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Dead End BBQ

3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
+1 865-212-5655
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (67 reviews)
“banana pudding” (36 reviews)
“beans” (35 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t impressed, but not disappointed. Atmosphere, service and food were good. A little over priced for quality. Again, a decent place to visit even if a return trip is unlikely.

Thank VivKitts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is coming from a Tide fan for a place in the heart of Volunteer country...they know what they're doing here!! You cant miss with pulled pork or brisket. Fried pickles very tasty. Service is spot on and really makes you feel welcome. You cannot,...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here several times, but recently took some family members for their first time. They loved the unique sides, not to mention the BBQ choices. And they loved the Banana Pudding! Service was good as usual. We never been disappointed here.

Thank awwatkins2
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had to sit outside in their enclosed patio, and the GM heated it up with a fire and tuned the heat lamps on. He also turned the TV on for us. The bartender was our server and he steered us in a great direction...More

Thank Ginger A
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Incredibly disappointing visit as we had been looking forward to trying the bbq we had heard so much about. The most expensive menu item, the brisket, was terrible. It was fatty, cold, and lacked flavor. The pulled chicken was also cold and lacked flavor (tasted...More

Thank Volfoodie11
Reviewed 12 December 2017

My family and I visited 11/25 for early dinner , we were on our way to Bristol, VA. We choice this restaurant by reading reviews. I love the service, the food . and the people. Within 10 mins or so , our food arrived. Good...More

Thank morganmildred
Reviewed 1 December 2017

One of our favorite places to eat in Knoxville. The food is great! I have never had bad service. Servers are on top of their game and a great. We have tried most of the menu items and never had anything we wouldn't order again....More

Thank Bulldog1611
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We started off with the Bar-B-Queso with the addition of beef brisket. It was delicious, although i think it would be even better with some handmade tortilla chips instead of the fritos scoops. The pulled pork plate and chicken plate were good, but the sides...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Had the taste for BBQ for lunch and was not disappointed. the BBQ was great and I had the Smoked Brisket burnt ends for lunch, great smoke flavor and seasoned just right. I love the atmosphere and the service was very good. We went for...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here tonight. Have eaten here several times as it is close to our office. The food is pretty good. The mac and cheese is amazing!! Because there is a football field down the street they get a lot of sports teams. There...More

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Dead E
18 June 2015|
Response from Dead E | Property representative |
Yes! All of our BBQ (Pork, Chicken, and Brisket) options are gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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