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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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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
Consistently Excellent

Outstanding BBQ and sides. The staff is always very friendly and responsive. Nice atmosphere, as we especially enjoy eating outside on the picnic tables. My wife and I eat at Phil's Dream Pit often, for lunch, and it's always a very positive experience in every way. Large portions. Clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Gary H
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Outstanding BBQ and sides. The staff is always very friendly and responsive. Nice atmosphere, as we especially enjoy eating outside on the picnic tables. My wife and I eat at Phil's Dream Pit often, for lunch, and it's always a very positive experience in every way. Large portions. Clean. Prices are very reasonable. Delicious ice tea.

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Phil's offers the best BBQ and sides, but in addition, the staff and service are top notch. Will definitely go back. Just bring a big appetite if you go because the servings are big enough to share.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Phill has some of the best BBQ around and a variety of sauces to go with it. As if the BBQ wasn't good enough on its own the sides are just as good. The baked beans and macaroni salad are the best I e eaten. Always clean with a friendly staff. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Outstanding brisket potato salad is the best in the tri-cities. Never had a bad meal here. Super nice people also. Just a all round good place to eat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Best BBQ around. They have a great selection of meats for everyone. The pulled pork or the smoked hot dogs are a tie for me. I suggest everyone try Phil's when in town.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Last time I went to Phil's, customers were lined up about 10 deep out the front door and it was only 11:15 a.m. Line moved fast and by the time I filled my drink cup, my order was ready. Food is excellent, no gristle or fat in the barbeque. You put on your own sauce, 4 kinds on the tables.... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Go to Phil's very often. Pork, hot dogs (try Dream dog), and beef brisket really really good. Baked beans are really good too. Super nice people run the restaurant. Just wish they had smoked hamburgers too.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Phil's is a down home, laid back restaurant with the best fall-off-the-bone ribs you'll ever eat. Pair it with their meat filled, flavorful baked beans for a delicious meal. The food is excellent! Atmosphere is laid back. Food is served quickly. Can eat outside on picnic tables or dine in.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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