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Little River real pit Bar-B-Que

State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good17%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
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“pork” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“little river” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good and we will go back next time we are in the Smokies. I got the pulled pork and my husband got the brisket and they were excellent.

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so hungry. We sat outside which was nice, but service was slow. It took forever for our food to come out. There were only a few tables with customers. Our server must have realized that as well because she was rushing with our...More

Thank Themomof5kids
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We were very hungry after a morning of hike, and we ended at this restaurant. Initially it looked quite OK. The restaurant had a complete menu, and outdoors seating on a river - nice. We ordered chicken salad and BBQ brisket meal. The food came....More

Thank Radiate2357
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We ate here on our first night in Townsend. We had been driving all day and were starving for dinner. When we went into the restaurant we were the ONLY ones in there which sketched us out a bit. We went for it because we...More

Thank rollinke77
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 15 October 2016

Got into Townsend and was starving around 1:45 after riding my bike up from Deals Gap. I don't do well when I'm hungry.. I stopped at 3 places in the sleepy little town and all were packed with tourists waiting to be seated. I kept...More

Thank NCPirate49
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is an average bbq joint. They have a good menu and good service. The food is average and a little overpriced. Our family of four cost about $70 after tip. Would not eat here again.

Thank wifshowfur
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Went to this place last Oct had a few drinks and had some great bar-b-que. So when we traveled back in the direction of Townsend we drove a bit out of the way to have another go round of some good meat. We should not...More

Thank grapeape7374
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We found Little River BBQ on google and decided to give it a try. Since it is the off season, the restaurant was not busy but you can tell it gets busy during the peak season. The BBQ is connected to a canoe/kayak rental place...More

Thank Caitlin H
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I gave this one star because our waitress was great. Ribs were terrible-dry and burned, and the plastic ware we were supposed to eat our dinners with?!! What a joke! Styrofoam cups? For two of us our bill came to $30+ and we were given...More

Thank Sstarr345
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
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