900 Elizabethton Highway (old 19E)
Bluff City, TN
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.