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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
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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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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Why did we wait so long to come?

We made our first visit today and we have lived less than 30 miles away for nearly 30 years. It won't be our last visit. My husband and I split a sliced BBQ pork platter, and we both left full and satisfied. The BBQ and all the sides were delish. We arrived at 4:15 on a Saturday afternoon, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
TNQueenB
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Kingsport, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kingsport, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We made our first visit today and we have lived less than 30 miles away for nearly 30 years. It won't be our last visit. My husband and I split a sliced BBQ pork platter, and we both left full and satisfied. The BBQ and all the sides were delish. We arrived at 4:15 on a Saturday afternoon, and there... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Ok so I must start out saying I've lived for the last 9 years in North Carolina, accustomed to Eastern Carolina BBQ (yum). With that being said, this smoky BBQ is pretty tasty. I ordered the platter. It was $16, but I was able to split it into three meals. They make their own blue cheese, which is some of... More 

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Monticello, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great place. Love it! The bbq platters can feed two easy. You won't get the charm and homemade food at a chain.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Friday evening during a race weekend.we were seated quickly and had great service considering the large crowd.we had a BBQ platter,catfish dinner,slaw,and beans. Everything was amazing! Homemade fries are hard to beat.I would highly recommend this place.its off the beaten path but well worth the drive.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had a nice meal at The Original Ridgewood BBQ with my family and some great friends. I had the pork sandwich with slaw and it was very good! The only negatives are the small size, we were a party of 11, and the 7:30 close time. I would visit again.

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Mountain City, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

First let me say I have been making barbecue for 38 years. I Use wood only and cook it for about 8 to 12 hours. I know not every one is not the same however smoked bbq should be juicey and hot when served, it was not juicey and only mildly warm, part of it was hard and sauce slopped... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My friend actually convinced me to take a road trip with her from Hot Springs VA to Bluff City just for this BBQ! I was so pleased with the food and the service. Staff was so friendly and by far the best BBQ around!! And I loved the sweet tea and baked beans. I loved this food so much I... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A Texan visiting East Tennessee has to have his BBQ. Friends that we were visiting introduced us to this great place. The pork sandwich was very good. I also enjoyed hand cut fries and barbecue beans. Great food.

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Harmony, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Heard about this place through a local. He said they wee the best in TN. Had to try it out and we are so glad we did. Did not know what to order and the waitress was great help and made sure that we sampled the best stuff on the menu. We had the barbecue sandwich and shared a fry.... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

What can I say that hasn't already been said, the BBQ beef sammitches are amazing. The homemade blue cheese is to die for, you will lick the bowl, I swear. Now just keep in mind this place is back in the woods and the people are very friendly but don't be coming in acting a fool because their are people... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?