Paducah, KY

In Paducah, creativity informs every aspect of local culture. Discover authentic American heritage from quilts to 'que in this captivating rivertown where West Kentucky barbecue meets favorite Southern flavors. It’s here where you’ll find a memorable city where both certified "foodies" and hobbyist tastemakers will find something to write home about. Find your inspiration in Paducah!

Moosie's Grub Shack

1019 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY 42001

Situated on historic Broadway Street in Paducah, this food truck has a permanent spot downtown. Their special brand of smoked meats and creative combinations keeps people returning again and again.

Starnes Bar-B-Q

1008 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

Family-owned since 1955, this local favorite is known for its sauce, barbecue and pulled pork. Starnes Bar-B-Q is located in Paducah's Midtown neighborhood in a mint green cinderblock building offering counter service.

Happy’s Chili Parlor

514 North 12th St, Paducah, KY 42001

A Paducah staple, Happy's Chili Parlor serves up authentic soulfood, including barbecue pork, beef brisket, barbecue chicken and ribs, plus plenty of traditional Southern sides.

Dairyette “Plus”

100 South Friendship Rd, Paducah, KY 42003

Dairyette Plus offers an American style menu in Paducah, Kentucky. Favorites include burgers, barbecue, chicken sandwiches, chili dogs and hand-dipped ice cream.

Xman’s BBQ

1535 Broad St, Paducah, KY 42003

Paducah's newest barbecue restaurant, XMan's proudly serves pork, chicken and ribs, plus Southern sides and fried catfish.


1020 South 21st St, Paducah, KY 42001

TLC Bar-B-Que is a casual dining favorite with a lunch buffet and weekend breakfast buffet.

Harned’s Drive In

4421 Clarks River Rd, Paducah, KY 42001

Harned's Drive-In has been serving barbecue in Paducah since the 1930's. The menu features old-fashioned Southern BBQ as well as hoagies and hot dogs, including the famous "Paducah Dog."

Big Ed’s

701 North 8th St, Paducah, KY 42001

From seafood to soul food, Big Ed's is a buffet eatery featuring homestyle Southern bites. Try the award-winning BBQ ribs, chicken and fried catfish or daily lunch and dinner specials near downtown Paducah.

Kountry Kastle Barbecue

3415 Clarks River Rd, Paducah, KY 42001

Kountry Kastle Bar-B-Q proudly serves BBQ, wings, fried bologna sandwiches and much more. A family restaurant and Paducah tradition for nearly a century, Kountry Kastle is located in the Southside region of Paducah.

Bandana’s Bar-B-Q

5004 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001

Bandana's Bar-B-Q is Southern Style BBQ - seasoned with a dry rub and cooked sauceless, then hand-cut to order straight from the smoker. All pork, beef, chicken and ribs are specially prepared over a pit of select hardwoods to create their signature smoked flavor.

Backwoods BBQ

5172 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001

Backwoods BBQ features traditional hickory smoked barbecue pork, ribs, chicken, ham and pork tenderloin and homemade side dishes. After the barbecue, enjoy Backwoods' delicious homemade desserts and pies.