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Stop and Go For World Famous BBQ in Richmond KY

Stop and Go For World Famous BBQ in Richmond KY

New restaurant and catering location at 101 Hi Lane Drive in Richmond KY with Russell Cantrell as General Manager!

Stop n Go BBQ Russell Cantrell Richmond KY

Former diner location on Water Street...

Stop and Go Richmond KY World Famous BBQ picture by Lizette Fitzpatrick

When you live in the South, you grow up eating BBQ.

You learn pretty quick that people have their favorite recipes passed down through the family or invent new ones that are fabulous.

Summer weekends at festivals have backyard chefs competing for trophies and bragging rights of whose sauce reigns supreme!

Growing up in Madison County, Kentucky, I can remember my parents taking me to some wonderful BBQ joints in the area and Mom has a great recipe that I still use.

Over time I have traveled around and out of state to be able to taste some wonderful Bar-B-Q. Maybe, I have become a fan of BBQ after lifetime of tasting all the varieties. Wet, dry, hot, mild, spicy, exotic, but mainly the top-secret Southern BBQ sauce.

There's something down home about Bar-B-Q. It's comforting and filling. No wonder there are so many people that absolutely love it and have cook offs to prove how good the recipe might be.Stop and Go Richmond KY World Famous BBQ picture by Lizette Fitzpatrick

The other day, I finally made it to the Stop and Go. I had heard for years that the Bar-B-Q of Russell Cantrell was legendary.

Stop and Go are winners of the 2009 Minority Business of the Year from The Chamber of Commerce.

Russell Cantrell, Stop and Go Richmond KY World Famous BBQ picture by Lizette FitzpatrickAs I settled in to do a taste test, I noticed how busy the place was. There were three patrons at the counter but lots of folks would stop to pick up food...then go!

Katie Brenner, Mikey Valentine & Amanda Sowers-Durbin, Stop and Go Richmond KY World Famous BBQ picture by Lizette Fitzpatrick

My tasty review included BBQ beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken wings, cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans.

Russell uses his secret recipe on the ribs, pulled pork and brisket. It was my first time to eat beef brisket and he knew I was going to love it!

The pulled pork, brisket and ribs had just the right amount of sauce and flavor after marinating overnight and smoked up to 10 hours over hickory, apple and pecan wood before grilling. It was clearly some of the best BBQ I have ever tasted.

The cole slaw was creamy and had just the right ingredients. The menu also includes a fish sandwich and he does the special breading.

Christine's potato salad was heavenly and just the perfect blend.

Stop and Go Richmond KY World Famous BBQ picture by Lizette FitzpatrickThere's something for everyone on the menu even hamburgers.

It's plain to see that the Stop and Go is a well maintained restaurant that has all the perfect ingredients of great BBQ, happy atmosphere and a down home charm. They do catering too!

Give Russell Cantrell a call at 859-314-9151 or see them in action at the new location 101 Hi Lane in Richmond, KY.


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Comment balloon 34 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • March 25 2009 01:06PM


I love that kind of barbecue. I used to do briscuits on my barbecue, where they would cook all day. They were great but I was younger back then.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Lizette--Looks like a very tasty place to eat. Very nice write up! :)

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) almost 10 years ago

Lizette, great post for Localism. Sounds like a great place, in fact just reading this post has made me hungry for some BBQ!

Nice job on this post.

Posted by Mike Mitchell, REALTOR (R) (Real Living Kee Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Lizette,

Oh.. how I would love a Southern BBQ place here!! Sounds like you had a wonderful meal!! Lucky you.

Posted by Trace Galle (Designs by Trace) almost 10 years ago

Steven - You and Nutsy should do more BBQ grilling out. It sure is an all day event.

Teri - It really is! I'll take you there if you come visit!

Mike - It made me hungry too. I finished this story and dropped off a copy. Of course I had to stop and go with more BBQ! Yum!

Trace - One of these days you might have to come down here and try this out. 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 10 years ago

Hush, hush, hush.... IF you only knew how much I want a Western Ky Bar b que. Euleen son Neuton opened up a Restuarant in Frankfort, and it was soooooooooo successful. He bar b qued like in Paducah. Oh my....

I've only hinted a hundred times for my brother to send me a shoulder. Guess I should just order one.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 10 years ago

Girl, now you have gone and done it, I have never had que for breakfast but I am now drooling and surprised that my computer hasn't done a short circuit on me.  All I can say is WOW what a localism report!!!!

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 10 years ago

Mmmmm, I'm hungry!

Posted by _ _ almost 10 years ago

I LOVE BBQ!  I'll have to visit the Blue Grass state now.  Thanks Lizette . . . I LOVED pulled pork and briskett!  I'm hungry . . . I think I just gained 5 lbs. from your blog post!!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) almost 10 years ago

sorry that was just me wiping the drool off my keyboard. KC BBQ, thanks now I know whats for dinner.

Posted by Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate (Mike Russell & Associates) almost 10 years ago

This is too funny. Good job, girl. come you're an ActiveRainerMaker and not me, me me?

Posted by Geno Petro (GenoPetro.House) almost 10 years ago

Lizette, I love pulled pork. This place sounds wonderful. If ever in Kentucky I'll have to find the spot and stop. Southern cooking is the best. No corn bread? Here's to good eats.

Posted by Lisa Glowacki, Real Estate Broker - RI & MA (Lisa Glowacki - Rhode Island & Massachusetts) almost 10 years ago

Lizette... Not mcuh better than some good "Q"... and this sounds great!  I'll have to put it on my list to visit someday.

Posted by Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes (Coldwell Banker Realty) almost 10 years ago

When you have the right have it all...mmmmm...and the sides are the perfect compliment  I can think of nothing else gotta take those ribs out of the freezer...

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 10 years ago

We are ready to come for a visit. Do you have an extra bedroom?

Thanks for the post. It is always fun to experience local favorites.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 10 years ago

Hi Lizette -- This made me very hungry! :-)  When my family and I went to Lexington, we had our first Hot Brown -- While I can imagine it was artery clogging, we didn't care and ate so many of them we about popped! 

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Lezette,  Is there anything better than great BBQ ?  I've had many different styles and never found one I didn't like !  You're making me hungry here !!!

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) almost 10 years ago

Missy  - I know the feeling. There's nothing like the BBQ around here. Terry told me about the family secret recipe. the brick grill where they smoked the meat is in the backyard of Eulene's house. She didn't disclose the recipe. :~(

Don - It's good to eat ANYTIME!

Jason - I understand.

Carla - Come on down here...I gained 5 pounds just doing the research(tasting) for the story!

Michael - KC is only a pacifier for the real thang here.

Geno - You get to share the limelight too! Awesome! Rockstar Yankee!

Lisa - You know I didn't even miss that there was no cornbread.

Bill - You need to put the Stop and Go on your "to do" list.

Sally & David - That's how it's done. Get to work on those ribs.

Roy - I do! Come on down and check this place out!

Chris - Now the Hot Brown is another story I might have to write. It's legendary here.

Bill - There are many good or great ones to try.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 10 years ago

You are killing me! Let's work a deal, I will sent money and you send me BBQ ribs!

Posted by Mark Hall, Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington (Realty One Group Cascadia) almost 10 years ago

Sounds great. I was born in KY and still have family there even though I grew up here in Florida.

Every year when we go back we go to Knoth's Barbeque in Kuttawa between Ky. Lake and Lake Barkley. We always freeze a few pounds to bring back to Florida with us...

Posted by Robin Turner, Robin Turner (Happy House Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Mark - Call up Robert and Russell and see if they can put some on dry ice and ship them to you. Tell them you read all about it online. I bet they would send it.

Robin - I've heard of Knoth's BBQ. You know this stuff is the real deal then. Kentucky BBQ is legendary!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for the fun post today. Yes I would think this would be good for Localism.  Hmmm....maybe I'll try that sometime.  Anyway....We need some really good BBQ place here in seacoast NH.

Portsmouth NH Real Estate/   Patricia Aulson

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Why, oh why, Lizette, do I stop by and read your blog when I haven't eaten yet? This is just heavenly and those food pictures look so tasty. I am blaming YOU for making me run off to the kitchen immediately. By the way, you should KNOW I love BBQ of all kinds! Texas boy you know. Now a hungry one LOL.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago're making me hungry; and I just had supper.  I always enjoy a good BBQ.  Hope this place gets lots of business from this post.  Great job!  Thanks for sharing this with your friends on Fraiche Aire!

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Sounds awesome. Don't you just love living in the South? I do.

Posted by Kelsey Barklow, 423/948-9154, Marne Drinnon 423/202-2277 (Evans & Evans Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Great localism post..makes me hungry for some good old BBQ.......

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 10 years ago

yummmm, yum, yummmmmy ... that looks and sounds FABULOUS!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) almost 10 years ago

Lizette--makes my mouth water.  If you're ever down in Texas, you should try Kreutz's BBQ in Lockhart, TX (a couple hours from where I am in League City outside of Houston)--can't beat it as far as I'm concerned, but be prepared to eat with your hands.

Posted by League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE (RE/MAX 1st Class) almost 10 years ago

Oh wow and yum, yum.  Sounds like great barbecue goods -- I love chicken wings (my favorite part of the chicken and actually I love all chicken parts, but especially the wings and Robert's sound great!)

Have you visited NC (Western Part!)?  You'll find some GREAT barbecue joints up/over/whatever this way.  Tryon and Selby are great.  For just at home I do the pulled pork -- high on cholestrol, but, oh sooooo good to the taste buds.

Take care,

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTORĀ®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) almost 10 years ago


You are a food critic extraordinaire congratulations on the feature.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 10 years ago

I couldn't sleep so I woke up very early to go through email.  Now I've got a massive craving for Beef Brisket at 5:10 a.m. 

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) almost 10 years ago

Now you've done it!  I'm off my diet again - and very hungry.  Thanks for the post.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 10 years ago

WOW, I wnat it, all of it, and it is an all day event right?  LOL, I would stay all day.  This really sounds great.  I need to map this out and see how long the ride from Indy would be.  LOL, great post as usual. 

Its good to see you here, I hope your doing great!

Posted by Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN (RS Mortgage Consulting) almost 10 years ago

Wow! Now my BBQ post has made everyone hungry!

Maybe we can get Robert and Russell at the the Stop and Go ship it out to you. Give them a call today!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 10 years ago

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