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2450 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104-4402
+1 270-782-1888
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here is good, service is reasonably quick. It's a little bit loud, but that might be a plus if you had children, because you don't have to worry about them being "noisy. Our server seemed a bit preoccupied, she brought out the wrong drinks, and our orders were not exactly the way we placed them, so it was a... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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161 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went the first weekend after it reopened. The new building is big and spacious. The interior is really one big room. The bar takes up most of the space on the right, with booths and tables on the left. Very loud; feel like you're at a party rather than just dining with your party. We sat next to the kitchen,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must say smokey bones is exceptional on not only their service but on their food quality also. The manager rocks checked order personally before it left carryout. Thank you for always having great service and the best food in bowling green.

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Thank Justin B
WOODBURN, KY
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

new remodeled, prices higher than they were before, music playing very loud. nothing like it used to be. The smoked wings used to be our favorite now the have gone up drastically in prices also. I guess to pay for the new building. probably won't go back often.

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Thank LINDAWoodburn_Ky
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is great, food is ok nothing great. The rub was over loaded with Cumin or Chili powder and kind of over powered the smokey rib flavor. The beans tasted like canned beans with bbq and left over meat thrown in. Mashed potatoes were ok.

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Thank mpg5219
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to be honest I was not a fan of this place before it before the fire! But now it is amazing!!! The food was great, the drinks were awesome (their margaritas and LIT's were some of the best in town), service was a bit slow but nothing terrible especially since they just opened and were super busy!! Our... More 

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Thank MonicaA627
Bowling Green, KY, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After fire damage last fall our Smokey Bones had to be demolished..... Now a brand new modern, cool vibe location is BACK!! Attended the soft opening last night and the food was better than ever. John Resch and the management team there were engaging and their excitement was evident. Nice atmosphere and interior design! Kayla and the other bar staff... More 

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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Sorry to let everyone know that Smokey Bones was pretty smokey tonight. The whole back of the building caught on fire and it looked pretty devastating from the pictures I got.

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Thank MacieKidd
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

My first impression was that for a bbq place, there was a noticeable lack of smoke, either in the parking lot or indoors. Once we ordered, we found out why. Food was mediocre at best. All the sauces on the table were very spicy, we had to ask for some of the rib glaze that I ordered on the ribs... More 

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Thank Kkress
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

I love options and being able to build my own burger was great. The burger, fried pickles, cheese fries and my bf had the steak & sauce was delicious. One of my favorite places to eat.

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Thank Jasmine H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2450 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104-4402
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 270-782-1888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?