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Scotty's Big Bubba Bub-ba-que

East Louisville
Barbecue, American, Bar, Pub
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14049 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40245-3907
+1 502-244-6868
11:00 - 18:30
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Sun 11:00 - 18:30
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Fried chicken at a rib place. I wouldn't have thought it either. Quirky place with many regulars at the bar. Service can be slow and the sides could be better. BUT, the fried chicken is as good as I've had anywhere. Not it a rush? Not high maintenance? Want really good fried chicken? Go to Scotty's.

Thank Robb L
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I drove past Scotty's and made a hasty decision to stop and eat there. I didn't do my due diligence and investigate further. Is the barbecue cooked in a pit in the ground, or do they have portable smokers out back that they cook it in? I don't know. But based on the results, I guessing the later. They don't... More 

1 Thank Tippecanoe1841
Venice, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Went to dinner last Friday night (Dec 4) at Scotties with total of 7 people. Took quite awhile for the waitress to get to us and she apologized that they were "shorthanded". We finally ordered and about 10 minutes later the cook came out and told us they were out of French fries (honest) and plates. Seems the dishwasher didn't... More 

1 Thank Fritz R
Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Neighborhood bar. Good food, nice people. The chicken and the pizza are the best. Both may take 30 minutes or so. Chicken maybe a little longer. Cold beer. Can't beat it.

Thank Msh8989
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Neat place. Ribs and pizza are just amazing. I like the place. Don't understand why I have to say a hundred words to say it was great. Good food.

Thank Doug G
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a local hangout/pub type restaurant that is not in a hurry to prepare your food. The fried chicken is excellent but takes about 15 minutes to cook. If you are not in a hurry and just want to sit and relax, watch a little TV and chat, then the wait is worth it. They roast corn on the... More 

Thank Dale C
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

First time here. Ordered to go. Not given a greeting when coming in. The older woman looked very uninterested in speaking to us, didn't offer any assistance or suggestions, not even a little smile... very bad service. Food was ok. Didn't care for the bbq sauce - like ketchup mixed with black pepper. Will not recommend and will not go... More 

Thank j123h123
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

After a very bad experience a year ago when we walked out after waiting for our food an hour, we decided to give them another try. We were assured by others that our first experience was highly unusual. It took half an hour to get our pork BBQ sandwiches. My fries were cold and my husband's never arrived. The pork... More 

1 Thank Penny Y
Louisville, KY
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

I just visited Scotty's for the second time in the last year. On both occasions, the results were mixed. Although this is a BBQ place, the ribs were not very good. Taste was just so-so and they were a bit tough. However their fried chicken was good if a little dry. Sides were also mixed. Baked beans and french fries... More 

1 Thank KYOceanLover
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We've lived near Lake Forest for 5 years, and always have seen this place and thought we'd try it... BIG MISTAKE! I ordered take-out and got there when they said it'd be ready. 25 MINUTES LATER, I hear "Scotty" saying he was putting our food in...WHAT??? So, I told them I wanted my money back. When the lady told Scotty... More 

2 Thank Cats F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14049 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40245-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-244-6868

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