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Starnes Bar-B-Q

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1008 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY 42001-3750
+1 270-444-9555
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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8:00 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
1008 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY 42001-3750
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Old time barbecue restaurant. It has western Kentucky barbecue. Not as flavored and complex as Memphis or North Carolina barbecue. But if you are passing through Paducah it is worth a stop.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Always a stop when we visit home is to Starnes. They have the best BBQ in the world. Also very friendly staff.

Thank mocaht129
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Stopped while traveling from VA to Illinois. Great BBQ, very filling. Can build your own sandwich anyway you want it-with or without sauce, with or without cold slaw. Very tasty with sauce and slaw. Served on toast. Potato salad was great too. Best unsweetened iced...More

Thank girltrabel
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

I've been eating Starnes BBQ since I can remember, but now living in the St Louis area I don't get it as much as I used to. I took my wife to the original restaurant on Joe Clifton Drive for her very first experience at...More

Thank braddy09
Reviewed June 28, 2017

I rediscovered Starnes after we started travelling back and forth to Kentucky Lake. While the pork is the big seller there, my wife and I both love the beef! We buy it by the pound and when you open up the butcher paper, the hickory...More

Thank Razorback21
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Don't go here expecting a lot of options. This is a no thrills place and that is what makes it unique. You have 5 meat choices (pork, beef, turkey, ham and bologna). They do have small portions of coleslaw and potato salad that they have...More

Thank gardeningteacher8
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

I've been eating Starnes BBQ since I was just a boy. Hickory smoked pork shoulder with a black pepper hot sauce is a BBQ style unique to this area. Starnes does it the best. Unassuming counter dining is the perfect setting for this smokey, delicious...More

Thank erichsternberg51
Reviewed April 18, 2017

In general, people love the barbecue and sauce from the place they grew up. I'm no different. When I think of a pulled pork sandwich, I think of Starnes pulled pork with plenty of vinegar based sauce between two pieces of toasted bread with a...More

Thank michaeloehlschlaeger
Reviewed March 31, 2017

This is a no-frills place with excellent hickory smoked BBQ. Be prepared to wait during peak times at lunch. This place has counter seating only, but the service is fast.

Thank Eddy O
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Smoke the fire as you walk up. Wood fired smoked pork, beef, ham, turkey or bologna available either as a sandwich or plain meat with your choice of coleslaw potato salad or potato chips. They've been in business since 1955 and seem from the outside...More

Thank daenergymon
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY 42001-3750
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah
  • Phone Number: +1 270-444-9555
270-444-9555 - This is not the "D. Starns" listed on TripAdvisory - It is a small place, the original & has great Bar-B-Q.
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