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Country Tavern Barbecue

1526 Fm 2767, Kilgore, TX 75601
+1 903-984-9954
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (112 reviews)
“turkey” (17 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1526 Fm 2767, Kilgore, TX 75601
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Country Tavern is out of the way. It's not near the interstate, it's outside a small town between Tyler and Longview Texas. Doesn't matter. The place is a hopping business that serves up some fine ribs in a joint type atmosphere that is a favorite...More

Thank konafrank
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Kilgore and decided to give this place a try. There are no menus so you best be prepared to order. I got the turkey and my wife got the brisket. The brisket was good but the turkey was about the best I...More

Thank tim l
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover! When you enter this dimly lit "honky tonk " you might be tempted to turn around and leave. But, if you want some delicious grub, stay! Don't expect to see a menu because there's not one. Your waitress...More

1  Thank LASocialWorket
Reviewed 20 August 2017

If you have never been, go. neat place with tons of history. BBQ only, that's it. Wonderful people and great atmosphere. BBQ was good, portions are small and the check was large. Like i said, got to go one time for sure. If you go...More

Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Country Tavern has the best ribs (pork) in Texas, the prettiest, nicest, most knowledgeable, accommodating, and efficient ladies serving you in Texas! It's 750 miles from where I live but I never miss a chance to eat there when I am near. Plus they...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 August 2017

CT is consistently good and very popular. No menus-- you can have a small, medium or large plate of ribs, brisket, chicken, or mix. Prices are a little high for BBQ but food is always good. Hot, wet towels after your meal are a great...More

Thank Tyler2004
Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you have never been to this restaurant, you need to know they do not have menus or prices posted. The waitress shouts out everything they offer. If you want to know the cost of something you have to ask. So if you are the...More

1  Thank Kim W
Reviewed 18 July 2017

In Texas for the summer and wanted to continue my best BBQ search. Was told the Country Tavern was THE place to eat ribs and I was told correctly. No menu- just tell them how many ribs you'd like. Sauce is great but is unnecessary....More

Thank windydakota16
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I've been going to the Country Tavern for years and the quality and taste of the ribs have never changed. A great old honky tonk atmosphere surrounds you with the sounds from the juke box in the back and the pool tables in the front....More

Thank Robin O
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Every time I go here I always remember how Awesome the Ribs were from the Time before!!! Ribs, Ribs and give me more Ribs with an Ice Cold Shiner Bock on Tap!! Must stop if you Love Ribs!! One of my all time Favorites!! Great...More

Thank deandavis29
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1 February 2017|
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Response from notron11 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but the shed in ocean springs Mississippi ships their ribs. Their ribs are also great. If you love awesome ribs, I highly recommend you give the shed a try.
13 December 2016|
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Response from Chairman64 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure, too, that they would get the card to whomever would dine at this good BBQ spot. I don't have a contact for them at the restaurant.
Richard A
15 February 2015|
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Response from 817sandram | Reviewed this property |
30+ years ago when the Tavern began to really focus on BBQ. Before that it was just a beer joint that began to sell BBQ. My family has been eating there since the early 1970's. 817sandram Bryan, TX
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Fm 2767, Kilgore, TX 75601
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kilgore
  • Phone Number: +1 903-984-9954
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