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“Barbecue, when your looking for the Best!”
Review of Ridgewood Barbecue

Ridgewood Barbecue
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Bluff City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Barbecue, when your looking for the Best!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Once, second to none for great barbecue. I know the owners now are trying to keep the tradition but from the early days of Mrs. Profitt there is no comparison now. Something happened or just time and operators. Still good barbecue and sides. If you have ate at Ridgewood years past when Benny Parsons and other Nascar folks would stop in, and you waited a time to just to get in, those were the days of great barbecue. The barbecue beans had chunks of meat, served in large quanities, as were the cold slaw which was outstanding. The business has passed down thru the family since and they are doing ok, but I remember those great old days of the best barbecue anywhere. If your looking for barbecue, this still is number one in the Tri-Cities area of East Tn. Same location off US-19e on old Elizabethton Hwy. Going east on 19-e from 11-e watch for the Ridgewood, little green sign on the right. Beautiful location, same as the day they opened in the 40s.

  • Visited December 2012
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Bristol, Tennessee
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38 restaurant reviews
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“A national favorite for barbeque”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Our favorite barbeque in the country. Meat is smoked on the premises and the french fries would win a universal competition.

Visited February 2013
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Blountville, Tennessee, USA
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Side of the Road Barbacue”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you want true smoked Barbecue, and the best sauce there is. This place is a must. Be prepared to wait in line to get in. But is well worth the wait. The Barbecue beans are to die for. The sandwich is huge, they don't scrimp on anything. Hope to see you their

  • Visited February 2013
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Rocky Top, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“find it, just find it and you WILL review it.”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

The greatest BBQ, very unique sliced from hams - not shredded or chopped. The beans are the best part of the meal - order some, do not miss 'em. Parking is absolutely no problem, it does get crowded and cars are packed, but it is not dangerous if you've got some sense. This place should have it's own zip code!

  • Visited January 2013
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
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“Expect good food!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a great Barbeque place, Ridgewood is it. The beans are a must!
It's located out in the middle of nowhere and the building is not impressive but if you want good BBQ at a good price, then this is your ace.

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