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Gene's Barbeque

1107 N. Highway 17, Brinkley, AR - (870) 734-9965
This is a place set up for eating barbecue! The large rib plate and jumbo pork sandwich come pre-sauced with a thick, faintly sweet sauce that is not hot at all. The ribs have a good chew with thick ribbons of meat that pull from the bone with ease; the pork is sliced and pit-smoke tender.
66% Approval Rating (6 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Barbecue Rib Plate
Catfish Plate
Barbecue Pork Sandwich
Biscuits and Gravy

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A highway billboard along Interstate 40 notes there is plenty of truck parking at Gene's; and sure enough, when we pulled off at exit 216 on the way to Memphis, we found a great big barbecue restaurant surrounded by a spacious lot occupied by semis, pick-ups, and even ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1107 N. Highway 17, Brinkley, AR
(870) 734-9965

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Four kinds of barbecue are available: pork, beef, ribs, and chicken. We really liked these ribs. In the background are baked beans, the necessary side dish for barbecue in Arkansas.
"Four kinds of barbecue are available: pork, beef, ribs, and chicken. We really liked these ribs. In the background are baked beans, the necessary side dish for barbecue in Arkansas."
Michael Stern





Gene's sandwiches are available regular-size or jumbo. This is a jumbo pork.
"Gene's sandwiches are available regular-size or jumbo. This is a jumbo pork."
Michael Stern


Biscuits and gravy seem to be the popular breakfast of choice.  While the biscuits are nothing special, the peppery sausage gravy makes a big impression.
"Biscuits and gravy seem to be the popular breakfast of choice. While the biscuits are nothing special, the peppery sausage gravy makes a big impression."
Cliff Strutz


The walls of Gene's BBQ are lined with posters and prints of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.  Once thought to be extinct, it was spotted nearby in 2004.
"The walls of Gene's BBQ are lined with posters and prints of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Once thought to be extinct, it was spotted nearby in 2004. "
Cliff Strutz


Gene's is a convenient stop for travelers: near the highway (exit 216) and open from 6am to 10pm. There's vast parking space for trucks and recreational vehicles.
"Gene's is a convenient stop for travelers: near the highway (exit 216) and open from 6am to 10pm. There's vast parking space for trucks and recreational vehicles."
Michael Stern



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