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Dead End BBQ

3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
+1 865-212-5655
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (61 reviews)
“beans” (32 reviews)
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All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the salad blue cheese and barbeque brisket. It was very tasty. A very large serving that required taking half home. A great selection of beers. We were there on a Sunday when not many students were in town. Otherwise it is pretty crowded...More

Thank corwincz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had the opportunity to eat here several times in past couple years and never have I been disappointed. The food is excellent but like everything else nowadays a little pricey. But the portions are big and service is great. Enjoy!

Thank queenbeegray
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very nice place. Clean, smells great and exceptional service. The food is great. Sweet potato fries, the Mayor's beans, and of course the BBQ.

Thank gregmackay
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Love this place! Everything is good. Sweet potato fries with just a light sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon (normally I don't like the sweet on them). I had the pulled pork plate, delicious! Butter on their delicious cornbread, of course! The slaw is perfect. You...More

Thank IVGirl
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I came here when the first opened a few years back. It was crowded and the Barbq and sides were very good. We have been back a few times since then.Stopped this past week for a quick lunch and probably won't be back. The pork...More

Thank CatbirdEastTN
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, excellent service and the food was wonderful. All of the meat on the sampler was great. We had the beans and sausage, Mac and pimento cheese, slaw. They were all great and what can I say about the banana pudding??? Don't leave there...More

Thank Alesha N
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This place had great slaw. We go a sampler plate and thought everything was good except the pulled pork. Maybe the pulled pork would have been better earlier in the evening. This place was very accommodating to the large group we had. The restaurant closed...More

Thank 497katrinat
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I like this place. My wife and I visit this place at least once a month. Mac and pimento cheese is extra yummy. I haven't ever really had anything bad here.

Thank dreadpiratejaymo
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I had a beer a got a bbq sandwich to go and it really wasnt that good.Its always crowded and the manager was nice but Ive never gone back.

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and even better food. The sign over the kitchen says it all, "Cheap food ain't good, and good food ain't cheap." That being said, 4 adults ate lunch for $60, including tip.

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Dead E
Do you have gluten-free options?
18 June 2015|
Response from Dead E | Property representative |
Yes! All of our BBQ (Pork, Chicken, and Brisket) options are gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-212-5655
  • E-mail
You have arrived - the end of the road, and the end of your search for great barbeque in East Tennessee. Dead End Barbeque was born at the end of a dead-end street where neighbors gathered to barbeque. For more than a decade the Dead End Society honed their barbequing skills in the dead end, and in professional barbeque competitions where they achieved national recognition. The Dead End BBQ restaurant has been created to take you there. To the smells, the sounds, and the homemade tastes of an exceptional American neighborhood barbeque in East Tennessee.