TOP 5: BARBECUE

 

BLUE DOOR SMOKEHOUSE
Friendly workers and genuine owners greet you at Blue Door Smokehouse, and the rest of your stay will be peppered with wonderful customer service. But that’s not the only great thing about this barbecue joint. With prepared daily smoked meats, this eatery brings to life traditional barbecue with unique sides that you can count on being fresh. With a homely atmosphere, once the food is gone, it’s gone – so go while the brisket’s hot! 226 Walton Avenue • (859) 252-4227 • bluedoorsmokehouse.com
PROUD MARY'S HONK TONK
Wanting an extra kick to your barbecue? Then head on over to Proud Mary’s Honky Tonk. With their roots in Lafayette, Louisiana, this barbecue eatery will liven up your taste buds. With wonderful live music, a spacious outdoor patio, and a chill, laid back atmosphere, Proud Mary’s will host great parties for you, or they will even bring the party to you with their great catering. 9079 Old Richmond Road • (859) 913-5611 • proudmarybbq.com
WILLIE’S LOCALLY KNOWN
On the north side of town, Willie’s Locally Known is the place to be on the weekends if you like live, local music. With a lively atmosphere, Willie’s is always a fun experience with a stocked menu of great appetizers like their Fired Green Tomatoes, savory entrees like their brisket sandwiches, tantalizing desserts, and even a secret order item, their Burnt Ends. The combination of live music, tangy barbecue, and beer on tap contributes to this “hole-in-the-wall” establishment’s success. 805 North Broadway • (859) 281-1116  willieslex.com
RED STATE BBQ
In an overwhelming blue state, Red State BBQ has still managed to set a stake in the barbecue trade. With a wonderful and traditional Southern barbecue joint atmosphere, Red State skimps on nothing. They pride themselves in serving wonderful meats but equally as exquisite sides, drinks and sauces. This is a great location to take out-of-state visitors for some local Kentucky barbecue. 4020 Georgetown Road • (859) 233-7898  redstatebbq.com
COUNTY CLUB
A sit down restaurant spin on the traditional barbecue scene, County Club offers locally raised meat in international barbecue styles. Savory in house sauces spruce up their traditionally smoked meats like their mustard based barbecue or their chili flaked vinegar; whatever you choose will complement your high-end barbecue selection. 555 Jefferson Street • (859) 389-6555  countyclubrestaurant.com ​

 


Posted on 2015-10-01 by Jacob McLees
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