We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2520 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-7136
+1 270-781-1712
10:30 - 19:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sat 10:30 - 19:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 273: English reviews
Bowling Green, United States
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smokey Pig is about authentic barbecue. People don't go there for the atmosphere. Go there for the food. The pork steak double dipped is delightful if you like a little heat. The vinegar slaw is great, too.

Thank Robert A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a southerner. I like my meat straight to the grill. They boil their ribs first. Very exspensive. And food is not that tasty all all..

Thank Kim G
Chesterton, Indiana
Level Contributor
73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this place! Can't say enough about how delicious the food was. We knew it was a winner before we ever got out of the car because the smoke aroma wafted in the car and there were a lot of cars here. It's obviously a local spot. Counter service, just a little line, but it moved quickly, and so worth... More 

Thank MCA2241
Peachtree City, Georgia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Moved here to work at Magna and I was in love with the shoulder plate! It's cut thin to give it an amazing full flavor and the Mac and Cheese is to die for! I go here twice a week now and could go more but co-workers can't hang!! Love the smell of hickory when you pull into the parking... More 

Thank csnider69
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Small and quaint. Smoked on site. Some of the best slaw. Huge BBQ sandwiches. Grandkids love the chicken legs.

Thank Deronda L
Russellville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This Monroe style BBQ is delicious. The pork shoulder is cut thin to give a big flavor. My favorite way is dipped with sauce on the side. The mashed potatoes are excellent and the mac and cheese is country style.

Thank ronsoncelrod
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Level Contributor
189 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Pulled pork with hot sauce. I could eat it all day. Creamy mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, baked beans, and potato salad. Loved it all. We had it brought in for a company function, and I couldn't stop eating!

Thank foxsocks
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with my family on our way through bowling green. Lots of local people were eating here and had recommended it to us. The service wasn't great, and the food was sub par. Although it was an interesting local BBQ joint, it was really nothing special.

Thank OShuttleworth
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great place to eat Southern Bar-B-Q, service was quick and employee's friendly. Shred dog is a must, You just have to find out for yourself what it is :). Pork Sandwich is great with sides. Slaw was good!

Thank Suisan G
Columbus Grove, Ohio
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We were passing through your city and wanted something special. This was it, memories made. Best ribs ever, and the view of the water was sensational!

Thank johnsodg

Travellers who viewed Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q also viewed

Bowling Green, KY

Been to Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2520 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-7136
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 270-781-1712

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?