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Back Porch Restaurant

7018 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882
865-448-6333
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Ranked #22 of 34 Restaurants in Townsend
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Maryville, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The only good thing about our visit was the waiter, Brandon. Excellent young fellow. The food is weak. The rice is pasty. Ingredients are used sparingly. Stuffing on my broiled catfish was all bread crumbs, two shrimp, crab was not noticeable. Gumbo was tasty, but again very few shrimp, not a whole lot of andouille. The rice was in good... More

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Walland, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife, son and I had lunch at the Back Porch a couple days ago; we live in East Tennessee and we're constantly searching for decent local eateries. Unfortunately, the Back Porch didn't make the grade needed for a return visit. We wanted to get a fair taste of their dishes so my son and I ordered a Jambalaya to... More

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We didn't get to try some of the sides we had picked because they had ran out. We stopped in sunday evening on our way home so they had already been hit pretty hard by travelers headed home as well. We tried for an appetizer the boudin balls or as Louisiana folks call it "boodan". They were pretty good. For... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We arrived about 3 for a late lunch. Greeted warmly by CC and seated. Waited and waited but no waitress. CC and the busser could see we were getting a little steamed so CC said she would take order. That was a good thing as even though a waitress finally showed CC said she'd keep taking care of us. What... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The food wasn't terrible but could have been much better, with Cajun seasoning on the menu we did expect some seasoning but was very bland. We got broiled oysters and it only comes with 9, for the price they should serve a dozen and they were bland as well and not very visually appetizing. It's a small place and had... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Met some friends for dinner at the Back Porch in Townsend a couple weeks ago. Not only was my entree undercooked but when the server brought my peach cobbler to the table there was black mold growing on it. It was so bad on my friends cobbler the server turned around saying "oh no this one has to go back".... More

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Meridian, Mississippi, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My extended family was on vacation in the Smokies the week of 10/19/14. We had been to a lengthy Cade's Cove tour and were very hungry. We had four small children, ranging from ages 1 1/2 to 5. In order to make it easier and to get seated quicker, we sit at separate tables. After an hour and a half,... More

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Livingston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It's not the fastest place to get served but worth the wait as our food was excellent. The male bus guy was as miserable as could be maybe he was listening to music on his headset. The server was very pleasant and did apologize about the slow food to arrive although 15 minutes isn't that horrendous even just for a... More

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I had previously rated this restaurant very good, we went back early OCT. with friends from out of state. This place has gone down, down, down. Service was terrible. Only a dozen or so people were there, I asked for manager- young fellow came to table and said he was the GM. WOW GM of very small restaurant. Of course... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

My family and I went there on oct. 18 2014. We arrived about alittle before 7pm. We were very hungry since we had travelled all day. After waiting almost 10 minutes we got our drink order. It another 15 minutes to get it.had to ask several times for straws and silverware. Our food finally came out after waiting over an... More

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Address: 7018 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: 865-448-6333
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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