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d. Starnes BBQ

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108 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001-0731
+1 270-442-2122
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The best BBQ in town. Great for lunch or dinner after a long day. They also take in orders for spacial occasions and have been known to cook a deer shoulder if brought in. Delicious!

Thank Angry A
Troy, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Although I live over 150 miles away (near St. Louis) I have ancestors in western Kentucky. Nearing 60 years old (yikes!), I have been eating, and loving, Starnes BBQ since I was a child ( I was born 1 year after Starnes' first opened in 1955). On my family visits to Kentucky and trips through on my way south for... More 

2 Thank D L
Fort Pierce, Florida
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Eat here every time we go to Paducah, food is great, simple and good. I always but their Starnes bbq sauce, its great. See you next year.

Thank Rick B
Paducah, Kentucky
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The restaurant is conveniently located near riverfront, museums , shops and art gallery. The homemade soups are outstanding and the desserts, delicious. It is located in an interesting old building with lots of history from previous uses. The service is swift and the staff very efficient and friendly. Great, inexpensive place for lunch.

Thank tommynbonnie
Lockport, Illinois
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

It's simple, no frills, casual, inexpensive and absolutely delicious. The restaurant itself is a couple tables but mostly counter seating. Service was friendly and the restaurant was busy. The menu is only sandwiches and some sides, but it is all very tasty. We tried one of every kind and each one was wonderful. Not a big sandwich, one was the... More 

Thank Becky L
Folsom, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

When recently in Paducah we had the opportunity to visit this restaurant TWICE! Known for their homemade pies we ordered pie at the downtown location. It was the best pie we had ever tasted. The ice cream was awesome as well! We would recommend to anyone looking for an outstanding piece of pie.

Thank Always_In_July
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Not as many pie choices as I thought would be at a place that advertises pies but the peanut butter pie was very good. Coffee was fresh but just average. I like mine stronger but to each their own. All I had was dessert so I can't talk much about the place.

1 Thank Adam M
Huntington, WV
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The BBQ at Starnes has a unique taste that I haven't found anywhere else. The atmosphere is a bit rushed and hurried, but overall great service.

Thank DrkDiggler
Leopold, Missouri
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Husband & I stopped in for lunch. Had good, fast service. Food was good & prices were reasonable. I had a burger & pulled pork on side, hubby had a smoked ham & cheese sandwich, both were very good.

Thank mudangel
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

A must eat if your looking for awesome smoked BBQ. I always enjoy the smoked ham, Bologna and pork sandwich with plain chips. Staff is always friendly and the service is quick even when it's busy!

Thank KyTraveler226

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001-0731
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah
  • Phone Number: +1 270-442-2122

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