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Buddy's Bar-B-Q

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8402 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5351
+1 865-691-0088
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1,002 reviews
649 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a famous hot fudge brownie sundae. It was a very decent brownie. The hot fudge was good but we were not fans of the ice cream they used. Service was excellent!

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Maryville, Tennessee
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154 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buddy's is great BBQ chain and very consistent and reliable at all of its restaurants. This one offers great food at an inexpensive price, and in 6 years of eating there they have never messed up my order.

Thank MB219
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

In all my tastings of Bar-B-Q , this rates right up there at the top. Sides are all delicious as well. Be it a drive through or a take home for family or party, Buddy's is wonderful. They also have catering for you busy workers. I've tasted Bar-B-Q all over the South and Buddy's gets my vote for one of... More 

Thank blondelady123
Brooklyn, Indiana
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I had dinner here several times due to the restaurant being in close proximity to my hotel. The sandwiches are great, but the sauce is what makes it special; the ONLY thing that tops their sauce is a place back home in Evanston. The staff are very friendly, and will usually greet you with a smile.

Thank EsdaPup
Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

They now ask you if you want extra meat for something like 60 cents! I say yes and get a pile of pork and it is always amazing! Fries are always fresh as are the hushpuppies!

Thank Danielle S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We often go on Tuesday nights before evening meetings. Very convenient w/ excellent price & very friendly service!

Thank Shirley W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

For a chain restaurant, I think Buddy's is great! It's always one of those places you can go and pay fast-food prices, but get much better quality food. They have good meats and sides- especially the potato salad, which normally I'm not a fan of. I honestly don't think I've ever had a bad meal here. I also just recently... More 

1 Thank Laurie A
Crossville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I love the pulled pork sandwich with extra sauce. They are never stingy with the meat but if you want more I think they charge a $1.00 to add more meat. I might be wrong about the amount because I've never had to add extra meat. You can either dine inside or go through drive thru. They have a variety... More 

Thank Longleggedlovely1
Knoxville, Tennessee
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

My wife and I hadn't been to Buddy's in about 6 years, so we decided to pay it a visit. We went to the drive-thru and got our order promptly. I had the rib dinner, 6 ribs, baked beans and potato salad. The ribs were good, although they had obviously been standing around for a while. The sides were also... More 

Thank KnoxDon
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The pulled bbq pork sandwich was great, but i knew that already because that is what i always get along with the hush puppies and we were happy that they gave these out if you dine in although we did not know this while ordering and if so my husband would not have ordered his. The dry rubbed chicken wings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8402 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5351
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-691-0088

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