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Gene's BBQ & Family Restaurant

1107 N Highway 17, Brinkley, AR 72021
+1 870-734-9965
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (10 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1107 N Highway 17, Brinkley, AR 72021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would love to tell you all about the food but unfortunately I can't. I arrived for dinner at about 6:10pm on a Monday night. There was a table of 4 guys, another table of a family of four and two people waiting for to...More

Thank T_em_hi
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Service is always okay..prices little high..fish plate with 3 pieces of fish over 10.00 and a handful of fries; fish were good size but lacked any flavor....I know it's a small town joint but it should have a unique flavor/seasoning...

Thank Vickie C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Tried rib special but they were so over cooked I barely ate 1 of 3. Left the rest. Husband got catfish was lacking in flavor and greasy.

Thank JenniferRBroussard
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Local people hangout with good food and friendly service. We had a BBQ plat that wont win a world class tournament but it was good.

Thank jwh916
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I will start with the positive...the waitress was competent and the fried green tomatoes were not bad. The BBQ pork was LOADED with fat and a sickeningly sweet BBQ sauce. The beans were practically straight out of the can pork-n-beans, the slaw was very over...More

Thank Dive_and_ATV_gal
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Dropped in for dinner while staying nearby. They appear to be popular for BBQ but I tried the catfish plate. Very good meal. Servers were friendly, atmosphere very much down home, and the menu offered an interesting variety from fish to BBQ and even Quail....More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I decided to try this restaurant since it was close to the motel we were staying at. I ordered the bbq pork sandwich with coleslaw and the bbq beef sandwich with coleslaw. I also ordered fries and onion rings and the waitress supplied the ketchup,...More

Thank FishfinderOntario6
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Consistently great food a great stop on the way to memphis. Good for all ages. Great wait staff. Enjoy

Thank Marsha M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Gene's is a local hangout, you meet the locals there. For is southern and served fast. The BBQ is tasty, the pork and the ribs were tender and flavorful. Wait staff very southern and eager to please.

Thank denniswoy
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We love to check out local spots, and this is definitely one of the best in town. This place has lots of character, and the food is not so bad either! I wouldn't say it's the best bbq I've ever had, but when you consider...More

Thank Susannah W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1107 N Highway 17, Brinkley, AR 72021
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Brinkley
  • Phone Number: +1 870-734-9965
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