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Little River real pit Bar-B-Que

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State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wasn't wowed but it was good.

Ate there as we passed through Townsend. I had the rib plate with baked beans. They were average, good but average. Would probably eat there again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Kim L
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Rose Hill, Virginia
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Townsend, Tennessee
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We are local and this BBQ is definitely my favorite. The sauce is great, portions are good. Sweet potato fries, beans and corn are good side items

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Rose Hill, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Ate there as we passed through Townsend. I had the rib plate with baked beans. They were average, good but average. Would probably eat there again.

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Louisville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've actually eaten here twice, but I probably won't be going back. Ate here on 4/18/15, & my table wasn't even clean. All I ordered was pulled pork & some potato salad, but it took at least 10 min or more to be served. The food is just average. Most people like to sit out back over-looking the river, but... More 

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Lithia, FL
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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27 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Address: State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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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