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Papa Kayjoe's Bar-B-Que

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119 W Ward St, Centerville, TN 37033-1631
+1 931-729-2131
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Another take on BBQ! It was good, if a little 'wet' for our tastes. The best part was the cornbread! I almost told the waitress to leave it out but I am glad I didn't. What did she call it, a 'hoe cake'? Who knows, but it was pretty dang good! The rest of the food was average to me,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Tony M
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Clarksville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Another take on BBQ! It was good, if a little 'wet' for our tastes. The best part was the cornbread! I almost told the waitress to leave it out but I am glad I didn't. What did she call it, a 'hoe cake'? Who knows, but it was pretty dang good! The rest of the food was average to me,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Having lived around here for 4 of the last 9 years, I never got around to partaking of the Papa K experience until today. It lives up to it's celebrated reputation by delivering solid Bar-B-Que in a unassuming, comfortable, friendly fashion. They don't just have "sides" to go with their pork plate, they've got "deep-fried" sides that will blow you... More 

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Centerville, Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good hambergers and pie, good service, nice place but Bar B Que is bland and mediocre at best. Eat anything but the Q.

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

Hello there. In general thank you very much for positive things you had to say about Papa KayJoe's BBQ. Of course, the disappointing thing for us is that you didn't care for the pork BBQ. We would very much like your input as to how we might improve that product. It seems from your bio that you live in or... More 

Spring Hill, Tennessee
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Hours are listed wrong. Drove a long way with friends from out of state and was very disappointed. Had planned our day around it.

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

Please accept our deepest apologies for the incorrect hours listed here. We didn't realized they had not been updated. We will correct the problem ASAP. We hope you will have another opportunity to come see us again. When you do, please tell us who you are and you will get a free dessert on us. Again we apologize and hope... More 

Duck River, TN
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Love the bar-b-Que! We have eaten here beginning 13 years ago when moving to Duck River. Most of the time we pick up bar-b-que to eat at home. Love eating in though because the cornbread cakes are delicious. They have some of the best sweet tea around also! Son gets upset when it is not open on Mondays and Tuesdays... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Devin and everyone at Papa KayJoe's treated us great! We stopped here on our 2014 BBQ Road Trip. We started in Charlotte, NC and stopped here on Saturday. We read about Devin's place online and it was worth the drive to get there. If you're anywhere near Centerville you gotta stop by!!!

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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I grew up in Centerville, TN and enjoyed going to Papa Kayjoe's on a weekly basis. They have the best BBQ I have ever had. Also the best sweet tea you will ever have, its even better than my wife's (hopefully she doesn't read this). This place is definitely worth the drive no matter how far away you live. The... More 

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Nampa, Idaho, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was told by a co-worker about this place and it did not disappoint. Had the Large Sandwich with chips, and a sweet tea- It was some of the best BBQ i have ever had- The staff was great and I went back the next day!! Great prices and great food!!!

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 W Ward St, Centerville, TN 37033-1631
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Centerville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-729-2131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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