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Helen's Bar B Q

1016 N Washington Ave, Brownsville, TN 38012-2003
+1 731-779-3255
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“potato salad” (9 reviews)
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1016 N Washington Ave, Brownsville, TN 38012-2003
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Helen’s BBQ in Brownsville is certainly off the beaten path, but so worth the short drive off of I-40. Go for their signature item, the chopped pork sandwich. Tangy and tender, you won’t be disappointed. The slightly sweet, well sauced pork is topped with their...More

Thank J M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your going to eat bar b q helens is a must. I have ordered food from her for several large occasions, she has never let me down. Food has always been excellent!!!!

Thank kris38012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, this is a very unusual place. It isn't very big, a little hard to find (look for billowing smoke,) and it is like an old fashioned BarBQue joint. It is wonderful! When you step inside, your eyes will have to adjust to the dark...More

Thank JannS8
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Say hello to Ms Helen & try her bbq! She is a famous woman pitmaster that knows what she’s doing. I love this little southern spot.

Thank TheWarrensTN
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Was out with friends on a bike ride. I saw a show on the food network about this establishment. It was spot on. I had the rib plate. It compares right up there at the top of other places I’ve eaten at. Will be back...More

Thank Wilton J
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Helen"s has not changed in many years. There are no fancy mechanized smokers just great barbecue cooked many, many hours over real wood. The barbecue, pulled or chopped , is as good as it gets. Piled high on a plate or sandwich it is tough...More

Thank bobsadowski47
Reviewed March 1, 2018

About five miles from I-40, this inconspicuous building is home to some great Bar-B-Que. My choice was a pulled pork plate, which came with beans, slaw, potato salad and a roll. Serving size was large and all items were delicious. Price, with drink, was ten...More

1  Thank 4bird1
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

I’ve had Helens several times. It’s always great! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting great bbq!

Thank 202emilyw
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband, mother in law and I visited my family on February 14, 2018. My aunt suggested Helen’s as a place to have lunch and mentioned that it was the best barbecue she had ever had. She was correct. Helen’s is a down home unassuming...More

1  Thank Valerie H
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Road trip from UK so tried many diners and restaurants, this was the best BBQ. Worth a few miles diversion. Helen was really friendly and was interested in our trip. Very small inside with just 2 tables, most people seemed to have takeaway but we...More

Thank Retired0207
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Randall P
September 22, 2015|
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Nope. and I ate on it for 3 days... :-)
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 N Washington Ave, Brownsville, TN 38012-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Brownsville
  • Phone Number: +1 731-779-3255
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