Barbecue Inn

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  • 5/5 Star Rating.

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8102 Maple St. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
(253) 584-0832

American, Barbecue
Full Bar, Kid-Friendly, Outdoor Dining
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Reviewed by: Jake and Jason de Paul

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Family owned and operated, the Barbecue Inn in Tillicum is considered an area landmark - much like the Poodle Dog in Fife. You can see the Barbecue Inn's sign from the freeway. Whether they've just eaten or not, the boys are attacked by hunger pains every time they drive past on Interstate 5 South. It's a place everyone knows about; yet, it sits on the road less traveled, because let's face it, unless you live in Tillicum, on base or nearby, or work in the area, there's no reason you'd take exit 123. Well, maybe for a $6 haircut. Curiosity won. Jake and Jason made a field trip out of discovering karaoke, pool, darts, and home style barbecue go well together.

Much of the menu items are made home style in the kitchen: salad dressings, three hot sauces, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, corn bread, ribs, baked chicken, you name it.

Their pulled pork sandwich arrived on a grilled sesame seed bun includes tender meat piled up thick, liberally wet with barbecue sauce and smothered in melted cheddar. Crisp, lightly salted French fries got dunked in ranch and blue cheese

Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. on weekends


User Reviews of Barbecue Inn (2)

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  • 5/5 Star Rating.

Effie Huston said on Aug. 25, 2011 at 7:20pm

The food is great and the staff (family) is very friendly.They really treat the military families with much repect.
Cocktails and dinner can be had outside on the nice deck. Bob sure knows how to keep his little back lawn very green and plush. And Ann loves to decorate with the flowers. Also, a horseshoe pit in the back. You can hear the music, be it the jukebox or karaoke, on the outdoor speakers! Great on a hot summer evening.
Make it YOUR place for birthdays, anniversary or any kind of party. They have a great menu, and with some planning ahead, Ann may be able to put her 'magic touch' to work in helping decorate for your own party needs. She is the queen of party decorating!
I LOVE the BBQ Inn and their employees. Judy, the bartender is really fun and she knows how to make any drink you desire!
They make you feel like part of the family and you leave with a good dining experience.

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B K said on Apr. 14, 2012 at 3:00pm


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