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333 Bluff City Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620-4601
423-764-4732
Today
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great little place

This is an nostalgic restaurant in this area. I always like taking a step back in time to visit this drive in. The food is pretty good too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2014
Sun_fun98
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is an nostalgic restaurant in this area. I always like taking a step back in time to visit this drive in. The food is pretty good too!

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Bristol, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

my wife and I decided to go there one last time as we were in the area.....sorry Blue boys... the food was too greasy and it took forever to get our order I guess time changes everything,,disappointed at best; confused at the least I guess they were in a hurry; the cheeseburgers were almost slimey; and the patties were like... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Blue Circle has great food. I especially like my burger with grilled onions. I highly recommend this restaurant. As a side note, the Putt-Putt miniature golf course is next door so you can play mini-golf before or after your meal.

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Gray, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I am from Bristol. I have been eating at Blue Circle my entire life. It looks the same as it did years ago! They have the best mini burgers! Great Service too! Average price for 2 people would be about $10-$14 with drinks and fries. I always tip at the drive up service. You actually order from your car( kind... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Have been going to Blue Circle for about 10 years and it is a staple of Bristol. The burgers are fantastic! A locally owned restaurant which you can order straight from your car or go in to place your order. Would recommend for anyone visiting Bristol for a quick bite.

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Houston
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Blue Circle is a required stop anytime I am in Bristol. I have been visiting this establishment for over 30 years. Same great burgers and a great price. They now use a computer register and plates , which has not always been the case. I will take my children when they visit with me. Order 5 circle cheeseburgers go start... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The worst burger i have ever had and that includes jail food.. Do not waste you money here. The food was extra greasy with day old bread and the soda price is outrageous.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I have lived in Knoxville, TN all my life, 65 years, and I grew up in the Blue Circle! I loved it so much. We have Krystal here now and it sucks. Is there any hope of Blue Circle ever coming back to Knoxville? The hamburger back in the day when I was growing up was ten cents! FF were... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The Circle as the locals call it, has been around since the early 50's and is famous for it's little round hamburgers At. lunch time you will find it packed with locals and first timers alike. You may drive up and dial in your order curbside or come in and order from a table or the old fashioned bar stools... More 

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Pikeville, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I live in Kentucky, but am from Bristol, Tn. I remember eating at Blue Circle many times. The burgers were always great. Until now....... I was visiting Bristol and made it a point to eat at Blue Circle. First, the sticker shock of 80 cents per circle burger seems a bit high to me. Second, the bread from the circle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 333 Bluff City Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620-4601
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 423-764-4732
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

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