900 Elizabethton Highway (old 19E)
Bluff City, TN
(423) 538-7543

Monday thru Saturday
Lunch and Dinner

If the road you turn onto off the main road into Bluff City looks like there's no chance a world class barbecue operation is around the bend, you're heading the right direction.  The only hint is a very small Ridgewood sign at the turn.

Ridgewood Barbecue has been around since 1948.  Their specialty - barbecued fresh ham.  Sliced and topped with their fresh cut french fries or stacked on a bun and topped with coleslaw.  Either way, be sure to top it with their sweet sour sauce. 

And order a side of Mrs. Proffitt's barbecue baked beans.   They're flavored with Ridgewood barbecue sauce with some chunks of pork mixed in.  Easy eating.

The smoke house is a small wood shack down the road a bit.

May 2005