The Best Barbecue Restaurants in Knoxville

Handpicked Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants in Knoxville, Tennessee. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902

Since 1988

Smoked Chicken Wings, Naked Wings, Boneless Wings, Burgers, Sandwiches, Garden Salads, Sides, Steaks, Prime Ribs, Turkey Creek, Oriental Chicken, Grilled Chicken Breast, Fried Fish Sandwich, Southern Chicken Cordon Blue, Chicken Salad Club, Chicken Sandwich, Prime Rib Sandwich, Kick-Back Burger, Hickory Burger, Cheeseburger, Sides & Drinks

10% Off your first online order or mobile order - Buy fresh grilled lemon chicken $13 - Gluten free options available

Price: $3 - $26.75

Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

This is probably the best barbecue restaurant I've ever been too! Best ribs I've ever tasted! The beer cheese dip with the tortilla chips &a pretzels was great too! Got a good seat by the window to look outside at the river was a great view. Great prices for the quality of food too! The staff there is great too! 100% recommend if you're in town!
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3725 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

Since 2005

Appetizers, Salads, Sides, Chopped Pork, Pulled Chicken, Tennessee Beef Brisket, Ribs, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Tater Salad, Pinto Beans, Mac and Cheese, Great Green Salad, Smoked Wings, Fried Pickles, Pimento Cheese Dip, Burritos, Sandwiches, Brisket Plate, Rib Plate, BBQ Burrito, Kids Plate, Sauces, Desserts & Banana Pudding

Kids Plate : Pork or chicken sandwich served with one side and a drink $5.50 - Serves 2 locations within Knoxville

Price: $5 - $28.50

Mon Closed Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This place and food is AMAZING! Ate lunch there today and it was great!! Had the pork sandwich mac n cheese collard greens and banana pudding. The sandwich was the best in town and the banana pudding melt n your mouth. Would definitely order again.
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3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919

Since 2009

Appetizers, Blue Rib-Bons, BBQ Nachos, Bacon Wrapped BBQ Shrimp, Sutherland Sliders, Smoked Sausage and Cheese, Smoked Hummus, Sweet Potato Chips, Dipping Sauce, Chicken Tenders, Smoke House Wings, Naked Smoked BBQ Wings, Buffalo Wings, Spicy BBQ Wings, Salads, Sides, Drinks & Pulled Smoked Chicken

Buy BBQ Combo Plate $17 - Catering available - Also serves Maryville - Try dead end family feast (feeds 4-6) $55

Best BBQ Winner 2014

Price: $3 - $27

Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Service was amazing and the food was great. Anytime I'm in Knoxville I'll be sure to eat here. It was much on the menu myself and my best friend wanted to try, we decided to order a ton of stuff and share it. Great decision. If you're in Knoxville, this is a must do/eat place. Excellent mac & cheese, which is rare for a restaurant in my opinion, ribs, brisket, chicken, sausage, greens, beans to name a few were all good.

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