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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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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great ribs! Great chicken! So many sauce options too! The sides are solid and it has a great view too!

Thank Patricia W
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was by far the worst restaurant experience I have ever had!! When I cut into the smoked chicken, blood pooled in the thigh joint, which for me was a clear indication the chicken was NOT fully cooked. We could clearly see where the cooked meat ended and the raw meat began. We politely asked to swap my chicken for... More 

Thank _lcp53
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Barbecue pulled pork sandwich was good. Nice, soft bun. Fried pickles were heavenly. Huge glass of sweet tea. All good but the tables outside had mold growing on the tacked on plastic tablecloths. Servers seemed to be squabbling. Probably won't be back.

Thank jcmartin28
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went there after hiking the bathroom looked like something in a gas station filthy. I got pulled chicken just ok the coleslaw was delicious, iced tea had no flavor. Wouldn't go again

Thank Cmrobertson23
Franklin, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very nice casual place to eat. Staff was very nice. Sweet Tea was delivered in a quart jar! LOVED IT!!

Thank Bonnie R
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty good food, we lived sitting outside. It has that back yard BBQ feeling that we would come back too!

Thank Sarah A
Tupelo, Mississippi
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The food is good and you can sit out on the back and watch the ducks as you eat your food..That is very relaxing and peaceful.

Thank jlofton2016
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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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172 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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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54 reviews
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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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?