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Ridgewood Barbecue

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900 Elizabethtown Highway, Bluff City, TN 37618
423 538 7543
Today
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 167
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The. Best. Bbq, beans, fries, bleu cheese dip Yummmmmm This place is very simple- nothing fancy, but it's delicious!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Lfletch1972
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The. Best. Bbq, beans, fries, bleu cheese dip Yummmmmm This place is very simple- nothing fancy, but it's delicious!!!

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Allentown, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ridgewood ain't fancy. Somehow, though, the setting seems perfect for some of the best pork sandwiches you could ever eat. They are piled high with sliced (not chopped) smoky pork. The sauce is dark and sweet. The whole kaboodle is definitely a two-fister. Oh and the beans are totally spectacular. Do not miss out! Get 'em! They are great for... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It may be my preference for BarBQ but not the best. They use hams and smoke them - then shave it thin and reheat on the grill and add sauce before Serving. Sauce is good and you add more at the table but this cooking method makes the meat dry !! The beans are great but the portions are sadly... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Truly the most amazing BBQ pork I have had (besides my dad's) in the US. Such thinly sliced pork with the smokiest flavor. Each of us ordered the sandwich and shared sides of beans, fries and Bleu cheese dip. Oh my the dip, nothing like it. WOW! Get there early and pay attention to the other reviews about times and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Today is June 26, 2015 and or son could hand picked numerous places to eat on his 15th birthday but he chose to eat at Ridgewood BBQ in Bluff City, TN. Bored the best BBQ in East TN and voted best in Tennessee. The slow smoke pork shoulders instead of Boston Butts. There is a difference in taste and quality.... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Ok, I hand out 5 green dots to lots of folks, but if I could hand out 100 dots I would give them to Ridgewood. This place has amazing food. If you want to talk smack about the décor then you have come to the wrong place. The BBQ, beans, and 8 inch homemade French fries will blow your mind.

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Fallston, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

While visiting our daughter in Johnson City we always have to get our fill of barbecue. We were told that we had to go to Ridgewood to get the best. When we walked in it was the middle of the afternoon and was not crowded at all. Three or four waitresses were standing around talking and ignored us as we... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Was traveling with a group of 25. I called ahead to see if there would be a problem and they said "we'll just hold a room for you, it should be big enough. " Really good BBQ pork with that ever-so-hard-to-find real smoke flavor. The meat was sliced razor thin like deli-meat. I've never had it served that way but... More 

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Townsend, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Co-worker took me here and I was not disappointed. Pork sandwich was HUGE. Really great food and very reasonable prices. It is worth the drive.

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Blountville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I rated this place average because of the environment. The pulled pork sandwich I had was very good. Not the best I've ever had & certainly NOT the best in TN, but it was good & the portions are large, so if you're not a big eater, you can easily share (or share with your child). My child got the... More 

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Additional Information about Ridgewood Barbecue

Address: 900 Elizabethtown Highway, Bluff City, TN 37618
Phone Number: 423 538 7543
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bluff City
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 Elizabethtown Highway, Bluff City, TN 37618
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bluff City
  • Phone Number: 423 538 7543

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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