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Starnes Bar-B-Q

1008 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY 42001-3750
+1 270-444-9555
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pork sandwich” (4 reviews)
“toasted bread” (3 reviews)
“pulled pork” (5 reviews)
American, Barbecue
1008 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY 42001-3750
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, unassuming bbq place. Not to be confused with D Starnes downtown. Have had bbq sandwiches from here since I was probably five. I'm 69 now. Love the pork the best. Dad and brother born here. I live in Cal. now, but have brought back...More

Thank dulovi
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went out of our way to go there for lunch. The service was fantastic and I suppose there is a tradition here that has some merit, but for someone not understanding the merit, I thought it was below average. The "menu" has five kinds...More

Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Was looking for a good BBQ joint and read the reviews so we went. We arrived to a packed house and parking lot! There is only bar seating, 15 or so seats or you can pickup your order. Ordered the sandwich, chips and a drink....More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Old time barbecue restaurant. It has western Kentucky barbecue. Not as flavored and complex as Memphis or North Carolina barbecue. But if you are passing through Paducah it is worth a stop.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Always a stop when we visit home is to Starnes. They have the best BBQ in the world. Also very friendly staff.

Thank mocaht129
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped while traveling from VA to Illinois. Great BBQ, very filling. Can build your own sandwich anyway you want it-with or without sauce, with or without cold slaw. Very tasty with sauce and slaw. Served on toast. Potato salad was great too. Best unsweetened iced...More

Thank girltrabel
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I've been eating Starnes BBQ since I can remember, but now living in the St Louis area I don't get it as much as I used to. I took my wife to the original restaurant on Joe Clifton Drive for her very first experience at...More

Thank braddy09
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I rediscovered Starnes after we started travelling back and forth to Kentucky Lake. While the pork is the big seller there, my wife and I both love the beef! We buy it by the pound and when you open up the butcher paper, the hickory...More

Thank Razorback21
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Don't go here expecting a lot of options. This is a no thrills place and that is what makes it unique. You have 5 meat choices (pork, beef, turkey, ham and bologna). They do have small portions of coleslaw and potato salad that they have...More

Thank gardeningteacher8
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I've been eating Starnes BBQ since I was just a boy. Hickory smoked pork shoulder with a black pepper hot sauce is a BBQ style unique to this area. Starnes does it the best. Unassuming counter dining is the perfect setting for this smokey, delicious...More

Thank erichsternberg51
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY 42001-3750
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah
  • Phone Number: +1 270-444-9555
270-444-9555 - This is not the "D. Starns" listed on TripAdvisory - It is a small place, the original & has great Bar-B-Q.
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