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Debbie Cates
· September 15, 2017
Got the ribs and the pulled pork! There was just way too much smoked flavor in them!! Maybe most people like it like that! I'll stick with Corkys like them so much better!! I didn't like the sauce o...r the potato salad! Different strokes for different folks! Just not what I prefer in taste! See More
Melvin Smith
· December 15, 2017
The best BBQ to eat in Oakland. If you have mot been here you need to make a trip! I strongly recommend Loven-Fresh smokehouse barbecue!!!
Corey McCarty
· May 17, 2017
Some of the absolute best barbecue around the whole tri-state area. If more people knew about this place then it would certainly be on the nation wide top ten list. The pizza is great so are sandwi...ches and the desserts. It always makes me happy to pick a couple of quality glass bottle sodas as well. My wife voluntarily ate from Loven-Fresh 3 meals last week by her own choosing. VERY GOOD See More
Jeremy Elkins
· November 26, 2015
Not you're run of the mill deli. The sandwiches are not just sandwiches. They are works of art. New York delicatessens would be thrilled to see the sandwiches. And as far as BBQ and ribs go? Don'...t even try to compare anyone's to theirs. This is truly a "best kept secret".....
The BBQ is excellent and the ribs are out of this world!
Maybe I shouldn't tell anyone this....I want to keep this place MY place to go to. So....never mind what I said. Place stinks...go somewhere else
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Kathy Crawford
· April 15, 2017
I got a Rueben sandwich that was awesome & a couple tamales that were large and so tasty. Yum yum 👅. Very delicious, doesn't disappoint at all. Come on by grab some fabulous food home cooked.
Chuck Averwater
· December 4, 2015
If you haven't tried Loven Fresh Smokehouse BBQ in Oakland, TN, then go do it now. Chris McKnight is one of the best pitmasters I've ever met in my 23 years of judging BBQ contests. His pulled pork... has the best smoke flavor and tenderness that's only comparable to the best competition BBQ.

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Kevin Ellis
· October 21, 2016
The BBQ pizza is the best around !
BBQ so soft and moist that you don't even need sauce. Do your part to support this Christian owned and family operated small business. You won't regret it ! It's del...icious !! God Bless America and this great business ! See More
Nikki Schroeder
· February 1, 2017
If you go for the food, you'll be the happiest person on earth! The bonus is that you're going to meet one of the Chris McKnight, who is awesome and makes all the sides and sauces from scratch. Th...e best place to get dinner for the family, or to order for a house party! See More
Dianna Steiger
· February 18, 2017
I LOVE this place! I tried the BLT today and it was amazing!! I of course also had to get a BBQ plate for dinner. It is worth the drive.
David Strain
· March 30, 2017
Always a great place to eat. We got to enjoy the patio, basking in the smell of the smoker. Chris is always a gracious host.
Audrey Reisler Pearce
· September 3, 2017
Excellent BBQ. It's definitely on our favorites list!
Harold Boyd
· October 13, 2017
Great food! A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Tammie Ledford
· February 24, 2017
My husband and I agree that your BBQ sandwich is the best we have ever eaten. This was our first visit but definitely will not be our last.
Tony Lax
· January 7, 2017
Always great food that has down
home taste whether it is BBQ, turkey and dressing, sandwiches or tamales. Ribs are the best around.
Kimberly McKee Ross
· July 6, 2017
Great food & friendly service. One of the best things in Oakland.
Debbie Wilson Keith
· December 3, 2016
I have been coming here for years; even recommend the place all the time. I bought 2 hams @ Thanksgiving for $65 each. One for me and 1 for a friend. We both agreed that they so salty you could eat them ( and I love salt). I stopped by today (after spending $33 for lunch) and when I asked him if anyone ever had said anything he proceeded to tell me they were sugar cured gams and there was no salt in them. After some "back and forth" with me defending the fact I knew the difference between salt and sugar. I asked him if he really cared if the ham was wrong or not. He laughed in my face, said he had sold 300 and no one else complained, told me to have a good day when and walked off. Yeah...last dime he will ever get out of me. See More
Sarah Deuces Alberson
· February 25, 2017
Loven Fresh is the best BBQ around. Chris is an amazing cook and great man! If you haven't been to eat there yet you are missing out!
Stephanie Simmons Tickle
· August 18, 2017
Awesome Food, Every Time ♡♡♡ And Super Cute Place.
Sarah Harris
· June 4, 2017
Best barbecue around. Ribs are awesome. Service is tops. Everyone should try this place. It's that good.
Scotty Jones
· September 30, 2016
Man y'all this place has the best BBQ ever!! I've eat BBQ all over the US and I never even had to leave home for the best!!

Loven-Fresh SMOKEHOUSE BARBECUE is now accepting applications for employment. Drug free, responsible, hard working smiling faces. Please come in for application!!!

Please come in or call to pre-order while supplies last

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Oakland Kroger today. Retired Marines raising money for science labs in Fayette County School. How awesome!! Please go down there and donate anything you can!
Your Thanksgiving Table Menu is now available at Loven-Fresh SMOKEHOUSE BARBECUE!!! Honey-Cured Hickory Smoked Spiral Cut FARMLAND HAMS Hickory Smoked Butterball Turkey Breasts Hickory-Smoked Prime Rib Roasts Hickory-Smoked Beef Briskets Cornbread Dressing Turkey Gravy Baked Potato Cheese Casseroles Desserts and More
School is in session!!!

Loven-Fresh SMOKEHOUSE BARBECUE has a special treat for you in time for Valentine's Day. We just received our Spokandy Chocolatier Packaged Chocolates from
Spokane, Washington. These candies for your special someone were just fresh made to my order with the same recipe as when they opened in 1913. Our supply is very limited so please don't miss out!!! Your special someone will instantly taste the freshness and know that you care enough to give the very best!!!

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Happy 18th Birthday to our awesome Kaitlyn!!! We all wish her a wonderful day today.

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Fresh Homemade from Scratch!!!
Come get that belly warmed up

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$65 each
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We just got our fresh homemade, baked today from scratch 2 Pound Christmas Fruit Cakes from our good friends at Backermann's Country Market out of Whiteville.

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The crew of
Wishes each and everyone
a very Merry Christmas

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A quick teaser of our
Hickory Smoked Prime Rib that just came off the smoker.
Also on the Loven-Fresh SMOKEHOUSE BARBECUE Christmas menu.

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Our Christmas Menu is now available in store. Please get your orders in early as we sold out of everything during Thanksgiving.

Don't miss out on our 2017 Deluxe Premium Christmas Mix. 1 & 1/2 POUNDS !!!

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We would like to thank everyone who ordered their Thanksgiving dinners from Loven-Fresh SMOKEHOUSE BARBECUE. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow when you pick up your feasts. We are completely sold out of everything including barbecue.
May everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless You All!!!

After tomorrow we will be closed Thursday the 23rd through Monday the 27th. We reopen Tuesday the 28th.



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