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Ridgewood Barbecue

900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
+1 423-538-7543
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (57 reviews)
“pork” (53 reviews)
“french fries” (37 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
11:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
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1 - 10 of 417 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love the Homemade blue cheese with the house cut French fries- BBQ baked beans and sandwiches pork is the best!! Delilah!

Thank Amoore4931
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little hole in the wall restaurant, food was great and plenty of left overs. The sandwiches are huge and good luck finishing one by yourself. Enjoying leftovers for the next couple of days.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of other reviews describe about how good the food is. This note is a heads up about their closing without notice. We have driven there several times to get there and find that they were closed. Seems to happen on Mondays after holidays. I...More

1  Thank Cheman7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a long wait outside on a Thursday night. It was average , enjoyed and slaw fries and beans . BBQ not so much, don't care for shaved BBQ.

Thank djb40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it. I had the barbecued sandwich and it was huge very tasty and sliced very differently then I'm accustomed to. I got the coleslaw on the side which I'm glad I did I didn't think the coleslaw was very good. I also have the...More

Thank Kent H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Defies the realtor's "location, location, location". It's definitely off the beaten path but worth the drive. Sliced pork is the mainstay. Best beans anywhere in my opinion. Homecut fresh French fries. You will be surprised at the blue cheese dressing - not on a salad...More

Thank TSar10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove 30 minutes to Ridgewood last week only to find out they were CLOSED! No warning on website or facebook page. So, we trekked back this week. We had to wait to be seated. After being seated we had to wait a really long...More

Thank MomiTo3Boys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned a ladies trip here for tonight, a Friday night. I've heard only glowing reviews. I couldn't wait to try the blue cheese dip, BBQ, and the hand-cut fries. We drove an hour and 15 minutes to get there. I looked at menus online....More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this BBQ 🍗 plan to go early at 11:30am is perfect timing! If you arrive noon or after plan to wait. I promise you if you wait it WILL be worth the time you wait!! Outstanding food with huge portions...great family owns and runs...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely different than any barbecue joint that I have ever been in.. more food than you need so be prepared to take some home.. It was fantastic and well worth the trip..

Thank Tammyjeanwho
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you serve glutenfree?
8 June 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Misscarribbean | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know about Gluten free to know! They are known for great barbecue. They do not have ribs. Great Beans, homemade blue cheese dressing to dip crackers or fries in! No dessert! It's all about the barbecue!
Carrie H
Do you have gluten free options?
7 January 2016|
Response from Austin P |
I would imagine the BBQ is gluten free.
Kenny L
Does this place have ribs or BBQ combo platters?
5 February 2015|
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Response from tntwosome2013 | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen ribs served there. They have BBQ pork or beef platters with beans, fries & a roll. It is served sliced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bluff City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-538-7543
  • E-mail
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