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Country Tavern Barbecue

1526 FM 2767, Kilgore, TX 75601
+1 903-984-9954
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“ribs” (99 reviews)
“turkey” (16 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1526 FM 2767, Kilgore, TX 75601
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I stopped in for lunch while in town for business. I had the ribs, potato salad, and beans. The ribs were cooked well, had a good rub and about the right amount of smoke. This came together and made a good rib. The potato salad...More

Thank NTexan
Reviewed 4 days ago

The menu is small....Ribs, sides and desserts.... but what more could you ask for?? The ribs are addictive. Fall of the bone tender with a hint of sweet. The baked potato casserole is a keeper and save room for the banana pudding! Casual, come as...More

Thank Leeshults
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no menu here. The waitress tells you your choice of meats and sides. Two of use ordered the brisket (so yummy) and one had ribs (very good). For the sides we tried potato salad (good not great), spicy mac and cheese (good but...More

Thank redt2play
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of our barbecue tour. We got brisket sandwich and ribs to go. Brisket sandwich is the way to go. Ribs are very good, but the chopped brisket is EXCELLENT. This should be part of any BBQ Tour of Texas.

Thank BigGuyfromDallas
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Been eating barbecue every trip to Texas for the last 40 years with my Texas born husband and this is the BEST we have ever come across in all these years. It was recommended to us years ago by numerous friends and relatives in east...More

Thank bubbles194710
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Great place, good food. Our table had ribs, brisket, sausage and turkey. Everyone's meal was delicious. Potato casserole was scrumptious and spicy mac n cheese was seasoned just right. Had homemade cobbler for dessert.

Thank kmkrhia
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The food is AMAZING! If you leave here hungry you didn't do it right. The service is great and the atmosphere is fun! This is a local favorite and has been for many years! Never disappoints!

Thank mandylangley421
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My wife and I joined family members for dinner at the Country Tavern Barbecue. I was amazed that this restaurant has been in operation many decades, and I have never heard of it. Let me make this simple for the readers. If you like Barbecue...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was great but it is on the high side for price on Barbecue. The staff is very friendly and the food came out in a reasonable amount of time.

Thank JaNel W
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This BBQ place is quite famous, and they know it. To me, their BBQ is good, but average or only slightly above. However their following is legendary around Kilgore. Truly, people from far away love this place, and make it a "must" every time they...More

Thank d-m m
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I love your ribs but have moved across the country. Is it possible to ship the ribs frozen to any location in the USA?
31 January 2017|
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Response from notron11 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but the shed in ocean springs Mississippi ships their ribs. Their ribs are also great. If you love awesome ribs, I highly recommend you give the shed a try.
I'd like to purchase a gift card for a niece that lives in Gladewater and mail it to her and her family for Christmas. Can I purchase one on-line or over the phone? I live in Chicago.
13 December 2016|
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Response from Chairman64 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure, too, that they would get the card to whomever would dine at this good BBQ spot. I don't have a contact for them at the restaurant.
Richard A
What year was country tavern opened?
15 February 2015|
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Response from 817sandram | Reviewed this property |
30+ years ago when the Tavern began to really focus on BBQ. Before that it was just a beer joint that began to sell BBQ. My family has been eating there since the early 1970's. 817sandram Bryan, TX
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
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: 1526 FM 2767, Kilgore, TX 75601
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kilgore
  • Phone Number: +1 903-984-9954
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