BBQ Restaurants in Saint Matthews

Select Local Merchants

With a menu of appetizing dishes, Texican’s satisfies stomachs with its tongue-tantalizing Texas-style slow-smoked meats and sauces, served as condiments at the table. Whether hunkering down for an in-house experience or ordering chow on the go, the friendly barbecue buffs make it easy to fill up on feasts such as the hearty hickory-smoked beef brisket, either in a bold, savory sandwich ($4.99) or part of a meal with your choice of two sassy sidekicks such as skillet-fried taters and slaw ($6.99). More adventurous diners can duel with a posse of four fiery wings ($4.99–$6.99) as taste buds take part in an old-West-style shootout on the mouth’s main street. A serving of cherry-wood-smoked pork spare ribs ($4.99–$6.99) vies to steal eaters' attention from its succulent cousin, the 18-hour smoked pulled-pork sandwich ($3.99–$5.99), flanked by a bevy of personal-size spectators including mac ’n' cheese or cinnamon apples. Also served in pints ($3.25) and quarts ($5.99), the sides can feed a family or an entire army of little green men.

6608 W Highway 146
Crestwood,
KY
US

An inexhaustible source of slow-cooked, smoky ribs, the Bootleg Bar-B-Q pit masters have supplied area carnivores with excellent meat since 1991. Bootleg's co-owners work alongside their mutton-juggling employees to deliver well-slathered meatstuffs dressed in savory sauces to starving mouths of all sizes. When running their buds over the menu, tongues trill at the feel of robust half-slab dinners ($12.49) and pulled-pork and beef-brisket sandwiches ($4.99). A Courier-Journal review advises sandwich aficionados to order their first selection without sauce, then sample every Bootleg sauce until the ideal accompaniment reveals itself. Bootleg recommends customers send meat-seeking missives ahead of their arrival, as many sublimely smoked dishes take time to prepare, such as the wings, which require three hours' notice to exchange their aerodynamacy for hot and sticky flavor. A slew of enticing sides, available in individual, pint, or gallon sizes, fill remaining gut space with homespun fixings made from scratch, including country coleslaw, mac 'n' cheese, and down home tater salad.

9704 Bardstown Road
Louisville,
KY
US

An assortment of savories straight from FireFresh's grill tempts patrons of all occupations to become flame-fighting foodies. Classic pulled-pork, marinated-pork, pulled-chicken, and brisket sandwiches come in three portion sizes, the "rookie" just right for wee ones or wee appetites ($3.49), the "regular" ration appropriate for medium folk ($4.69), and the Big Bruce serving for people with voracious appetites ($6.79). All four options can also be ordered as plates for an additional $2, which gets you one side. To try a variety of FireFresh favorites, opt for a 3 Alarm Sampler ($8.99), serving up one 'Bama rib, pulled pork, and pulled chicken doused in homemade barbeque sauce, or break out your heat-safe grabbers on a 5 Alarm Sampler ($11.99). Before you leave, feed the already-burning calories in your belly a side of seasoned fries, mac and cheese, country slaw, or cinnamon apples ($1.49 each).

211 S 5th St
Louisville,
KY
US

Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot and Smokehouse serves its customers delicious beer and barbecue in a family-friendly setting. They have all the traditional barbecue meats such as ribs, brisket, chicken and bratwurst served up with traditional sides like potato salad, baked beans and cole slaw. In addition, there are some homemade soups and chili on the menu along with pies and muffins. Frankfort has a long list of domestic, imported and draft beers to please any palate, along with mixed drinks. There are Wednesday specials on certain alcoholic drinks. They’re open seven days per week and do lots of catering. They offer a full-service catering or you can buy meats and side dishes by the pound. The atmosphere is very laid-back and the restaurant has numerous large screen TV’s with the latest basketball and football games playing. On some game nights, they run specials on food and beer.

3204 Frankfort Ave
Louisville,
KY
US

Mark’s Feed Store Bar-B-Q offers some of the best dine in and catering in town. For over 20 years, they’ve been bringing deliciously savory hickory-smoked creations to the people of Louisville, Kentucky. Their pulled pork is to die for- slow cooked and slathered in their homemade sauce to mouthwatering perfection; every bite is an explosion of flavors that leaves your taste buds reeling and wanting more at the same time. Their sides are equally amazing, with wholesomely sweet corn on the cob, delicious fried beans, and creamy coleslaw being just a few of the fantastic accompaniments that they offer. They also deliver, in large or small quantities, making them the perfect place to furnish your next corporate picnic with a delicious meal that’ll leave people raving.

1514 Bardstown Rd
Louisville,
KY
US

Kentucky is famous for its barbecue restaurants, including Louisville's own Smoketown USA on Logan Street at the corner of Oak Street. Serving up such delights as ribs, brisket, and chicken, Smoketown has down-home comfort food that will feed your belly and your soul. Not only do they offer what carnivores crave, every one of their scrumptious side dishes is vegetarian-friendly, so everyone and anyone can come in for a satisfying meal. Smoketown also offers catering for special events, so you can bring the smoky barbecue flavors to any party you host. For quality food at unbeatable prices—kids under six even eat free!—come to Smoketown and enjoy southern cuisine at its finest.

1153 Logan St
Louisville,
KY
US