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Little River real pit Bar-B-Que

State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
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Ranked #21 of 33 restaurants in Townsend
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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Golden, CO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Same place as the other listing here at trip advisor. Does not change my opinion of this dining place. Poor tasting food; scketchy service; most importantly these people are just plain rude to anyone on the river, endangering visitors needing to portage around a dam; and these people (owners of this BBQ) refuse to let them step onto the land... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This restaurant is good for all ages. Our kids range from 9 to 2. We sat on the screened porch overlooking the river. Food was good. This place is well worth a try. Service was excellent.

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Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The prices where good. The food was good basic BBQ Fare I had the chicken and the pork, the sandwich's needed a little more meat. They have good French Fries and big drink glasses.

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Apopka, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Food, service very good! Front room needs major decor added to make it look inviting and like a Bar B Q place! They painted last winter they said and had not put anything back on walls, etc. yet?! Needs western, rustic decor added! First impression not great... But back room along river nice...

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