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Ken-Tex Bar-B-Q

1163 Mount Eden Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-7818
+1 502-633-2463
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“brisket” (15 reviews)
“barbecue” (5 reviews)
“sauce” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1163 Mount Eden Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065-7818
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heading to Louisville needed to fill up my tank and passed by this restaurant. Pretty basic however the bbq sandwich was amazing. They do everything in house. Staff is very nice. Definitely a detour worth

Thank Spijkers63
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Just driving past this place and smelling the barbecue will pull you in... for pulled pork, brisket, chicken and more. They have a couple different sauces. And their sides are very tasty -- especially the slow-cooked beans. It's very family friendly. No alcohol there, but...More

Thank christigillbaunach
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
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...More

Thank Debbie P
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
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
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
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...More

1  Thank 988krism
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....More

Thank speedz2
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...More

Thank Dan P
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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