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217 S Jackson St, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-1439
+1 270-487-1008
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Bluegrass of Kentucky
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very pleased to come in by chance for a late lunch. PEPPERY vinegar-based sauce, just a little on the side is sufficient! If you're looking for homogenized que slopped in ketchup-based sauce, you'll be disappointed. Come instead for well smoked meats with flavor! Just wish you'd add some homemade desserts!

Thank Sassygardner
Tompkinsville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This in-town, hometown barbecue is a Monroe County tradition - for good reason! Great food, friendly faces and an on view barbecue grill combine to satisfy the senses. Thursday is Chicken Special day!

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

My favorite spot to visit when I'm in Tompkinsville. Very good BBQ (the chicken is my favorite). The service is as friendly as possible. There are no strangers in this place.

Thank Trico13

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 S Jackson St, Tompkinsville, KY 42167-1439
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Tompkinsville
  • Phone Number: +1 270-487-1008

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?