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“sadly insensitive behavior”
Review of Little River BBQ

Little River BBQ
Ranked #10 of 40 Restaurants in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“sadly insensitive behavior”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

I am deeply disappointed in the operators of this establishment, because they fired 2 boys who went to a friend's funeral without providing shift coverage. It has been my experience in east Tennessee that people are loving and respectful when someone dies---instead, this action is causing yet more pain.

Visited June 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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“Lovely Dining Experience on the Back Porch”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We saw this restaurant on the right on Hwy 73 just after coming out of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, not far from the Cades Cove Loop.

The front seating area facing the road and parking lot was empty, and that was because all of the guests were out back on the screened-in two-level deck. It's right along the river, and very nice.

Nothing fancy or sophisticated here, but the barbeque was good. We'd stop here again if in the area at lunch time.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank M_G_Shannon
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Lima, Ohio
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“YUMMY BBQ”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Oh my goodness!!! We were in the Gatlinburg area for a week and on our last day we found this amazing BBQ restaurant. There were four in our party and we all ordered the pulled pork sandwich with sides. Wow! It was excellent!!!! The sauces were amazing. We sat out on the back porch near the water and totally enjoyed our meal. To top off our meal we all had the cobbler....my hubby had pecan pie cobbler and the rest of us had blackberry.......all with ice cream on top...........YUM :) Make sure you stop at this place! Amazing!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank buckeyesarewe
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

We had excellent barbeque..sandwich was huge. Had wonderful fried Dilled pickles as an app...some of the best we have ever eaten.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank kade435
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Smithville, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful food, great experience”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

There are almost no chain restaurants in Townsend that we found so it's hard to know where to eat that will be a good experience. This place is great with friendly staff and wonderful BBQ options. Would eat there frequently if we lived nearby!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Trotting-around
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