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Pigeon River Smokehouse

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3105 Big Creek Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2135
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to stop here again! Food always hot and fresh. Staff very friendly. Doesn't take a lot of time to get your food.

Thank Carol R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to eat after white water rafting. The food and service were good. Had a variety of food the burgers, bbq brisket and fries were good as well as some of the other menu items.

Thank Almonica H
Anderson, South Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it's a gas station/convenience store and yes, there are only 3 tables inside but the pulled pork was tender, moist and had good smoky flavor. My husband had the platter and I had the sandwich. The crinkle fries were large and meaty and our servings were generous and perfectly cooked. BBQ beans had a sweet tomato-y flavor, the slaw... More 

Thank Sharon F
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after a snowy hike at Max Patch. Five of us ordered lunch, and we were all pleased with our sandwiches, burgers, chicken, fries, fried okra, and fried dill pickles. The fried dill pickles were the best I have ever had. They were seasoned perfectly. The food was freshly prepared and quite reasonable. Apparently they have a dining... More 

Thank Holly J
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Needed gas and seen mouthwatering BBQ signs though I would grab a bite to eat and fuel up at same time. Got pulled pork sandwich combo my sandwich was dripping with sauce so messy I could not hardly pick it up could not tell if it was smoked or not way to much sauce. Tried the slaw it was no... More 

Thank dirttracker00
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140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

If you need gas, OK you're here. The place has zero atmosphere for having a relaxing enjoyable meal. You can order from a lmited menu and sit at the one or two tables in the middle of people paying for gas or picking up packaged foods in a local grocery style food mart.

Thank oxforddoc
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely a great deal on some Tennessee BBQ. And the employees are all really nice and quick with your food. But definitely a take-out place.

Thank Chara R
The Villages, Florida
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234 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Located right off of the 1st exit of Interstate 40 with services after crossing the NC State Line, we stopped in for lunch on a Sunday Afternoon. It is a stretch to call this a restaurant. This is more of a general store with great Bar-b-Que and some tables where to enjoy your meal. You order your food at a... More 

1 Thank SteveBressi
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We where headed to go rafting this morning. It was raining and nasty but we wanted to make sure we where we needed to be. We stopped here because it was the closest place we could find, I was very unsure if we should even try it. We did and the breakfast was amazing. My family really enjoyed the food... More 

1 Thank Shena G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Delicious! Crazy that this location is basically the mini-mart to a gas station, but don't let that turn you away! Because it is the BEST tasting BBQ!!! Order inside, eat at picnic tables outside - absolutely delicious lunch before heading out to white water rafting at Smoky Mountain Outdoors.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3105 Big Creek Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2135
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Hartford

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