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Couch's Barbecue

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8307 Old Lee Hwy, Ooltewah, TN 37363-8405
+1 423-238-4801
11:00 - 20:00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Couch's Barbecue!! Such delicious food! They have wonderful sides and the pies are heavenly! Everyone is always so nice and friendly!

Thank Amy B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Local BBQ. BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES. My Dad used to eat at Couches years ago. They don't load you up with excess food then charge you for It. I like a beef plate with BBQ baked beans with a cup on pickles.

Thank SEEKideas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We brought home a sandwich for us and 2 friends last week. Slaw on barbecue was tasty and the barbecue was good, but there are other places that do better. Our friends felt the same way. Bones has opened up again and I like it much better. If you want a mouth watering barbecue sandwich go down to Col. Pools... More 

Thank Ukuleleslp
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This is legit bbq not like your chain restaurants such as sticky fingers with subpar food. Some of the best bbq in town. They will also fry your turkeys for thanksgiving. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank Janel G
Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We go here every time we come back to Tennessee to see family. It is good, wholesome food. You add the sauce/slaw you want to your BBQ, unlike many BBQ places that serve it swimming in sauce. Some people may find it dry, but that is up to you and how you like it. Love the friendly, family service and... More 

Thank Stephanie C
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I live on Apison Pike , and every now and then I stop here thinking it's going to get better and the food is so bland . Recently , I ordered lunch for the girls in the office and there was hair in the coleslaw to add to the bland dish. Great customer service , but not so thrilled with... More 

Thank Simone E
Maryville, Tennessee
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266 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while driving thru on 75. All meats are sliced not chopped. Not my favorite way to enjoy BBQ but not bad. Sides were the star of our lunch. Corn is creamed and sweet, fries and onion rings are yummy and the green beans and bakes beans are good. We ended with 2 delicious slices of homemade pie. The... More 

Thank wmtip
Chattanooga TN
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I think it gets attention b/c it has been there so long. The bbq was dry and sides were so-so. I wouldn't recommend it

Thank Cancunlvrs
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Visited couch's for the first time yesterday afternoon. We ordered ribs, baked beans and corn, with sweet tea to drink. Sweet tea was perfect, the ribs very tender and tasty. We liked their sweet sauce. However, the baked beans were awful, tasted like there was chili powder in them. The corn was creamed, but overly sweet. Would go back for... More 

Thank Connie M
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to Couch's BBQ once or twice before. Both times I have gotten the ribs and BBQ. Best ribs I have ever tasted! Fall off the bone, finger-lickin, slap your momma good!!

Thank psjii

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8307 Old Lee Hwy, Ooltewah, TN 37363-8405
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Ooltewah
  • Phone Number: +1 423-238-4801

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