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“excellent barbecue and huge portions”

Gene's BBQ & Family Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 15 Restaurants in Brinkley
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Laguna Hills, California
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142 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“excellent barbecue and huge portions”
Reviewed October 11, 2011

We wandered into Gene's because a colleague had mentioned barbecue was available - and what a place! Let's call it 'rustic' - it's well worn, but that's the charm. However, this place is all about the food. It was just awesome.
For $5.99 I had the daily special - four pork ribs (huge ribs) and cole slaw and potato salad, and it was superb. The menu is huge - variety is everything, from catfish to steaks, ribs, barbecue plates, breakfasts - you name it, they seem to have it.
The prices are wonderful - the place is inexpensive, food is amazing, ambiance is nothing, and I can't wait to return. I actually did go back the next day and it was as good the second time. I can recommend this place to anyone wanting a really good meal. It's all about the food.
Brinkley is a town of 4,000 people 80 miles east of Little Rock and is an agricultural town with a lot of boarded up buildings - not much going on. But this restaurant is a bright spot.

  • Visited October 2011
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Better than the fast food choices here”
Reviewed May 6, 2008

While the BBQ was OK, the slaw, potato salad and beans seemed to be straight out of a grocery store deli. Nothing special. The apricot fried pie was good though. Prices are very reasonable, and the service was good.

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