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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.

1. Feast BBQ

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116 W Main St
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 920-0454
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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."

2. Bootleg Bar-B-Q

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9704 Old Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40291
(502) 239-2722
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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."

3. Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot

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3204 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 895-3223
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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."

4. Against The Grain Brewery

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401 E Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 515-0174
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"Anything from a smoker at AGAINST THE GRAIN!!!!!!"

5. Smoketown USA

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1153 Logan St
Louisville, KY
(502) 409-9180
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"The owner rules. Best greens."

6. "A guy named Marcus"

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2530 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40216
"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."

7. The BBQ Cowboy

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Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 298-1460
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A food truck, check its Twitter feed for locations

8. Shack In The Back

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(502) 363-3227
"If you're south of town, Shack in the Back BBQ, is tasty"

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1. Feast BBQ

116 W Main St, New Albany, IN 47150
"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."
116 W Main St
New Albany, IN 47150

2. Bootleg Bar-B-Q

9704 Old Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291
"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."
9704 Old Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40291

3. Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot

3204 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
"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."
3204 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

4. Against The Grain Brewery

401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
"Anything from a smoker at AGAINST THE GRAIN!!!!!!"
401 E Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

5. Smoketown USA

1153 Logan St, Louisville, KY
"The owner rules. Best greens."
1153 Logan St
Louisville, KY

6. "A guy named Marcus"

2530 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216
"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."
2530 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40216

7. The BBQ Cowboy

Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40299
A food truck, check its Twitter feed for locations
Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40299

8. Shack In The Back

Fairdale, KY 40118
"If you're south of town, Shack in the Back BBQ, is tasty"