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Rickard Ridge BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3849
+1 423-907-8202
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a party of six for lunch had pulled pork sandwich with asparagus Spears and slaw. Was highly dissappointed with. Pulled pork when they first opened pork had a good smokey flavor and was moist all six of us had the sandwich or salad with the pulled pork.we were all dissappointed. Pork was dry and had no smoke flavor... More 

Thank krickertrsix
Madison Heights, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food! Amazing staff! Cozy atmosphere! Beautiful views! Menu was fantastic! Smelled heavenly when we entered! Dessert, awesome!!!

Thank claurence3
Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Head out for BBQ & music on Monday & Thursdays with a Cove Lake view. In the mood for a burger? Try the Crazy Cow-pulled pork, slaw & onion straws on top of a burger. Yum!!

Thank Teresa L
Caryville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food! The wait is long, but worth it. Beautiful views. Excellent staff. Always packed with people!

Thank gregorya616
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The owners are originally from Memphis, TN. Mark Rickard has created his own dry rub and bbq sauces that spell YUM! Being located in beautiful Cove Lake State Park makes the view amazing! BBQ with a view.

Thank Melissa M
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had a nice meal, great service and were treated to some great Bluegrass performed by locals. Very nice treat indeed.

Thank love2travel511
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

the food is excellent the staff is friendly . some nights they have live blue grass music highly recommend .

Thank deon t
Marietta, Georgia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Sometimes you get lucky, we are driving down from Michigan to Atlanta, we made great time until we were 20 miles into TN. We were exhausted from Christmas and the drive and got off at Cove Lake. The folks at the hotel recommended this place. What a gem! Typical southern (good) barbeque, and tonight we are treated to an authentic... More 

Thank Suzie2014
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The sign by the door "LIVE BLUEGRASS TONIGHT" did not disappoint. According to the owner's father (super friendly.. made us feel right at home) it's a regular thing. Locals just pick up and play together. And they are wonderful. The food is delicious. I've never had brisket that good. Ever. Our waitress Danyelle was so friendly and fun. She never... More 

Thank Mandy S
Caryville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Sunday meal with family was not up to par.If you order anything other than BBQ you will be disappointed. Scenery is great, service was good.

Thank carolynlay48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3849
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Caryville
  • Phone Number: +1 423-907-8202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?