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Mama Lou's Bar B Que

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5112 S Jackson Hwy, Horse Cave, KY 42749
(270) 786-4198
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was recommended by a Horse Cave local after a cave tour. Hubs enjoyed the pig in a potato and I had the pulled pork sandwich with a side of slaw. The slaw is sweet, which was a plus for me. Like most "hole in the wall" places, it was worth the stop.

Thank M0mB0mb
Abita Springs, Louisiana
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in here for dinner while passing through on a road trip. I've been craving BBQ chicken forever, but the menu implied that it was grilled chicken that was then coated in sauce (which is NOT real BBQ chicken.) I figured you can't go wrong with BBQ ribs, and ordered a half a rack. They tasted like cigarettes. Literally. Not... More 

Thank lgramlich
Owensville, Indiana
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Mama Lou's after an afternoon trip to Kentucky down under. We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and thought we would give it a try. When we pulled up we were unsure of our choice. Upon entering we still were not sure. There are 6 tables inside. We stayed and I am so glad we did because everything... More 

Thank Kmorgan1976
Huntersville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely great home cooked BBQ. Ordering the cornbread is a must and will delight you because it is delicious and a very large portion. You can't possibly leave this place hungry. Definitely would return again if I am in the area. The owners and staff are friendly and have wonderful stories to tell.

Thank ncat2016
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was realy good 5 stars( food only).order a sampler plate.will be enough for two people and you will be able to try it all.get some extra sides.not too imprest with pulled pork.food served in paper plates.drinks in plastick.when you pull up to restaurant it doesnt even look like restaurant.crapy building realy poor decor foldable tables with cheap cover and... More 

Thank Gintas R
Knoxville, TN
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a place to eat and not wanting fast food in the Horse Cave, Kentucky area. Did a google search and found Mam Lou's and thought what the heck give it a try. It doesn't look like much from the outside but the parking lot was full which is a good sign. Went in and were able to grab... More 

1 Thank dragonlady
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place via tripadvisor when we were staying at Horse Cave, KY. It was a bit of a drive (about 7 or 8 miles) from the hotel but it was worth it. The food was excellent. We had the beef briscuit and the pulled pork along with sides (fried potatoes, green beans and baked beans). All was excellent.... More 

Thank Michael_LA55138
Glasgow, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant might be a little off the main highway, but it is most definitely worth it! Best BBQ I've ever eaten! The food is wonderful. The workers are great, very helpful and very friendly. I love the atmosphere! And everything is very affordable! I recommend it to anyone, worth the drive!! It's awesome! :)

1 Thank NickiLee22
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Mouthwatering barbecue they had an excellent selection the hot sauce was great hotter the better we had a homemade chess pie my wife truly loved . I am all about bbq . And it was great The service was OK but the cashier and the great bbq made our trip worth the drive as soon as we came in she... More 

Thank jonesdavid24
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Well i want to start by saying it was great the food and the lady cashier was great she helped me take time to explain everything they have ! Went out of her way , i was having the worst day . And the cashier angie lou i think thats her name made me smile just by being so nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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: 5112 S Jackson Hwy, Horse Cave, KY 42749
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Horse Cave
  • Phone Number: (270) 786-4198

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