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State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good BBQ, great service

The BBQ pork sandwiches were served on the cool side but tasted good. Great hushpuppies but not too wild about the BBQ beans. Huge drink glass was a plus! The service was great, very friendly and quick. Prices were reasonable and the restaurant was clean and well lit. (it was cold out that day so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
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Lithia, FL
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Lithia, FL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The BBQ pork sandwiches were served on the cool side but tasted good. Great hushpuppies but not too wild about the BBQ beans. Huge drink glass was a plus! The service was great, very friendly and quick. Prices were reasonable and the restaurant was clean and well lit. (it was cold out that day so we ate inside!)

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We always eat here when visiting the area! I always enjoy a rib plate and my wife always gets a pulled pork sandwich plate. They have a choice of sauces and you have to try the fried dill pickles for an appetizer! The prices are reasonable, the portions are generous and the service is great.

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South Dakota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great BarBQ and Friendly folks. Nice setting on screened porch beside river. Good Southern Sweet Tea

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The pork BBQ sandwich was good but the brisket was dry. The hush puppies were the best part of the meal. We did enjoy sitting on the porch near the river and listening to nuts falling onto the roof. But the food was just okay.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was great and the view along the creek on the outside patio was great. We didn't get the deal with the tubing because we were a little more hungrier after the tube but still good prices for service and good food and location.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We love to stop here whenever we are heading to or from Pigeon Forge or Townsend. The Full Slab Rib meal is enough for a family of four and quite tasty!

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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The food left something to be desired. It was just okay, edible. Staff was friendly. We ate on the covered patio overlooking the river. They should consider cleaning it a little more often. There were lots of dead bugs on the railing, I wouldn't let my 2 year old near it. Probably wouldn't go back.

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kkaymorgan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Sat on the dirty back porch area. Took a long time to get our not-so-tasty food. Nothing good about this "real pit" BBQ (never did see anything resembling a pit). Go down the street to Smoky Joe's for a better experience

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Had the pulled chicken sandwich, husband had the pulled pork, said there wasn't much flavor in the sauce. Mine was too spicy. They mixed up our order for sauces. Waitress was really friendly. If you sit outside, remember your on the river, it smells.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The BBQ is excellent - very good smoky flavor. The sides were just average but the atmosphere on the river is very nice.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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