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Rickard Ridge BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3849
+1 423-907-8202
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Caryville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food! The wait is long, but worth it. Beautiful views. Excellent staff. Always packed with people!

Thank gregorya616
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The owners are originally from Memphis, TN. Mark Rickard has created his own dry rub and bbq sauces that spell YUM! Being located in beautiful Cove Lake State Park makes the view amazing! BBQ with a view.

Thank Melissa M
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Had a nice meal, great service and were treated to some great Bluegrass performed by locals. Very nice treat indeed.

Thank love2travel511
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

the food is excellent the staff is friendly . some nights they have live blue grass music highly recommend .

Thank deon t
Marietta, Georgia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Sometimes you get lucky, we are driving down from Michigan to Atlanta, we made great time until we were 20 miles into TN. We were exhausted from Christmas and the drive and got off at Cove Lake. The folks at the hotel recommended this place. What a gem! Typical southern (good) barbeque, and tonight we are treated to an authentic... More 

Thank Suzie2014
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The sign by the door "LIVE BLUEGRASS TONIGHT" did not disappoint. According to the owner's father (super friendly.. made us feel right at home) it's a regular thing. Locals just pick up and play together. And they are wonderful. The food is delicious. I've never had brisket that good. Ever. Our waitress Danyelle was so friendly and fun. She never... More 

Thank Mandy S
Caryville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Sunday meal with family was not up to par.If you order anything other than BBQ you will be disappointed. Scenery is great, service was good.

Thank carolynlay48
Corbin, Kentucky
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband and I tried Rickard Ridge for the first time last week and were pleasantly surprised! We were planning a picnic at the nearby park and decided to give it a try...and we are so glad we did! The portions are HUGE! Way more than we could handle on our own. But we were happy to have leftovers the... More 

Thank whitneyfox86
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This local restaurant is a fav of the locals. The food is fantastic. I usually order the chicken thighs and they are wonderful. Lately I have enjoyed the ribs and that is a great meal. Sides are all wonderful. My favorites are sweet potato fries and baked beans. Some evenings local blue grass artist perform and this brings a true... More 

Thank Tracy L
Houston, Texas
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the view from the restaurant. Had ribs, pulled pork and chicken. The sweet potatoe fries were excellent. Even had live Blue Grass Music.

1 Thank Susan0113

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?