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At Thomason's BBQ, we've been smokin' since the 60's!


All of our meat is smoked over hickory wood in a Pit centered in the middle of the restaurant, pulled by hand & dipped to order. Thomason's is best known for our BBQ Baked Beans & the smokey aroma wafting from our chimney.

On occasion you may even have the opportunity to see the Pit Master check the meat to ensure it is nice & tender.  Some say this lost art of smoking is too time consuming, but we have found that it's the only way to get that perfect smoke flavor. 


Thomason's BBQ, which originally opened under a different name by the Willett's, transitioned through several families including the Royster's & the Thomason's until it was taken over by Frank Gibson & his family in 1994.  Frank, a former diesel mechanic, apprenticed under the former owners to learn all the tricks of the trade.  

If you've been around for awhile, you know our award winning Original Dip which has been a staple since we opened. Whether you enjoy it on our smoked pork from the restaurant, or marinating it with chicken for your home grill, Thomason's has all you need for creating memories with your family and friends. We believe that BBQ brings people together, and we appreciate being a small part of that.


Fast Forward to today & you'll find father - son team, Frank & Kevin Gibson are building upon this little Henderson, KY BBQ joint's reputation & honoring the past by still cooking up your favorite recipes, while also looking to the future with new things for your family to enjoy like our new KG's Sweet Sauce & our Bourbon BBQ Sauce.

When you think bar-b-q...think Thomason's

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