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“BBQ by the river-skip the beans”
Review of Little River BBQ

Little River BBQ
Ranked #11 of 40 Restaurants in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“BBQ by the river-skip the beans”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is a really delightful little place--well, not so little--there is plenty of seating inside and out. The outside seating is wonderful with the Little River view.

I had the brisket and my wife ordered the pork plate. It was about what you'd expect--which is quite good. One of the sides I ordered was baked beans--they appeared to be pork and beans from a can. So I probably wouldn't recommend that. But if you want BBQ in Townsend (and there are not too many choices) I recommend this one for the view and the BBQ.

  • Visited March 2012
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Bedford
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“YUMMY PORK BAR-B-QUE”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

Be sure and eat here and sit on their screened in back porch. The calmness of watching the river go by will take away any stress you have. The port bar-b-que is out of this world. Staff is friendly. Make sure you are hungry when you go.

  • Visited April 2012
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Knoxville
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

We grabbed several pounds of BBQ to take back to our KOA campsite...it was very good! We ate it all up!

Visited April 2012
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Thank Tears47
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Best Hush Puppies and Blackberry Cobbler ever!”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Great service and delish food!!! The porch overlooking the river is a nice relaxing place to sit.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank mountainmom221
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Townsend, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

The combo plate is excellent. And if you save room, the fresh blackberry cobbler with ice cream for dessert is as good as it gets.

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