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“Delicious ribs!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rickard Ridge BBQ

Rickard Ridge BBQ
131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3849
423-907-8202
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Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Caryville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Woodbridge, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delicious ribs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Rickard Ridge BBQ was recommended by the front desk at the nearby Hampton Inn. It's located at the entrance to the beautiful Cove Lake State Park. The ribs were outstanding and the grilled shrimp was good. The food was nicely presented, portions
were large, and the service was great!

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not going back!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We drove a good distance to try this place and it was not worth the trip. The food was okay but not hot, except for the breaded pickles and fried green tomatoes. They were both very good and very hot! I had the smoked thighs which were only warm and a little dry. My husband had the ribs which were also not hot. The slaw and baked beans were okay, nothing exceptional. The waitress definitely could have been more attentive but she was pleasant when we saw her! The view was nice but nothing great! The interior of the restaurant was a little shabby and could use some cleaning.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Niguel, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“BBQ and Bluegrass”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Went to this place on a Monday night and they had live Bluegrass music. We had the BBQ combo with ribs, pulled pork, chicken, three sides and deserts. A lot of very good food at reasonable prices. Th entertainment was very enjoyable with the location quite relaxing next to Cove Lake. The Apple dumpling desert with ice cream was the best. They closed at 8 pm.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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rollin'on
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Laid back atmosphere, polite service, and tasty BBQ.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

High ratings for a lake side restaurant, but would do good anywhere. I had the BBQ thighs, house special, with o-rings and slaw. 4 small thighs smoked to the bone (just a touch dry) and nicely seasoned skin. Wife took the pulled pork sandwich and liked it very much. Also, green beans are the best.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Midland, Michigan
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164 reviews 164 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Very good BBQ restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Tried the baby back ribs, brisket, chicken salad, several sides and dessert. All were very good, none were outstanding. The views alone make this a worthwhile stop if in the area. The food does not diminish the experience.

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