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River Road BBQ

3017 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
+1 502-592-7065
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“beans” (8 reviews)
“brisket” (18 reviews)
“cole slaw” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3017 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been liking River Road BBQ since they opened. You know you're going to eat goooood when you pull up to the smoker out front. It smells great and the taste of the fare is no different. I usually buy pulled pork, but my...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 9 February 2018

If you want great BBQ at a good price then this is the place to go. You know the BBQ is good when you drive up and see the Smoker working especially when it is 23 degrees outside. They have both traditional BBQ of Pork,...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Excellent BBQ. Great location. Easy to grab great food either heading downtown or coming home. Love the brisket and the pulled pork. Nice sauces. Easy hop off the highway on Zorn avenue for those passing through louisville on I 71. Easy to find just look...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

So spicy and overcooked food was unedible! We threw everything out and went someplace else. The service was good but can’t make up for the food.

Thank acprospect
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I eat here at least monthly, usually for lunch. Great place to grab a quick lunch. I prefer the brisket (WITHOUT the sauce -- too smokey for my taste). Other BBQ's are good...I just like the brisket the most. Ambiance is simple and clean. Note...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

After our son-in-law finished his 20-minute fly board experience, we all worked up an appetite (from the picture taking and the cheerleading), but didn't have time for a prolonged meal. There was a sign for River Road BBQ on the drive into the park, an...More

Thank AliceinAjijic
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Great family run restaurant serving delicious pulled pork and brisket. Potato salad and beans and cole slaw all well prepared as well. Try them out !

1  Thank HerrWilli
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to many bbq places in my travels around the us, this place was not good at all. I got the brisket sandwich with 2 sides. The brisket was very greasy. The sides were baked beans which were ok, and potato salad which...More

1  Thank Pauline P
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious meat done with care and love. So good off the smoker it does not need sauce. Sides are limited but tasty.A must try in the East End.

Thank jhetzel0937
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

So none of the Mothers would need to work we ordered pork, potato salad and slaw to bring home. It was great! The only complaint is that you might want to order less than they suggest, although everyone loved the food and ate plenty. It...More

Thank Pam G
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3017 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-592-7065
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Family owned and operated, specializing in smoked pulled pork and beef brisket
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