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“Great” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little River BBQ

Little River BBQ
8303 Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
865-448-2500
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Ranked #14 of 34 Restaurants in Townsend
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Orange Beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

The barbecue was as good as any we have had. Service was great and the priced reasonable. Be cautioned that they don't open until April 1 and close every season on October 31 so if you are in town any of those other dates they won't be open.

Visited October 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great BBQ & Dessert!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Be sure to save room for the apple dumpling!! It was incredible!...oh, and the BBQ was great too! Brisket was great, as were the ribs. Wait staff was very friendly, laid back atmosphere. There is a large screened in porch where you can eat overlooking the river. There is a photo gallery in the front entry, the photographer and her husband were there to talk with guests. Just fun looking at their wonderful images.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rock Island, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great Bar-B-Q On The Smokies Quieter Side.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

We had some great bar-b-q at this little spot overlooking the river in Townsend.
Very friendly service and great smoked ribs & pulled pork is served here with a choice of several different sauces, from sweet, mild, to spicy. There are several different sides to choose from. I tried the fried okra, which was excellent, and the baked beans, which were alright, but as my Mom makes the best beans in the world, their beans had some stiff competition. My guest had the pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries, served with a cinnamon butter, which was awesome. Their sweet tea was also really good.
Now this isn't a fancy place by any means, but if it's delicious bar-b-q you're after, you won't go wrong here.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Louisville, Kentucky
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170 reviews 170 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

The service was good and friendly, the view of the lazy river was nice, and the BBQ was good. Prices are fair.

Visited October 2011
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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“awesome bbq”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

this was the best bbq we have ever had !!!!!!!!!!!!!! the chicken and the ribs were juicy. the staff were very friendly and if you want you can sit on the porch overlooking the river. the restaurant sits back from the road so try to drive a little slower so you won't go past it like we did. also the road was very curvy, so drive slower .

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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