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Ridgewood Barbecue

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900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
+1 423-538-7543
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
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16:30 - 20:30
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Bluff City, Tennessee
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Their generous portions of smoked barbecued beef and pork are perfection! (My favorite is the beef brisket). The housemade barbecue sauce is just the right combination of sweet and smoky. All the side dishes are great too! Freshly cut french fries, delicious barbecued beans and the coleslaw is good too. A family favorite is ordering a cup of their blue... More 

Thank charjean
Sanger, Texas
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was restaurant was recommended to us by a local, in the Bristol, TN area. The BBQ was very good, but they only offer sliced beef & pork sandwiches or plates or with sides of coleslaw, BBQ beans, or French-fries or you can order a steak, or pork chop plate with BBQ sauce. Both my husband & I I chose... More 

Thank Donna S
Kingsport, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On a 2 lane road sets a hidden jewel of East Tennessee. I had heard all the stories and seen a ton of pictures but today I went and definitely will be back! Everything was amazing from the employees to the food!

Thank shannan0711
Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends who live in the area took us to Ridgewood's during our recent visit. Food was excellent - classic, juicy BBQ smoked outside in a building next door. You have to know to look for this popular place - it is hidden on a windy road nowhere near a main road. What a find!

Thank ErininArlington
Sydney, Florida
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Local recommended this to me and we went for lunch. Even at 1pm it was crowded. A family owned BBQ restaurant with great BBQ and Fries. Plenty to eat and reasonably priced. For BBQ Best in Johnson City i've had i'll go back

Thank mfisher3
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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369 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only get to by here about twice a year, if we are lucky enough to be in the area. Our Favorite BBQ !!! never found any to compare....we keep looking esp on our travels, from SC, to GA, to Sedona AZ and back....have not found it yet...Don't think we will either... Been going there forever, esp when we lived in... More 

Thank cm_woods
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small portions, but high prices. They have a lot of traffic, but I would rather have pardner bbq back anyday.

Thank create c
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt the best barbecue around! I always get the pork sandwich and always a to go box because I can never eat it all .. they really pile on the pork .

Thank Kneece
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy some barbecue food.there can be a long wait at times but it's well worth it.huge portions of pork and beef,homemade fries,coleslaw,and beans.the service is top notch.

Thank 78silverado
lexington, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal. Portions are huge. Come in hungry you will leave full. Good price. Friendly people, we will eat here again.

Thank Tom D

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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

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