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Parks Mill Barbecue

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21405 Parks Mill Road, Abingdon, VA 24211
+1 276-628-9191
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Parks Mill cooks and serves wood smoked turkey, pork bbq, and baby back...
Parks Mill cooks and serves wood smoked turkey, pork bbq, and baby back ribs with a variety of homemade sides like Cole slaw, bbq beans and potato salad. Also desserts like or made fresh each day banana pudding and brownies along with ice cream and milkshakes. Also have hamburgers, hotdogs, turkey legs and sell bbq by the pound and whole roast. Working water grist meal we grind our own grits and cornmeal that are for sale in the store. Peaceful place along Parks Creek away from town and the crowds. Outside seating available. Seconds away from South Holston Lake and Avens Boat Ramp.
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  • 26
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best barbecues with a beautiful outdoor setting

I don’t know what the experience would be like when it is cold, but when the weather is nice, the outdoor dining is memorable. It is a walk up and place your order restaurant. The barbeque quality is among the best I have frequented. They offered barbequed turkey and drums as more standard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
J Seth W
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Bristol, Tennessee
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Bristol, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I don’t know what the experience would be like when it is cold, but when the weather is nice, the outdoor dining is memorable. It is a walk up and place your order restaurant. The barbeque quality is among the best I have frequented. They offered barbequed turkey and drums as more standard barbeque. I had the standard – pulled... More 

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The five-mile drive off the interstate to this park-like setting was unquestionably a great side trip from the downtown-oriented Highland Festival. The buns (one small and one large) were packed with large chunks of lean, succulent barbecue. This is one of the top 5 barbecue meals I've ever had. The authentic mill pond, flumes and working water wheel were a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Found this restaurant via Trip Advisor app. Glad we made the side trip. Neat location. Excellent BBQ. Will definitely stop here again when near Abingdon.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

When we asked about BBQ in Abingdon, we were told about Parks Mill - BUT - you must eat at the original location and not the one in town. So we traveled down VA 58 toward Damascus and located the restaurant a few miles down a side road - right next to the river. The old mill is still there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went to the Parks Mill BBQ around 5:45pm had to wait about 20 minutes. The inside is nothing special with only 3 tables inside and lots of picnic tables outside and very casual. You stand in line to order and they call your number to pick it up. The staff was friendly. We ordered a plate to share with turkey... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have lived in the area for almost seven years and never tried the place before. It's a ways off the beaten path. I kick myself for not going sooner. The smoked pork BBQ was first rate. Smoked enough to impart a great flavor without drying out the meat. Also had the ribs that where fall off the bone tasty.... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had lunch at this beautiful Historic Mill near Abingdon VA. We found this Beautiful restaurant thru the desk at the Holiday Inn Express were we were staying while there in Abingdon for a Family reunion. When we arrived we were greeted by the host and waited on immediately. The atmosphere was perfect and you could smell all the great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Best BBQ in the area and we have frequented them ALL! Quaint place with the outdoor seating next to the creek. Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have dropped by for lunch after church and the restaurant is always very busy. There are two play yards and a river runs behind the property. Beautiful, relaxing and great food. It's my granddaughter's favorite. She wanted to have her birthday party there and the owners were glad to oblige. Natalie, Emily, Courtney, Lexi, and Briana were very kind... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth a visit. It is about a twenty-minute drive from downtown Abingdon. It is friendly and informal--grab your BBQ and find a place outside. We sat at a picnic table right next to the river--beautiful. The ribs were great but the pulled pork at the next table looked even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21405 Parks Mill Road, Abingdon, VA 24211
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +1 276-628-9191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

Parks Mill cooks and serves wood smoked turkey, pork bbq, and baby back ribs with a variety of homemade sides like Cole slaw, bbq beans and potato salad. Also desserts like or made fresh each day banana pudding and brownies along with ice cream and milkshakes. Also have hamburgers, hotdogs, turkey legs and sell bbq by the pound and whole roast. Working water grist meal we grind our own grits and cornmeal that are for sale in the store. Peaceful place along Parks Creek away from town and the crowds. Outside seating available. Seconds away from South Holston Lake and Avens Boat Ramp.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?