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Big Boy's Barbeque

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$$ - $$$
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5409 Peavine Rd, Crossville, TN 38571-7910
+1 931-484-1350
10:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 19:30
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:30
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place they have the best barbecue chicken the best potato salad the best baked beans the food can't be beat the prices are awesome; this is where I go! It doesn't hurt that the people are super friendly and you can order to go.

Thank Momomt
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The whole meal was rather 'institutional', lacking flavor and fun. If you're looking for delicious bar-b-q you need to look somewhere else.

Thank UTfootball
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

After passing the oddly fun, but plain exterior of this restaurant several times, we decided to mosey in. Upon alighting from our car, two good ole southern boys informed my husband (happens to have shoulder length hair) "Hippies enter at the side door." The eclectic interior was very interesting as were the employees. They were quite friendly and "down home".... More 

Thank Sharon C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Was highly rated by someone which caused us to try. Every thing was handled at the counter, no table service. Personnel are fast and to the point. we tried their world famous bake potatoes. I had the pork and my wife had the chicken. Great portions, lots of meat, butter and sour cream. Choice of sauce hot, medium and sweet.... More 

Thank Brad H
Malvern, PA
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped at Big Boy's for some BBQ. I ordered ribs and she ordered the loaded baked potato. The ribs are done without a rub, so the BBQ sauce they serve is the deciding flavor. Your sauce choices are mild, sweet, and hot. The ribs were literally fall-off-the-bone tender and juicy. The potato was loaded, with butter,... More 

Thank Big Hooie
Brampton, Canada
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Saw the sign on the main road, stopped in. Having a "Rib" day. The restaurant is filled with antiques from the 50's and 60's neat looking around while we waited for our order. We opted to take out, and eat at our hotel. Food was terrific. Ribs were plentiful, and nicely prepared, Well worth the visit.

Thank Ehazell
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We have eaten here or picked up food several times now and always enjoyed it. The BBQ is great and daily specials including Brisket, Ribs or catfish depending on the day you go are always good as well. Sides limited to Potato Salad, Baked Beans or chips but are excellent. Try the Banana Pudding for desert.

Thank dsanner106
Whitesville, Kentucky
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I love ribs, thought I would try this place. First and last time. The ribs were only luke warm, tough, and I didn't think they were cooked all the way through. The cole slaw was decent but nothing to write home about. The baked beans were the best thing I had not great by good. A 1/2 rack of ribs... More 

Thank rbell-57
Pittsburgh, United States
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I am really sorry to have to give this local place a bad rating. We have eaten here several times, last time about a year ago, when I gave this establishment a 5-star rating. However when we went there yesterday the quality of the ribs was terrible! They were dry and chewy, not the succulent juicy ribs you might expect.... More 

Thank Kathleen R
Manchester TN
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had read the tripadvisor reviews and made a point on our travels to visit this restaurant. You walk in and are greeted by the employees in a very friendly manner. The walls are filled with airplane and old cameras sitting on shelves. It gave plenty of things to look at while waiting for your food. You order at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5409 Peavine Rd, Crossville, TN 38571-7910
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Crossville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-484-1350

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?