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Knoth's Bar-B-Que

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728 US Highway 62, Lake City, Grand Rivers, KY 42045-9199
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything I had was great and fairly priced but just wish they had a few more side options. Pork hits the spot as a local unique bbq joint.

Thank Aaron Y
Fenton, Missouri
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151 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We grabbed some barbecue to go on a Saturday evening to eat in our nearby cottage at Lighthouse Landing. The meat was prepared well, but the mustard-based sauce wasn't my favorite. And since I'm not a mustard fan anyway, I opted to not get the slaw. The only other side option is fries, and they were so bland they were... More 

Thank Becky G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I read several reviews of Knoth's before we stopped and not a single one mentioned the fact that their sauce is mustard based. We also read an online menu that did not mention that fact. The cole slaw dressing was also heavy with mustard - we could not eat it. The outer crusty edges of the pulled pork were very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I grew up with Knoth's and we still try to make a trip back at least once a year just to eat here. I've never been disappointed and it's always worth the drive.

Thank Helms4
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Knoth's Bar B Q has been around a long time. The original building burned many years ago and it was moved to the old Diamond Restaurant building. The atmosphere is very casual - they have booths, tables with padded chairs, and even a bar with stools. They offer a limited menu, but the food is good. They have the usual... More 

Thank Melissa E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

On recommendation from a friend, we had late lunch here yesterday. We were not disappointed! The meat was very flavorful and the sauce is amazing!! My first time having mustard slaw and I'm a fan! This place is top on our list of places to eat every time we are in the area. The other BBQ place in town was... More 

Thank kdld8083
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Difficult in finding a place open before 4:00PM we decided to try Knoth's, it was open but........ All they severed was Beef or Pork either by sandwich or plate lunch. NO ribs! There were only 2 sides, fries and a yellow cole slaw that I did not care for. I had the pork plate as did my wife. The pork... More 

Thank Dennis S
Arbyrd, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

We had heard that this was the place to go and have BBQ if you are in Kentucky. We ordered the BBQ sandwich, order of French fries and cold slaw. The BBQ was really good. I was not to crazy about the cold slaw my husband did like it. The cold slaw is a bit different it has a mustard... More 

Thank Ermakay
Clay, Kentucky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Not very impressed with Knoths food was not very good and the combination for the plates was strange . Just not Impressed at all

Thank Kerry D
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Made a stop-over at Knoth's last weekend when I was passing through to attend a nearby event. Knoth's is a tradition in our family/extended family. I purchase their sauce by the gallon and keep it in my spare refrigerator and buy their pork whenever we are in the vicinity of Grand Rivers. The meats and sauce are always the same... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 US Highway 62, Lake City, Grand Rivers, KY 42045-9199
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Grand Rivers
  • Phone Number: 270-362-8580

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