Shack in the Back BBQ is not just a Jefferson County favorite; it's a Fairdale tradition. Shack in the Back is locally owned and operated in the southern part of the county. While it might be a small business, they serve up massive flavor!
Shack in the Back: Fairdale, KY
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Shack in the Back opened a new location just down the road from their original location. The restaurant is large, modern, and comfortable - the perfect place to chow down on some serious BBQ!
What I Ordered
Homemade Pork Rind Nachos: pork rinds topped with a homemade rub, loaded with your choice of smoked meat or bacon, tomatoes, onions, cheese, green peppers, and jalapeños. These are absolutely divine!
If you're looking for another delicious starter, look at the Combination Appetizer, which comes with three turkey ribs, three potato skins, and three chicken wings. It's the perfect dish to try a mixture of crowd favorites!
Turkey ribs -- if you get one thing at Shack in the Back, let it be the turkey ribs. This is what they are best known for. You'll love the all-white meat ribs served with their classic White Lightnin' Sauce!
Only a few restaurants around the US serve turkey ribs, and let me tell you -- they are unlike anything I've ever had before. One bite, and I was... well, obsessed.
Smoked bologna -- y'all know that I am country. When I see smoked bologna on a menu, I can hardly resist. The smoked bologna at Shack in the Back was one of the best - if not the best - that I've ever had. It's a thick-sliced bologna brushed with brown sugar and honey. Simply divine!
Other menu offerings include pulled pork, chicken, beef brisket, smoked sausage, and a pork chop sandwich. Sides include Nanny's Potato Salad, baked beans, skillet-fried corn, cole slaw, green beans, burgoo, and many more.
There is also a retail side to Shack in the Back's new location, which was a great place to purchase some Kentucky goodies! I loved that you could also buy their sauces to take home with you. Take it from me: load up on the White Lightnin' Sauce!
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10706 W Manslick Rd, Fairdale, KY 40118
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