Reviews of Bootleg Bar-B-Q (Catering)

9704 Old Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291, United States

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REVIEWS OF Bootleg Bar-B-Q IN Kentucky

Stacey Nunez

Food is always delicious! Love love love the new building!!!

Kristen McGill

Everything was really good. I would recommend the pork over the chicken though.

Chris Reiter

Delicious. And like all great bbq, it'll have you over eating and send you straight to the crapper. I also rate the bathroom a 4, but could use an extra stall and instructions for the unique faucet.

Charlotte Yeast

One of the best Barbeque places I have ever had by far. If you pass up this place you are missing a treat. If you don't go out of your way to go here. You will wish you had.The potato salad is Awesome. Especially considering I don't even like potato salad. Very consistent.You won't be disappointed. I just had yesterday. Wonderful.

Chris Claxon

Great BBQ, especially love the mustard BBQ sauce. Side dishes are a bit of a let down.

Bemmis Maximus

Great food, great people, great experience!

Jim Rogers

Very good place for meal with family and friends

Doug Carwile

Food was fantastic as always. The parking lot just needs to be finished.

Chris UAW Influencer Chris the Alchemist Petit

If you're not looking for it, you'll pass it. Great food & the service was pleasant.

Jim Hoff

Food was good

Michael Perry

Been coming to Bootleg since 1994. It has always been good food. The wings are the best!

Marian Kremer

Very homey. Bootleg is a fitting name. Surprising variety on the menu. I had a brat and and smashed tater. Very good.

Lauren Peterson

Delicious food and reasonably priced.

Sally Oldson

Everything we got was outstanding! Ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, ham salad. The side sauce for the ribs was unlike any bbq sauce I'd ever tasted before : couldn't quite pinpoint what made it so different but really liked it. Not too hot, not too sweet. This is 45min away from my home but will be going back!

Melissa Atkins

Great food, comfortable atmosphere

Jason Underwood

Awesome food, as it always has been. The new building is nice!

Jessica Wallen

Extremely disappointing. I paid $150 for 7 slabs of ribs for my engagement party over the weekend. The ribs were dry with no flavor.The ribs were extremely fatty and all and all not good at all. I was given 2 bottles of sauce for 7 full slabs that already had no flavor to them.Was going to also use for my wedding until this experience. Will not be back after that.

Sara Welsh

A different kind of barbecue. It is smothered/ drenched in sauce unless you order it dry. Seemed like a lot of people were coming in for take out orders.

Jennifer Ford

First visit to the new building. Same great food and loved the atmosphere!


Great place for smoked tasty goodness. 9 sauces to choose from and sugar free ones. Full pound, half pound brisket or pulled pork, half slab and full slab of ribs. Chicken and a good selection of sides. Free refills will put out the fire of the cajun good. Friendly people with eat in or take out options. Prices just right to get to a full belly.

Lynn Rowland

Food was good. Large selection. Very disappointed that we were unable to get wings without 3 hour notice, especially since we stopped by on a whim. If the winds are that popular and sell that well, why not keep them on hand for walk ins? It's just costing you business by not having them available. May reconsider next visit if I don't have the time to place order that far advanced in a fast paced society.

Joshua Coolidge

The food is really good. The staff were attentive and polite.

Danielle White

Hadn't been since the move and it was great!! As always.


It’s ok, had a 1/2 slab carry out with green beans and red beans and rice. Haven’t been there in ten years and the red beans and rice are still my favorite side, green beans weren’t seasoned much could have used some pork fat in them. Ribs were a little dry but the mustard sauce became a needed addition. Wish you all would bring back the smaller rib combo, the 1/2 is more than I care to purchase. Ribs 12, two sides added for 3.5

Bryan England

Food was good. Had the pulled pork and pulled chicken. Prices were high in my opinion.


Our family always gets the family pack. It never disappoints. The red beans and rice is very good.

Laura Lee

This is my favorite barbeque in Louisville! Some bbq restaurants can deliver the meat, but fail on the sides. Bootleg has side dishes just a delicious as the bbq. The location is 30 minutes from my house, but I always find my way back.

Diane Rhonomus

Awesome BBQ, worth the drive. They've expanded their building to allow more people to be able to enjoy their food.

Matt McMillen

Really good "Q". They mean business

Patti Andrews

Best smoked wings in the world. Great customer service

Jennifer Gray

Food was tough and dry, took a while to get it, and the staff was mediocre. Not what they used to be.

Amy Satterly

The girl behind the counter got the order wrong. Charged for something not ordered. Also bbq turkey smelled bad and tasted worse. The tables had not been wiped down and all had crumbs on them. The red beans and rice tasted like it had vinegar in it. Got the buttermilk pie and all it was is a frozen buttermilk pie u can get from the grocery. IF it isn’t then u at least need to use a different pie crust than the ready made frozen ones. Overall the food was NOT good and service just as bad.

Myra Trihey

Had the full slab,FATTY Twice baked taters, way to salty Will not come back, prefer marks, or smoky bones, famous Dave's is good choice also

Brian Foard

Hadn't eaten hear in a few years. No longer just a shack with a smoker. Nice new dining room, and same great BBQ.

Miranda Riney

Tried them out with there new building food was great the inside was nice and clean I loved the homey feeling of the different tables and loved the food options. And the sauce was a great selection for the bbq.

Cheryl Alcon

Love their food. Bootleg is our go-to barbeque place. The baby backs are to die for. The chicken wings are outstanding also.

Danny Redmon

It was nice the people were very friendly

HeyPeeps ImLizzie

Excellent food and great service.

Ed Schickel

Very good but a little expensive. Somewhat in line with most barbecues. Excellent food but limited choices

Carol Purvis

It was awesome... Better than ever.

Yvonne Smith

The cashier was friendly.The service was fast. The atmosphere calm and relaxing, even whenit was croded with people coming to pick up therr orders( even though the wait was minimal) the flow wasn't rushed and everyone was patient) like you know how good it's going to be when you dine -in or leave for or that special occasion. The menu makes you want to to come back to savor new meats, desserts, sides and Ale 8's worth the distance to this area tucked away in plain sight.Giving that down home country vibe( come back as see us again) and you will. It's worth it

Elisa Carrithers

Quick service and great food!

Shaun VanArsdale

We always have a great experience every time we come here. The food I delicious and the staff have always been friendly and very helpful with anything we need. I would highly recommend coming here for some delicious BBQ. The hot and sticky wings are the best in town, but you need to call ahead 3 hrs to get them.

Aaron LeComte

Delicious food and great friendly service.

amy louise

I haven't been to Bootleg since they had the old building. I have moved away for a bit. Went in for lunch today it was ready in less than 5 minutes. As always amazing and fresh. They even have my favorite orange cream soda which is hard to find. I was a little disappointed in the size of the blackberry cobbler because of the price. But as always it was amazing. Incredible lunch very fast Professional Service. The restaurant looks really great. Definitely recommend!

Thomas Osborn

Great food. The new building is nice!

Lisa Sincavage

You were a real disappointment on Triple d

Ken Risen

This is a one of a kind place, Great! I really like the new building.

Brian Bright

Super fast, super friendly, awesome food. Pulled pork is the bomb, but you should try the red beans and rice with spicy BBQ sauce.

Al Thompson

Great food experience in a laid back atmosphere. I ordered ribs to test their barbecue. Of course the beans brought an extra full flavor to the main entry. Thought both pricing and portion were fair for good overall value. Would describe Bootleg as a great family outing. It has strong local support. I recommend it.

Larry mosby

Great food! The new building is very nice.

chelsea mayer

Love the new building , the food is always great !

Margaret Gey

Haven’t been to the new building but this is best BarBQue in Louisville Reminds you of western Ky Delivery would be wonderful

Christie Kinslow

The food is great!!! You have to order the wings 2-3 hours in advance but they are great. If you forget to order the wings, there is still plenty of other great options.

Melissa Wilson

Wings were amazing and worth calling ahead 3 hours for

Alex Jackson

Great atmosphere and terrific barbeque... COOKED RIGHT!! Marcos

Great food and good service.

Edward Landmichl

BEST BBQ in Louisville Kentucky hands down !

Layne Perry

Stopped in and ordered some twice baked potatoes and potato salad. Always great food. I bought the potato salad for my dad because it's his favorite and he lives in Indiana so he doesn't get it very often. He was so happy. The place was a little busy being it was labor day weekend. Even though they were busy, the staff was friendly, courteous and our food came out pretty fast. Definitely recommend bootleg and everything on the menu is delicious!!

Staci Stout

The surroundings improved. The food is still amazing and then some. Still a great place to stop and get takeout on a busy work night. Definitely a fan!

Dr. Suzette Scheuermann PhD RN

We love Bootleg BBQ. Food is great. Only thing I recommend is to have customers waiting for pick up to wait elsewhere and not stand right by the patrons who are dining in. It was annoying and affects the dine in experience negatively.

Matt Pompilio

Excellent place good food nice atmosphere

Bill Graves

Prices are crazy no customer service what so ever first time I eat there that will be the last.....

Tim Corum

Good food and not to expensive. $7ish for a brisket sandwich. I was not very fond of the chips. Over all experience was pleasant.

Jasmin Sturgeon

We went for the first time since turning bootleg into a “sit down” joint. We were both impressed! Loved the food and the atmosphere

Jess Crotzer

The food and service were excellent as it always is and the new facility definitely has more dining space and is a nice building

Karen Byers

Love the food! The menu is amazing and love the new building!

Les Reece

Great Bar-B-Que place. Food is always good here.

Dex Aler

Food is great and the new building is very nice. We love the potato salad. We get pork bbq, two sides, and a kids meal for about $22. For us it is enough to feed 3 adults and one child easily. We normally have some leftovers. Comes with hamburger sized buns to make sandwiches. We have never had a bad experience there. Used to take a while, 10 mins, for food if busy but the new building is not so crowded.

John Noland

The size of the portions was amazing. Biggest pork chop was incredible. The ribs were great tasting and huge. We will go back often.

Rebecca Wells

I had riblets that were almost like eating dried sticks of meat. I will never order those again. I have had bbq pork sandwich before that was delicious. .

Joe Grom V

Nice new place to sit down. Bootleg has been around for years and years. Great food. Reasonable prices.

Donald Price

Full of Southern Charm and the best pulled pork

Bobbie Brown

Wow, this place EXPLODED after the expansion. Food was worth the wait, but I hope they either get more seating or figure out how to serve that many people more quickly. We waited over an hour for carry out.

Debra Tobbe

Good food. I have a food allergy and it is usually hard to order but they made it easy, and I had plenty of choices.

Devin Leonard

Good food, good atmosphere. Only reason for 4 star instead of 5 is underwhelming amount of meat/fixens in the Tater-Q and they forgot my pint of potato salad for a carry-out order.

Roberta Ritschard

Unique dining. Great food.

Maryanne Salleng

The new building is a great improvement. The food is always perfect. Anytime I want BBQ, this is my go to place. Highly recommend!

Adrian Vogt

Value was good. I got food for 2 adults and my son for around $30. I wasn't blown away, but I would recommend it and go back. One highlight of the meal was sauce. It's a tangy BBQ with a slight kick.

Terry Hayes

Great atmosphere, awesome barbecue. I wish they had French fries or something kids will eat . The menu is not kid friendly. The way you place order for food is confusing. A really good place for adults to eat some d style sides.

Bobby Davis

All their food is very good I love their new restaurant .The service is fast .Reminds me of a county restaurant Friendly people .Don't rush you out like restaurant around Louisville .Go there you will enjoy it .

Cory Casey

Always good. Never had a bad experience. Their wings are the best I've ever had.

Jesse Cundiff

Ordered some wings for race day. BEST WINGS IVE EVER HAD! And priced better than bw3. If you ever want to have a taste of these amazing wings, be sure to order them 2-3 hours ahead so they are ready when you want to feast!

Sandra Carter

Nice size portions. Not overly sauced, but they give you extra sauce. Everyone is nice.

Lion Judah

Not the same as it used to be, I used to eat here all the time but not anymore! The wings are not sticky award winning anymore there never cooked right or have that brown suger rub. Very disappointed because this was my go to spot!

Michelle Newman

The food was ok, the pork had a bit too much sauce on it for my taste so I would probably get it plain next time. The new building is nice, but my one complaint would be that they neglected to put diaper changing stations in the bathrooms. Making this improvement would make this a family friendly establishment.

Zach Bolthouse

Fast service and the food was fantastic! Only got 4 stars becuase there was no corn bread.

RX Productions

This is my favorite BBQ in the area. I don't get a chance to eat it as often as I'd like too because of the location but anytime I'm going to be close by I make sure to stop in. First, if you have the time to plan, you HAVE to try the wings, but you have to call them in 3 hours in advance. They are smoked fresh just for you. The BBQ itself is amazing. It's one of the few places that I've been to that cook their meat in sauce instead of giving you a mound of dry meat and letting you put your own sauce on. The meat here is so tender and juicy, it's amazing. All of their sides are incredible too. I highly recommend the twice baked mashed potatoes, potato salad, Mac and cheese, baked beans, and their coleslaw is great too. You literally can't go wrong with anything you order.

Janice Lewis

We have been fans of Bootleg for many years. Their sides are great and the sandwiches are generous in size. Bread pudding is a favorite. Today I had the ribs for the first time. I got 4 huge ribs which were way too much for me to eat at one sitting. They also were way too salty. I could barely eat them and I always salt things. I'll stick to sandwich in future.

William Guenthner

Average barbecue restaurant. I prefer the BBQ at Mark's Feedstore by a wide margin. And Bootleg isn't even in the same league as Red State BBQ in Lexington. The side dishes were less impressive. No specific complaints but this isn't someplace I'd go back to at their prices.

Jeff Markwell

Is the best barbq joint in town

Debbie Sanders

Always good! Love the pork bbq, good Cole slaw too.

Walter Jackson

Always satisfied with there meals

Daniel Banaszynski

Didnt like the ribs anf they dont have a sweet bbq sauce. And since ive never been there before I asked whats good or good to eat for lunch ahe couldnt give me an answer. I think I'll stick to my other BBQ places I go.

K true Hollywood story

Love it just thinking about it makes me want more best bbq I have had in awhile

Cody Yates

Picked up a carry out order from here on Fathers Day and it was a madhouse, but the staff handled it very efficiently and we received great service. The food was incredible as usual, especially the smoked wings, some of the best around!

Deborah Humphrey

You have to call ahead and order the spicy smoked wings they are the bomb

Pat Combs

Too expensive for how much food you get. Just ok. And not very clean.

Kelsi Drake

Amazing wings. Great service.

Don Sexton

Love the new building! And the bbq is excellent too

Tim Goode

Visited the new restaurant today, the new place is awesome! The staff was extremely friendly and the wings were the best I’ve ever had!!! Will definitely be going back!!!

Ron Walker

Good food because service and it was worth the trip!

Erica Wright

Delicious food!! Good prices & large portions. Staff was great also. Must stop by!!!

Steve Apanewicz

New remodeling is nice. Food always great!

Carla Webb

Delicious! They have moved into their new larger facility. Nice.

Gale Rogers

Food was great. I ordered pulled pork sandwich which was good but tried a rib from my friend and will order those next time! Staff friendly and love the decor.

Cyndi Nitzken

The food was good. Large portions of sides but meat in sandwich not so much.

Helen Forgrave

Amazing food and awesome place to eat.

Travis Gaskill

Best bbq around

Martin Freeman

The atmosphere is better than the food and the food is pretty good. It's a brand new facility and they carried the food tradition into this one. They seem to never be busy so getting seated is easy. I recommend the ribs and the beans.

Mark Wagner

The new restaurant is nice it's great to have a place to sit n eat,andthe food is still as good as ever.

Michelle Shock

This is the ONLY BBQ place in all of the Louisville area that has a vegetarian bbq option. Options for sides are somewhat limited but you'll definitely get a good meal. And they have Ale 8 in the bottle. The building is really cool, made with a lot of repurposed material.

James Miles

Great food, great service! Would have been 5 stars if they served alchohol.

Dale Soergel

I got the baby back ribs and they were delicious. My husband got the brisket and enjoyed it also. Very fast and delicious.

Rory Wilson

It was the fist time. We had carry and it was good and fast service Look forward to coming back for sit down service and re-evaluating.

Danny McGlone

Way to expensive,portions way too small

Ron Crowe

Really good food.

Edward Kiefer Jr

Generous portions. A bit of a drive out of the metro area, but worth it.

beautifulL52 .

Not bad, they have some vegetarian options here. Food is quick and taste like comfort food. Chicken, mashed potatoes and green bean type of stuff. The menu is pretty inexpensive and the portions are pretty normal.

Victor Hastings

Regional and micro-regional variations in barbecue fascinate me, so when I drove through Louisville, I had to try some mutton and burgoo. If you've never tried barbecued mutton before, this is the place to pop your cherry. Bootleg's was not at all what I expected, which was a fairly tough, gamey meat. Instead, it was tender, juicy and delicately flavored, nicely cooked to a rich brownness. The various sauces were a nice complement. The burgoo was hearty and satisfying. I had never had it before, so I have no baseline. I expected more heat - but as a New Orleanian, I may have a higher spice tolerance. The next time I pass through Louisville, I'll definitely try to stop by Bootleg's.

sam lewis

Always friendly and great food.

Rick Doyle

Bootlegs new bldg really unique in many ways , food is excellent , POTATO SALAD OUT OF THIS WORLD , pulled pork sandwich , brisket sandwich . Go you will not regret it

Jacob Bryant

I only wish they had a family dinner sampler option like you see at famous Dave’s. Where you can get a trash can lid with a bit of all their meats and 3 sides on top so everyone can share and taste it all. The new restaurant was nice and the food was good though.

Michael Thompson

This place serves mediocre food. Nothing bad, but nothing you will rave about. Their new building is very nice, very clean. Sides are nothing better than a grocery deli.

Rhonda Wise

Best BBQ in Louisville. Baby Back ribs are awesome.

Linda Owen

The worst ribs we have ever eaten. They were dry and tough. Sides were good.

ernest simmons

Came for the first time to the new place really nice decor great service from employees food was cook excellently wonderful take on different sauces that you can choose yourself. Would have got a five but there's always room for improvement so I had to give them a four.

Melanie Cooke

Very good food! I've had their wings before which are awesome. I got a creole based sausage, beans and rice dish which was pretty good. The atmosphere makes for a great place for lunch or dinner.

Johnny Mc Nubs

Restaurant was clean, the food taste was fine. Nothing beyond the normal. The price was a bit high for the portions by comparison of other BBQ restaurants.

Lana B

The outside may seem a bit dismal but the recently renovated inside has a rustic atmosphere, Vey clean and the service is outstanding! The food is delicious! All the bbq pork, chicken, or turkey is great! Their homemade sides taste like my Grandmother's. Rich creamy potatoe salad, perfectly seasoned green and baked beans. All so good! Whether you eat in or take out the side bar for all their toppings and sauces is easily accessible and ready. Highly recommend the drive to enjoy good food!

Melinda Crain

Always good healthy food reasonably priced family owned.

T'Andrea Burt

Food is okay. The smoked wings are very good but you have to plan ahead if you want some. 3 to 4 hours to be exact. Everything else is just okay

958chaz .

I am really glad they finally got the restaurant finished. The ribs are still the very best.

Tawnya Schweinhart

Good food. Everything is sold separately. They don't have any actual meals. We will be back.

Carey Hayse

A place to sit down and eat and great food

Clarence Ridley

The ribs are meaty, moist and tender. The sides are an after thought and sauce; well, just bring your own sauce.

Rich Wilson

Bootleg has done a nice job on their new building ,very southern country and comfortable. Great lunch stop or family dinner , food is still great... they close way to early for summer hours!! 7:30 they are out of tea and lemonade and ready to close for the night !

William Dabney

I don't know but the wings just aren't what they used to be. Even my family members noticed they don't taste like they used to. Use to be a really dry rub taste but not any more. They are wet more than dry. Really not happy with the wings... They aren't as good anymore and that's a shame because they were The Best Wings. Not Anymore...Good Luck...

John Bender

The new building is a great place to eat lunch or dinner. Same good quality barbecue food they have always served.

Joshua Havens

This place has no soul. The pulled pork was chopped up, not pulled and heavily sauced to mask the fact there was zero smoke flavor in the meat. It could have been cooked in a crock pot. Also I didn't stink when I left, another bad sign. Where was the smoke? Some sides were good. The staff was great, no complaints. The food was a shame. Many other places in the area to get better barbecue.

Ted Hettel

The renovations are awesome. The food is even better.

sandra novak

Love the decor. Even restrooms. Excellent pulled pork and mac n cheese

Mark Richards

Food has gone backwards. Brisket was not good. Won't be back. Such a disappointment.

pam penn

Very nice, food was great, first time there and well come again


They really should have smoked wings on hand instead of calling ahead 3 hours. But they are worth the wait.

Rick Parsons

Best BBQ around. Got my wish they open the big dining area. Love it...

Larry Lewis

Poor at Best. I wait several months (8 thus time) between visits & every time it is the same (think I would learn by now) it's just not the good of a BBQ restaurant. There are lots of much better BBQ restaurant around Louisville & Southern Indiana to choose from. So maby I have learned my lesson not to do this place again.

Diana Baird

Food is really good, but overpriced. Got BlackBerry cobbler for dessert and was disappointed by the tiny portion and big price, (about 3 bites worth). I get cobbler whenever I see it on a menu...this is the smallest anywhere. The girl taking orders seemed unhappy to be there and the 3 girls getting orders onto trays were nearly falling over each other to do the job one could have easily done. Plus it would make a better first impression if at least one of the numerous staffers at the front counter would acknowledge that a customer was standing there, no matter what they are there for. In the past I have always gotten my food to go...maybe I will stick to carry out...

Jason Orange

Still great after all these years.

Marie Scott

The hot sticky wings were very good love them ..

Andre Rutledge

Wasn't impressed with the riblets closer to beef jerky then a rib tip.

Bud Pate Motorsports

Great Service, Good food

Kristen Stewart

Good food and nice sauce

Heather Ligman

Very nice hole in the wall place. I'm glad we accidentally found this place. Great value! Large portions for the price. Yummy. Not the best BBQ I've had, but really good and will return if I'm ever in the area again.

Leslie Baxter

New restaurant is open, very spacious, much nicer, still a long line sometimes to get food but that is just a sign to how good it is.

Leanne Gouker

Great food , great service. I loved eating inside the new restaurant. Marshall(owner and builder of boot leg bar b.q.) you should be very proud of the restaurant it looks great inside and out.

Brandie Blake

LOVE new building with plenty of seating now available. Great location, only about 1 1/2 miles from freeway. Amazing wings, very friendly staff and clean restaurant

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