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Buddy's Bar-B-Que Emory Road

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404 E Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-3517
+1 865-947-1953
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

On our way to Gatlinburg and stopped here for lunch. Ribs had a good taste and tender. Potato salad and baked beans good. Hush puppies were tasteless. Pulled pork also had a good smoky taste. Not the best Bar-B-Q up, I've had, but ok.

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Thank Mary A
Rochester
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I read reviews for Buddy's BBQ as the best in the area. My experience was not good. Ribs were tough, chicken was dry but the pulled pork was good. Out of a family of 5, all of us threw out a good half of our dinners. We felt the affects for hours after eating it. Would not go there again.

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Thank Traveling1994
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Staff friendly. Food above average. Solid fast BBQ. Certainly will come back again. Always a pleasure to see staff enjoying their work. There seems great camaraderie between staff and customers. Dining room was very clean .

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Thank Melissa K
Doylestown, Ohio
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

very good prices but nothing to write home about, It is adequate if you need food. Staff was helpful.

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Thank Dtowntraveler
Powell, Tennessee
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Quick and always good Bar-B-Que for the family. Inexpensive way to feed the entire family. Convenient to interstate and everything else in Powell. Also attached to a gas station with a c-store, making it the perfect stop if you are on a trip.

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Thank Matt G
Andersonville, Tennessee
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great local bbq with good selection of sides. Love their hushpuppies. They have good brewed sweet tea too. They cater and are excellent at it too. On tuesdays they have a $5.99 special which includes sandwich , 2 sides , hushpuppies, and a drink. They also serve breakfast but I have never tried it.

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Thank beachcomber36
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We love this place, it's always a good quick supper. But goodness everytime we order a baked potatoe , they are out!!! What's the deal?? They are our absolute favorite but so hard to get.

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Thank Hannah P
Powell, Tennessee
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Picked up dinner one evening; it was ok, but not the same as eating in the restaurant off Broadway. Will try it again, but probably won't get the corn again...no taste.

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Thank RonBrenda_12
Corbin, Kentucky
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I always stop here when I'm in Knoxville because Buddy's has my favorite BBQ Sauce! I think both their beef and pulled chicken are excellent. The sweet tea is good as well, and you can't leave here without having the lemon icebox pie! Also, they have a $5.99 special on Tuesdays! This is truly one of the best barbecue experiences... More 

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Thank Buford81
Powell, Tennessee
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

If you like barbq this is theplace to go, I dont like other bbq that has a smoke taste, It givesme indigestion

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Barbecue, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 E Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-3517
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Powell
  • Phone Number: +1 865-947-1953

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?