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Papa Kayjoe's Bar-B-Que

119 W Ward St, Centerville, TN 37033-1631
+1 931-729-2131
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (3 reviews)
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
119 W Ward St, Centerville, TN 37033-1631
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Good ribs,good service but I do not like the BBQ because it is too greasy.I watch a T.V. show filmed there,I seen why the BBQ is greasy, it is cooked over wood coals then in a oven.The BBQ is torn apart in the pan along...More

Thank Jolene5859
Reviewed 4 June 2017

After seeing this place on FoodNetwork's "Man, Fire, Food" we knew we had to make 90+ drive to try it out. It is awesome! We got a pound of chopped pork, white beans, buns and vinegaar slaw to go. We have eaten bbq all over...More

1  Thank AutumnFlame1005
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is one of the best BBQ I have ever had, the girls I work with have me bring it to them by the pound for weekends.

1  Thank gina g
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

They have great service and the food is awesome... We get van there almost weekly.. Love it and prices are reasonable..

1  Thank Delois T
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I want to let everyone know about this place! My husband and I were visiting family in small town south of Centerville. We had seen this BBQ place on a TV Show about food and thought well we will give it a try. My aunt...More

4  Thank Johanna W
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I have eaten BBQ at this old fashioned pit cooked place for years. The owner knows how to smoke his meats the old fashioned way; very slow. The pulled pork plate with either white or baked beans, corn cakes, and either mayor or vinegar slaw...More

Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were actually at Papa Kayjoe's East. Same people, same food just a few miles closer to Nashville in Lyles, TN. Very tasty barbecue and sides. My favorite part was that you can get it served on cornbread (hoe cakes.) To me, it is so...More

Thank jeretom
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We drove from Waverly Tennessee to have be, we loved this place when we ate here before! Unfortunately it must've burned because there was yellow tape blocking the drive and the windows were all busted out and you could see the blacked smoke damage thruout...More

1  Thank Dana D
Devin P, Owner at Papa Kayjoe's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

We are so sorry you drove all the way over here. Thank you so much for your well wishes and prayers. We plan on rebuilding ASAP. Hope to see you again in a few months!

Reviewed 23 January 2016

If you want to eat the best BBQ that you have ever had, you must make the trip to Papa Kayjoe's. You will not be disappointed! The pitmaster slow cooks the BBQ over hickory coals until it is ready to eat. You can tell he...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 10 January 2016

When you drive by this place, you get that "I've GOT to try this" feeling. It is very small with limited seating. They do the "peanuts on the table" thing like a Logan's steakhouse to keep you busy while waiting form the food. The staff...More

Thank tlagyn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 W Ward St, Centerville, TN 37033-1631
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Centerville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-729-2131
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