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Smokin Joes

7753 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, Tn. 37882, Townsend, TN 37882-4031
+1 865-448-6881
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (65 reviews)
“corn nuggets” (33 reviews)
“hush puppies” (60 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
7753 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, Tn. 37882, Townsend, TN 37882-4031
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were headed to another restaurant and saw the smoker out front then decided this is the place for lunch. I'd say it is ok. We'd try another place next time we're in the area. I had brisket dinner. It had good flavor but was...More

Thank minus5torr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had the pulled pork sandwich which was fairly good. Would've been nice to have sauce containers on the table. There wasn't much vegetarian options for my wife, but we knew that going in. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Service was fast. Yummy...More

Thank AdvByFigment
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate these twice with a large group. The service was quick and friendly. The BBQ was good and not overpriced. They did a really good job for us.

Thank George M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us ate lunch there and it was OK. The prices are reasonable and the service was good. Most of us had the pulled pork which was good but not great as their awards would indicate. The meat was tender but not smoky enough...More

Thank Talking_Bob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been about 3+ years I've been going to Smokin' Joes and it is the same GREAT bbq ribs you can get anywhere in this area, bar none. They are slow cooked on the open pit hardwood grill right outback. If you are anywhere near...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After living and working here in Townsend for almost a year, my husband and I finally decide to try this place out, and I'm so glad we did! One of the best BBQ Sandwiches I've ever had! Very clean and nice restaurant and our server...More

Thank Daryl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good Bar-b-q. Ribs fell off the bone. The Banana pudding was the best we have ever had. The meal was just under $70.00 for 3 adults and 2 children.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food at a reasonable price. We had the pork barbecue and chicken, it was very good. Not like the small town barbecue dives I've seen, more of a restaurant atmosphere. I'd call that a good thing. Service was great, prices reasonable. I will be...More

Thank Dwight H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for lunch on a Saturday in April before hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains NP. Although the restaurant was far from full, it took a while for the waitress to take our order. It didn't seem like they had enough wait staff....More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner one night. Our waitress did a great job for being the only one working. The food was delicious and the peach and pecan cobbler was spot on. Will definitely visit again

Thank Willits13
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What beer do you serve? Do you have a variety of microbrews?
29 June 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from marsalv | Reviewed this property |
There was not a great beer selection- very limited.
Do you always have beef brisket?
8 July 2015|
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Response from Sandra P | Property representative |
We do always have brisket but we can run out quickly, it is one of our best sellers.
Do you serve alcohol, Beer?
22 June 2015|
Response from saramiller10 |
Bottled beer is served.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7753 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, Tn. 37882, Townsend, TN 37882-4031
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-6881
  • E-mail