BBQ Restaurants in NKY

Meat lovers unite--we don’t mess around in Northern Kentucky when it comes to BBQ and smoked meats.  Check out some of our local favorites below and scroll to the bottom of the page for full listings.

Best BBQ Restaurants in Covington

Smoke Justis, Covington

One of Smoke Justis’s most popular menu items is the smoked meat plate, which offers a choice of smoked brisket, pulled pork, baby back ribs, turkey, chicken or sausage, all smoked to perfection, and paired with two sides. If you need something to wash it down, Smoke Justis has an incredible bourbon selection, highlighted by more than 500 bourbon labels and special single barrel releases, as well as live music.

Walt’s Hitching Post, Ft. Wright

For more than 70 years, Northern Kentuckians have been very familiar with delicious ribs complemented by Walt’s signature secret sauce. Other staple items include the salted rye bread, tomato garlic dressing, and chicken livers, along with the addition of a lineup of mouth-watering steaks.  

Best BBQ Restaurants in Newport

Beards & Bellies Barbecue

Located inside Wooden Cask Brewery, Beards & Bellies is born from Chef Mitch Arens's love of Cajun cuisine and passion for Southern BBQ. Fans of the restaurant rave about the house made sweet and tangy bbq sauce, pulled pork, and Memphis style ribs. Don't forget to pair it with one of the 21 beers Wooden Cask has on tap or a Soda Float. 

Four Mile Pig, Alexandria

Featuring pulled pork, smoked brisket, smoked chicken wings, melts, loaded fries, and pork tacos, Four Mile Pig is a must-stop if you’re in the Alexandria area.  Also be sure to check out their breakfast offerings!

Best BBQ Restaurants in Florence

Smokin’ This & That BBQ, Florence

At Smokin’ This and That BBQ, a good hunk of meat and good barbecue are the top priority.  Every BBQ item prepared is tender and falls right off the bone.  All of their meat is slow smoked and seasoned just right.  They also serve beer and a plethora of side dishes so your barbecue main course won’t get too lonely.

Eddie’s Southern Style BBQ & Catering, Florence    

Eddie's BBQ & Catering has been feeding hungry Northern Kentuckyians for more than 20 years. Whether it's his delicious secret recipe BBQ, his succulent pig roasts, or his family-style fried chicken, don’t miss this tasty southern cooking.

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