16 Best BBQ Joints In Tennessee And Kentucky

By Scoutology Staff

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Tennessee

1. Peg Leg Porker; Nashville

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903 Gleaves Street, Nashville, TN
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Peg Leg Porker is a fun BBQ place with inventive treats like fried ribs and fried pie.

2. Charlie Vergos Rendezvous; Memphis

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52 S Second St (Entrance Is in the Back on Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous Alley), Memphis, Tennessee
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Charlie Vergos Rendezvous’ famous ribs are rubbed with a mix of Greek and Cajun spices. They also offer lamb riblets and brisket.

3. Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant; Franklin

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120 4th Ave S, Franklin, Tennessee
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Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant serves cherry wood smoked BBQ and an amazing breakfast.

4. Sweet P’s BBQ And Soul House; Knoxville

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3725 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Sweet P’s BBQ And Soul House makes St. Louis ribs, brisket BBQ burritos and a great selection of sauces.

5. The Firehouse Restaurant; Johnson City

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627 W Walnut St, Johnson City, Tennessee
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The Firehouse Restaurant has amazing dishes like pulled pork potato skins and BBQ sandwiches.

6. Sugar’s Ribs; Chattanooga

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2 Locations: Ridge Location: 2450 15th Avenue/ Downtown Location: 507 Broad, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Sugar’s Ribs has live music, BBQ and sweet pies.

7. Mickey Roos Texas BBQ; Franklin

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509 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, Tennessee
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Mickey Roos Texas BBQ is a great place for BBQ and live music.

8. Kirkenburt’s Smokehouse Grill; Murfreesboro

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517 Cason Ln, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Kirkenburt’s Smokehouse Grill offers modern BBQ and Southern fare like smoke bologna and 12 hour smoked pulled pork.

Kentucky

1. Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn; Owensboro

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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn is a family owned and operated restaurant with a fantastic buffet.

2. Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse And Raw Bar; Louisville

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127 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky
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Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse And Raw Bar offers Southern BBQ and seafood as well as some great bourbon.

3. Red State BBQ; Lexington

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4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, Kentucky
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Red State BBQ serves classic American BBQ like chicken, pork, brisket and ribs. They also offer original sides like corn pudding and beer cheese grits.

4. Willie’s Locally Known; Lexington

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805 N Broadway, Lexington, Kentucky
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Willie’s Locally Known has live music soul food and classic BBQ.

5. Old Hickory BBQ; Owensboro

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338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, Kentucky
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Old Hickory BBQ has excellent chopped mutton and pork.

6. Blue Door Smokehouse; Lexington

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226 Walton Ave, Lexington, Kentucky
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Blue Door Smokehouse offers ribs, beef brisket, ranch beans and a great blueberry shortbread bar.

7. Smokey Pig Bar-B-Que; Bowling Green

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2520 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Smokey Pig Bar-B-Que has great prices for their BBQ so make sure you leave room for pie.

8. Staxx BBQ; Frankfort

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11 Carson Pl, Frankfort, Kentucky
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Staxx BBQ is a family owned BBQ restaurant with fantastic ribs. Try them with the famous blackberry sauce.

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