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Country Tavern Barbecue

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1526 FM 2767, Kilgore, TX 75662-0449
+1 903-984-9954
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (114 reviews)
“turkey” (17 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1526 FM 2767, Kilgore, TX 75662-0449
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Met a new business associate at this local establishment for dinner. He had the brisket and I had the ribs. The ribs were tender and juicy and were excellent. I also had the potato casserole as a side and it was good also. Highly recommend...More

Thank porterdan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best ribs in the area, always juicy and just the right amount of smoke. I have tried all their meats but always go back to the ribs, great sides also.

Thank charlesd704
Reviewed December 30, 2017

What a Delicious lunch! The food selection is not on menu. Wait staff informs you of the selection which is very minimal: sausage, beef or pork ribs/ potato salad, potato casserole or beans. Barbecue sauce is sweet and thin. Prices were high, but for the...More

Thank kitty106
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This little dive beside a bump in the road on Hwy 31 west of Kilgore Texas toward Tyler serves the best ribs anywhere. That’s a broad brag, but this is Texas. And, they can back it up! Order the large plate. If you order the...More

1  Thank travelingBard23
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Ordered 5 ribs and baked beans and potato salad sides. Excellent. Ribs don't even need sauce. Sausage and cheese starter trays are good also to graze on while drinking a cold shiner. Also great service.

Thank James W
Reviewed November 5, 2017

They have been turning out great Q since 1939. This place is a bit of a throwback. We heard about while in Kilgore for an event and figured we would stop by on the way out of town and grab a quick bite. I went...More

1  Thank Wallytrout
Reviewed November 1, 2017

This out-of-the-way restaurant is known far and wide and well worth the drive. The portions are generous; we took some bbq home and enjoyed it a second time. Go for the ribs. Great for large groups, too.

1  Thank ProfDallas
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Country Tavern is out of the way. It's not near the interstate, it's outside a small town between Tyler and Longview Texas. Doesn't matter. The place is a hopping business that serves up some fine ribs in a joint type atmosphere that is a favorite...More

1  Thank konafrank
Reviewed September 12, 2017

We were visiting Kilgore and decided to give this place a try. There are no menus so you best be prepared to order. I got the turkey and my wife got the brisket. The brisket was good but the turkey was about the best I...More

1  Thank tim l
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover! When you enter this dimly lit "honky tonk " you might be tempted to turn around and leave. But, if you want some delicious grub, stay! Don't expect to see a menu because there's not one. Your waitress...More

2  Thank LASocialWorket
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January 31, 2017|
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Response from notron11 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but the shed in ocean springs Mississippi ships their ribs. Their ribs are also great. If you love awesome ribs, I highly recommend you give the shed a try.
December 13, 2016|
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Response from Chairman64 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure, too, that they would get the card to whomever would dine at this good BBQ spot. I don't have a contact for them at the restaurant.
Richard A
February 15, 2015|
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Response from 817sandram | Reviewed this property |
30+ years ago when the Tavern began to really focus on BBQ. Before that it was just a beer joint that began to sell BBQ. My family has been eating there since the early 1970's. 817sandram Bryan, TX
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 FM 2767, Kilgore, TX 75662-0449
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kilgore
  • Phone Number: +1 903-984-9954
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