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Bootleg Bar-B-Q & Catering Co

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9704 Old Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291-4418
+1 502-239-2722
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Have heard people talk about this place for years and just happened to be driving by... so stopped in for lunch. Service was excellent and fast, but it definitely qualifies as fast food. The barbecue (pork) was decent but nothing to brag about. It was called pulled pork but looked more like chipped pork. The restaurant was intriguing... a definite... More 

Thank BuddyKY
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The potatoe salad here is incredible. Not really set up to eat in the restaurant. The red beans and rice are also really good that few people order. The pork while good does not stand out.

Thank Aaron Y
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The barbecue here is good. I had the pulled pork. It had a good, smokey flavor. If you are dining in, the place is a little run down. I would recommend carry out.

Thank Tippecanoe1841
Pelham, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had pulled pork sandwich, potato salad & baked beans. They were really busy, but friendly and quick to have it ready.

Thank GaJeepGurl
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food was fabulous! I had baby-back ribs, potato salad, and green beans. I also got red beans and rice and burgoo to go. The food is great, but the servers aren't too friendly and the eating area is very small. Fortunately, a new building is under construction, which will be ready in the next few months.

Thank QB426
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you! Some great ky style q with sauce on the side if you think you need it,Killer pork chops and wings ,heck Ive not gotten anything there I didn't like,if your willing to try the wild side try the cactus coleslaw.Itll make you pucker... More 

Thank Alex G
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I love everything at Bootleg. This is the first place I ever had good ribs, and it is the only place I will eat them.

Thank QB426
Mount Washington, Kentucky
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I've lived in the area for a long time so I've eaten here for a long time. I've never been disappointed with anything I've eaten here. The shack is kind of it's signature to me so I'm not sure why other reviewers complain about it. They had a store at a different location but it was nowhere near as good... More 

Thank Kimberly S
Leitchfield, Kentucky
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121 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Southern Louisville harbors one of the best Bar-B-Q joints. Casual dining - limited indoor seating, but several tables outdoors. Neighboring watering hole insures a full parking lot. Many take out orders served every day. Variety on the menu: meats (beef, pork, chicken), sides (baked potato, potato salad, slaw, green beans, Mac and cheese & more). On this occasion we ordered... More 

Thank Red4life270
Brighton, Colorado
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We expected a hole in the wall from reading reviews, but made the mistake of reading Google reviews, and should have read these. It's a dump, very tiny, mostly out door seating which is fine, but all tables filthy, nothing wiped. Had red beans rice and mystery sasauge,ugh. The brisket was good. Sides just ok. Sweet tea good. Came from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9704 Old Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291-4418
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-239-2722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?