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Old Plantation Barbecue

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1515 Dodson Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37406-3558
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got my Q on today at this little place. It is strictly cash and carry. First time in so we tried the chopped pork shoulder sandwich and slaw. One thing to know. They will sauce the sandwich heavily and top it with slaw unless you ask them not to. Got ours with the slaw as a side. Next time (tomorrow)... More 

Thank gtaveal
Staatsburg, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a recommendation about this place from an employee at the hotel we were staying at. We told him we were looking for authentic southern BBQ and he steered us in the right direction. We had a pork sandwich and rib plate and they were both outstanding. The BBQ sauce was out of this world. We will definitely be... More 

Thank michael p
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My husband and I were in Chattanooga for the weekend and wanted to take some some barbecue back to our hotel room - so we checked TripAdvisor and found this place and I'm so glad we did. We ordered a chopped pork shoulder plate with potato salad and beans and a pork rib plate with slaw and beans and it... More 

Thank Nordagirl
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you love barbecue, please get something to go from this little smokehouse on Dodson Avenue. Many people avoid it due to the location in a "bad" neighborhood, but to do so is to miss out on some of the best food Chattanooga has to offer. Their ribs are pure perfection, as is their potato salad. The owners of the... More 

1 Thank Dora R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

By far the best BBQ in Chattanooga.... Seriously, I've move here 10 years ago from the South Carolina where we take our BBQ serious. And hearing a lot about this Tennessee Style Queen I was really looking for a great taste. . Unfortunately I tried to cut up with my own style of BBQ, because out in town I just... More 

Thank Robert C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Some of the best wings I have ever had. The Potato Salad and slaw is very good also. In Chattanooga slaw has to be good and at Old Plantation it is!

Thank ezednchat
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is by far the best BBQ in the area! BBQ from anywhere else is a complete waste of tastebuds! We've ordered here many times, and always wowed by the consistent deliciousness of Old Plantation's BBQ. We've enjoyed the ribs, beef & pork BBQ, as well as the coleslaw & baked beans. The sauce is not thick kind, and leans... More 

2 Thank TrippScout
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I love the atmosphere, the people, and every thing I put in my mouth they made that day. I took home a whole slab of ribs too ... they were even better the next day cold ! WOW ! cant believe I lived here for 13 years before I found this place. BBQ Rib Nacho's are incredible ! They take... More 

Thank wayno102
Hixson, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place has been here since the 60's with the same basic menu. They have BBQ shoulder, ribs, bbq beef, chopped weinie plates. It is all carry out and they do not take credit cards. Fast service, great food, Its easy to order, get served and get out. I have called ahgead for bigger orders and found it to always... More 

1 Thank Harry S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Wow is all I can say. Fiance and I were in the area and happened upon this gem thanks to my GPS. The neighborhood around it might not be what a tourist looks for in a restaurant, but let me tell you, when we went in I was pleasantly surprised. The employees were very friendly and even gave us a... More 

Thank geg652

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Dodson Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37406-3558
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-624-8105

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