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Rickard Ridge BBQ

131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3849
+1 423-907-8202
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken thighs” (15 reviews)
“pulled pork” (30 reviews)
“baked beans” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3849
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have visited on our way from Indy to Sarasota several times. We are never disappointed. Great food and the friendliest staff — bar none. Always on the road Thursday’s so get to enjoy the Bluegrass.

Thank K H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was awesome but the BBQ is nothing to write home about- tender but absolutely no flavor... fried green tomatoes were very greasy-did not drain before serving-yuk!!More

Thank robbinarnold
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We wanted to apologize for your experience with us. We hope that your travels will bring you back to our area and you will give our BBQ another chance. Thank you for the feedback we will use it to better serve our guest in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic, every time we camp at Cove Lake we make a point to eat here, the food is served hot good quality, the service is fantastic, everyone is friendly, great views and from time to time they have live music. We love...More

Thank Mark C
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy that you come back for the food, service, and the view. We have live Bluegrass every Monday and Thursday. Thank you again, we all hope you stop back in when your travels bring...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Our hotel sent us to this place. What a great find. Food was too good. They have fantastic deserts. We were to full to eat them but everybody around us said it's the best they've had. The pulled pork sandwich is great! Can't beat this...More

Thank Dick1911
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It makes us proud that we make a positive impact on our guest. We take pride in giving great food and service. We can't wait until your travels bring you back. You will need to save room...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

We stopped in hete for dinner on a recommendation from our hotel. They warned us to get on over there because they would stop seating in 15 minutes. We stopped here due to bad weather. What a lucky stop! First, the views are totally amazing....More

Thank cjval
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you consider us a "True Gem". Our team takes pride in taking care of our guest. We are glad you got to experience the Live Bluegrass and the True Down Home BBQ....More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Caryville Hampton Inn staff highly recommended this BBQ restaurant. The service was as good as it gets and the food was tasty but not off the charts. The blackberry clobber was exceptional.More

1  Thank Paul S
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review and the Hampton Inn for sending you our way. I do apologize that the food wasn't fantastic the day you were here. We would love another chance to wow you with some BBQ when you are in Caryville...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant tucked in a little state park. The food was great and the views were beautiful! My husband had enjoyed their food in a catering situation and so we tried the restaurant since we were in the area. So glad we...More

Thank Beth B
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review. We are so excited that you enjoyed your visit. Thank your husband on commenting on the catering as well. We are lucky to be located in Cove Lake State Park, a Beautiful setting. Next time you are in the...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We always stop by Rickard's whenever driving 75. They make massive hamburgers piled with pulled pork for my son and I can't do without the fried green tomatoes.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review. We are so happy that you make this your stop when traveling. The Fried Green Tomatoes are amazing. We hope that your travels will bring you back to see us soon.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went in and got out drinks within 5 minutes. Waited almost 20 more months mutes but never got to order. Left. ZERO starsMore

Thank lj3mck
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We apologize for your visit with us. We will use your review to better serve our guest in the future. I will discuss this incident with the team. We hope that you will give us another chance when you are in the area. Sad that...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

A gorgeous summer evening, a great setting overlooking a beautiful park and river, and friendly folks. It looked like a perfect experience. But, it wasn't. Slow service had customers looking at each other, wondering what was happening. A big adjacent table had dirty plates and...More

Thank Kingpin26
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We apologize about your experience with us. This is not a normal day at Rickard Ridge BBQ. I will make sure that I discuss this with the proper staff members to ensure this doesn't happen with a guest again. Please come back when you are...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3849
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Caryville
  • Phone Number: +1 423-907-8202
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