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Mama Lou's Bar B Que

5112 S Jackson Hwy, Horse Cave, KY 42749-7019
+1 270-786-4198
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“cornbread” (25 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
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5112 S Jackson Hwy, Horse Cave, KY 42749-7019
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was my favorite place for BBQ. The workers and owner are wonderful and friendly and know everyone. The food was also very good. Unfortunately they retired at the end of the year and the place is no longer open.

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go to Mama Lou's every Friday afternoon! Excellent service and excellent food every time!!! The ribs are out of this world and the corn bread is to die for! They also have the juiciest burgers around!!! Make sure to try the...More

Thank scharity1
Reviewed 29 September 2016

On 09/29/16 my son and I visited this restaurant for a late lunch. There were no customers in the restaurant and soon we realized the reason for no customers. We ordered the Sampler which had four meats and two sides. We decided to share this...More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Love Mama Lou's! This is the best BBQ around. This hidden gem serves wonderful portions of delicious food. Always have extra to take home.

Thank Patsy H
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This place looks like grandmas house. They have a massive collection of coffee mugs (i think the sign said 1036 mugs!). The staff was friendly and helpful. The barbecue was excellent. Ribs were some of the best ribs I have ever had and the brisket...More

Thank ETVT
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

When we pulled up to this place it had the hole in the wall look, that's when we knew it was gonna be great. The atmosphere inside was very welcoming and our waitress, Crystal was outstanding and went out of her way to make sure...More

Thank CFD460
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here while visiting Mammoth Cave area. Real local atmosphere with her one cooked BBQ and the BEST PIEs! We had lemon pie and chess pie!!!!

Thank Margene R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Was recommended by a Horse Cave local after a cave tour. Hubs enjoyed the pig in a potato and I had the pulled pork sandwich with a side of slaw. The slaw is sweet, which was a plus for me. Like most "hole in the...More

Thank M0mB0mb
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stopped in here for dinner while passing through on a road trip. I've been craving BBQ chicken forever, but the menu implied that it was grilled chicken that was then coated in sauce (which is NOT real BBQ chicken.) I figured you can't go wrong...More

Thank lgramlich
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We went to Mama Lou's after an afternoon trip to Kentucky down under. We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and thought we would give it a try. When we pulled up we were unsure of our choice. Upon entering we still were not sure. There...More

Thank Kmorgan1976
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 5112 S Jackson Hwy, Horse Cave, KY 42749-7019
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Horse Cave
  • Phone Number: +1 270-786-4198
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