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Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q

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2520 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-7136
+1 270-781-1712
10:30 - 19:00
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 19:00
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat Southern Bar-B-Q, service was quick and employee's friendly. Shred dog is a must, You just have to find out for yourself what it is :). Pork Sandwich is great with sides. Slaw was good!

Thank Suisan G
Columbus Grove, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through your city and wanted something special. This was it, memories made. Best ribs ever, and the view of the water was sensational!

Thank johnsodg
Shreveport, Louisiana
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the numerous fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor for this restaurant, we decided to have lunch there after our Corvette plant tour. Since Shoulder seemed to be their specialty, we both ordered the hot or spicy shoulder plate with two sides. I was not pepared for what we received. the shoulder was a pile of very thin slices of... More 

Thank Dee J
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Place was busy and looked enticing at first blush. Ribs were too fatty and tasteless. Sauces were lackluster. Hot was a heartburn and mild was glorified sweet tomato paste. Sides were excellent - beans, slaw (mayo), mac and cheese. If I were local I might try again.

Thank ChrisMeng99
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted some authentic BBQ and Smokey Pig definitely impressed us. Ribs, mac n cheese, and slaw were all awesome! Very laid back little place with quick and friendly service. We were very happy to have crossed paths with this place!

Thank Tim M
Greenville, South Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very reasonable price. The pork shoulder was pretty good and tasty, and juicy you can ask for mild or hot. I'm not fan of macaroni and cheese but theirs was pretty good, good Cole slaw,

Thank triparound2016
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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179 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Monroe County style BBQ, their shoulder is their signature dish. I had the ribs, which were meaty and very good. I believe they may pre-boiled these first, but I could be wrong. I had the vinegar slaw which was good. The sauce on the ribs was very good. Everything is served on styro foam plates.

1 Thank Shipbird1969
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

When we walked in I asked what they served that could rival Nashville BBQ. Immediately the man behind the counter suggested their local sprinkle sauce or the pork shoulder. We had both! This food was unbelievable. Their BBQ sauce was delicious, the vinegar sprinkle sauce was awesome and the meat was all cooked to perfection! The staff couldn't have been... More 

Thank Stvchurch
Hardin, Kentucky, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We love this restaurant. Hands down best we've had in a long time. I recommend the pulled family pack, it says it feed four, but we usually feed four twice off of it.

Thank Sarah W
Las Vegas, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place was Delicious n the Prices were Excellent! I fed my family of four for $25 bucks and if I had known how much they served on their plates I could of saved even more money. The shredded Pork was cooked to perfection and the mash n mac were great too! The service was friendly and I called in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2520 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-7136
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 270-781-1712

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