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Buddy's Bar-B-Q

3700 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-3911
+1 865-523-3550
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (3 reviews)
“potato salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Barbecue, American
3700 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-3911
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Ever since my college days in Knoxville, I have loved Buddy’s! My car can’t drive through Knoxville without stopping! It must be hereditary because I’m driving my son’s truck today and I’ll be darned if it didn’t do the same thing!

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 3 December 2017

this is affordable and fast barbecue. Not the most amazing barbecue you'll find anywhere, but the concept is good and the food is good enough. Yes, the corn on the cob wasn't amazing and I've never been a huge fan of hush puppies...but I'd go...More

Thank fozjon
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant was the customer service. The 80s music was fun. The accolades, sadly, end there. His corn on the cob was rubbery and had a strange sour taste. His shredded chicken sandwich had bones in it. His baked beans were...More

Thank JReichanadter
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I do frequent this location because it's near my work. The food is just as good as any other buddy's bbq. Nothing wrong there. Quite frequently though, I could sit in the drive-thru line or inside line for 20 minutes or more(total time waiting before...More

Thank Teisha R
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I have ate a lot of styles of BBQ and I believe Buddy's is the best. I enjoy a BBQ sandwich(on Bun) with coleslaw on side.I prefer pork my wife ate Beef BBQ, you have to try their hot fudge cake best around. Have tried...More

Thank skixxxy
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The food was great and the staff was fast and friendly. We would go here again. The kids and I had ribs...my husband had a pork sandwich. Great taste. The potato salad tasted like what my grandma used to make. Yum

Thank WPSClarksvegas
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We had our first visit to Buddy's and we loved it!! The order taker/ cashier was so friendly. She gave a few extra hush puppies and refilled the ribs three times.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

An employee almost knocked me down trying to get to the restroom to be sick THEN returned to work preparing drinks. Several other customers asked if she was okay because she was pale and clammy. She told them she was sick yesterday and didn't know...More

Thank Jette_516
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is probably the best of the Buddy's in Knoxville. The folks who work there do their best to please you and the bbq itself is delicious. I don't want to hear people say, "But it's not Memphis Barbeque." Of course it's not. If that's...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after a visit to the zoo (only a few miles away). Lots of bbq options (pork, chicken, turkey, ribs). We got the combo plate (pork, chicken and ribs) which came wity 2 sides and hush puppies for under $10 dollars. Even had...More

Thank Tiffanydawnw
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-3911
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-523-3550
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