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5946 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-3501
423-499-6465
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good solid BBQ restaurant.

My wife and I had lunch at their Brainerd location. Our first visit there. I ordered the Small Jr. Plate with BBQ pork. For sides I ordered Bar-B-Q Beans and Cole Slaw (BBQ restaurant classics). The regular BBQ sauce was good. The hot BBQ sauce was nice and warm but not too hot...just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
PaulQuillen
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Cartersville, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Lived in this area my whole life and never tried this place, been hearing about how good it was for 20 years. Wished I had never tried it now. Very, Very disappointing! Hubby got the half rack meal with 2 sides, steak fries, and fried okra (ribs were VERY dry and tasteless, Fried Okra was ok...the best part of this... More 

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had been here several years ago and were passing through town, looked up a BBQ on the GPS (didn't recognize the name). Large place, not crowded recognized the place right away. Wife had a salad with BBQ port on top - she was happy. I had the combination plate - port, beef & ribs. A bit disappointing, port an... More 

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have eaten at a lot of bbq restaurants and none is as good as Rib and Loin. We try to eat there as often as we can, they serve the only cole slaw that my son will eat. We have been eating at this place for 15 plus years, never got a bad meal.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is definitely a cut below. It did not make us ill but it was devoid of flavor. It really did not tast or smell smokey.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I came here when we were shopping around for a catering service for our reception. The sides and dessert were great but the pulled pork and bbq chicken really fell flat.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife and I had lunch at their Brainerd location. Our first visit there. I ordered the Small Jr. Plate with BBQ pork. For sides I ordered Bar-B-Q Beans and Cole Slaw (BBQ restaurant classics). The regular BBQ sauce was good. The hot BBQ sauce was nice and warm but not too hot...just right for my taste. Actually, I ended... More 

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Chattanooga, TN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I asked once how long they cook their ribs. At least 16 hours. 2 sauces, mild and very warm. You cannot chew the meat off as you will be eating the soft rib bone. There is no gristle as it has been turned into jello. I put a rib longways in my mouth and pull out a clean bone .... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is the best BBQ in the area. I used to live in the area and I put this place on my list every time I return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I just can't stop singing the praises of this restaurant and their employees! Yesterday our daughter had planned a small friends and family celebration and we were all coming from GA. I dropped off several bags of table decorations and told the employees I'd be back right after the ceremony to set up. We were all so pleasantly surprised when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

One large stuff potato is probably two meals in one. Get it with everything! The pork BBQ on my sandwich was a little dry for me but their BBQ sauce really perks things up. Tried the HOT BBQ sauce was just plain hot - not particularly flavorful so I'd give that a pass. Cannot comment on the chicken or ribs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5946 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-3501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-499-6465

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business

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