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$5 - $28
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Free Wifi, Live Music, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived 45-minutes prior to closing; was seated immediately and then waited a half-hour for service...finally walked around and found a waitress who took our order. They had a really fun band playing what appeared to be the locals' favorite country hits (including Folsum Prison with...some "train whistle" vocals) which made the wait pass quickly. Ordered a large pulled-pork sandwich that was loaded with a generous portion of moist, tender, and smokey pork. My wife had the blackberry cobbler. Both were delicious and well-worth the wait! We'll be back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 9, 2021 via mobile

Cute little restaurant just inside the Cove Lake state park. We stopped based on the reviews while driving through on vacation. It is not far off the highway at all. The views from the restaurant are beautiful. A low hill, lake, then mountains in the...distance. There is a small stage with mics, they must have nightly entertainment. Seating is spaced out nicely to meet covid precautions. I actually appreciate the extra space. Half of the staff was wearing masks. They do have a children’s menu when we asked. My youngest was pleased (she is not a bbq fan). My eldest got the chicken salad, nice and plain for her tastes. My husband and I shared the combo platter. A steal at $25. 1/2 rack ribs, 4 chicken thighs, and a pile of pulled pork also included 4 sides. It was delicious. And the sauce wasn’t too sweet. Bark was perfect on the ribs. Flavor on chicken and pork was spot on. Very pleased.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 12, 2021

Fantastic pulled pork, hush puppies, loaded potatoes, bbq quesadilla, and everything else. Top notch experience.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 4, 2021 via mobile

Atmosphere cold. Nice staff.. food ok. Table clothes, greenery and candles would help.maybe a better sound system.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

We stopped here on our way home from a getaway inTownsend TN on a whim. Glad we did this is a great place with beautiful views. VERY clean the food was very good prices & portions. We had the pulled pork sandwiches fried pickles beans...fried okra & fries. Wish we had room for dessert. I can’t say anything bad... fresh hot food... so good! The waitress and staff were very welcoming and great service. They also have live music. This is a hidden gem! Stop for a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2020

Strange place for a resturant but they had good bbq at a good price.. Nice park there with a lake .................................

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2020

The food was delicious, our fried mushrooms were very large, ribs were flavorful, baked potato was delicious and large....overall, would come here again, every time.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 3, 2020

I enjoyed the fried green tomatoes and a baker for dinner. Our server was Sarah and she did a wonderful job. The surprise came when The Chicken Man and his group started singing and they called Sarah up to sing with them. This girl has...a wonderful voice and we really enjoyed our meals and the friendly atmosphere. If we are ever back in the area we will stop again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
_TaylorNHeffinger_, Other at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, we are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you back real soon!

Reviewed June 29, 2020 via mobile

We had planned to get take out but the restaurant was fairly empty and there were more people near the door than at the tables so we ate inside. I understand that these are not normal times. There were paper menus, disposable plates and utensils,...and socially distanced tables. Servers had masks but were not wearing them consistently. Food was slow to arrive and barely hot enough when it did come. It was tasty though and we enjoyed our meal. Under the circumstances, dinner was a success.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 11, 2020

Absolutely phenomenal! Great menu, awesome view, and pet friendly. Will be driving 35 minutes once a week to come here to eat and walk around this fantastic park area. There are so many good things on the menu it was hard to choose. I got...the steak sandwich today and it was the best one I've ever had in my life. Steak is grilled with good seasonings and has lots of great fresh toppings....red bell pepper, mushrooms, onions, and cheese. They serve with huge slice of fresh lettuce and tomato and a horse radish sauce on side. Lots of sides. I got potato salad that's off the chart. Don't have room for dessert, but will be getting BlackBerry pie next trip!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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February 20, 2018|
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Response from Mark R | Property representative |
No we don't have beer. We are located in a State Park. We apologize.
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  • Rickard Ridge BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5