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Ken-Tex Bar-B-Q

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1163 Mount Eden Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-7818
+1 502-633-2463
11:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Canon City, Colorado
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The kiddo and I were very happy with the food. Great service. Would definitely return again. Nice restaurant

Thank helenbQ2280VH
Prospect, Kentucky, United States
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a frequent lunch spot for colleagues and I decided to join in and experience it. The food is good...not spectacular...but filling. It's just a "joint" essentially so it's nothing special but for the value it is not a bad lunch spot to escape the fast food frenzy. As far as BBQ joints go...just so so.

Thank Debbie P
Austin, TX
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Fine little BBQ place. Brisket was moist and tender and the side of sauce was just right. Near closing time but young man at counter served me with a smile. A very good change from the normal fast food options along an interstate.

Thank Hensaustin
Mount Eden, KY, United States
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It is what you'd expect. Small BBQ joint with nothing fancy. Staff are young but very polite. Food is a great value and phenomenal brisket.

Thank Brandon Cliffor S
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Nice little BBQ joint close to the interstate. Good service and food - especially the brisket. Not much choice of sauces.

Thank ts7travel
Versailles, Kentucky
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Came with a large party.. The Sweet Tea & Fries were good.. The pulled pork had an odd taste to it. The pulled chicken was gross... The barbecue sauce was really bad.. It tasted like 50% vinegar. The staff were nice and friendly. However out of our party of 17, we had 3 family members get sick and end up... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I had to write a review of this place, given some of the negative comments. First, it's not perfect, but that's OK. What counts for me is that the meat is great, and it is. The sides are not, though the stew was pretty good. Staff was friendly and efficient. Nothing fancy about how this place operates, how it looks... More 

Thank speedz2
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I lived in Texas for 13 years, so I know what I'm talking about when it comes to good BBQ. Ken-Tex is the only place I buy brisket. The pulled pork is also excellent, and you can't go wrong with the pork loin. The potato salad is very good as well.

Thank Dan P
Versailles, Kentucky
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Not fancy, with no atmosphere, unless you count "authentic country BBQ Joint" style as a genre. BBQ(chopped pork) was pretty good (Good but I have had better), sides were great (potato salad and cole slaw). Lots of food for lunch. If you are tired of burger chains and want to step back for some traditional small town America road food... More 

Thank racehorses
Shanghai Region, China
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I frequent this place. I lived in Dallas Texas for many years and grew very fond of the BBQ style from there. This is as good as most of the better BBQ "joints" in north central Texas. It ain't cheap but boy is sure is good

Thank eaglestar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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: 1163 Mount Eden Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-7818
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-633-2463

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