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Sweet P’s Downtown Dive

410 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-1307
+1 865-281-1738
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (37 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (32 reviews)
“banana pudding” (27 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
410 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-1307
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this was one of the highest rated BBQ joints in Knoxville. I’m not a eastern TN BBQ expert, but I do know BBQ from other regions. I found their pulled pork dry and their brisket not very flavorful. Their sauces also don’t do anything...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This local Knoxville BBQ restaurant has everything from a BBQ burrito--think a mash-up of a pulled pork plate and burrito toppings in a tortilla--classics like pulled pork and beef brisket, and even salads for those vegetarians in your party. You order by going up to...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I keep trying to give Sweet P's a chance, and it just keeps disappointing. At this point, I think it might be an age thing -- I am in my 50's, so maybe I'm just a grumpy old lady. I do know that people younger...More

Thank BayInTN
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This “Dive” is awesome. The portion sizes could feed 2 people. The people serving were extremely friendly and helpful in ordering. The prices were very reasonable. Pulled pork sandwich with 2 sides was $10.00. Probably should have left the bun in the kitchen— it was...More

Thank Debbi A
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Friendly quick service, cool and comfortable atmosphere. And delicious smoked meats! Recommend the sample plate so you can have the ribs, pulled pork and brisket all together. Don’t forget the Mac and cheese!

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We chose this restaurant based on it being #1 BBQ in Knoxville based on Trip advisor voters. Honestly we were disappointed, maybe our expectations were too high. Arrived Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Took a minute to find sign that says order here. I ordered the...More

Thank Mrichman713
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great food, you go thru the line and place your order, they give you most of the food on a tray and plate right then. Anything that takes a bit to prepare, they give you a numbered table placement. When it's ready they bring your...More

Thank Snoopydogdog
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Once I figured out the process I enjoyed tender and juicy brisket with mac & cheese, green beans and cole slaw. So glad we hunted this place down. Don't skip the banana pudding.

Thank Walter B
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We had a recommendation to try Sweet P’s from locals. It did not disappoint. The pulled pork was delicious, and the sauces were fantastic. My husband’s ribs were also delicious. I got the green beans and macaroni and cheese for sides. The green beans were...More

Thank Kacey G
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Went there because of Trip Advisor reviews. They were out of ribs, which is why we went there. I got brisket, very fatty. I had the mac and cheese and green beans, they were good. Wasn’t impressed, especially when we saw a guy come in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-1307
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-281-1738
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