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Shack In the Back BBQ

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406 Mount Holly Rd, Louisville, KY 40118-9408
+1 502-363-3227
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11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Shepherdsville, Kentucky
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent BBQ and Sides, Picnic Atmosphere all the time. Friendly Family feeling staff. Parking is the only issue we have had.

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Thank JimmyCa468
Bardstown, Kentucky
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A bit off my beaten path, but well worth letting Garmin find it for me, this BBQ joint has great food at reasonable prices. No frills, but good service and 5 different sauces to try (or mix your own special blend) for that perfect compliment to slow cooked meat. I had the pulled pork sandwich and had to eat some... More 

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Thank nspm2014
Hazleton, Indiana
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Just passing through and needed a meal found this little gem food was good and service was fast too would recommend this place.

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Thank rdw832
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The service was great, but the food was just average. We had a sampler plate. The food was not bad, it just didn't have anything special about it.

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Thank Lisa C
Louisville, Kentucky
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Great local bbq. We have been going to Shack In The Back for years and have never been disappointed. Their dry rub has sugar in it so be aware if you are trying to limit sugars. Be aware there is limited parking and limited seating inside. There is double if not triple seating outside in the screened dining area.

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Thank Mark W
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great BBQ! This has some great food with a great atmosphere. It truly has a shack in the back that they smoke the meat in and the restaurant is a old log cabin. They are closed on Sunday's and Monday nights are ran by local boosters to raise money for local charities and clubs. I haven't had anything that I... More 

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Thank Rebecca T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This little place is great. It is a locally owned and operated joint. It is located off New Cut Road. It kind is sits in the Fairdale area (south end)The BBQ is tasty and portions are good. We always get carry-out, so, I have not dined in. My kids enjoy the chicken and ribs. My son is partial to the... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We chose this place to eat because of the wonderful reviews it had. We did not have the wonderful experience everyone else posted. It is a quirky place with minimal seating but has charm. The food did arrive quickly. We got the appetizer and our meals at the same time. The loaded fries had been microwave and tasted stale and... More 

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Thank Annie O
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Best place in Louisville. The turkey tubs are to die for... it's a nust. The chess bars are amazing and very addictive. Now I need to go get some as we speak

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Thank Lisa M
Louisville, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Looking for a delicious lunch or dinner? You'll find just that at Shack in the Back. We highly recommend their turkey ribs. The sides and sauces are all made by Shack in the Back as well and are a great addition to your BBQ experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 Mount Holly Rd, Louisville, KY 40118-9408
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-363-3227

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