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Little River BBQ

8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
+1 865-448-2500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (53 reviews)
“hush puppies” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit Townsend we stop for lunch at the Little River BBQ Restaurant. The food is good and the employees see to your needs. Definitely a nice place to stop for lunch by the river

Thank Futbolking
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We found this little gem last year and returned this time around for more wings which are smoked then flash fried and the best onion rings anywhere. We also had smoked chicken and the BBQ, all good and affordable. More than we could eat for...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Found this gem 2014 had to come back now the food was a good as then great bbq taste get portion service was a little slow but worth the wait must try fried dill pickles

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Nice little place to eat BBQ. They had ribs, chicken, pork, beef. And 5 kinds of BBQ sauce from sweet to heat. Should have no trouble finding a flavor to satisfy. I ordered a pulled chicken sandwich. The meat was tender and juicy. And for...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We ate lunch here and thought it was good. We liked very much the screened outdoor seating. We split the chicken wings and a pork sandwich. Both were good. I'd eat here again just for the outdoor seating on the river!

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Good BarBQ, great atmosphere, reasonable prices. Easy to get to and easy to get back to. Not a fast food place, but we didn't have to wait.

Thank VinceR355
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here for years. Always good BBQ. You have choice of indirect or outdoor seating. We always choose outdoor! Beautiful scenery...on the river.

Thank retiredandtraveling2
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The food was good and the service was also. We both had ribs and chicken and vegetables. Very generous plates but alittle more pricey than some of the other BBQ places in the area.

Reviewed 28 February 2017

BEST BBQ around here and not over priced brisket ribs onion rings mmmm. Great service Great people will return

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great ribs! Great chicken! So many sauce options too! The sides are solid and it has a great view too!

Thank Patricia W
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24 August 2016|
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Response from lifeelsewhere | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that, please call them. Phone: 865-448-8000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8303 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4308
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-2500
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