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Ridgewood Barbecue

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900 Elizabethtown Highway, Bluff City, TN 37618
+1 423-538-7543
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small back woods restaurant. Large portion sizes, excellent hospitality and delicious food! Don't miss this stop. The pork and beef are shaved thin and served atop a large bun with slaw on the side or on top. Sides are al a carte but the beans are worth it! Blue cheese dip is served cold with crackers. Get a small cause... More 

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In addition to BBQ, try the country ham sandwich and dip your French fries in the blue cheese dressing.

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Thank wabjr705
Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service. We've eaten there several times. Always crowded, but service is fast. Do yourself a favor. When barbecue is calling your name, answer the call and go to Ridgewood.

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Thank Patty S
Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there to eat BBQ. We got the pork BBQ, fries and beans. This time because of the food is plenty for a person, we got pork BBQ each, got 1 oder of fries. 1 order is big enough for 2 people. We got the beans each also. We had enough for dinner tonight. The meal was great. We... More 

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Thank KathyF5
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Bluff City on a fishing trip and got a local recommendation for Ridgewood Barbecue. The guy warned us that it was likely to be crowded and sure enough the parking lot and restaurant was packed at 2pm in the afternoon. We opted to take-out barbecue sandwiches and the service was super friendly and surprisingly fast for as... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were in a store in Bristol when the owner asked us if we had eaten at Ridgewood. We told him we hadn't and he told us we were foolish! LOL. So, of course, we asked him to tell us about it and after he did, we agreed we must try it. And we did. And we are so glad... More 

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Thank Vicki D
Johnson City, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Bland. BBQ should never be bland. Not worth it. Good beans, sorta. If you want a truly good bbq try anyrhing but this place......

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Kimball, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We've decided to finish our trips to Tennessee with this delicious barbecue sandwich restaurant. Baked beans are off the wall too. You've never had barbecue till you've tried Ridgewoods.

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Thank bdborowski990
Unicoi, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I'm very lucky to live so close to the best BBQ in the world. This place uses the best cuts of meats, makes the best sauce, the best beans, everything here is absolutely top notch, the service is outstanding, words can't even begin to describe the experience. Just go, do it, now, you can thank me later.

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Thank cpsteinmetz
Bluff City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not even kidding the BBQ Beef is outstanding. The sauce is yummy but the smoke flavor of the beef even without sauce is so good alone. The Bleu Cheese dressing/dip is also superb. A homemade recipe that is great to dip celery or crackers in. It's good on salads too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Elizabethtown Highway, Bluff City, TN 37618
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bluff City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-538-7543

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?