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Little River BBQ

8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
+1 865-448-2500
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (53 reviews)
“hush puppies” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Horrible do not waste your money the baked beans are plain pork and beans out of a can the potato salad is pre packaged from a store the only thing that was ok was the smoked chicken and I ordered a half chicken plate and...More

Thank candiandrob
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We stop here for their ribs every year when we visit the area. The staff is always friendly and the ribs are out of this world. They make their own BBQ sauce that is so good! Unfortunately they don't sell it! Ate on the screened...More

Thank babymisty
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We chose this place because of the delicious smell coming from it and other trip advisor reviews. We were not disappointed, it seems a little quaint at first but the food and service was very fast and good. We split a full rack of ribs...More

Thank Love2travelthree
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

They do BBQ well! Sauce is great. Sides are great. It was a nice drizzly day. Sitting on the back patio was perfect! You could smell the rain, and it just felt like a good ole BBQ picnic. Service was attentive and friendly.

1  Thank Jim P
Reviewed 25 May 2017

After a nice trip down the river in a tube, there is nothing better than finishing your day off at the Little River BBQ. The food is excellent, the back porch is cool and inviting!

Thank SuzanB76
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit Townsend we stop for lunch at the Little River BBQ Restaurant. The food is good and the employees see to your needs. Definitely a nice place to stop for lunch by the river

Thank Futbolking
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We found this little gem last year and returned this time around for more wings which are smoked then flash fried and the best onion rings anywhere. We also had smoked chicken and the BBQ, all good and affordable. More than we could eat for...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Found this gem 2014 had to come back now the food was a good as then great bbq taste get portion service was a little slow but worth the wait must try fried dill pickles

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Nice little place to eat BBQ. They had ribs, chicken, pork, beef. And 5 kinds of BBQ sauce from sweet to heat. Should have no trouble finding a flavor to satisfy. I ordered a pulled chicken sandwich. The meat was tender and juicy. And for...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We ate lunch here and thought it was good. We liked very much the screened outdoor seating. We split the chicken wings and a pork sandwich. Both were good. I'd eat here again just for the outdoor seating on the river!

Thank Sharon K
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24 August 2016|
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Response from lifeelsewhere | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that, please call them. Phone: 865-448-8000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-2500
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