Knoxville has some great BBQ places to eat at, get catering from, and classes on how to cook BBQ. Check out these local restaurants, right on or close to public transportation and good parking. If you need catering for a tailgate party, wedding or that special event, check one of these great places to eat.
Sweet P BBQ
3725 Maryville Pike
Tue – Thur 11 – 8 pm Fri & Sat 11 – 9 pm Sun noon – 7 pm
Chris Ford started working out of his home with his wife and daughter (her name is Sweet P). As word traveled he soon decided to open the restaurant named Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House. The atmosphere, entertainment and award winning food draw people from all over. Try their smoked meatloaf.
5415 Kingston Pike
Sun noon – 7pm Mon-Thur 11- 8pm Fri & Sat 11 – 9pm
Archer Bagley serves his version of Memphis style BBQ. The entire menu is made in-house, from scratch, and all is gluten and msg free. All meats are dry rubbed and hickory smoked. If you love BBQ then you should really try his hand-pulled pork.
208 Advantage Place
Sun -Thur 11 – 9 pm Fri & Sat 11 – 10 pm
Dave Anderson began his love of BBQ in Chicago as a young boy and did over 25 years of research to come up with his perfect recipes. He has received hundreds of awards for his wonderful BBQ so if you love meat then leave your diet at the door and feast away.
Dead End BBQ
3621 Sutherland Ave.
Sun – Thur 11 – 9pm Fri – Sat 11 – 10pm
George Ewart began giving BBQ’s with his neighbors on their dead end street. Next came entering competitions, awards, and then opening the first of two restaurants. Keeping with the neighborhood party atmosphere they are known for their tailgate parties. I suggest their Bar-B-Queso and Bacon wrapped BBQ Shrimp.
5806 Kingston Pike
Sun.-Thurs. 10:30 – 9:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 10:30 -10pm
Buddy and LaMuriel Smothers started a country buffet. When they couldn’t find the type of BBQ they wanted, they decided to create their own and it turned into their blooming BBQ restaurants. If you are looking for that backyard taste then this is the place to try out. Add a Hawg Back Potato for me please.