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Backwoods BBQ

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5172 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001-9693
+1 270-441-7427
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sauces are very good but the BBQ is just as average. I had the sliced pork loin, it was dry and tough. Wife had the chopped pork, it was dry and not all that well smoked, we've eaten BBQ in at least 25 states and this doesn't compete. No beef, No sausages. Beans were good, slaw was coarsely chopped... More 

Thank Don S
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We used trip advisor to find this little family run place. The menu is quite limited but the barbecue acceptable and the sides home made. I had pulled port that was only so-so, but my date had the smoked chicken that was outstanding. Both sandwiches were served on a curious flattened bun, a cross between and English muffin and a... More 

Thank Drew K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

The staff is very welcoming and service is good. The place is old and comfy, actually could use a bit up sprucing up. The ribs were a bit salty for our taste.

Thank MissMem
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 4 was traveling from MIssouri to Florida, and pulled into Paducah around 8:00pm, looking for BBQ. We do fancy ourselves BBQ connoisseurs, make our own BBQ pulled pork, ribs, chicken and other meats, sauces and rubs on at least a weekly basis. We are also from Kansas City, so though our style preference for BBQ is different,... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Two and a half hours into our May trip was our first stop: an early (11:00) lunch at the Backwoods BBQ in Paducah. Meat choices included pig and chicken (no beef). We each ordered the pulled pork plate which came with two sides. Joan chose baked beans and slaw; I had the beans and potato salad. I did not sample... More 

Thank joan&mike
Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

I had the sliced pork, beans, coleslaw & hashbrown caserole. All the sides were good especially the hash brown caserole. The sliced pork was served at room temperature and I wasn't expecting that. In my opinion it would have been much better if served warmer. In addition a variety of different BBQ sauces would have done nicely also. I would... More 

Thank Steven E
Bellvue, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Recommended by the staff at the hotel. We arrived just at closing so we were offered take-out as the dining area was closed already. The owner was great with recommendations and getting us out quick. But, the food was fabulous; rich and tasty and hot. Sauce was homemade as were the baked beans and coleslaw. Go Here! Eat Here. Locally... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service and very fast sides delicious chili very good hash brown casserole very good ribs just a little on the dryer side all in all a good experience

Thank Angie W
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

Driving up, you don't get the feel of a "real" bbq place. Kind of "strip mall-ish" in looks, we were a tad hesitant to go in but we were hungry and I had fabric shopping to do down the road so we headed on it. Service was quick and pleasant, we ended up getting a half a chicken and a... More 

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Kevil, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Looking for something different, decided to run by Backwoods BBQ and get a couple pounds of BBQ. Though I prefer the Pulled Pork, I ended up getting Chopped BBQ (cause they were out of pulled pork), and it certainly didn't disappoint. It was wonderful. Good smokey flavor throughout the meat. If you have a large gathering, buying bulk BBQ and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5172 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001-9693
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah
  • Phone Number: +1 270-441-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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