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Little River BBQ

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8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
+1 865-448-2500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (54 reviews)
“hush puppies” (21 reviews)
“pulled pork” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Food has a great taste, bbq outstanding, atmosphere real pleasent, staff very friendly, easy to get to and centraly located in Townsend, great scenery of the river.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed November 3, 2017

It is a tradition for us to go here every visit to Gatlinburg. We feel it is worth the drive. We especially enjoy their BBQ and fried dill pickles. Their desserts are delicious, too. Never been disappointed. We like to sit by the river.

Thank gabaldonshari
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Walked in a few hours ago to place a take out order. The musty smell is in there was over the top. No way I could have eaten in there as it made me nauseous and I had to wait in the car. Hostess was...More

Thank snickers1101
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

This was recommended by a friend. I was not that impressed. The service was quick. I doubt of I would go back.

Thank 437beckyk
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a place that takes until your student loans are paid off to bring you out the wrong order, cold BBQ with burnt fries and warm soupy cole slaw, then this is the place for you. Otherwise don't waste your time or...More

Thank Csay123
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Yummy, right on river, large portions! They even offer a tubing deal that includes lunch thats a great deal, easy on the budget. Friendly, dont forget desert!!

Thank bucfan823
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Was going to another place but there was a 30 min wait and knew the service was slow. So tried Little River BBQ. Glad we did. Pulled pork was so tender. Baked beans were to die for. This place was great!!!

Thank Debbye L
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We stopped in here after a long hike for a cold beer and ended up ordering some smoked wings as a snack. They were juicy and amazing with a kind of jerk sauce we loved.

Thank jazrichards1952
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Food was only passable, the screened porch was full of mosquitoes, the hostess was rude, the men's room was a mess - the toilet overflowed and no one had bothered to clean it up in so long it had dried in place, the faucet was...More

Thank LeRoy_far
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We combined the river rage tubing and BBQ for a great day. The BBQ is excellent. A great way to eat BBQ by the river for a brain price.

Thank anonymous-john
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August 23, 2016|
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Response from lifeelsewhere | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that, please call them. Phone: 865-448-8000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-2500
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