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Buddy's Bar-B-Q

3700 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-3911
+1 865-523-3550
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (3 reviews)
“potato salad” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (5 reviews)
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3700 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-3911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have ate a lot of styles of BBQ and I believe Buddy's is the best. I enjoy a BBQ sandwich(on Bun) with coleslaw on side.I prefer pork my wife ate Beef BBQ, you have to try their hot fudge cake best around. Have tried...More

Thank skixxxy
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The food was great and the staff was fast and friendly. We would go here again. The kids and I had ribs...my husband had a pork sandwich. Great taste. The potato salad tasted like what my grandma used to make. Yum

Thank WPSClarksvegas
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We had our first visit to Buddy's and we loved it!! The order taker/ cashier was so friendly. She gave a few extra hush puppies and refilled the ribs three times.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

An employee almost knocked me down trying to get to the restroom to be sick THEN returned to work preparing drinks. Several other customers asked if she was okay because she was pale and clammy. She told them she was sick yesterday and didn't know...More

Thank Jette_516
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is probably the best of the Buddy's in Knoxville. The folks who work there do their best to please you and the bbq itself is delicious. I don't want to hear people say, "But it's not Memphis Barbeque." Of course it's not. If that's...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after a visit to the zoo (only a few miles away). Lots of bbq options (pork, chicken, turkey, ribs). We got the combo plate (pork, chicken and ribs) which came wity 2 sides and hush puppies for under $10 dollars. Even had...More

Thank Tiffanydawnw
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best tasting BBQ !! It's not a fancy restaurant but the atmosphere is great. It makes you think you are in a mountain Log Cabin. The best french fries ever! Plus, they serve the most delicious hush puppies.

Thank Sigi A
Reviewed 17 July 2016

While vacationing in TN we tried several BBQ restaurants and this is by far the best. It is a fast food environment but the prices were great as were the ribs and BBQ sandwhich.

Thank 882sharon
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We were looking for a place to have supper that was still open at 9:00 pm. Buddy's was and looked appetizing so we stopped. The barbeque choices were good and there was a fairly large selection of sides to go with dinner. Their sauce is...More

Thank JoW169
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Stopped here to see if it was better than other chain stores and it definitely was. I had the BBQ chicken, fries & baked beans. It was tasty and they gave me a huge portion of fries. I wanted to go back for the giant...More

Thank Hoazy S
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 3700 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-3911
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-523-3550
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