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333 Bluff City Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620-4601
+1 423-764-4732
07:30 - 19:30
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Blue Circle is a Bristol institution. It's the best sort of little greasy spoon diner, known primarily for their sliders. Their burgers are what Krystal and White Castle aspire to be. They also do decent bacon and eggs. Oh, and they have the best kind of crunchy ice. You aren't getting fancy, upscale or twee at Blue Circle. You are... More 

Thank kimdognyc
Bristol, Tennessee
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Been loving Blue Circle since I was a kid and went swimming at Haynesfield pool. The burgers are delicious and check out breakfast especially the omelets...yum!

Thank natalie w
Bristol, Tennessee
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226 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Blue Circle is a Bristol landmark. It has indoor seating (limited) but our favorite is to pull into the outdoor spots and order and have the food delivered to the car. I don't like the mini burgers (reminiscent of White Castle) but the larger ones are quite good and fresh. Hot dogs looked good and my hot dog-loving son agreed.... More 

Thank 2bemullins5
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

My wife and I grew up in the Knoxville, Tennessee area and remember Blue Circle restaurants in many local areas. We thought that they all closed in the 70's but a customer at our business told us that there was one still open in Bristol, Tennessee. We woke up on Saturday morning and my wife said let's go to Blue... More 

Thank Donald W
Bristol, Tennessee
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174 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

As a kid I didn't really like this type of hamburger, but took my kids there for a special occasion, Bc you have to go if you live in Bristol....they both hated it, I could barely eat it, they delivery guy made me want to sanitize it, and we all 3 had what seemed like a stomach bug for days... More 

Thank DeniseBeth
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I've been eating Blue Circle all my life and it's as good as ever. I like the little burgers, but is actually one of my favorite places for hot dogs. The staff is friendly and service is quick. Well worth the visit.

Thank Chad B
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141 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Husband grew up with Blue Circle and I have had their burgers. Tried here for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. Most everything is a la carte but worth it. High recommendations for the omelet and pancakes-made from scratch.

Thank Heather L
Kingsport, Tennessee
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

We've had blue circle a couple of times over the years...the burgers are always tasty and our most recent visit they did not disappoint. They are tiny mini burgers. Emphasis on tiny. I have a small appetite and I polished off 3 and still had fries as well. I agree with the sentiment a previous diner expressed that the prices... More 

Thank lemurgrrl
Kingsport, Tennessee
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This is an nostalgic restaurant in this area. I always like taking a step back in time to visit this drive in. The food is pretty good too!

Thank Sun_fun98
Bristol, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 20 June 2014

my wife and I decided to go there one last time as we were in the area.....sorry Blue boys... the food was too greasy and it took forever to get our order I guess time changes everything,,disappointed at best; confused at the least I guess they were in a hurry; the cheeseburgers were almost slimey; and the patties were like... More 

Thank Bo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:30
07:30 - 19:30
07:30 - 19:30
07:30 - 19:30
07:30 - 19:30
07:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Bluff City Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620-4601
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-764-4732

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?