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Phil's Dream Pit

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634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
+1 423-349-6437
11:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drive past here at least annually and always plan on having lunch at Phil's. The pork BBQ is not fatty, and it's delicious. Portions are large and prices low. There's nothing fancy about the place, but it's clean and comfortable--and BBQ restaurants aren't supposed to be fancy. The staff is friendly too. Highly recommended.

Thank NancyVoyager
Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in to Phil's Dream Pit after looking at reviews on Tripadvisor. I was staying in Kingsport for work and having a good barbeque craving. I placed an order to go and got ribs and house smoked sausage with baked beans and hasbrown casserole. The ribs were tender and smoky. The beans were delicious. Smoked sausage was great!. I will... More 

Thank Travelinurse01
Port Saint John, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We drove almost an hour to give it a try and were very pleased! The sandwiches are huge and the service is VERY fast! Everyone was so friendly. I had the macaroni salad and baked beans, both were some of the best I think I have ever eaten. We will most definitely be back soon. Thanks Phil's Dream Pit!

Thank Emma M
Kingsport, Tennessee
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Just give this place a try! Hands down the best BBQ around. Always consistent. Staff are super friendly. You will be glad you stopped! Convenient interstate access.

Thank SaddlePoor
Olney, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from a road trip to NC and TN. My better half's name is Phil - so it seemed like a sign. The food was very good - especially the beans and the macaroni salad! But better than any food are the type of people who take the time to walk you through the... More 

Thank Gwen H
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our family has eaten here many times. The BBQ sauce is excellent. The baked beans & slaw are amazing as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Michelle C
Kingsport, Tennessee
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Park in the gravel parking lot 0.1 mi off I-26 Exit 10. Go inside, and Mom gives you advice on the choice of food at the counter. BBQ Ribs and sliced brisket is excellent. The chicken is a dry style, but flavorful. Pop cooks in the back, food is brought out to you. Great beans, slaw, and iced tea. Atmosphere... More 

Thank David2064
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to Phil's a few times, but gotten it to go or for pick up many more! The food is always delicious! If you call ahead for pick up or to go or catering it is always ready on time! They also have a nice outdoor patio for eating there in the warmer months as well as some... More 

Thank Taren K
Dianna P, Owner at Phil's Dream Pit, responded to this review

We appreciate you coming to our restaurant and are glad that you have returned more than once. You are why we stay in business. We appreciate you. More 

NE Tennessee
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Super friendly staff. Good selection of sauces, the beans are great. The slaw could use a touch more seasoning, but is good. Some of the best banana pudding I've had in a restaurant.

Thank TravelLion
Dianna P, Owner at Phil's Dream Pit, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry about the slaw but glad you enjoyed the rest. Thank you for being a loyal customer. More 

Kingsport, Tennessee
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We love to get take out from Phil's when we have a family event. Everything is great and not over salted like some barbecue places. We've had roasted chicken, ribs, pork barbecue....it's all great. Their beans and slaw are fantastic. They put meat in their beans!!

Thank spugh44
Dianna P, Owner at Phil's Dream Pit, responded to this review

I am glad that you serve our food at family events. Thank you for the nice comments on the quality of the food, we try really hard to be consistent so that you get the same quality every time you come in. Thank you for being great customers. More 

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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?