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Backwoods BBQ

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5172 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001-9693
+1 270-441-7427
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

One of our dining companions read the reviews and we decided to check it out. We spent a few minutes trying to decide because the building is rather plain looking. We decided to go for it and we're all glad we did. The meat was well cooked and tender. The sides appeared to be home made and were delicious. My... More 

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Brookfield, Illinois
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I first found this place in a AAA trip book 9 years ago, and when my travels took me through Paducah this time, I had to go back. The place hadn't changed, and that is a good thing. The food was as good now as it was then. When you walk in, you are greeted by friendly staff, and whether... More 

Thank DartBob
Cape Girardeau
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were really looking forward to some excellent BBQ at Backwoods BBQ. We were disappointed at lunch time. May be better for evening meal. I had puled pork. It looked and tasted more like turkey. Sauce was OK. Only one type of sauce available. No sweet sauce. Only vinegar base sauce available. We always look for local flavors when we... More 

Thank Allen L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I was here a few days ago the service was great, greeted immediately by friendly staff. We had potato salad, casserole, and pulled pork sandwich, the kids had the grilled cheese. All in all the food was good, home cooking quality and their spicy barbecue sauce is great. My only complaint would be the small portions.

Thank Erick V
Evansville, Indiana
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in a few nights ago. Had the half rack of ribs. I rolled up my sleeves to not get dirty-completely unnecessary! The meat was so tender it just fell off the bone. It was great without the sauce. I tried the sauce as well but it was too spicy for me and that was the mild. The hashbrown... More 

Thank Ruth D
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The sauces are very good but the BBQ is just as average. I had the sliced pork loin, it was dry and tough. Wife had the chopped pork, it was dry and not all that well smoked, we've eaten BBQ in at least 25 states and this doesn't compete. No beef, No sausages. Beans were good, slaw was coarsely chopped... More 

Thank Don S
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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301 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We used trip advisor to find this little family run place. The menu is quite limited but the barbecue acceptable and the sides home made. I had pulled port that was only so-so, but my date had the smoked chicken that was outstanding. Both sandwiches were served on a curious flattened bun, a cross between and English muffin and a... More 

Thank Drew K
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555 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The staff is very welcoming and service is good. The place is old and comfy, actually could use a bit up sprucing up. The ribs were a bit salty for our taste.

Thank MissMem
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of 4 was traveling from MIssouri to Florida, and pulled into Paducah around 8:00pm, looking for BBQ. We do fancy ourselves BBQ connoisseurs, make our own BBQ pulled pork, ribs, chicken and other meats, sauces and rubs on at least a weekly basis. We are also from Kansas City, so though our style preference for BBQ is different,... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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581 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Two and a half hours into our May trip was our first stop: an early (11:00) lunch at the Backwoods BBQ in Paducah. Meat choices included pig and chicken (no beef). We each ordered the pulled pork plate which came with two sides. Joan chose baked beans and slaw; I had the beans and potato salad. I did not sample... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
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: 5172 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001-9693
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah
  • Phone Number: +1 270-441-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?