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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: Lunch, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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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
Yummy BBQ Beans

The place is very clean, and the staff is very friendly. My wife has a gluten issue, and they offered to change their gloves not to cross-contaminate her bbq, which was very thoughtful. The best thing to eat is the BBQ beans they taste like they are made with love, and I really do not like beans... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
daniel c
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We ate at Phil's a couple weeks ago and the quality of their food has declined. We ordered a full rack and a half rack of ribs. The ribs were cut into bones not served whole. They were dry and didn’t have much smoke flavor. I could taste paprika and what seemed to be cayenne pepper. We doused them in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The place is very clean, and the staff is very friendly. My wife has a gluten issue, and they offered to change their gloves not to cross-contaminate her bbq, which was very thoughtful. The best thing to eat is the BBQ beans they taste like they are made with love, and I really do not like beans, but these beans... More 

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kingsport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always good. Make sure you try the blackberry sauce! People are always friendly and atmosphere is wonderful and family oriented

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is great and has really good BBQ. The service there is always friendly. A very rustic setting with indoor and outdoor seating.

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went to Grab lunch for Coworkers and Myself. Service was subpar food was good but a bit over priced. Called in 20 minutes early and when arrived there was no one there and they didn't even start on my order. Some of the staff seemed a bit uncaring. Id recommend eating here if your near by a must try at... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food is good, not great. We have tried the pulled pork, ribs, potato salad, beans, macaroni salad and banana pudding. All of this was fine but as a BBQ lover I have had much better. Their sweet sauces are pretty good. I have never found the staff to be friendly. Each time I have visited it seems they want... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Good food, friendly service, in a facility that is out of the last century in appearance. Feels like the 60s and 70s.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Always a kind and courteous staff and excellent food as well!! I go here on a regular basis and feel like part of the family. Cant beat it!!

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LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I consider myself something of a brisket 'maven', and the beef brisket was excellent. Soft enough not to need a knife but hard enough not to fall apart. Living for a few weeks in Kingsport, it seems that the place is about half way to Johnson City, but everything is relatively close in this beautiful mountain area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Whenever I am on i26 in the afternoon, I stop by& get bbq for dinner . The service is quick. The restaurant is clean. The staff is friendly. The bbq sounds good. Not overly done or smell like lighter fluid. Go & you will like it.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?