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Harned's Drive In

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4421 Clarks River Rd, Paducah, KY 42003-0822
270-898-3164
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Metropolis, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Barbecue has a fair flavor to it but my sandwich had a large vein in it and I found that very disgusting and unusual there's no way you could have missed that unless you just had a handful of it and slap it on there like a hog would

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Thank Jackoftrades1118
Zion, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good pork barbeque, but I'd definitely recommend skipping the burger. For the price I paid for that, it could have been a decent Wendy's-style burger....unfortunately not the case. Reminiscent of the horrible are-you-sure-that's-actually-beef burgers you'd get at a little league concession stand.

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Thank amcaldwell26
Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I didnt grow up in Paducah but moved here about 12 years ago. This is by far the best BBQ I have eaten anywhere. I have had good BBQ, mediocre and just plain bad BBQ from New Orleans to Chicago and North Carolina to Kansas City but Harneds is still my favorite.

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Thank mikeatnight
Benton, KY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Great local institute that is hidden away on the south side of the city. Stay in your vehicle and wait for one of the car hops to serve you, or sit at one of the tables inside. They serve BBQ, burgers and the likes. Plus some pretty darn good shakes. I tried the Chuckwagon this time and was pretty impressed.

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Thank Jack C
Pasadena, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I'm not a big pork eater but their ham BBQ is really good. Baked beans and potato salad is worth the visit. Restaurant is just a quick drive from downtown so if you're out that way, it's worth.

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Thank CoastGuardSteve
Benton, Kentucky
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Just a few thing: 1. GREAT BBQ 2. Cash only 3. Bring your own sauce (I'm a Cairo Sauce fan, so their is not my cup of tea.)

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Thank Meredith S
Marion, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have been stopping by Harned's for hoagies, milk shakes and other great food for years and years. But today I experienced something that was such a small and stupid thing, yet was really like a pin stuck in my rear. Of all the hoagies I have bought there over the years, (not cheap, either, today I paid a little... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great little place. Lack a little in looks but makes up in quality. This is a very casual place. The menu is basic and the food simple. The BBQ is filled with flavor. The fries are cooked perfectly and everything is still making my mouth water a month later. Great place to grab cheap fast great eats. Very attentive staff.... More 

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Thank Greg G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

By far the best BBQ in western ky. Their support of local sports and giving back to the community have them stand apart. Can't wait to visit again.

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Thank cooolyoda
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

What a great experience. Met Rock the owner and he shared the Harned history with me. We were lucky enough to stop by on the 60th anniversary. Amazing food and top notch service. A definite must if you pass through Paducah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4421 Clarks River Rd, Paducah, KY 42003-0822
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah
  • Phone Number: 270-898-3164

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