Since we deemed this an official quote after our meal of BBQ a few weeks ago, we decided to stick with it; “When in Kentucky, Eat BBQ!”. When we walked Main Street a few days after our arrival in Campbellsville, Kentucky we quickly took notice to this great little storefront - Brothers Restaurant. We loved the simplicity of their logo, sign, and decor. Once we stepped inside, we were drawn to the clean interior with exposed brick walls, industrial ceiling, and rugged wooden tables.
We were promptly greeted by the host who took us right to a table where we were warmly welcomed by our server. She was able to give Russ some more info on the gluten-free options available. He was in hog heaven - haha, get it? Sorry, we can’t help but be punny. It’s easier than trying to be funny, right?
The menu at Brothers Restaurant kept things nice and basic which allows them to do those things very well and that they do! My favorite part of the menu was the name of their wings including Bad Decision followed by Terrible Decision which probably have that type of delicious spiciness that makes you start sweating - you know that great feeling too, right? Russ without a doubt ordered up the brisket - one of his top 10 foods for sure. I was mesmerized by the special which was a traditional turkey dinner. With Thanksgiving on the brink and realizing I would be spending my turkey day working at Amazon - I went with it.
Russ’ food was plated on the traditional metal tray that many BBQ restaurants have adopted. I’m a sucker for that - such a great earthy presentation. He was only a few bites in when he declared that the brisket was his definition of really good brisket: sliced thick, cooked medium to medium-well, appropriate fat content, and most important on his brisket requirements list - a good flavorful bark. He also added a small side of ribs to accompany his brisket. They had a really flavorful dry rub, but he is more of a wet ribs guy. He still enjoyed them as they were cooked just right and slid easily off the bone. He added his sides of barbecue beans and potato salad to the palate and declared it a tasty win.
My turkey dinner didn’t disappoint with a generous portion of sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, a scoop of stuffing, and green beans. The taters were a bit thin as I’m more of stick-to-your-ribs type of mashed potatoes girl, but believe me I still enjoyed them. I mean serisously, mashed potatoes are the candy of the vegetable world. I would pick mashed potatoes over dessert any day of the week. I gobbled until I wobbled.
The photos don't really do the meals justice. Seriously, we need a better photographer on staff. Oh wait... well anyway, our apologies to the food pictured. Remember the camera adds 10 pounds or maybe that's all this tasty food that does that.
The restaurant was about 1/3 full when we arrived, but shortly after every table was full! A great sign for a random Tuesday evening. I’ve read their is often a wait and after a taste or two we understood why - good stuff! We will definitely make a point to visit Brothers Restaurant again before finishing up our time working at Amazon in Campbellsville. After all, I still need to try a few of the enticing menu options. But should I do the Mean Carolina (pulled pork, gouda, slaw, and spicy bbq sauce) or Pig the Orchard (pulled pork, bacon, white cheddar, flash fried apples, and sweet brother sauce)? Help a girl out - that’s a tough decision, amiright?
We love finding places like this making that Reason #7659 that we love full-time RVing and Reason #8532 that we adore small town America!