Best Louisville Ribs

The 7 Best Places For Ribs In Louisville

This is a city that is packed full of amazing foodie options, but we’re gonna focus on the best Louisville ribs. The racks that are so big they fill the plate, and so tasty that you’ll be licking your fingers and savouring every single mouthful.

From sports bars and diners to high-end BBQ joints, there is something for everybody on this list.

It’s time to grab your friends, work up an appetite and dig into some of the top places to eat the best Louisville ribs…

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1. Feast BBQ

Consistently delivering the perfect ribs takes time, dedication, and the constant pursuit of perfection, but Feast BBQ nail it on a daily basis. Their baby back pork ribs are an incredibly tender and succulent dish with proper char.

When it comes to the must-eat ribs in America, these bad boys will be up there every single time.

2. Bootleg Bar-B-Q

For more than 25 years they have established themselves as a true Kentucky original with lean and tender pit-smoked barbecue. They pride themselves on making all their rubs, sauces and sides from scratch and it shows in the end product.

The meat is so tender by the time you get it eat it that it literally seems to melt into your mouth.


The real selling point here are their three sauces (“Distillers Blend”, “Kentucky Sweet”, and “Chicago Fire”) , which you’ll find on every table.

They do great brisket and even fish on Fridays but really it has to all be able those huge racks of ribs. You’ll do well to finish a huge portion but be warned: you’ll need plenty of napkins.

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4. Momma’s Mustard

You can choose from either whole or half racks of either beef or pork ribs, or mix and match and share with friends.

They make nearly everything from scratch including their own pickles, fries and sauces which are the perfect match for the juicy, succulent ribs. By far some of the best Louisville ribs you will ever taste.

5. Shack in the Back

The name describes exactly what this down home and wholesome spot is like. It is a shack but a super comfy and welcoming one.

Their meat is slow smoked to perfection daily on old-fashioned pits for a minimum of 14 to 18 hours. The ribs end up being super tasty and are served with a range of traditional sides. They even have have live music on Saturday nights throughout the summer.

6. FABD Smokehouse

With barrel smokers out front, it’s hard to miss the smell of smoky goodness floating down Frankfort Avenue. The fact that they have outdoor seating only adds to this world class BBQ experience.

The menu features ribs, brisket, and salmon all served with the coldest beer. What more could you possibly ask for in life?

7. City Barbeque

City Barbecue is a small chain that is spread over several states who have really perfected BBQ in a fast casual style.

Their burgers, brisket and dogs are all superb but really you come here for the ribs. Grab them with pickles, ice tea and collard greens and it might just be the best fast food style meal you have ever had. Seriously good ribs at an affordable price.

Traveling around the country? You might want to check out The 50 Best Places For Ribs In America.

Big 7 Travel Team