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River Road BBQ

€€ - €€€American, Barbecue
3017 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
+1 502-592-7065
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“potato salad” (5 reviews)
“brisket” (16 reviews)
“kingfish” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
3017 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207-1012
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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 30 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 1 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
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Good BBQ. This place is for take out mostly. They do have a few tables for an informal bite. They specialize and do a great job with brisket. No chicken though.

Thank studiompm
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Really good BBQ and reasonably priced. I had some ribs which were good and tender with a unique spice flavoring. The bean were were really good as well as the cole slaw, the slaw was a vinegar slaw, which is my favorite type of slaw....More

Thank Shipbird1969
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal. We got a mixed platter, but they were out of the ribs so we substituted some chicken for the ribs. Our favorite was the amazing deep flavored brisket, followed by the crisp chicken, then the pork. We'll stop again and get...More

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Wanted some local bbq while passing through, this is what we found. Delicious brisket! Bbq sauce taste amazing, something different than the rest. The slaw has a vinegar taste, and the beans have meat with them. Everything was excellent. Would definitely return!

Thank Rachel S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
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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