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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
Dining options: Lunch

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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
Great little nostalgic burger joint

We've had blue circle a couple of times over the years...the burgers are always tasty and our most recent visit they did not disappoint. They are tiny mini burgers. Emphasis on tiny. I have a small appetite and I polished off 3 and still had fries as well. I agree with the sentiment a previous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
lemurgrrl
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We've had blue circle a couple of times over the years...the burgers are always tasty and our most recent visit they did not disappoint. They are tiny mini burgers. Emphasis on tiny. I have a small appetite and I polished off 3 and still had fries as well. I agree with the sentiment a previous diner expressed that the prices... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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
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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
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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