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Phil's Dream Pit

634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
423-349-6437
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Ranked #1 of 201 restaurants in Kingsport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Kingsport, TN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The potato salad and baked beans were great. The waitress was pleasant and helpful. However, the pulled pork was quite dry. They have a number of very good sauces available and if you used enough sauce the meat was eventually moist enough to eat. Overall very good. I'll just choose a different meat selection next time. I would recommend Phil's... More

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Norton, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved it all. My family got pulled pork sandwich, pork ribs, pork wings, brisket, dream dog, beans, slaw and potato salad. My favorite thing was the beans. They were amazing!!! The pork ribs were really good too. The dream dog was super messy but really good. Food was ready super fast. It was our first visit but the cashier took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love the rib wings and the baked beans rock!!!! The brisket is awesome to. Good god it's all good. I suggest the "Dream Dog". If your a hot dog fan like I am ya can't go wrong with it. It's topped with slaw and baked beans an is big!!!

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Good year in year out. I wish we could eat here more often. You must try the pork wings. It's a cut unique to Phil's. Everything is good.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

And we have some good BBQ too but this is the best. Great Food. Fantastic people. A lot of these reviews speak poorly of the atmoshere and if you're looking for fine dining with clothe napkins, this place ain't for you! If you like great home cooking, a easy going atmosphere and a great value, ya'll come get it! It's... More

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Blountville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have eaten here several times and each time the pork has been delicious. We stopped getting the sandwiches because the buns fall apart. My husband loved the potato salad and we both liked the beans. The slaw is just average. The problem is if you have kids who want fries they won't get them. Our grandchildren didn't like the... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

They make the best pork wings I have ever eaten. They just melt in your mouth. The brisket we had was a little dry, but had good flavor. They have a good bit to choose from and what we have tried was good. There are not a lot of bbq places in the Kingsport area to choose from that cook... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Went out to dinner with some friends who recommended Phil's and I thought that the recommendation was awesome! The ribs were delicious and tender to the point of falling off the bone! I ordered the ribs with the rub, but added the sweet-spicy sauce and the favors blended together for a wonderful taste! I highly recommend this restaurant! Be aware... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The food was very poor. Beans were the only good part. Management is nearly surly if they notice you at all. Very clean but the very worst food and overall atmosphere. Have been trying BBQ from coast to coast for two years of traveling. STAY AWAY!!!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We were expecting too much, perhaps. The beans were good, the meats so so . We felt what was all the fuss about on tripadvisor? We left disappointed. Sorry folks.

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