Kentucky Folks

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Thatcher Barbecue Company

Locally Owned

Thatcher Barbecue Company is a local, family-owned and operated restaurant. Hailing from Eastern Kentucky, Shawn and Crystal bring uncompromising flavor straight from the smoker to the table.

It’s said the best food is hidden in small towns. Well how about in the middle of Red River Gorge backed up to the woods? Don’t take our word for it, take a short drive through the beautiful countryside and come see us.

6 Out of 5 Stars

Thatcher’s BBQ Company is a toothless man’s best friend. Ordered a half rack of ribs, the meat literally fell off the bone and melted in my mouth…

Look No Further

The best BBQ around! Delicious, mouthwatering brisket, ribs and pulled chicken!

Life Changing

Great bbq and service to match, as if I needed another reason to visit this beautiful area.

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Draft Beer

Stop in and relax with a draft beer from some of your favorite Kentucky folks like Country Boy Brewing.

Live Music

Our live music venue, The Pit House, boasts amazing grassroots and Americana bands both nationally known and Kentucky bred. Check out our upcoming events calendar for the next show.



Tattoos, guitars and illustrated designs by Kentucky artists. Yeah, we’ve got cool shirts, hats and stickers to take back to the city.

BBQ Sauce

There’s not enough hours in the day for us to come cook at your house, but you can take a mason jar of the best Kentucky Proud bbq sauce home with you and give it a try yourself.

Let us cater your next event!