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Country Tavern Barbecue

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$$ - $$$
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1526 FM 2767, Kilgore, TX 75601
+1 903-984-9954
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Graham, Tx
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stopped in for lunch while in town for business. I had the ribs, potato salad, and beans. The ribs were cooked well, had a good rub and about the right amount of smoke. This came together and made a good rib. The potato salad was good, and the beans were ok. They tasted like some jazzed up Ranch Style... More 

Thank NTexan
Tyler, Texas
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu is small....Ribs, sides and desserts.... but what more could you ask for?? The ribs are addictive. Fall of the bone tender with a hint of sweet. The baked potato casserole is a keeper and save room for the banana pudding! Casual, come as you are.

Thank Leeshults
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no menu here. The waitress tells you your choice of meats and sides. Two of use ordered the brisket (so yummy) and one had ribs (very good). For the sides we tried potato salad (good not great), spicy mac and cheese (good but major bite at the end) and potato casserole (so good - would order two next... More 

Thank redt2play
Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of our barbecue tour. We got brisket sandwich and ribs to go. Brisket sandwich is the way to go. Ribs are very good, but the chopped brisket is EXCELLENT. This should be part of any BBQ Tour of Texas.

Thank BigGuyfromDallas
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Been eating barbecue every trip to Texas for the last 40 years with my Texas born husband and this is the BEST we have ever come across in all these years. It was recommended to us years ago by numerous friends and relatives in east Texas and they have been serving it since 1939!! Great atmosphere, food, and staff; it... More 

Thank bubbles194710
Munster, Indiana
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Great place, good food. Our table had ribs, brisket, sausage and turkey. Everyone's meal was delicious. Potato casserole was scrumptious and spicy mac n cheese was seasoned just right. Had homemade cobbler for dessert.

Thank kmkrhia
Centerville, Texas
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The food is AMAZING! If you leave here hungry you didn't do it right. The service is great and the atmosphere is fun! This is a local favorite and has been for many years! Never disappoints!

Thank mandylangley421
Bryan, Texas
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292 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife and I joined family members for dinner at the Country Tavern Barbecue. I was amazed that this restaurant has been in operation many decades, and I have never heard of it. Let me make this simple for the readers. If you like Barbecue beef ribs, you must put this place on your bucket list. Never in my life... More 

Thank Mike C
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was great but it is on the high side for price on Barbecue. The staff is very friendly and the food came out in a reasonable amount of time.

Thank JaNel W
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6 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This BBQ place is quite famous, and they know it. To me, their BBQ is good, but average or only slightly above. However their following is legendary around Kilgore. Truly, people from far away love this place, and make it a "must" every time they get near Kilgore. The real downside is their prices - they KNOW they're famous. Too,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 FM 2767, Kilgore, TX 75601
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kilgore
  • Phone Number: +1 903-984-9954

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?