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Little River real pit Bar-B-Que

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State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We found Little River BBQ on google and decided to give it a try. Since it is the off season, the restaurant was not busy but you can tell it gets busy during the peak season. The BBQ is connected to a canoe/kayak rental place and a go-kart track. We were seated on their screened in patio that faces the... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I gave this one star because our waitress was great. Ribs were terrible-dry and burned, and the plastic ware we were supposed to eat our dinners with?!! What a joke! Styrofoam cups? For two of us our bill came to $30+ and we were given plastic ware in plastic bags. The cheapest ones you can purchase. The beans were blasé... More 

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Daytona Beach S
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We eaten here numerous times for lunch when we go to TN. It Is the most consistent restaurant for good food and good service. It's always very clean and their staff Is friendly. Prices are good and food Is delicious. Will always take time to go there when we go to Pigeon forge or Gatlinburg.

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Thank Ron C
Townsend, Tennessee
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We are local and this BBQ is definitely my favorite. The sauce is great, portions are good. Sweet potato fries, beans and corn are good side items

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Thank Hazel T
Rose Hill, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Ate there as we passed through Townsend. I had the rib plate with baked beans. They were average, good but average. Would probably eat there again.

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Thank Kim L
Louisville, Tennessee
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've actually eaten here twice, but I probably won't be going back. Ate here on 4/18/15, & my table wasn't even clean. All I ordered was pulled pork & some potato salad, but it took at least 10 min or more to be served. The food is just average. Most people like to sit out back over-looking the river, but... More 

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Thank KendraB1967
Lithia, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The BBQ pork sandwiches were served on the cool side but tasted good. Great hushpuppies but not too wild about the BBQ beans. Huge drink glass was a plus! The service was great, very friendly and quick. Prices were reasonable and the restaurant was clean and well lit. (it was cold out that day so we ate inside!)

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Thank LegacyFL
Philadelphia, Mississippi
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We always eat here when visiting the area! I always enjoy a rib plate and my wife always gets a pulled pork sandwich plate. They have a choice of sauces and you have to try the fried dill pickles for an appetizer! The prices are reasonable, the portions are generous and the service is great.

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Thank Danny G
South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great BarBQ and Friendly folks. Nice setting on screened porch beside river. Good Southern Sweet Tea

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Thank ROSANNE C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The pork BBQ sandwich was good but the brisket was dry. The hush puppies were the best part of the meal. We did enjoy sitting on the porch near the river and listening to nuts falling onto the roof. But the food was just okay.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?