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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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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 90
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    Very good
  • 4
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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
Friendly service, Fantastic Food!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I got a sampler platter with ribs, brisket and pork BBQ. It was very good, but not the best I've ever had. Disappointingly, the potato salad was basically frozen. I'd go back, but am really surprised that this is ranked as the best restaurant in Kingsport.

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent food. Love the beans and slaw! Great service and just good people! Love the cozy restaurant

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the best local barbecue in the area. The brisket our my favorite, but everything is good. The baked beans are the best I have had anywhere.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We lived in Texas for a couple of years where the ribs are supposed to be spectacular. Nothing came close to Phil's. My favorite are the dry-rubbed ribs with Sweet Fire sauce on the side. Baked Beans and Macaroni Salad complete the meal. To me, nothing is worse than baked pork slathered in sauce. Nothing like that here. Phil smokes... More 

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This weekend I've tried their pulled pork, their pork ribs, and their baked beans, and I was impressed with all of it. They have a blackberry sauce that is wonderful. Try the original sweet sauce too.

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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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