Ken Tex BBQ, Shelbyville
Ken Tex is a small restaurant not too far from I-64. I had driven past it several times without even knowing it existed until a friend of mine told me about it. Despite the size, there is an area to eat inside. I thought the food was good, and the prices were comparable to other BBQ places I've been to. I liked that they had a kids menu.
Fire Fresh BBQ, Shelbyville
Fire Fresh is one of my daughter's favorite restaurants. Besides the fireman decor, she likes that she gets to color a picture and then hang it on the restaurant wall before she leaves. They have a kids menu, and kids eat free on Tuesdays with purchase of adult entree! I like the variety of sides that Fire Fresh offers, and everything I've tried has been good. Fire Fresh also offers catering.
If you're traveling through the state and in the mood for BBQ, check out Kentucky Family Fun's list of Best BBQ places in Kentucky.
If you know of any other delicious BBQ places in Shelby County, PLEASE email firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm always looking to try new places ;)