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Phil's Dream Pit

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634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
423-349-6437
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 93
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Business lunch carry out order.

Very friendly and professional staff. Barbecue is tasty, generous with the side dishes and sauce. They charged extra for plates, silverware and cups. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I would be happy to order a business meal with them again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Trish O
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wanted to try some eastern BBQ while in the area. Found Phil's to be highly rated in this area. We tried pulled pork, pork wings and brisket. Pork wings were tender and slightly smoky, but were too sticky sweet for my taste. Brisket was tender and smoky, but way too lean. No fat, no flavor. Pulled pork was very good.... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and professional staff. Barbecue is tasty, generous with the side dishes and sauce. They charged extra for plates, silverware and cups. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I would be happy to order a business meal with them again!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We live about 45 minutes away, so don't get by there as often as we would like. we had the brisket and ribs - both so flavorful and tender, it was a shame to put sauce on the meat! The baked beans are the BEST I have had anywhere and the (new to me) hashbrown casserole was great also. We... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

I lived in the tri-cities for several years before relocating to Oklahoma a few years ago. The area does have its fair share of great eateries for the size of the population; however, barbecue is king. There are a few dozen places to get good quality smoked meat in the area, but Phil's reigns supreme. The menu doesn't have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I say my visit was in May 2015, but in reality, I have been at Phil's Cream Pit MANY times since it opened. The location is right off I-26 at Eastern Star Road exit, it is convenient to my house. There are other restaurants closer to me, but none have the best tasting smoked meats around. The taste of the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were visiting Johnson City, TN and decided to try this place although it was a little out of the way for us. Well worth the detour for us. Phil himself was there at the counter and walked us through the menu. He really treats his customers with a warm welcome. We really enjoyed our barbecue. I appreciated that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Barbecue was absolutely delicious! Baked beans, coleslaw and potatoe salad great. Great family atmosphere! Desserts are delicious as well. It is a must visit!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Wasn't bad but wasn't great either. Meat was good but didn't find any sauces I really liked. The beans were really good but the other sides weren't. Prices seemed a little high too. Maybe I'll give another shot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What a great experience at Phil's! We ate in for dinner and it was delicious. The variety of sauces was interesting to try. We were there early, 5:30ish and just beat the crowd. I recommend the pork sandwich platter with slaw.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have eaten here twice with coworkers, and it has been absolutely delicious both times. I got the chicken platter both times, with the barbecue beans, and hashbrown casserole as sides. The chicken is so tender, it literally falls off the bone. I used the Sweet Fire sauce that was on the table, and it had just enough kick for... More 

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Additional Information about Phil's Dream Pit

Address: 634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
Phone Number: 423-349-6437
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: 423-349-6437

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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