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Buddy's Bar-B-Q

5806 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-6339
+1 865-588-0528
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“pork” (7 reviews)
“ribs” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
5806 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-6339
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I stop here every time I pass through. I admit BBQ is very regional but I have never found anything I thought comparable to Buddy's. I buy sauce to take home because the vinegar stuff in Kentucky is just not what I am fond of....More

Thank travelblonde8412
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I have two small kids and the staff, particularly Peachie and Kentrell, were EXTRA helpful! We got an awesome deal on the all you can't eat ribs and the food was delicious 😄

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

going to find a location to see the total eclipse and since we were hungry drove into Buddy's just to check it out and everything was great! Ribs, pulled pork, chicken, all the sides- it was a wow - just wished I took a pix...More

Thank sweetlorraines
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I'm somewhat new to Knoxville and I wanted to sample as many BBQ resturants as possible. I'd seen Buddy's featured on WBIR TV and thought why not. The other "fast BBQ" places I've visited were just "ok" but not worth the price even with their...More

Thank Rocket V
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is a casual restaurant that appears to be part of a local chain. The barbecue was decent but not outstanding. The dining area is a little loud.

Thank Denise_Atlanta
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Delicous BBQ on an good price 👍🏻 The ambiente is simple but also good enough, the peoples are friendly, and the taste of the food in general is very good.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We were in Knoxville for a festival and wanted to try some good BBQ close to the Hilton downtown. IT was a short drive to Buddy's which we passed coming in from the airport. WE noticed a Sat night AYCE rib special for $10.99 which...More

Thank lorimclain
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I usually get a pulled pork plate. It has a generous helping of pork with bbq sauce and 2 sides. I also get dry rub wings a lot of the time. I don't care for any sauce on them, just dry rub. there are 2...More

Thank dreadpiratejaymo
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting my daughter and her boyfriend for diner. Cafeteria style eating with a much nicer eating area and no rushed feeling while eating. Good food with a reasonable price.

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

High traffic area but is usually very clean. The smoked wings taste like thick cut, very tender BACON. These chicken wings are about the best in town. Gotta try them.

Thank ThatSeventiesGuy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5806 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-6339
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-588-0528
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