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“Goood!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Little River BBQ

Little River BBQ
Ranked #11 of 39 Restaurants in Townsend
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Marietta, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Goood!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Very good BBQ and the sides are also great. Love the potato salad! Sit on the porch over looking the river. Unless it is smothering hot it is cool and relaxing.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Lindale, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews
“Really rude and crappy service!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Great food, clean establishment. Really rude and crappy service. They do not honor their menu prices posted on web which are lower than on-site menu prices. Again, great food if you can put up with all the rest of their [--].

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jim C
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2 reviews
“Great bbq with an even better view of the river.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

We found this place when we went tubing next door. The food was awesome. Ribs were the best that I have had in a long time , falling off the bone tender and no sauce needed. My hubby had the wings and cant stop talking about them. They were smoked first and then deep fried , yum! The inside of the restaurant was sort of plain , but everyone was sitting outside anyway. The back porch overlooks is huge and overlooks the river. A huge bunch of geese made a landing while we were eating. You just cant get that kind of a sight at most bbq places!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Wkrystal56
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Golden, CO
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Rude dudes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

The owners, Grants, that have taken over the BBQ from their dear controversial father, are belligerant, contentious and pugnacious owners that refuse tubers access around a small dam located a short way from the BBQ that they now own. They refused a young family with an infant, that nedded to step out of river onto land to go around the dam at their now, recently acquired campsite. It made the local news.
While dining there we heard what and how they are behaving in this small community. Really, why would one act like this towards unknowing guests in Townsend. About 3 tubing companies exist in Townsend from what I can gather and these people, the Grants think they will get ahead by not allowing passage if you don't rent a tube from River Rage, their tubing business. Good luck guys.
BBQ, average.
Personnel, are circumspect, curmudgeonly and a danger to that small community. We wont support this business. By the way they are not the original Smokin Joes, which they pretend to be. It is down the parkway, by the railroad museum.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mountainhoney
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2 reviews
“Deliscious BBQ with a really great view of the river.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

We ate here purely because it was next door to the place that we were rafting. The food was great. I had a huge pulled pork dinner that was almost the best bbq sandwich that I have ever had. My wife had the half chicken dinner. She went back after we finished tubing and ordered another dinner to take back to the cabin. The back porch is covered , screened and has ceiling fans. It has a great view of the river only a few feet away.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Missfan9898
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