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Papa Kayjoe's Bar-B-Que

119 W Ward St, Centerville, TN 37033-1631
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Centerville
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Sep 11, 2014
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stopped in here for dinner one night while in town for the weekend. Our group of 25 showed up right before closing. We were treated with true southern hospitality! Excellent service & great BBQ! Meat was Not greasy or fatty at all. We liked this place. It's small & nothing fancy inside, but food is good & you'd don't get... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stopped at Papa KayJoes BBQ restaurant - then realized we saw it on Man, Fire, Food. Great atmosphere & even got a tour of the smokehouse by the owner. Delicious pulled pork sandwiches. Great place & friendly...make sure you stop by!!

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Ethridge, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Saw episode on Man Fire Wood on Cooking Channel and could not wait to try the BBQ. However, we knew we were in trouble after exiting our car and could not smell "anything". If there is no smell (charcoal or wood), there can be no BBQ. Went in anyway, ordered and was disappointed. BBQ was a tasteless mush. I've had... More

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Devin P, Owner at Papa Kayjoe's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

We value the opinions of all our customers and appreciate your feedback in spite of it being negative. As you can see above, all the reviews other than yours and one other are very favorable. As with you, we tried to reach the person with the other negative feedback to see what we could do to make it right, although... More

South Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had seen a program on cooking channel about this place and decided to try it on our road trip to Nashville. It is a fun drive in about an hour away from nashville. It looks like an old house with a welcoming front porch. The staff is very friendly and there are lots of old interesting artifacts to look... More

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

it was great food and good service. They gave you a lot for your money we even took some home will be back. the place had a down home feeling

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Baltimore, Maryland
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239 reviews 239 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

This is located in a rural part of Tennessee about an hour from Nashville. The BBQ is very good as are the ribs.....but the cornbread cakes that look like pancakes are fantastic. The people are friendly and it was an overall good place to enjoy some down home food

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Waverly, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I were taking a Sunday drive and landed here - had never been here before even though we've been in downtown Centerville - the location is a tiny bit out of town, but easy enough to find. The restaurant sits on a hillside and has a nice view of the valley below. It's locally owned and run,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

We ate there three years ago got stuffed potato and it was completly rotted. Then recently got same thing and once again rotten with two very large pieces of bone in it.also got a pound to go. So greasy and horrible i would not give to a dog

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Manteo, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Well,I was there when it first opened I think & I was talking to the little girl who was explaining why the name is Papa KayJoe's.She said it is a mix of the two names!Very sweet! And she said it is the BEST BBQ around! Well,I think it is very good & I love all the sides too.The white beans... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

If you remember Bob Cherry's BBQ place with fondness and regret its loss to the Whitt's chain, then you should go to Papa KayJoe's in Centerville. The sauce isn't the same, but there are more choices. I mix the Hot and the Sweet! The meat is always tasty and tender - no dried hunks or overcooked bits. The serving sizes... More

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