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All 4 Bluff City Restaurants

Ridgewood Barbecue

900 Elizabethtown Highway, Bluff City, TN 37618
423 538 7543
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Bluff City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Kingsport, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

it's curb appeal isn't much but the barbeque is delicious - and their beans & slaw! Always have a bunch of customers!

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Bluff City, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is well worth your time to search out this gem near Bluff City, TN. I used to go here with my family for my grandmother's birthday celebrations when I was a child. I recently had a chance to return with a group of friends. The food was every bit as good as I remembered. The service help was superb... More 

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Bluff City, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Local icon of BBQ. Come early if you want to beat the crowd. Make sure to try the Blue Cheese and crackers. It's the best!

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Sevierville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Ridgewood BBQ is an old school BBQ Shack with a unique twist. This was the first time wife and I ate here, but daughter had been with friends before and wanted us all to go together. Am I ever glad we did. Started off with the bleu cheese dip and crackers. I know, sounds weird, but trust me, it's awesome.... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Heard about this place when I told someone we were going to the area. They said it was a place we must try. We were it disappointed! Great atmosphere and awesome food! Loved the blue cheese and crackers.... BBQ is unique and wonderful! Will definitely come back on next trip!

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions while traveling between North Carolina and Tennessee. This is by far the best barbecue restaurant I have ever eaten at. It a sort of out of the way but worth the drive from almost anywhere (we drive a little over an hour to get there). It is a no-frills restaurant. If you... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've had bbq all over, sc, nc, memphis... hands down Ridgewood is the best. Don't judge it on the 1970's decor.... just wait until your first bite of that pulled pork. You cant beat the beans, the pork, the fresh sliced fries... its all heaven in your mouth. Blue Cheese and crackers appetizer (sounds weird)... but its awesome.

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Memphis TN
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104 reviews 104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We're from Memphis so we have a pretty good palate for bbq. This place lives up to its reputation as one of the best. Portions are enormous so we shared the pork bbq platter. The fries are home cut and cooked. Be sure to order the beans...best I've ever eaten and I'm not a big bbq bean fan. The crackers... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This restaurant is the best kept secret in the area. Great BBQ & beans. Huge servings, so there's almost always leftovers to take home.

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Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

great pork BBQ and very inexpensive. little parking so be patient waiting for space to become opened. waited 20minor less. excellent service. everyone is very friendly.

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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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