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Rickard Ridge BBQ

131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3849
+1 423-907-8202
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken thighs” (16 reviews)
“pulled pork” (30 reviews)
“baked beans” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3849
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent view. good food. great service. wonderful people. great location would stop there again. easy to findMore

Thank tonmar2015
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review and 5 stars. We take pride in having excellent service and food. We are so happy that you enjoyed the view as well. We hope that your travels will bring you back to Caryville Tn. soon. Thank...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

We both got steak here and it was good. Our waitress was Danielle and she was very pleasant and nice. We were able to set by a window with a nice view of the lake.

Thank luv2cruiseeverywhere
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the view and got to meet Danielle, she is awesome. We hope that your travels will bring you back to the area soon.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I came here for dinner after driving 5 hours from VA to TN. This restaurant was recommended by the hotel. The reviews at TripAdvisor looked promising as well. Now, let me get to the point. I ordered a full slab of ribs. The ribs are...More

1  Thank Joerg M
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

We apologize about the experience you had when visiting us. This isn't how we want our guest to leave us. We hope that you will give us another chance to wow you with some awesome smoked ribs. We all hope that you come back and...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This has become a normal stop for us anytime we are vacationing in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. We plan for this stop on the way through! Love the BBQ!

Thank Leslie D
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much for making us your, Must Stop. We are so happy that we made a positive impact on you. Thank you from all of us at Rickard Ridge BBQ. We hope that your travels bring you back soon.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

They had advance notice of our group,nothing was set up or ready.1Waiter for the whole group,. Food order took almost 30 minutes to arrive, when it finally arrived it was cold.The place seemed to be understaffed..Ladies in group cleared the table so we could continue...More

Thank Ronald M
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

We apologize about your Birthday Party experience. I assure you that this isn't the way we operate on a normal day to day. We will use your feedback to better serve our guest in the future. We hope that you will give us another chance...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Have visited on our way from Indy to Sarasota several times. We are never disappointed. Great food and the friendliest staff — bar none. Always on the road Thursday’s so get to enjoy the Bluegrass.More

Thank K H
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so pleased that you stop by on your travels. We love that we can make a positive impact on our guest. We have live Bluegrass on Monday and Thursday nights starting at 6:30 pm. Hurry...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Service was awesome but the BBQ is nothing to write home about- tender but absolutely no flavor... fried green tomatoes were very greasy-did not drain before serving-yuk!!More

Thank robbinarnold
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

We wanted to apologize for your experience with us. We hope that your travels will bring you back to our area and you will give our BBQ another chance. Thank you for the feedback we will use it to better serve our guest in the...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic, every time we camp at Cove Lake we make a point to eat here, the food is served hot good quality, the service is fantastic, everyone is friendly, great views and from time to time they have live music. We love...More

Thank Mark C
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy that you come back for the food, service, and the view. We have live Bluegrass every Monday and Thursday. Thank you again, we all hope you stop back in when your travels bring...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Our hotel sent us to this place. What a great find. Food was too good. They have fantastic deserts. We were to full to eat them but everybody around us said it's the best they've had. The pulled pork sandwich is great! Can't beat this...More

Thank Dick1911
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It makes us proud that we make a positive impact on our guest. We take pride in giving great food and service. We can't wait until your travels bring you back. You will need to save room...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

We stopped in hete for dinner on a recommendation from our hotel. They warned us to get on over there because they would stop seating in 15 minutes. We stopped here due to bad weather. What a lucky stop! First, the views are totally amazing....More

Thank cjval
Stephanie B, Manager at Rickard Ridge BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you consider us a "True Gem". Our team takes pride in taking care of our guest. We are glad you got to experience the Live Bluegrass and the True Down Home BBQ....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3849
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Caryville
  • Phone Number: +1 423-907-8202
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