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Starnes Bar-B-Q

1008 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY 42001-3750
+1 270-444-9555
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“potato chips” (4 reviews)
“toasted bread” (4 reviews)
“bbq sandwich” (7 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
1008 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY 42001-3750
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at BBQ places around the country and this is one of the weaker ones that I have eaten. Need to take lessons from their neighbors down the road in Owensboro.

Thank Philip T
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This restaurant is open only for lunch and has a simple Bar-B-Que menu. They offer sandwiches. sides and drinks. The bar-b-que sandwiches are $3.25 and sides are $1.00. The sides of potato salad and cole slaw are truly delicious, as are the sandwiches. They also...More

Thank MaggieLyn_from_GA
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Grew up in Paducah and Starnes always a favorite. Never knew other states served as barbecue some skinny beef covered with BBQ sauce...ugh! As we moved around in military found that Starnes barbecue is the best ever. Have to have their flattened toasted bread or...More

Thank MandMDen
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Want a modest ($2.75) BBQ sandwich, an RC and a big sliced pickle? Starnes is it. Chopped pork and beef on toasted white bread are unassuming but really tasty, and their traditional spicy sauce (not much needed) adds some kick. We went twice for lunch...More

Thank HamboneSTL
Reviewed July 10, 2018

It's been years since I've eaten at Starnes, and I am sorry that it took me so long to return! I don't think things at this Paducah establishment have changed a bit in decades. The flat pulled pork sandwiches are excellent (heed the wait staff's...More

Thank she624
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Look, Starnes is THE go-to- Bar-B-Q place in Juneau. It's not just because their meat and sauce are delicious (they are), or because you can order it in bulk to take with you, but it's also because they're just so darn efficient. Starnes is in...More

Thank roach808
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We always get carry out here as family lives close. The have awesome sauce. All the food is good but the smoked turkey and ham Are the best. I come here every time we come and visit family

Thank Pastorkevin71
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Walking past the front of the store and saw the sign for homemade pies. We went in and ordered chocolate, coconut and apple crumb. Delicious! You have to stop in at least for the pie.

Thank kimpossible99
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Small, unassuming bbq place. Not to be confused with D Starnes downtown. Have had bbq sandwiches from here since I was probably five. I'm 69 now. Love the pork the best. Dad and brother born here. I live in Cal. now, but have brought back...More

Thank dulovi
Reviewed November 3, 2017

We went out of our way to go there for lunch. The service was fantastic and I suppose there is a tradition here that has some merit, but for someone not understanding the merit, I thought it was below average. The "menu" has five kinds...More

Thank Bobby44881
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Robert M
September 8, 2018|
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Response from dulovi | Reviewed this property |
Ditto to above
September 8, 2017|
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Response from mocaht129 | Reviewed this property |
No alcohol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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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