We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Write a Review

53 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    23
    16
    8
    4
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leavenworth, Kansas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingsport tennessee
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingsport
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

we jus ordered our food from a huge menu and waited for someone to bring out our food just like the old carhop food is very inexpensive

Was this review helpful? Yes
Braselton, Georgia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A line out into the street is the telltale sign of a fabulous drive-thru and Purple Cow does not disappoint. The PB-banana milkshake is a MUST for me every time we are in town!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pawhuska, Oklahoma
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My sister, Dad and myself drove from Oklahoma to the races in Bristol and had to stop at this place. The staff are very nice and since we were able to look at the menu on FB we were able to decide fairly quickly what we wanted. So after the Hawaiian, Fried Bologna sandwich, and a Philly Cheese steak we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I absolutely love the Purple Cow. I'm still amazed after all these years how they can get so many items out of that small building. The options are endless. If your appetite is big enough try the Intimidator. A truly monstrous burger that once you eat it all,you may never be the same.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Purple Cow also viewed

 

Been to Purple Cow? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Purple Cow

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing