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Tennessee Barbeque

407 E Main St, Livingston, TN 38570-2007
+1 931-823-8227
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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407 E Main St, Livingston, TN 38570-2007
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nothing special at this place. Food was kinda cold sauce tasted like Sweet Baby Rays. We have not been back since. Go to Big Es just right down the road.More

Thank Hannah P
Maura M, Owner at Tennessee Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am sorry that you didn't find our restaurant special. We strive everyday to make all of our sides fresh in the morning we cut our lettuce to make our salads. We try to do seasonal salads with strawberries, almonds, fresh grilled or fried chicken....More

Reviewed 27 December 2017

Eat here often so at one time or another, have tried most of their menu items. I can truly say I've not been disappointed with the quality of food, cleanliness of entire surroundings nor the server's friendliness and professional details. No, the servers want serve...More

Thank dandstax
Maura M, Owner at Tennessee Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for being a regular customer! You are a favorite kind of customer. I am so happy we are doing something right. We have been open 9 years. My son some of my staff kitchen and my servers have been with me...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Lunch time and it's Free Tea Tuesday, who knew? Seated quickly behind a wall- so quickly we didn't see brisket on the board near the door. The waitress didn't mention it or we would have tried that but we ordered pulled pork, dang it. It...More

Thank JGinLA_loweralabama
Maura M, Owner at Tennessee Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So happy you stopped on a free tea Tuesday! We are so sorry that you missed the Beef Brisket! It has definitely become a favorite! We hope that you will come back and visit us! Save room for a homemade dessert too! Thank you for...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Ordered 3 sliced shoulder plates with sides. The sliced shoulder on all 3 plates were under cooked and very chewy. All three meals were thrown in the disposal. I cannot recommend this place to anyone. Big E's BBQ in Rickman, TN or 1 Stop BBQ...More

1  Thank TheTraveler38570
VolFan2014, Owner at Tennessee Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Not sure when you ordered sliced shoulder, we have not had it on the menu for over a year.

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Good food and family owned by very sweet people. Make a stop here every year on our Dale Hollow trip.

Thank April B
Maura M, Owner at Tennessee Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

We are always love summer so we can see our lake friends! It feels like family coming to visit! Please don't forget us next year!! Thank You

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner on a trip south. This cute BBQ joint was full of locals, which is always a good sign. The food was awesome and the service was delightful. I loved the smoked turkey, and my husband said the...More

Thank Carri C
Maura M, Owner at Tennessee Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so very much! We absolutely love having new people in our area! So glad you gave us a try. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great atmosphere place not to mention some of the nicest owners.The food is very good Lord of country cooking.It is very clean just a nice place.

Thank Jennifer H
Maura M, Owner at Tennessee Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for stopping in our restaurant. It is always so fun to meet new people. We are glad you had a great experience. Please stop and see us again if you are in town!

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Great food,very,it was family friendly,very clean ,great service,locally owned and operated,parking lot is small

Thank Jeffrey G
Maura M, Owner at Tennessee Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review. We do try to treat everyone like family! We hope you will give us a try again! We are sorry about our parking! We know it isn't great and we hope to make it better soon.

Reviewed 7 April 2017

The folks at Tennessee Barbeque providing outstanding catering services. They provide great meals at reasonable prices. Their hand cut ribeye steaks were a surprise. You don't think a barbeque place would have great steaks but they do. Great people, great food, great prices. If you...More

Thank robertdtn
Maura M, Owner at Tennessee Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad that you found us! We are happy that we were able to help you with your catering. We would be honored to help you anytime. I am glad you all had an opportunity...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

My great grand used to say that its the best bbq if the meat gets stuck in your teeth because it means its so soft it slides threw. Good food and the mac and cheese its the best thing. Service people are just so darn...More

Thank Jeff L
Maura M, Owner at Tennessee Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you!!! I Hope!! Sounds like you liked it haha! Never heard it put that way!! Please visit us often and always let us know if it stuck in your teeth!! 😋

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 E Main St, Livingston, TN 38570-2007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +1 931-823-8227
We are a small town, family owned restaurant. We can seat 60 people inside. We have a two small private rooms. One will seat 12 and the other seats 20. We have a small outside patio that will seat 15. Our menu is of course smoked meats. Pulled pork, pulled turkey, beef brisket and chicken halves are offered certain days each week. We have smoked meats fresh each day. We also feature a grilled hamburger and hand patted hamburger steak as well as chicken tenders. We hand bread our own fried pickles and make a huge pork nacho. We make our own potato salad, cole slaw and baked beans. Our deserts are homemade each day. Our Banana Pudding is a must try!
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