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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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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 124
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 3
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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
Great BBQ

This is my go to place for BBQ when in the Gray area of east Tennessee. Wonderful pulled pork. Served dry. You add your sauce to taste. It is also good "to go" for heating and eating at home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas W
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Bristol, Tennessee
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Bristol, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my go to place for BBQ when in the Gray area of east Tennessee. Wonderful pulled pork. Served dry. You add your sauce to taste. It is also good "to go" for heating and eating at home.

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Thank Thomas W
Abingdon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love their pulled pork and vinegar sauce. My husband and I drive about 40 mins to get there to eat. It's worth it if you love great BBQ. We've tried the other BBQ joints around but this is our favorite. My husband loves the ribs.

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Thank cruisedreamin
Temple, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with my dad and had their pull pork sandwich. It was really good and great value for the price. They also have a variety of barbeque sauces to choose for your meat.

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Thank Michael M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Their pulled pork is awesome. Add some yummy sides like beans and there's the perfect meal. Their other meats are just as good, but the pork is my favorite.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice place with nice staff. Got BBQ and was ok plain. A little bland. Had about 5 sauces that seemed to all taste about the same just sweeter or spicier. Be nice to have a more vinegar based sauce. Got a dessert that was good but very small. Best thing about the place was noticing a prayer request card on... More 

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Thank Chrystal M
Kingsport, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a destination location. The BBQ is authentic and crafted the way it should be done. The service is always friendly and welcoming.

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Thank TnControlFreak
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My son and I have eaten here about 3 or 4 times, didn't like the ribs at all but BBQ is not bad and chicken is the best in my opinion. Love the beans and slaw as well.

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Thank Harold M
Kingsport
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The restaurant is small but packed with goodness...the bbq is awesome! My husband loves to stop in at lunch. The sides are good too.

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Thank Vicky F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

If you like your BBQ sweet this is your place. The sides were all really good but I prfer tangy BBQ. Even spicy sauce was sweet

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Thank Ken H
Church Hill, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We often pic up Phil's to take out. Everything is good, Have had no problem with food items. Atmosphere is not the greatest so just pick up and have yourself a picnic.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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