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Readers Vote: Louisville's 8 Best BBQ Restaurants

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Last week, Eater Louisville asked what's Louisville's best BBQ? Among the 17 responses we received, there was "a guy named Marcus who's set up in the parking lot of a furniture store." Honestly, if you're talking BBQ and "a guy in a parking lot" isn't part of the conversation, something's wrong.

Here are your responses, in map form and in no particular order, with sample comments thrown in. Have another suggestion? To the comments you should go.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Feast BBQ

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"Pork, collards and vinegar bbq sauce! One of the few reasons ill travel to Indiana." "I second that!. I crave Feast on a daily basis. Now I'm hungry." "Feast is #1. Love the brisket... I order the sandwich or tacos. Also great are the loaded tater tots with pork. Vinegar slaw and homemade pickles~nothing better. I never truly loved or craved bbq, until now."

Bootleg Bar-B-Q

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"I've always been a fan of Bootleg. I order the pulled pork, awesome potato salad and baked beans. I like my BBQ with a lot of sauce. Theirs is smokey goodness."

Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot

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"Great atmosphere too!!" "FABD is a clear winner in my book, they have everything a great BBQ joint should have: great meat, unique sauce, cold beer, and a great atmosphere."

Against The Grain Brewery

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"Anything from a smoker at AGAINST THE GRAIN!!!!!!"

Smoketown USA

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"The owner rules. Best greens."

"A guy named Marcus"

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"Best ribs I've had come from a guy named Marcus who's set up in the parking lot of a furniture store [apparently Winner Furniture] on the corner of Dixie Highway and Glenview Place down in Shively. Fantastic meaty ribs, I thought they were better even than Feast's. Sauce was generic, unfortunately. Still the best in town IMHO. Said he's there 7 days a week."

The BBQ Cowboy

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A food truck, check its Twitter feed for locations

Shack In The Back

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"If you're south of town, Shack in the Back BBQ, is tasty"

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Feast BBQ

"Pork, collards and vinegar bbq sauce! One of the few reasons ill travel to Indiana." "I second that!. I crave Feast on a daily basis. Now I'm hungry." "Feast is #1. Love the brisket... I order the sandwich or tacos. Also great are the loaded tater tots with pork. Vinegar slaw and homemade pickles~nothing better. I never truly loved or craved bbq, until now."

Bootleg Bar-B-Q

"I've always been a fan of Bootleg. I order the pulled pork, awesome potato salad and baked beans. I like my BBQ with a lot of sauce. Theirs is smokey goodness."

Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot

"Great atmosphere too!!" "FABD is a clear winner in my book, they have everything a great BBQ joint should have: great meat, unique sauce, cold beer, and a great atmosphere."

Against The Grain Brewery

"Anything from a smoker at AGAINST THE GRAIN!!!!!!"

Smoketown USA

"The owner rules. Best greens."

"A guy named Marcus"

"Best ribs I've had come from a guy named Marcus who's set up in the parking lot of a furniture store [apparently Winner Furniture] on the corner of Dixie Highway and Glenview Place down in Shively. Fantastic meaty ribs, I thought they were better even than Feast's. Sauce was generic, unfortunately. Still the best in town IMHO. Said he's there 7 days a week."

The BBQ Cowboy

A food truck, check its Twitter feed for locations

Shack In The Back

"If you're south of town, Shack in the Back BBQ, is tasty"