shoulder platter, try it sprinkled, just the right amount of heat. The sides are excellent as well....

Thank Tobywaun
Hillsboro, Texas
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352 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

This place has real BBQ in my opinion because you can see the huge pit and see the smoke right out side there. Good sides dishes and the ribs were just about perfect. I think good bbq doesn't need sauce but it seems in the southern states if you don't want sauce on your Q you better ask for it... More 

Thank Dogpilot
Brownsville, Kentucky
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

This is my go to spot for bbq when in Bowling Green. I usually rotate between the shoulder, pulled pork or the half chicken.

Thank Lungbuster
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I love the half chicken plate with mayo slaw and mashed potatoes so much! I get my chicken hot and get rib sauce on the side. The chicken is not very spicy, but still very good. The slaw is sweet, fresh, and cold, and the mashed taters are perfect! I love going at lunchtime when it is freshest. It's well... More 

Thank kamacel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2520 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-7136
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 270-781-1712

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?