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Phil's Dream Pit

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634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
+1 423-349-6437
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Did you know that pigs could indeed fly? Well if you don't believe me come see for yourself at Phil's Dream Pit. The Pork Wings will bring a tear to your eye. Just try not to let you gums beat your face to death as you eat them. Couple that with beef brisket, chicken, pulled pork and homemade sides; you... More 

Thank James H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best pulled pork around!! And they give you your money's worth. Friendly staff! Just a great place to eat!!!

Thank Joe K
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten there many times. Go early or late unless you don't mind the wait. BBQ, and Brisket is some of the best around. Sauces are unique and have great flavor. Do yourself a favor and search it out. They have a great to go menu and they also cater.

Thank Clay S
Kingsport, Tennessee
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never had a bad meal here. I believe the smoked turkey is now my favorite. Love the sides too, especially the tater salad. And to boot, it's a Pepsi store, don't have to settle for a coke.

Thank Don B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

You just have to eat here, that's it..in a nutshell. Its amazing. Busiest times re during lunch time but you can call ahead and pick it up or get it to go. Sooooo worth it!!

Thank cnaejo
Kingsport, Tennessee
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Phil's Dream Pit, by name, may not evoke the thought of great barbecue if you've never been there, but you will be missing something special if you pass them by. Pleasant and attentive staff serve up some great food. My personal favorites are their pork BBQ and baked beans.

Thank Mike D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Food is wonderful and very reasonably priced. Staff is super friendly and quick to help. Once you go to Phil's, you won't be happy with any other BBQ!

Thank charlesk_weaver
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128 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I just had so much fun there with my friends.. This hotel is full of scenes and luxuries. What a splendor it has,I can't express in simple words.. I am mesmerised with its memories still. Don waste your time in thinking. This hotel will not give you any chance of repenting.. Have fun

Thank ukre
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

No matter what you come here for it is all delicious. A few times we have gotten the big meals to feed us for a working lunch. Other time we were finally talked into going out for lunch. Try the hashbrowns, I don't think they have them all the time but they are better than Cracker Barrels.

Thank Lynette b
Kingsport, Tennessee
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

the BBQ is great tasting, business is always good. the staff is friendly. if you are like me you hate to go in a restaurant and eat when it is empty no customers around. it make you feel like " what does everyone else know about the place that I don't?" you do not have to worry about Phil's Dream... More 

Thank doug c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: +1 423-349-6437

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?