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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome bar b que!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I love all types of bbq from all the major regions of classic American styles. Phill is definitely doing justice to this tradition of pulled pork . The Meat speaks for itself,they have good sauces but I use very little . I have yet to have a visitor or business travelers ive taken to lunch say " we should go... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

I don't always dream about bar-b-que but when I do I dream of Phil's. I love all of the sauces but my favorite is the blackberry sauce. If you haven't eaten there yet " what are you waiting for"

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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115 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I normally discount BBQ locations in the south because their meat usually tastes all about the same. I'd heard many good things about Phil's and finally got to try them for myself. I was hungry for ribs one day and decided to do take out on some pork ribs for me and beef brisket for my wife. I ordered a... More 

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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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