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Little River real pit Bar-B-Que

State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
+1 865-448-2500
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good18%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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“pork” (2 reviews)
“little river” (5 reviews)
“bbq” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
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State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

When we are in the Smokies. We always eat at Little River BBQ. The food is excellent and it very quit down by the river. Not fancy, just Tennessee good. We ate their twice on our last trip.

Thank larryw4405
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 young adults) visited this BBQ place. We came in because we were very hungry from horseback riding, which was really fun, and also spending time driving the loop. They have only one advantage and that is they...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This restaurant is perfect for large groups. They accommodated our group of 30 plus on the screened in back porch. Orders were served with a smile and in a timely manner. Food was good, price was right, and atmosphere outdoors refreshing.

1  Thank Giggy
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The food was very good and we will go back next time we are in the Smokies. I got the pulled pork and my husband got the brisket and they were excellent.

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were so hungry. We sat outside which was nice, but service was slow. It took forever for our food to come out. There were only a few tables with customers. Our server must have realized that as well because she was rushing with our...More

Thank Themomof5kids
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We were very hungry after a morning of hike, and we ended at this restaurant. Initially it looked quite OK. The restaurant had a complete menu, and outdoors seating on a river - nice. We ordered chicken salad and BBQ brisket meal. The food came....More

Thank Radiate2357
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We ate here on our first night in Townsend. We had been driving all day and were starving for dinner. When we went into the restaurant we were the ONLY ones in there which sketched us out a bit. We went for it because we...More

Thank rollinke77
Reviewed 28 February 2017

BEST BBQ around here and not over priced brisket ribs onion rings mmmm. Great service Great people will return

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Got into Townsend and was starving around 1:45 after riding my bike up from Deals Gap. I don't do well when I'm hungry.. I stopped at 3 places in the sleepy little town and all were packed with tourists waiting to be seated. I kept...More

Thank NCPirate49
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is an average bbq joint. They have a good menu and good service. The food is average and a little overpriced. Our family of four cost about $70 after tip. Would not eat here again.

Thank wifshowfur
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-2500
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