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Buddy's Bar-B-Q

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5806 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-6339
+1 865-588-0528
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I usually get a pulled pork plate. It has a generous helping of pork with bbq sauce and 2 sides. I also get dry rub wings a lot of the time. I don't care for any sauce on them, just dry rub. there are 2 locations (Lenoir City Hwy 321 and Powell, Emory Road) that have breakfast and the smoke... More 

Thank dreadpiratejaymo
Winchester, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting my daughter and her boyfriend for diner. Cafeteria style eating with a much nicer eating area and no rushed feeling while eating. Good food with a reasonable price.

Thank Rob H
West Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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181 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High traffic area but is usually very clean. The smoked wings taste like thick cut, very tender BACON. These chicken wings are about the best in town. Gotta try them.

Thank ThatSeventiesGuy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Tuesday lunch deal cannot be beat. Had the pork but would get it without the sauce next time. Cole slaw and potatoe salad was good also.

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Thank Michael B
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The food is excellent for the price you pay.I especially like the barbecued chicken. You never have a bad meal here. The old is very consistent

Thank Harvey K
Jackson, Tennessee
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a great value especially for seniors. The Bar Be Que is good as is the fried chicken etc and the many sides. Prices are very affordable so go and enjoy. Great place for supper.

Thank mrkitchn
Jasper, GA
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163 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

If you want tasty food on a budget this is a good choice. Dinner was a pork plate, with hush puppies, potato salad and baked beans. With a small drink it came to less than $9. Your food comes on a plastic plate and you get thin plastic silverware. The pork was a modest portion with a BBQ sauce already... More 

Thank Randy L
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Did I get your attention? Yes, I said all you can eat ribs for $10.99 on Saturdays. Great value for some very nice ribs. It also comes with 2 sides and hushpuppies for that price. If you like your ribs with a nice smoky flavor, then be sure to stop in and give them a try! They have another good... More 

Thank guitarguy87
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

There are several Buddy's restaurants in Knoxville and the food and layout is essentially the same. You can order a plain barbecue pork or beef sandwich on a large or small bun and add your own mild or spicy sauce, or you can order a large or small barbecue sandwich including sauce. You may want a "plate" which has barbecue... More 

Thank Evelyn M
Rockwall, Texas
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350 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I stopped in for a quick lunch and was pleasantly surprised for quick food. I was surprised though there were no beef options. The sandwich was very good and priced right. Not a place I would choose for a dinner but great lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5806 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-6339
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-588-0528

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