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May 31, 2009 07:23 AM

Kentucky Barbecue/Hotdogs

Will be in the Lexington and Bowling Green area on a Saturday-Sunday. Any recommendations for good barbecue or hotdogs? Thanks.

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  1. BBQ in Ky/Tn has always been thought to start west of I-65.

    Billy's in Lex is an old original,fair,but stick with the pork.

    In Versailles,as you come by,go downtown -near the courthouse.

    Wilson's lunch,or grill,or something.

    Was a poolroom and the racing crowd from stable hands to farm owners can be seen having chili dogs,burgers, fries,cold beer.

    Usually my first stop when I arrive at the airport.


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    1. re: TomFl

      Thanks for the suggestions - I'll check them out.

      1. re: wilson

        I couldn't agree more with TomFl about Billy's. Not bad at all, but I'd go with the pulled pork. They also have tasty Mexican corn bread and their portions for french fries and onion rings are enormous.

        There's also a new place that I haven't tried, but it's been getting good word of mouth. If you try Old Kentucky BBQ (intersection of Winchester R and New Circle Rd North) let us know what you think.

        As for Bowling Green, I love to eat at a place called Montana Grill (not affliliated with Ted's Montana Grill). They have a West Tennessee BBQ plate that is very tasty and enough food for two.

        Hope this post isn't too late and hope you enjoy the trip.

        Billy's Hickory-Pit Bar-B-Q
        101 Cochran Rd, Lexington, KY 40502

        Old Kentucky BBQ
        771 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505

        Montana Grille
        1740 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104