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American, Barbecue
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews ribs hush puppies chopped pork great bbq not accept credit cards the river decent place to eat picnic tables sweet tea sit outside atm sides nc tender yummy bryson
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Reviewed October 6, 2021 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner here after a few days at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The chopped pork was tender with a smoky flavor. They have several different sauces, I had the spicy hot and it had kick to it, but not on fire....The piping hot hush puppies were crispy on the outside and perfect inside. Cole slaw and beans on the side were also tasty. The plates were generous and just what we needed after a long day of hiking. There is seating inside or outside along the river. We will definitely return here on our next visit to this area.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 28, 2021

Seriously, the only place open on a TUESDAY! I understand closed places on a Monday but a Tuesday? We visited Bryson City and found many of the stores closed and most of the restaurants. Thankfully Ben's Bar-B-Que was open and served great 'cue.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 26, 2021

We finally found a place for lunch in Bryson City that was open. Original bbq presentation really hit the spot. Hush puppies. Everything perfect for this couple.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021

Stopped in for dinner. Cash only, they do have an ATM if you are short. Standard menu of BBQ items, we had the chopped pork and brisket platters, chopped pork ok, not flavorful, brisket was OK. sides average. We sat inside but you can sit...outside by the river as well. Service was quick and friendlyMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021

We stopped at BBQ wagon for lunch when arriving in Bryson City. It's a fun place to go that has some local flavor and they had picnic tables to eat outside that were nice. It appears to be family owned, nice to see. They were...busy the day we were there, so it did take a really really long time to get our food. Unfortunately, the day we were there they had run out of ribs, so my youngest son had to pick something else. I think this is understandable, but just know they can run out of stuff. We thought the quality of the BBQ items was ok. I had ordered the chopped pork and it was nice and tender but did not have a strong smokiness to it. So not as much flavor within the meat as I've had elsewhere. I did enjoy the choices of BBQ sauces they had, so that was all good. Overall, if you are in Bryson I think it's a reasonable place to eat but would not make a point of going there if it's out of the way.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021

A must stop when I visit the area. Love the BBQ pork sandwich and hush puppies. Cheerwine as a option at the soda fountain tops it off. Friendly staff, and nice wall decor. Neon sign out front looks great at night.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 30, 2021

Great food, very generous portions and friendly staff. Outside sitting by the river is perfect for a summer meal.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 24, 2021

Just a note while the food is really good and very fair portions you need to know that you will be paying in cash only as they do not accept credit cards, but it's worth it.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed October 27, 2020

We arrived in Bryson City around 6pm, and I went in search of take-out as we were too tired to eat in. They have an extensive menu and our food was good, but I was surprised that they are cash only. They do have an...ATM inside for convenience.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 23, 2020 via mobile

Very GOOD BBQ! The hush puppies and potato salad are yummy. They are very welcoming!! Clean! I highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Bar-B-Que Wagon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5