Restaurants In Kentucky
U.S. Hwy 82
Lake City, Kentucky
If you find yourself traveling through western Kentucky, near the
twin lakes of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, then be sure to stop
at Knoth's Bar-B-Q in Lake City.
We could smell the place before we even pulled into the parking
lot. That was a good sign for me. Knoth's is a fairly large restaurant
with a lot of seating and a very basic menu, but then after eating
there I have decided they don't need to offer much more. I had the
Pork Plate which consisted of pulled pork, cole slaw, french fries
and bread along with a drink all for less than $10.00.
The pork was outstanding. The first bite was perfect with just
the right amount of natural juice still left in. I hate it when
meat is overcooked and dry. Hugh Knoth, the owner stopped by and
we talked for a few minutes. I asked him about his bbq sauces and
he said they were home grown. One was a sweet sauce and the other
had a little bit of a kick to it. I like the hot one personally.
It was hot enough to leave a little burn on the tongue but not so
hot that the excellent flavor was lost. I coverd my bbq pork with
a generous amount of hot bbq sauce and like a good boy cleaned my
plate. I even took a piece of bread and did the proper thing by
wiping up the excess sauce and eating it as well.
After we ate, Hugh Knoth, the owner, took us on a little tour of
the pit area. He said all the meat, mostly shoulders, started cooking
the day before they would be served. Several large pits were built
in a small building out back and fueled by red hot hickory wood
coals. He said the best technique for their pit was to burn the
hickory wood outside the pit house and when they needed new coals
they would shovel the red hot coals into the bottom of the pits.
All in all, this was a great stop while visiting the lake area
of western Kentucky. If you like a basic Pork Plate or Beef Plate
(other food is available but who wants other when you can have bbq)
meal, with great service then you will want to stop here.
BBQ-Festivals.com gives Knoth's Bar-B-Q
5 Stars for great food and great service.
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