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Barbecue between Chattanooga and Bristol

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  • dcbbq Oct 11, 2013 12:56 PM
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I'll be driving through Chattanooga and Bristol on my way from Tuscaloosa to DC, and there doesn't seem to be much on the board for barbecue in that part of the state - at least in the last few years. I saw something about Camp's on 68 north of Athens. Is that good/still in existence? What are some other places that are within 5-10 miles of the interstate?
Many thanks for the help.

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  1. A bit farther from the interstate, but can be a good break is Ridgewood BBQ near Bristol. It's just off US 11E and then north to Blountville and a four lane road up to I-81.

    Ridgewood is as good as it gets; esp for baked beans and sides. They are a different kind of BBQ: they only do two meats, but they are done very well (we prefer the pork to their beef.)