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Ridgewood Barbecue

900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
+1 423-538-7543
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (60 reviews)
“pork” (54 reviews)
“french fries” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
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Reviewed yesterday

We recently visited Ridgewood Barbecue while we were at Bristol Motor Speedway. It's nestled in the woods less than 10 miles from the track. We had a party of 8 and the service was fantastic and prompt - in fact our drinks were never empty!...More

Thank nikkim5112017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, very nostalgic nestled in the woods, great unique bbq, not the same ole, pork or beef sliced and diced , get the blue cheese dip it is a must. Enjoy, go for lunch less of a wait

Thank Dominic P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bar-b-que! Smoke flavour is right in there! And the sauce is their trademark! Pork or beef, I can not make up my mind. So get em both!

Thank timmj89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has supposedly won awards for their food which makes me wonder who did the judging. Did we eat at the same place? I had heard of this place from locals but was so disappointed. I had sliced pork on a sandwich which was...More

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth going! It is in the middle of nowhere. There was a wait but it went quick. You order a la carte. The sandwiches are huge. I got the BBQ beef which was fantastic. My son loved his hamburger, and my daughter loved the...More

Thank mangojuice4u
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe all the negative reviews we have always found Ridgewood to be great. We live in Sevierville and Drive a couple of hours just to eat there and we have never been disappointed. We always get a pork sandwich, fries and baked beans. We...More

1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Have eaten bbq all over and many states and this is by far the best I have ever had. Start with the blue cheese and crackers for the appetizer then go for the beef bbq with slaw on it. Don't forget the bbq beans and...More

1  Thank jonathan h
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We love this place. Have been coming here for years, since I was a kid. We love the pork BBQ, hand cut fries and our favorite BBQ beans. Definitely not fancy, kind of a local little place with a lot of history.

Thank erin573
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Grew up with this bbq and have it every time I come back to visit my family. Sliced pork sandwich. Cole slaw is the creamiest and the baked beans are very flavorful.

1  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Annual visit to Ridgewood BBQ did not disappoint. Took 3 newbies there this year & they said it definitely lived up to my recommendation! The food is excellent....the parking is well, not excellent. If you arrive after 5 p.m., you might wait an hour to...More

Thank Babes3020
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7 June 2016|
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Response from Misscarribbean | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know about Gluten free to know! They are known for great barbecue. They do not have ribs. Great Beans, homemade blue cheese dressing to dip crackers or fries in! No dessert! It's all about the barbecue!
Carrie H
6 January 2016|
Response from Austin P |
I would imagine the BBQ is gluten free.
Kenny L
4 February 2015|
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Response from tntwosome2013 | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen ribs served there. They have BBQ pork or beef platters with beans, fries & a roll. It is served sliced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bluff City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-538-7543
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