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American, Fast Food, Barbecue
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

We were on our Kentucky Bourbon Trail vacation and stopped here for lunch, We had the turkey sandwich and chicken tacos, which were very good. The service and food were good.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Excellent choice. We ate there before our Jim Beam tour. Food was really good, portions were plentiful, price was right.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 16, 2019 via mobile

Travis, our Jim Beam tour guide, recommended the food at Fred’s after we finished our tour. Boy, are we glad he did. The brisket tacos were amazing! Tender brisket, topped with coleslaw and tangy BBQ sauce....a perfect finish to our Jim Beam tastings. It’s right...on campus on your way back to the gift shop. Swing by and grab some!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2019

The food here is second to none. I think I have tried almost everything on their menu and have not been disappointed by a thing. The prices are reasonable. The flavor will stick with you for quite a while.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

The bbq was good but the brownie was phenomenal!!! We also had the brisket and Mac n cheese! An option not listed on the menu is the Mac n que which was also excellent! Great way to end a tour!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2019

After gong to Bernheim Forest we went across the street here to eat. For a smokehouse they cook nothing there. Very limited menu tacos, sandwiches and sides basically. No ribs, steaks just food brought in from somewhere else, saw this first hand, and a LOT...of yellowjackets. This is cafeteria style dining. Pay for your food and get it on a tray and find a table outside, about 6 of them. The tacos, brisket $12 for two, were so drenched in coleslaw juice the bottom of the paper box they came were was literally covered in juice. No side items to put on the tacos, just meat and slaw/juice. Mac & cheese was about tasteless, potato salad we threw out and the beans were decent. $2 a side for bake beans is a little much for the ambiance here. Marks, Longhorn steakhouse hell even Fazios was better than this. Real person here with plenty of reviews listed.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019

Fred's Smokehouse is located on the Jim Beam distillery property and is a great place to grab a quick bite while visiting the sight. The sandwiches are wonderful and are a great value. The service was excellent. We opted for lunch before our tour.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 16, 2019 via mobile

Lovely pulled pork sliders with kettle chips finished off with a jim Beam Sunday!!!! Would of had more stars had there been more sliders Haha!!! It's a great little place that finishes of the tour perfectly

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

The Mac N Cue was excellent. Try it!!! And everything else looked good as well. Free refills on Sweet Tea.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Food was good at reasonable price. We got the nachos and mac and que. Both were very good. Around $25 for both and two iced teas.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Anthony P
November 17, 2019|
Response from r91scotty | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, the smokehouse is closed between December 1st and March 1st.... and while the food is great, i wouldn't necessarily call it a "Restaurant". Its mostly just an ordering area inside where made to... More
February 17, 2019|
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Response from Wennifer2013 | Reviewed this property |
They are seasonal. They only have outdoor seating so the weather has to be good. Call Jim Beam distillery gift shoppe. They will know.
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