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Big R's & Shannon's Bar-B-Q

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213 S 1st Ave, La Grange, KY 40031-1203
+1 502-222-0058
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 11:00 - 08:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 09:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This little hole in the wall produces some time of the line barbeque! Their barbeque nachos are ridiculously satisfying. Suggest you double check your order if you plan to carry out, otherwise it is great!!

Thank ElaineAus2013
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I usually get the sliced smoked brisket but most everything is amazing. Brisket Nachos are to die for and on top of that the staff is excellent. Is a frequent lunch stop of mine and my family's.

Thank cotacrawford
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Lots of chicken or beef on the sandwiches and come with onion, pickle chips and sauce. Got them to go with my Cashbook savings- great deal that way. Next door to Sweet shop also.

Thank Trav22
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98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Driving home from the south stopped for a quick dinner. We had pulled pork sandwich and brisket nachos. Edible. Used the bbq sauce to moisten the pork which was dry. Only one type of sauce and it was on the sweet side (not my fav). But the service was friendly and welcoming. And it beat fast food.

1 Thank SightSee-ers
Louisville, Kentucky
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have eaten here a couple times when visiting relatives in Oldham county & have enjoyed the food. There is ample seating for big parties

Thank jjcorum1959
New Castle, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Enjoyed the BBQ very much......will definitely go there again when we have dinner in La Grange. Right up there with the best choices for dinner in the area. Casual......

Thank captbob757
Reno, Nevada
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was short staffed on our visit, however that was the only concern. WE had Nachos first, they were excellent. Three orders of ribs and one burrito. Side items were sweet potato casserole, one green bean for the kid and mashed potato. All were very good. Service was polite, and even though not staffed she was able to serve all... More 

Thank chinashop53
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Hoped to find a BBQ place close to home but was disappointed when I tried Big R's. Had pork bbq and brisket. BBQ was flavorless and brisket was rubbery! Hoping for a decent BBQ place to open up in Oldham County.

1 Thank Elfdaughter2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stopped by as we were traveling through KY. Just about 1 min off I-71 Lagrange exit. Small older house turned into a BBQ joint. Nothing fancy, just good BBQ. Pulled pork sandwich with two sides for $7.99. Fast, friendly service. This is where the locals go, so you know it is good! Making it a permanent stop as we travel... More 

Thank NKY_10
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go here pretty frequently and love the food. The brisket is tender, the smoked fried wings are awesome and baked potato salad is delicious. The cornbread is somehow the star. It's delicate and moist, almost like a cake. Order it.

Thank Renee H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 08:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 S 1st Ave, La Grange, KY 40031-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  La Grange
  • Phone Number: +1 502-222-0058

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