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“It's fast food. That's it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Buddy's Bar-B-Q

Buddy's Bar-B-Q
Ranked #272 of 1,166 Restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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“It's fast food. That's it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Knoxville is not known for its love of high quality restaurants. So if you find one better go there while you can. Knoxville wants cheap cheap cheap food. Some things should just not be served in a fast food restaurant. BBQ being number 1 on that list.

That being said the food is okay for cheap. The best thing I have eaten from Buddy's is their breakfast. The sausage biscuit had a smoky flavor to it that made it excellent. It's one of the best drive through breakfast I have had in Knoxville. The problem is the buddy's next to where I work no longer serves breakfast and I have not found another one that does. I can't win in this town.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank VictoryCigar
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English first
Knoxville, TN
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“BBQ classic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

Buddies BBQ looks like a fast food joint but don't let the look fool you. This place has fantastic BBQ Chicken, pork , beef and ribs and the sauces are outstanding along with the baked beans and other sides. Prices are very reasonable you can't get this good too many place and portions aren't skimpy like most BBQ places.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank thankg0d
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Go on $5 Tuesdays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Buddy's is great yearround, but it's even better on $5 Tuesdays. You can get one of several dinners (pulled pork, pulled chicken, or half chicken) with 2 sides and a drink for $5. That's a great meal not many places can beat!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Ashley H
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Dandridge, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Saturday All You Can Eat Ribs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stopped in on 5/25/13 and the cashier suggested the all you can eat ribs. She said they were good so we ordered them. Wow, were we shocked that ribs that good came from a fast food place. If you have a Bubby's near you, go on Saturday night and try them. A server came around periodically with a basket of ribs, so you didn't have to keep ordering more.

  • Visited May 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Decent bbq”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Stopped for lunch and it was alright. Decent food and a good price. Service was quick. Would go back next time I am in town.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Adak C
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