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Phil's Dream Pit

634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
423-349-6437
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Ranked #2 of 198 restaurants in Kingsport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

the pork is dry and it would be better if the sauce was cooked in it i belive it would a lot better if the pork was not dry

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Bowie,MD
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Travelling back from Tennessee, I specifically tailored my route so I would pass through KIngsport while Phil's Dream Pit was open. I've been here once before, so I knew it was good, but I'm glad to report that the food has maintained it's high standards. I ordered the sampler platter and everything on it was good, so I don't know... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Dry, chopped meat. How can this be considered good bbq? This was a large to go order for holiday get together. Go to Ridgewood!

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We always enjoy barbeque at Phil's Dream Pit. The atmosphere is casual, you sit at picnic tables. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Each dinner is well prepared and tasty. Love the baked beans, chicken and pork. A very homey place due to its small surroundings. No long wait. Food served immediately. Excellent sweet tea!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very good ribs, brisket. Ribs come dry or wet. Good sauces if you like wet. Beans could be a little bolder, but I hate to quibble when the bbq is so good. Casual place, no beer, but clean and conveniently located between Kingsport and JCIty

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Not a lot of that Welcoming feel......food is pretty good. It's like you are made to feel rushed to place order & not a lot of smiles with service .

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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very quickly got a great reputation for wonderful bbq, friendly service and quick delivery. If you want take out for the family this is a great place.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

There are numerous bbq restaurants in the Tri-Cities area, but Phil's Dream Pit is by far the best! They have a great selection on their menu, their meat is tender and not full of fat, the brisket is worth any drive, and they have a macaroni salad that I crave on a weekly basis. This is a casual, 'mom and... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

we were just driving home and stopped in for some barbeque after reading the reviews here and we are so happy that we did! The plac was packed and for good reason! The gentleman who took our order was so polite and and explained veryhting to us for our choices. I had the sampler platter of two meats, the dry... More

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Ewing NJ
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61 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Seems like you can not go wrong with anything on the menu. Meats are all special, and sides very good too. The sampler platter was a great way to try a couple of options. Simple counter service and picnic tables are no frills, but then again who needs frills, when you are in BBQ heaven?

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