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Dead End BBQ

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3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
865-212-5655
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good BBQ in a converted garage.

Convenient to UT and located in a converted mechanics garage Dead End offers very good BBQ. The Brisket Burnt Ends were especially delicious. They serve 3 grades of sauce with their BBQ, all are good. The service for a party of 15 was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
papasmurf5069
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Morris County, New Jersey
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I made my first to Dead End BBQ last night before the Garth Brooks concert. There were six in our party. We had BBQ pork nachos (big enough to share) as an appetizer. They excellent. Our dinner orders included wings, veggie, plate, BBQ platter, pork sandwich with sides, and brisket dinner. All were very very good. Nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here again this week for lunch. It is one of our local favorites. It's a hit everytime in terms of food and service. My husband loves the brisket and I love the sausage. The coleslaw is the best I have ever had in my life. I feel like the prices are very resonable on the... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I had a late lunch recently with friends. This was my first visit to Dead End, but it won't be my last. The brisket was excellent and our server was just right; very attentive, but not too intrusive. I'm going for the baby-back ribs next time, and I can't wait to go back. I'll let you know.

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

At the Univ of TN for Destination Imaginations Global Finals and we went out to eat one night to this restaurant! Great food!!! I highly recommend the competition chicken & the banana pudding for dessert! Will definitely be eating there again!

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Knoxville tn
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Been to Dead End bbq many times Love the spicy bbq wings and the nachos The hot bbq sauce is zingy Great Mac n cheese ,beans and sausage even the greens are loaded w pork

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There are several great BBQ joints in Knoxville, but these guys are pretty unique. You won't find plaid tablecloths and barn wood here. The place feels like a sports bar and their take on BBQ is adventurous. Sure you can get your standard platters and sides (you're making a terrible mistake if you pass on the beans and smoked sausage),... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Convenient to UT and located in a converted mechanics garage Dead End offers very good BBQ. The Brisket Burnt Ends were especially delicious. They serve 3 grades of sauce with their BBQ, all are good. The service for a party of 15 was excellent.

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Morristown, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visited after all day track meet in Knoxville, We ordered the spicy barbecue wings for an appetizer. They were large wings with plenty of meat. The sauce was really good and would definitely order them again. I would like to try their other sauces, I had the Half-Rack of ribs with a 1/4 lb. brisket add-on. I had the red... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

One of the great BBQ places here in knoxville. The BBQ is great and even better with their sauces. The BBQ sandwich is always a go to for any southern BBQ joint. This place delivered on all levels. Take note: Any good BBQ joint worth their salt should carry the traditional BBQ sides. Including BBQ Beans, Slaw, Corn, Potato Salad,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Visited three times, never impressed and today, 5/9/15 was the worst. Dry, tasteless pulled pork and Iced tea just this side of straight water. Too many better B-B-Q restaurants to ever return there again. Sadly disappointed as family & friends actually like eating there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-212-5655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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