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Ridgewood Barbecue

900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
+1 423-538-7543
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“beans” (108 reviews)
“pork” (56 reviews)
“blue cheese dip” (15 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been to this restaurant many times over the years nationaly known as the number 1 BBQ in this part of the country. Try it you will LIKE it.

Thank lovetenn
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Ridgewood Barbecue Restaurant has delicious barbecue, baked beans, slaw, and fries! The only reason that I did not give it 5 stars is because the ambiance is non-existent. While the food is great (and there's plenty of it), the building is old, small, rundown,...More

Thank MomSmith1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rapid response with pork, beef, sauce, slaw, beans. All excellent as advertised. Spicy but not too spicy, with tomato umami

Thank selmanw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant several times in the past 30 years, never had a bad meal or bad service. I took my brother and sister-in-law here for lunch to celebrate their birthday. The service is still excellent and the food was even better than...More

Thank wanderingretiree
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We went for my birthday after hearing so many people rave about this place but the day we went the meat was dry and bland and nothing seemed good enough to write home about. I really wanted to enjoy this place but couldn't. After eating...More

Thank mommy_noel44
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We always look forward to our visits at ridgewood BBQ.on race weekends,be prepared for a long wait for a table.the wait staff is very efficient,making sure you are taken care of. I highly recommend the BBQ platter.the fries,coleslaw,and meats are all top notch.

Thank 78silverado
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at Ridgewood Barbecue yesterday. We are from Idaho, and we visit the Tri-cities area regularly to see a relative. We were introduced to Ridgewood about four years ago by a friendly local, and boy are we glad! This is the best barbecue...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for early supper. We both had a pork platter. Should have only got onto!! But the great news is we brought enough home for a 2nd meal.

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Drove 2 hours from Sevierville, TN to eat at Ridgewood BBQ. We love this place and the drive is well worth the travel. We all three had the pork sandwich’s with slaw, fries and blue cheese dressing to dip the fries in. We also must...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 9 April 2018

How I have not reviewed this place yet?! We've been here numerous times and it's absolutely delicious!! Yes, there's usually a 30 minute to hour wait but it's so worth it. The blue cheese dip is a must! Not a huge blue cheese fan but...More

Thank BristolTraveler15
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8 June 2016|
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Response from Misscarribbean | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know about Gluten free to know! They are known for great barbecue. They do not have ribs. Great Beans, homemade blue cheese dressing to dip crackers or fries in! No dessert! It's all about the barbecue!
Carrie H
7 January 2016|
Response from Austin P |
I would imagine the BBQ is gluten free.
Kenny L
4 February 2015|
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Response from tntwosome2013 | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen ribs served there. They have BBQ pork or beef platters with beans, fries & a roll. It is served sliced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618-4304
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bluff City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-538-7543
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