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Dead End BBQ

3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
+1 865-212-5655
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (71 reviews)
“beans” (41 reviews)
“banana pudding” (39 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We let our 24 year old son pick Dead End BBQ for his Birthday Lunch. I felt sorry for him due to the fact that this place was so bad. We did like the Nacos but we got the pork on them and that meat...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank BudgetTravelerMR2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really expecting a great bbq experience. It was ok. the slaw is a bit unusual and has bacon, tomatoes and blue cheese. Compared to other bbq places it is very high priced. Being from Memphis we were a little disapointed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trip54305617061
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Always look forward to Dead End bbq when Alabama travels to Knoxville. Last night we got there about 600 local time and were seated immediately. My wife ordered the brisket with sweet potato fries and I got the half rack of ribs with potato salad...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alafans
Reviewed 18 October 2018

everyone loves this place! I wascontent with my meal I thought it was good. I didn't think it was the best in town, but it wasn't bad.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank hwjones41
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had Dead End BBQ delivered to our hotel via door dash. Pulled pork is decident (textured but juicy), mayor's beans are spicy, beans with smoke sausage was amazing. Comes with bbq sauce on the side, it was perfectly balanced flavor (...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TravelsSwiftly
DeadEndBBQ, General Manager at Dead End BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you very much for the great review! We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Dead End mostly because the atmosphere and the service were very good. The food was decidedly mixed for our taste but I think there are enough good items that it's worth a visit. The very good food items included the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank X-NYr
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had a work dinner of 20 plus people and they couldn’t have been more accommodating. From the fast drinks and quick service, food was out in 10 mins and excellent. Owner came out to thank us and spend some time with us. Not a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jon P
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Great service especially for a party of 10. Ask for more little pitas and less chips! Yummy! Also very good bbq.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mandmnana
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My co-worker and I were looking for burnt ends, we got into town a little late and Dead End was still open. It's casual, kind of sports bar vibe. We both got the burnt ends with cornbread, sweet potato waffle fries (they are not chips),...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank cdfrosty
DeadEndBBQ, Manager at Dead End BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 26 June 2018

This one was a miss. My husband and I visited on a Friday night. The place was moderately busy but had plenty of empty seating, no wait. For starters we ordered the BBQ cheese dip and an order of the Homemade chips and dip. Cheese...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank swimmom540
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18 June 2015|
Response from DeadEndBBQ | 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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