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Dead End BBQ

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3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
+1 865-212-5655
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place. Clean, smells great and exceptional service. The food is great. Sweet potato fries, the Mayor's beans, and of course the BBQ.

Thank gregmackay
Incline Village, Nevada
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place! Everything is good. Sweet potato fries with just a light sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon (normally I don't like the sweet on them). I had the pulled pork plate, delicious! Butter on their delicious cornbread, of course! The slaw is perfect. You won't be disappointed.

Thank IVGirl
East TN
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here when the first opened a few years back. It was crowded and the Barbq and sides were very good. We have been back a few times since then.Stopped this past week for a quick lunch and probably won't be back. The pork was really dry! The Mack and cheese did not have the great flavor of the... More 

Thank CatbirdEastTN
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, excellent service and the food was wonderful. All of the meat on the sampler was great. We had the beans and sausage, Mac and pimento cheese, slaw. They were all great and what can I say about the banana pudding??? Don't leave there without trying it!!! Take it with you, if you have to.

Thank Alesha N
Indiana, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This place had great slaw. We go a sampler plate and thought everything was good except the pulled pork. Maybe the pulled pork would have been better earlier in the evening. This place was very accommodating to the large group we had. The restaurant closed at 9pm and stayed open for the group of 50 plus that we had. The... More 

Thank 497katrinat
Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I like this place. My wife and I visit this place at least once a month. Mac and pimento cheese is extra yummy. I haven't ever really had anything bad here.

Thank dreadpiratejaymo
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I had a beer a got a bbq sandwich to go and it really wasnt that good.Its always crowded and the manager was nice but Ive never gone back.

Thank Timothy H
Winchester, Virginia, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and even better food. The sign over the kitchen says it all, "Cheap food ain't good, and good food ain't cheap." That being said, 4 adults ate lunch for $60, including tip.

1 Thank Rob H
Vienna, Austria
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have eaten BBQ ll over the USA and enjoy all regional styles and flavors. Dead End offer great variety, great flavors, all fresh and served in good portion,

1 Thank MichaelG1951
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Local barbecue with lots of flare . Great barbecue with three kinds of sauce to add. Delicious side items such as their pimento cheese mac and cheese, okra, greens, sweet potato fries, beans with sausage.Wife had pulled pork plate which was very good. I had these smoked bologna sandwich,with horseradish mustard and grilled onions and cheddar delicious. Another member of... More 

1 Thank Carl S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-212-5655
You have arrived - the end of the road, and the end of your search for great barbeque in East Tennessee. Dead End Barbeque was born at the end of a dead-end street where neighbors gathered to barbeque. For more than a decade the Dead End Society honed their barbequing skills in the dead end, and in professional barbeque competitions where they achieved national recognition. The Dead End BBQ restaurant has been created to take you there. To the smells, the sounds, and the homemade tastes of an exceptional American neighborhood barbeque in East Tennessee.

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