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Little River BBQ

) #8 of 16 Restaurants in Townsend €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
+1 865-448-2500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (51 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
“hush puppies” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
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Reviews (240)
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11 - 20 of 239 reviews

Reviewed 28 February 2017

BEST BBQ around here and not over priced brisket ribs onion rings mmmm. Great service Great people will return

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great ribs! Great chicken! So many sauce options too! The sides are solid and it has a great view too!

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was by far the worst restaurant experience I have ever had!! When I cut into the smoked chicken, blood pooled in the thigh joint, which for me was a clear indication the chicken was NOT fully cooked. We could clearly see where the cooked...More

Thank _lcp53
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Barbecue pulled pork sandwich was good. Nice, soft bun. Fried pickles were heavenly. Huge glass of sweet tea. All good but the tables outside had mold growing on the tacked on plastic tablecloths. Servers seemed to be squabbling. Probably won't be back.

Thank jcmartin28
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went there after hiking the bathroom looked like something in a gas station filthy. I got pulled chicken just ok the coleslaw was delicious, iced tea had no flavor. Wouldn't go again

Thank Cmrobertson23
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very nice casual place to eat. Staff was very nice. Sweet Tea was delivered in a quart jar! LOVED IT!!

Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty good food, we lived sitting outside. It has that back yard BBQ feeling that we would come back too!

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The food is good and you can sit out on the back and watch the ducks as you eat your food..That is very relaxing and peaceful.

Thank jlofton2016
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This place is a MUST. My family of six had just spent a few hours tubing down the river. After a break at the motel we took a chance on this place. There are lots of good choices in Townsend. Waitress was so friendly and...More

Thank lumpsdad
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Food is eatable but not good. Restaurant is dirty. Lots of parking. Service ok. Don't expect much. When I went no one was in there.

Thank speedg00se
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Will you be open Labor day week?
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, 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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