Western Kentucky BBQ Trail

Want to eat some of the best barbecue in Kentucky – maybe even all of America? Just like Kansas, Texas or Memphis, western Kentucky has its own unique style of barbeque. And we’ve set the bar high – people come from around the country and the world just to get a taste of this good food.

The trail begins in the city of Louisville and moves through western KY all the way to Paducah, featuring restaurants, each serving up its own tasty (and in several cases award-winning) recipes for slow-cooked pork and chicken. Plan your own road trip to sit down and savor these great BBQ joints serving up some of the best barbecue in Kentucky.

Ready to hit the highway? Here’s a list of bbq joints along the trail, from west to east. Click each one find a menu, operating hours, directions and more.