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Thomason's Barbecue

701 Atkinson St., Henderson, KY - (270) 826-0654
Thomason's barbecues everything: pork, mutton, beef, spare ribs, baby back ribs, chicken, ham and turkey. The pork is velvet-soft, moist and seductively smoky; mutton is sopped with gravy (known hereabouts as dip) and gentle-flavored. Bar-b-q beans are magnificent – rich and smoky, laced with shreds of meat.
100% Approval Rating (6 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Bar-B-Q beans
Bar-B-Q Dip
Mutton Plate
Pork Tray

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Louis Hatchett brought us to Thomason's for bar-b-q beans, which are magnificent – rich and smoky, laced with shreds of meat and so vividly spiced that they taste like Kentucky Christmas – but the barbecue itself is fine, too. Thomason's barbecues everything: pork, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

701 Atkinson St., Henderson, KY
(270) 826-0654

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Mutton is western Kentucky's signature barbecue meat -- sultry and full-flavored. Here it is on a plate with beans and slaw. pickles, onions and white bread peek in from the upper right of the photo.
"Mutton is western Kentucky's signature barbecue meat -- sultry and full-flavored. Here it is on a plate with beans and slaw. pickles, onions and white bread peek in from the upper right of the photo."
Michael Stern





All of Thomason's barbecued meats are available in a sandwich, on a plate (with pickle, onion, bread and a side dish) or on a tray (including just pickle, onion and bread). This is a pork tray, the meat judiciously sauced with dip.
"All of Thomason's barbecued meats are available in a sandwich, on a plate (with pickle, onion, bread and a side dish) or on a tray (including just pickle, onion and bread). This is a pork tray, the meat judiciously sauced with dip."
Michael Stern


Thomason's bar-b-q beans are a luxurious dish -- a little sweet, a little smoky and huge-flavored.
"Thomason's bar-b-q beans are a luxurious dish -- a little sweet, a little smoky and huge-flavored."
Michael Stern


Thomason's menu says, 'When you think bar-b-q ... think Thomason's.' The words are inscribed under a drawing of a smiling hog, and the pork here is great. The smokehouse menu also includes mutton, beef, ribs, baby back ribs, chicken, ham and turkey.
"Thomason's menu says, 'When you think bar-b-q ... think Thomason's.' The words are inscribed under a drawing of a smiling hog, and the pork here is great. The smokehouse menu also includes mutton, beef, ribs, baby back ribs, chicken, ham and turkey."
Michael Stern


In this part of the world, barbecue sauce is known as dip. It's a thin emulsion with a vinegar tang, ideal for accenting smoked meats, but not for blanketing them.
"In this part of the world, barbecue sauce is known as dip. It's a thin emulsion with a vinegar tang, ideal for accenting smoked meats, but not for blanketing them."
Michael Stern


The universal emblem of barbecue throughout the south -- a happy pig. This one is standing on the counter where you place your order.
"The universal emblem of barbecue throughout the south -- a happy pig. This one is standing on the counter where you place your order."
Michael Stern



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