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1527 11th St, Tell City, IN 47586-1323
+1 812-547-9900
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true gem in the Tell City, area. I have to say that the BBQ buffet and all of the items on it is outstanding. The salad bar is great but the desert bar is on a whole other level of yummy! Give this place a try and you won't be disappointed!

Thank Louceesmom
Tell City, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff is pleasant, great variety on buffet and dessert bar. Salad bar is included with buffet. Owner is always there to monitor food quality and service.

Thank BeachInDecember
Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Me and my family have ate here numerous times we are never disappointed they have excellent food and the barbaque ribs will melt in your mouth. the desserts are really good but they need more desserts.Friendly waitress. good place for big familes to eat also.

Thank Holly B
Tell City, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

The Smoking Pit has great eat in or carry out Bar B Q. The have a nice dining room and an extra room for special occasions or meetings. The Dining Room features a Buffet with different types of Bar B Q and side items.

Thank Jerry F
Tell City, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Pretty decent food! Clean enough! Meats are very good, especially the beef that is in an Au jus. I think that the deep fried fish is the most delicious fish I've ever tasted----- ( if it freshly cooked ). The dressing is very good, but the rest of the vegetables on the bar leave a lot to be desired. The... More 

Thank Randall S
Newburgh, Indiana
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

These guys put out as good a buffet as you will find for under $9.00 Several meats- great BBQ- and home made sides. Also a good salad bar and desserts. Best BBq between Evansville and Louisville.

Thank Badger12745
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are looking for some "home cooking" they have a great selection. I didn't know how hungry I was before going here. Had to skip breakfast and go straight to work then we all went here and I had a hard time not eating too much. Really enjoyed their stuffing and casserole too. Ate that instead of dessert. Has... More 

Thank sontraveler
Tell City, Indiana, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good Bar B Q, Good Ribs and Good service. Great prices. You can get stuffed for about $!0 Best Bar B Q outside of St Louis or Louisville. They also put out a good catered meal.

Thank Marty W
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went here for lunch after a business meeting and was not sure what to expect. But the people were nice, the pulled pork was tasty, the amount of food was amazing and the price was cheap. I'm a bbq snob and have eaten pulled pork in Raleigh, Charleston, Nashville, Austin, and Kansas City (both), and this was pretty good.... More 

1 Thank jarocha914
Cannelton, Indiana
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

They have good selection of meat that is smoked. They also have some of the best fish on their buffet I've ever tasted!!!! Desserts are pretty good. A little high in price tho

1 Thank Thenuge1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1527 11th St, Tell City, IN 47586-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Tell City
  • Phone Number: +1 812-547-9900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?