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Little River BBQ

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8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
+1 865-448-2500
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This place is a MUST. My family of six had just spent a few hours tubing down the river. After a break at the motel we took a chance on this place. There are lots of good choices in Townsend. Waitress was so friendly and took us to screened in porch right on the banks of the Little River. Everything... More 

Thank lumpsdad
Venice, Florida
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166 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Food is eatable but not good. Restaurant is dirty. Lots of parking. Service ok. Don't expect much. When I went no one was in there.

Thank speedg00se
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We visited twice during our trip and both times the food & service was just great. I had the brisket and ribs, both of which were top notch. The food came out quickly too.

Thank Stephen H
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Don't let the interior of the restaurant put you off. The food is very good and you get a nice view of the river.

Thank Louminda T
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We love eating at this Bbq place after we tube the river. They have the best bbq in town and there bbq sauces are delicious. Not to mention the beautiful view of the river if you chose to eat on the back porch! It's a must try if you love bbq

Thank Stephanie W
Sarasota, Florida
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294 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Enjoyed barbecued ribs -- brisket -- pulled pork at this restaurant!! Ribs had a nice flavor -- suggest you have the spicy -- unless you like HOT. Sides of hush puppies - potato salad - coleslaw - corn on cob were ok!! Corn on cob is from frozen!! Try Fried Pickles for appetizer - probably the best thing on the... More 

Thank Dr Tim T
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I had the half smoked chicken, which had a very nice flavor. It came with 2 sides and hushpuppies. You can't go wrong for the price. Served hot and fresh with pleasant and helpful wait staff.

Thank dotbaxter
Conway, South Carolina
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176 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Tasty bbq, great quick professional service. We will return next time in Townsend. Price is reasonable.

Thank hntrdn
Kingston, Tennessee
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268 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We tried the ribs, pork, sausage and brisket with coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, hush puppies. Favorite was pulled pork with sweet BBQ sauce. All were very good. Sides good but have had better. That being said it was a very good meal. Sat in back porch which was pretty pleasant even on a warm day. Great service and staff... More 

Thank tracylynh
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We took a group of 25 camp staffers here for dinner and ate solo ourselves earlier in the week. I love their hushpuppies and the mustard sauce is so good ! All sides sampled by our large group were said to be tasty. I like their BBQ, we've been stopping here for 4 years now. The service for our large... More 

Thank Wade P

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?