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Helen's Bar B Q

1016 N Washington Ave, Brownsville, TN 38012-2003
+1 731-779-3255
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
“potato salad” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1016 N Washington Ave, Brownsville, TN 38012-2003
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Road trip from UK so tried many diners and restaurants, this was the best BBQ. Worth a few miles diversion. Helen was really friendly and was interested in our trip. Very small inside with just 2 tables, most people seemed to have takeaway but we...More

Thank Retired0207
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Igrew up in Memphis and have loved BBQ all my life. Helens is the only one for me i have been drivinig to her place for the last 20 years for the best ive ever eaten time and time again! thanks Helen!

Thank redjeep13
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We are on vacation from Sarasota Fl. I told my wife I want some real down home barbacue. We stopped in a place in Chattanuga Tn. it was ok, then driving from Memphis to Nashville we were in a small town I told my wife...More

Thank Isidoro R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

One of the few barbecue places with a woman as the pit boss. No elegance, little sophistication, nothing fancy, but the food is good and worth the 6-mile drive off of I-40. This is country food at its local best.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

With all the five star, glowing reviews I was expecting to be blown away, but wasn't. My pork sandwich was good, no complaints there. The rack of ribs my wife and oldest son split were nothing special IMO, lots of bone/fat and not a lot...More

Thank Devin H
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

A friend suggested I stop by Helen's BBQ during a trip to Milan TN. It was of the beaten path, but I thought I'd give it a try. I wasn't disappointed. The pulled pork BBQ sandwich was moist and full of smoke flavor, topped with...More

Thank bombbuster
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

After reviewing our options in Covington and Brownsville for lunch, we picked Helen's BBQ due to the rave reviews and her reputation of being one of the preeminent female Pitmasters in the South, and it paid off. Every item was spot on including the pulled...More

Thank Kyle P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This small place really provides a big taste of traditional Bar BQ. A couple of tables inside limits the seating, but most folks seem to come for carry-out. The pulled pork and ribs we had were quite fantastic. The slaw was unique and delicious. Served...More

Thank John&Mickey
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Great food. Traditional Southern food. BBQ meat was the best. Small casual take out or eat in. Helen was helpful and friend. Helen showed us the smoke house. Great experience

Thank Simians
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We made a special trip to Brownsville while driving from Madison to Tuscaloosa. My two daughters and I visited around 11am on a Monday and we were not alone! Helen took our order, which included a rib sandwich, pulled pork plate, and pulled pork sandwich....More

1  Thank RazorTraveler
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Randall P
22 September 2015|
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Response from GrsmRngr | Reviewed this property |
Nope. and I ate on it for 3 days... :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 N Washington Ave, Brownsville, TN 38012-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Brownsville
  • Phone Number: +1 731-779-3255
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