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3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Knoxville, TN

Expert recommended Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants in Knoxville, Tennessee. All of our barbecue restaurants actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

CALHOUN'S ON THE RIVER

400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902 Directions

Since 1988

Here’s The Deal:
Calhoun's On The River offers BBQ, fresh-ground burgers, sandwiches, homestyle sides, and craft beers in roomy settings. This famous Knoxville Calhoun's opened in June of 1988. It is located at 400 Neyland Drive on Knoxville's historic waterfront. Toby Winters is the General Manager of the restaurant. They focus on offering you the best hospitality and service in Knoxville. Their upstairs seats up to 400 and downstairs seats up to 25. They have nine convenient locations in Knoxville and surrounding areas. All of their locations offer the chance to host your special event. Calhoun's On The River is close to all major downtown hotels, the University of Tennessee Campus, Neyland Stadium, and Thompson-Boling Arena.

SPECIALTY:
Smoked Sausage, Char-Grilled Shrimp, Pulled Pork Nachos, Boneless Wings, Naked Wings, Smoked Wings, Cheeseburger, Smoked Bar-B-Que Ribs, Calhoun’s Trio, Grilled Chicken Calhoun and Teriyaki, Grilled Lemon Chicken, Southern-Fried Catfish, Char-Grilled Wild Alaska Salmon, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, Smoked Chicken & Turkey Creek

Price: First Tastes Starts From $9.5
Kids Menu Starts From $5
Wings Starts From $10.5
Burgers & Sandwiches Starts From $8.5
Entres Starts From $5.5

... More Prices First Tastes Starts From $9.5
Kids Menu Starts From $5
Wings Starts From $10.5
Burgers & Sandwiches Starts From $8.5
Entres Starts From $5.5
Sides Starts From $4
Drinks Starts From $6
Premium Drinks Starts From $9
Wine Starts From $5

Online Order

[email protected]

calhouns.com/menus-and-lo...

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

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SWEET P'S BARBECUE AND DOWNTOWN DIVE

410 West Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902 Directions

Since 2005

Here’s The Deal:
Sweet P's Barbecue and Downtown Dive was born out of its love for classic American dive bars and barbeque joints. It caters to people who want to taste the sumptuous meal in Scruffy City's ever-growing art district. Sweet P's Barbecue and Downtown Dive features table service and a bar. It offers slow-smoked meats and Southern comfort sides in a rustic space with exposed beams. At Sweet P's Barbecue and Downtown Dive, you can sit outdoors and enjoy their best beer garden with a great variety of craft beers and an eclectic wine list. If you are planning a large gathering or wedding, just visit Sweet P's Barbecue. From tailgating parties to weddings and corporate functions to charity events, they will cater to everything.

SPECIALTY:
Pimento Cheese Dip, Chopped Pork, Pulled Chicken, Smoke N’ Soul Chicken, Tennessee Beef Brisket, Ribs, Sweet P’s Plate, Brisket Plate, Rib Plate, Sweet P’s Sampler, Burrito, Tomato N’ Blues Salad, a Great Green Salad, Stuffed with Pork, Chicken Sandwich, St. Louis Cut Pork Spare Ribs, Sides & Smoke ‘N’ Soul Chicken Quarter

Price: Appetizers Starts from $7
Meats Starts from $6.5
Plates, Burritos & Sandwiches Starts from $12
Salads Starts from $7
Sides Starts from $1.50

... More Prices Appetizers Starts from $7
Meats Starts from $6.5
Plates, Burritos & Sandwiches Starts from $12
Salads Starts from $7
Sides Starts from $1.50
Desserts Starts from $2
Sauces & More Starts from $3.50

Online Order

sweetpbbq.com/downtown-dive

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Tue-Sun: 11am - 9pm
Mon: Closed

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DEAD END BBQ

3621 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919 Directions

Since 2009

Here’s The Deal:
Dead End BBQ offers BBQ plates and sandwiches with sides and draft beer in an ample space with sports memorabilia. It is an outstanding American neighborhood BBQ in East Tennessee. Dead End Barbeque was born at the end of a dead-end street. Their team has over 25 years of experience in food and event management. Their food is designed for you to experience great smells, sounds, and homemade taste. Dead End BBQ is the ultimate caterer in East Tennessee. They provide delicious and affordable catering choices for any event, from casual outdoor barbecues to elegant formal affairs.

SPECIALTY:
Bar-B-Queso, Grilled Smoked Bologna, Brick Top Chicken, Sutherland Sliders, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Nachos, All American Burger, Chicken Tenders, Quesadilla, Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Beef Brisket Burnt Ends, Pulled Smoked Chicken, House Smoked Sausage, St. Louis Cut Rib Plate, Smoke House Wings, Naked Smoked BBQ & Drinks

Price: Appetizers Starts From $6
Sandwiches Starts From $10
Dead End Society Favorites Starts From $12
Sliders Starts From $4
Nachos Starts From $5

... More Prices Appetizers Starts From $6
Sandwiches Starts From $10
Dead End Society Favorites Starts From $12
Sliders Starts From $4
Nachos Starts From $5
Sides Starts From $1.50
Salads Starts From $8
Soups Starts From $4
Wings Starts From $14
Desserts Starts From $4

Dead End Voted Best BBQ in 2015, KnoxFoodie Attends DEBBQ Maryville Wine Dinner in 2015

Online Order

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deadendbbq.com/menu

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

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