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Dead End BBQ

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3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
+1 865-212-5655
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Payson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in traveling home made the choice based on trip advisor reviews. Great food! Ordered the BBQ combo plate and it is easily enough food for two meals or ideal to split with someone. Service was great our server was attentive and timely. She took great care of us. The BBQ we on point!

Thank Joel D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in Knoxville but had never eaten here before. I got the queso dip with Frito chips as an appetizer. It was standard fare and quite filling. For the dinner platter I got brisket and pulled pork with fries and slaw. The meats were tender but dry, you could tell they had been cooked too long then kept in... More 

Thank ibosley
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great BBQ place! We have some BBQ nachos for a app and wow they were the best nachos we have ever had! I had their bbq sandwich with Mac n cheese! Simply amazing food! Service was very friendly and fast!

Thank Beverly S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Came to Knoxville to visit friends. I eat more chicken than pork, but I tried both. Totally awesome! One of the previous reviews mentioned fish and chips. This is a BBQ place, not sure where he went. Anyway, BBQ is amazing and the sides are to die for! Sausage and cheese plate is best app ever. A must go!

Thank Melanie K
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in during a R&R trip in search of good quality burnt ends & was some what disappointed. The waitress was friendly, courteous & efficient. One party disliked the fish & chips which are her staple order anywhere available. 2nd party received a very hearty portion & enjoyed the fried okra & pulled pork even though it was slightly stringy.... More 

Thank tallon69
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186 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

In town for the Alabama game. This is the second time we have eaten here. Got there around 5:30 and it wasn't too busy. My wife ordered the bbq sandwich with Mac and cheese with sweet potato chips. I ordered the combo with burnt ends and sausage with Mac and cheese and beans with sausage. We even saved room for... More 

Thank alafans
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Once you swing by you won't need to find another BBQ place. The pulled pork and chicken without sauce is tender and juicy. Portion size per price matched expectations. Flavor filled dished that blows your taste buds mind. Tastes several dishes just to make sure mine wasn't the special one.

Thank Zane C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I like this place because the food is tasty and good. Nice menu selection: salads, appetizers, sandwiches, BBQ (their speciality) meats. Reasonably priced. Sports TV's throughout the place. Popular spot. Specials daily. Winner best BBQ.

Thank Knoxvilleshopper
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while traveling through for a quick lunch. Restaurant is well maintained. Clean restrooms. Service was great. Food was delish! Try the Tot-Chos. Thanks for the great lunch!

Thank grays2001
Cleveland, Ohio
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Expect a wait. The food is amazing. The mac-n-cheese in a bar-b-que sandwich with Texas toast is the stuff wars are fought over. If you are really hungry though, the portion might not be enough.

Thank widowson510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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