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Ridgewood Barbecue

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900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
+1 423-538-7543
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“baked beans” (50 reviews)
“pork” (54 reviews)
“french fries” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
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Reviewed yesterday

We hadn't been here for a few weeks and it was time for another visit. We love this place and have been coming here from time to time since 1974. We love their homemade fries which covered a plate and were hot and tasted great....More

Thank Marlin J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just off the side of the road with nothing but trees around this place is historical who’s been there since the 30s I recommend the barbecue beans hand cut fries and a barbecue pork sandwich with their homemade sauce I think it was excellent and...More

Thank gary j
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time eating here and I loved it! We had to wait for 2 hours but it was well worth the wait! I ordered the barbecue sandwhich and had fries and I must say it's the best I've ever had! I will definitley go back...More

Thank apes94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I went to Ridgewood about two and a half years ago, it was the bomb. So my girls can convince me to go there again, despite the fact that I was wanting for Thai food. You were both disappointed. Who's food was...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times. The house smoked meats are wonderful and the portions are substantial. The problem is that when they serve you a sandwich, it's swimming in the sweet BBQ sauce. Come on guys, let it shine. There's sauce available on the...More

Thank JD S
Reviewed December 5, 2017

This was the best barbecue ever. It is not a fancy place, but really draws a crowd. We each ordered a mixed beef and pork platter with french fries. Have to say the pork was everyone's favorite, but it was close. Although we all ate...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Our first visit was an awesome experience! The Blue cheese dip was fantastic, and I don’t even like blue cheese. The bbq is not pulled pork but is very good. We will definitely go back.

Thank Robin F
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Always excellent and I'm somewhat of a pit master myself and hard to please I buck the trend and always get the beef bbq and love it. The beans are great, fresh cut and deep fried fries. Another hit is the blue cheese. Freakin amazing!

Thank Bo B
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

The blue cheese with French fries is like Heaven! We love it so much. My husband and I always share a pork bbq sandwich, a large fry, a baked bean, and a blue cheese dip. We love this place.

1  Thank MomiTo3Boys
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

I have been eaten at this restaurant for many many years and the barbecue is great. They make the best blue cheese dressing you’ll ever eat. Sometimes fries are really fresh and sometimes they are really greasy and nasty. The biggest complaint I have With...More

Thank SharkCinTN
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June 7, 2016|
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Response from Misscarribbean | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know about Gluten free to know! They are known for great barbecue. They do not have ribs. Great Beans, homemade blue cheese dressing to dip crackers or fries in! No dessert! It's all about the barbecue!
Carrie H
January 6, 2016|
Response from Austin P |
I would imagine the BBQ is gluten free.
Kenny L
February 4, 2015|
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Response from tntwosome2013 | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen ribs served there. They have BBQ pork or beef platters with beans, fries & a roll. It is served sliced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bluff City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-538-7543
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