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Oct 11, 2013 12:56 PM

Barbecue between Chattanooga and Bristol

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.)