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Ridgewood Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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900 Elizabethtown Highway, Bluff City, TN 37618
+1 423-538-7543
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
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16:30 - 20:30
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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People in different parts of the country always rave that their local BBQ is the "best". Having eaten all different styles and sauces, I can say in my own personal opinion that none is better than that at Ridgewood BBQ in Bluff City, TN. Expect a wait at any time of the day but the wait is worth it when... More 

Thank Robb G
Santa Cruz, California
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141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here once before, many years ago, and wanted to come back. It's a small, well known place. Driving there, if you're not familiar with the area, you think you're heading the wrong way, but it's located out in the country. The staff are friendly, and don't waste any time coming to see you. Small menu, but all people... More 

Thank Jason K
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Still delicious. Always swing by when I'm in the area. I have had better but not often. Ridgewood is still in the top 5.

Thank gordonsvillegal
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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302 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As the review states, Merry Christmas and Happy Eating. It's over an hour from our house in Eastern TN, but it's worth the drive every time. That's why my mouth & belly think it's Christmas. We come about six times a year. The Proffitt Family knows a thing or two about BBQ. It's not pulled pork, it's smoked, sliced pork... More 

Thank GTZW
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Small back woods restaurant. Large portion sizes, excellent hospitality and delicious food! Don't miss this stop. The pork and beef are shaved thin and served atop a large bun with slaw on the side or on top. Sides are al a carte but the beans are worth it! Blue cheese dip is served cold with crackers. Get a small cause... More 

Thank Brandi B
Piney Flats, Tennessee
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322 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

In addition to BBQ, try the country ham sandwich and dip your French fries in the blue cheese dressing.

Thank wabjr705
Johnson City, Tennessee
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138 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service. We've eaten there several times. Always crowded, but service is fast. Do yourself a favor. When barbecue is calling your name, answer the call and go to Ridgewood.

Thank Patty S
Kingsport, Tennessee
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We went there to eat BBQ. We got the pork BBQ, fries and beans. This time because of the food is plenty for a person, we got pork BBQ each, got 1 oder of fries. 1 order is big enough for 2 people. We got the beans each also. We had enough for dinner tonight. The meal was great. We... More 

Thank KathyF5
Asheville, North Carolina
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249 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were visiting Bluff City on a fishing trip and got a local recommendation for Ridgewood Barbecue. The guy warned us that it was likely to be crowded and sure enough the parking lot and restaurant was packed at 2pm in the afternoon. We opted to take-out barbecue sandwiches and the service was super friendly and surprisingly fast for as... More 

Thank Frank E
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were in a store in Bristol when the owner asked us if we had eaten at Ridgewood. We told him we hadn't and he told us we were foolish! LOL. So, of course, we asked him to tell us about it and after he did, we agreed we must try it. And we did. And we are so glad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
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 Elizabethtown Highway, Bluff City, TN 37618
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bluff City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-538-7543

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?