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1648 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660-4610
423-245-1707
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  • 26
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  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Milkshake-Yum.

We got the Margarita Milkshake and it was good. This was my 3rd or 4th time at the Purple Cow. Their food is good. Service is almost always friendly. The old man can be rude sometimes, but that's the only negative thing I can say about that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
Nolan S
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A local recommended this to me and I tried it. I wish they had a menu BEFORE you got to the window to order, as you actually give a human your order, not a speaker. Drive Thru service only. HUGE menu with fair prices. I tried a 13 in steak and cheeze w/ fries. VERY good! Youll wait in line... More 

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Kingsport
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We often call in orders to Purple Cow and pick up on their side lot. Hint, hint! That beats sitting in the line of cars which often backs out onto East Stone Drive. The down side is that traffic is pretty congested so be careful in their lot. Food is always well prepared and delicious. My wife's favorite is the... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

we have lived in kingsport for 7 years and decided to try the food hubby got the burger, he liked itI got the chicken stripsthey were way too greasy and hard left in the fryer way too long!the coleslaw was bland no taste I had to put splenda in it to flavor itthe baked potato was big and done,but the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

this place was amazing best food ever they should open more the service was great. food was cheap and fast awesome....

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's worth it if you are looking for something fast and economical and want to try something new. The decor is tacky and the colors are tired but the food was decent. We didn't know what to order because the menu is huge so we just went with the basics. If you get a jumbo soft drink ask for little... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

They have a friendly competition with Pal's, I think both are great, They have excellent hot dogs and the cheesy hash browns are to die for. Cheap and fast cant wait to try other menu items, wish they had these in kansas

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

After sitting in line forever, my family and I ordered our food. After we left we discovered a dead roach in the fold of the paper in the wing box. Ewww! Just ewww! We returned again to set in line to talk to the manager (who had somewhat of an attitude). He gave us a refund for the wings, but... More 

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Kingsport tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This place has not changed in years, but it needs to ASAP! You can expect to kill at least 20 minutes in line waiting to get your order, and that's on a slow day! The food is average at best, and when you consider all the time wasted just to get it,there are much better options available in town. The... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We got the Margarita Milkshake and it was good. This was my 3rd or 4th time at the Purple Cow. Their food is good. Service is almost always friendly. The old man can be rude sometimes, but that's the only negative thing I can say about that.

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Kingsport
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Seems more like a novelty to do once or twice and experience such a big menu. But, it's not worth 30+ minutes in that drive thru. Food is so-so and staff is not so friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1648 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660-4610
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: 423-245-1707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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