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d. Starnes BBQ

108 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001-0731
+1 270-442-2122
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pulled pork” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
108 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001-0731
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As soon as you park, you can smell the barbeque, making my mouth water as I walked into the building. The menu is limited to barbeque, sides and drinks, but what more could be needed? All the food is inexpensive and tastes great. It was...More

Thank reviewerG1826JF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The barbecue sandwiches, beans, and coleslaw were tasty. The sandwiches are not overladen with meat but they are less than $4.00. I especially enjoyed the coleslaw. No mayonnaise, just vinegar, guard, and celery seeds. Yum. Service was attentive and super.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 16 May 2017

My favorite for years for barbeque in Paducah, Ky. The regular barbeque is served on grilled white bread. With or without slaw. Potato salad is very good. Can buy by pound and can buy individual bottles of their sauce. I can hardly resist stopping by...More

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I grew up in West Kentucky, and believe me when I say it's the best Q anywhere. How do I know? I now live in Memphis, the so called BBQ capitol, but give me Starnes any day.

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very convenient to the Riverwalk, the floodwall, and just a few blocks away from the quilt museum. Coleslaw was excellent, barbecue was very good. They also have homemade pies.

Thank Deggto
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The place is like you stepped back in time. The food is great tasting. The service is top notch. I got 4 lbs of bbq to take home with me. The hickory some flavor is to die for.

Thank rlross
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
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...More

2  Thank D L
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
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...More

Thank tommynbonnie
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Nearby Attractions
The National Quilt Museum
656 reviews
.27 km away
Floodwall Murals
612 reviews
.04 km away
Paducah Riverwalk
250 reviews
.03 km away
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.06 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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