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River Road BBQ

3017 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
+1 502-592-7065
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“beans” (8 reviews)
“kingfish” (3 reviews)
“brisket” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3017 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious meat done with care and love. So good off the smoker it does not need sauce. Sides are limited but tasty.A must try in the East End.

Thank jhetzel0937
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

So none of the Mothers would need to work we ordered pork, potato salad and slaw to bring home. It was great! The only complaint is that you might want to order less than they suggest, although everyone loved the food and ate plenty. It...More

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Good BBQ. This place is for take out mostly. They do have a few tables for an informal bite. They specialize and do a great job with brisket. No chicken though.

Thank studiompm
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Really good BBQ and reasonably priced. I had some ribs which were good and tender with a unique spice flavoring. The bean were were really good as well as the cole slaw, the slaw was a vinegar slaw, which is my favorite type of slaw....More

Thank Shipbird1969
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal. We got a mixed platter, but they were out of the ribs so we substituted some chicken for the ribs. Our favorite was the amazing deep flavored brisket, followed by the crisp chicken, then the pork. We'll stop again and get...More

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Wanted some local bbq while passing through, this is what we found. Delicious brisket! Bbq sauce taste amazing, something different than the rest. The slaw has a vinegar taste, and the beans have meat with them. Everything was excellent. Would definitely return!

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Lunch time visit - food was fresh and plentiful - small seating area but they package food ready to go! They have outside seating also when the weather is good. They are worth visiting!

Thank Loutravel
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Always great BBQ. Just wish there was a little more of their delicious sauce when ordering a pound of meat.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 February 2017

First time eating here so had no expectations other than the reviews. Had the smoked chicken with slaw and beans the chicken looked weird until I realized that the chicken is batter coated and smoked very crispy exterior and tasty inside. The BBQ beans were...More

Thank Canadian1521
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Being originally from Kansas City I know some good barbecue and this place is right up there with the best of them. The menu is straightforward and there's not a bad thing on it. If you have the chance try the smoked fried chicken it...More

Thank R G
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3017 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-592-7065
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Family owned and operated, specializing in smoked pulled pork and beef brisket
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