Portland >Food & Dining > Tennessee Red's Barbeque Co
2133 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.507391 -122.654723
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Hosford - Abernethy
fantastic!!! – great atmosphere! fantastic food. write on the bathroom walls, chow some great food and drinks. we are out of towners that were blew away with all of the options. check it out!
Excellent Pulled Pork Sandwich! – I have lived and worked near by for many years, in fact since well before the original Tennesee Red started the place. It was amazing with literally a line around the corner for lunch, but the inside was a real dump back then. Well the inside is cleaned up and expanded, with a nice bar and excellent service generally. It is very important to Mary that you leave happy and satified. One of my faves is the pulled pork sandwich which is the best I have ever had. Excellent flavor and juicy. The sides are generally good, I wish they had a few more; the original place had at least 20, but the selection is still good. We eat here at least once a week. Some of the apps make a fine lunch. I think the fries are the best anywhere. The bad reviews have to be from the competition, this place is great!
Ribs need work – We ate at TR's a long time ago, and loved the ribs. Recently we ate there and the ribs have really gone downhill. Service was great, atmosphere good, sides good too. But the ribs .. this is what the place is supposed to be known for?
Blah – Smelled great as we walked in but thats where it ended. Got ribs and a brisket sandwich. Neither one had any flavor! Mac and cheese was bland. Im from Georgia/Tennessee so I know BBQ and this is not it! Decent fried okra and corn muffins. I would come here for a beer but not to eat.
best pulled pork sandwich around – great bbq, great atmosphere, never disappointed in the food. try the fried broccoli and the pulled pork sandwich is a must!
BEST IN TOWN – Seriously love this place and can't get enough of it. I make a trip across town every single Thursday and every time I go away happy and full. The service is amazing and Mary is the B-E-S-T. Go for the happy hour and stay to watch the game.
Great improvement – I recently went into Reds with some friends after a years hiatus and was very impressed with the changes made there. The ribs were delicious and the waitress was super friendly. I don't know what all the bad reviewers are talking about, we had a great dinner and stayed to listen to the live blues. I guess they brought back the Tues. night karaoke so I will definately be returning.
This place is THE WORSE! Should close down. – Ugh! Where to start? New manager New Owner. Okay we thought we'd give it another try. The last visit under the old guard was awful. Well, last night's visit made that seem like a joy.
The service is the worsed. If you aren't friends of the bartender, owner or manager, you can forget about getting service. And who lets a bunch of LOUD screamng kids into a bar?!!!
We waited for an hour for food that NEVER can. The bartender said "oops I forgot. I was busy talking to my friends." WHAT THE HELL!!!
They have sort of cleaned up the place. But no amount of paint and new furniture will make up for such crappy service and trashy uppity atomsphere. You guys are a dirty little Barbeque place, where do you get off being all exclusive? Hope those folks can support you. 'Cause I will not be suggesting this place, and in fact I will be telling everyone about this experience. I'd be sending you an email, but you don't have one...maybe cause you really really dont care. Well, guess what if you go away, I don't think anyone else will care either. Learn to run a business. Your customers are way more important to your business than the bartender's friend, two of whom work at T.Reds! Good Greif
used to be great..now the food is awful! – We went to T red's last week after not going for MONTHS! we walked in and the decor had changed (which is a plus) and the server was super friendly and fun...HOWEVER...they no longer have the yummy chicken salad or the WONDERFUL, TO DIE FOR jo-jo's...and the MEAT...EWWWWWWWWWWW!
THE FOOD WAS AWFUL! we ordered several happy hour items to try and none of it was good. the chicken strips had ZERO flavor, the pork sliders and ribs tasted like fake smoke flavor w a little fish mixed in. The meat was sooo fatty and smokey tasting we couldn't even eat it. the fried broccoli was the only thing that was edible. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE FOR FOOd WHAT-SO-EVER...but if you're just wanting a cocktail and a lovely server then check it out.
Huge Disappointment – We visited Tennessee Reds Restaurant this evening at 5:00 pm, and was very disappointed. First of all, we asked about barbecued baked beans (which they did not carry), but was told the red beans and rice was very good. We decided to give it a try, only to be told they had ran out of this side dish. We then selected the collard greens as a side dish, and was told they only had enough left for one side order (I finally settled for the okra side dish). When our orders of beef ribs and country pork ribs arrived, they were dry, tough and hardly edible. They were cut such that I could not even cut through my ribs individually to pick them up and eat them. When asked if we were enjoying our ribs I commented that I couldn't cut through them. She offered to take them back and have them cut through so that I could pick them up and eat them. When I got them back I still was not able to get the meat off the bones to eat . We are rib eaters who normally love most ribs and can't get enough, but not in this situation. Unfortunately, we ended up leaving over half of our ribs.
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