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Mary Lou's BBQ - CLOSED

226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
3 Sep 2013
“Worth a look. You might be really glad you found it”
18 Aug 2013
“Best BBQ in Lexington”
Restaurant Hours Closed
226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I've only been one time, recently. I had a pulled pork sandwich and it was certainty good, much better than a well-known place not far away. I'll be back to try the brisket, for sure. I just started working in the neighborhood, I sure would...More

Thank 1066saxon
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Mary Lou's is an off the grid kinda place. It's wedged in between some old Lexington neighborhoods and some light industrial near downtown. The dining room has two community tables, and three saddle seats at the counter. And the BBQ is the best anywhere. The...More

Thank Lawboy2000
Reviewed 20 March 2013

An interesting off the path place. We ordered some pulled pork and brisket along with a couple of sides. The pulled pork and sauce were just so-so, but the brisket was amazing. The cole slaw and potato salad were different from any we'd ever tried...More

Thank Derek L
Reviewed 24 October 2012

The food and the service in this place were horrible. I felt as if I were an inconvenience. The restrooms were filthy too. I serve better food to my dog!

Thank ralphrizzle
Reviewed 20 July 2012

This was our first (but certainly not our last) trip to Mary Lou's BBQ. A friend recommended it-- and we had to give it a try. This was some of the best BBQ we have ever had (and certainly the best in Lexington). We tried...More

1  Thank lexslz
Reviewed 11 July 2012

I had the pulled pork from Mary Lou's. The plain meat has a spicy kick that is nice. The meat was tender and moist. I did not try anything else but I would go back. The sauce is really sweet and they only had one...More

Thank tdottie81
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  • Address: 226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
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