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Highlander BBQ

8407 Highway 19 E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687-3461
+1 423-772-0016
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pig wings” (5 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
8407 Highway 19 E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687-3461
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They have 2 kinda of chicken wraps n they are big and delicious. The pork plate was moist the cole slaw was great. I don't like cole slaw that has seeds and this one doesnt. I also had a chocolate on chocolate chip piece of...More

Thank Jake0318
Reviewed 11 February 2018

There can be only one dish you try when you go to Highlander BBQ, the Highlander Fries, of course! I have been here several times since 2012 and have never been disappointed. That may be due to the fact that I am a creature of...More

Thank Jonathon S
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Wife and I walked a short section of the AT at Carver Gap-temperature was 7 degrees F. Came down to Roan Mtn looking for lunch. Highlander BBQ had chili for the lunch special and it was excellent! Service was wonderful!

Thank Clement M
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch one Saturday afternoon and the place was pretty busy even at 2:30. (We drove by at least six other times and the parking lot was always full as well.) The menu has something for everyone... I’m gluten free...More

Thank wildcatsu
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had the bbq chicken sandwiches. Very good, very tasty. The highlander sauce is a very nice compliment to it. The fries are excellent! Additionally, between us we had a salad (fresh and just right cool temperature), beans and cole slaw. These were all very...More

Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My family and I visited the restaurant during our stay in Eastern TN after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. Evidently we hit an off day with the crew. Maybe it was during too big of a rush - who knows. Anyway, our food was not...More

Thank Yiska2010
Reviewed 29 July 2017

great food, great people....always a family place and now they have added a small ice cream and yogurt shop. thursday you have pig wings and friday they have ribs...get there early before the 'we are closed but still awesome' sign goes out..meaning they are sold...More

Thank strollingbonez
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

You just can't go wrong when there's great food served by good people. It is one of our favorite places!!

Thank Tammie B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

After a day of hiking around Roan Mountain, I had worked up quite a hunger and this place was PERFECT. Lots of good BBQ, sweet potato fries, slaw. You order at the counter and they bring your plate out to the table. The place is...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place we found on trip through mountains. Food was delicious and very reasonable. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Definitely would go back.

Thank PaulandCynthia J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8407 Highway 19 E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687-3461
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Roan Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 423-772-0016
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