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Little River BBQ

8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
+1 865-448-2500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (54 reviews)
“hush puppies” (21 reviews)
“pulled pork” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
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8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

You have to look because it is attached to a tubing business. It has a large screened in porch on the back that looks out on the river. The onion rings are homemade and yummy. Pork chicken and brisket are on the menu.

Thank Claudette S
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Where to start.... Well, the BBQ... I've had some really memorable Q from Carolina pulled pork to Memphis ribs, and from KC sweet sauced ribs to real Texas brisket. And this may have been the worst I've tried. The ribs were so over cooked, that...More

Thank Beefseeker
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Average food at best, I think the BBQ was warmed up from a day or two ago. service was fair but this place has the dirtiest restrooms in Townsend, pretty disgusting!!!!

Thank jeffrey m
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here on several occasions after tubing on the Little River. Food is great!Very casual, relaxing atmosphere on the beautiful Little River.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Food was tasty, drinks were cheap, need to clean up the spider webs and moss on back porch. Would come again!

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Horrible do not waste your money the baked beans are plain pork and beans out of a can the potato salad is pre packaged from a store the only thing that was ok was the smoked chicken and I ordered a half chicken plate and...More

Thank candiandrob
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We stop here for their ribs every year when we visit the area. The staff is always friendly and the ribs are out of this world. They make their own BBQ sauce that is so good! Unfortunately they don't sell it! Ate on the screened...More

Thank babymisty
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We chose this place because of the delicious smell coming from it and other trip advisor reviews. We were not disappointed, it seems a little quaint at first but the food and service was very fast and good. We split a full rack of ribs...More

Thank Love2travelthree
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

They do BBQ well! Sauce is great. Sides are great. It was a nice drizzly day. Sitting on the back patio was perfect! You could smell the rain, and it just felt like a good ole BBQ picnic. Service was attentive and friendly.

1  Thank Jim P
Reviewed 24 May 2017

After a nice trip down the river in a tube, there is nothing better than finishing your day off at the Little River BBQ. The food is excellent, the back porch is cool and inviting!

Thank SuzanB76
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Response from lifeelsewhere | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that, please call them. Phone: 865-448-8000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-2500
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