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Dead End BBQ

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3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
18652125655
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: You have arrived - the end of the road, and the end of your search for...
You have arrived - the end of the road, and the end of your search for great barbeque in East Tennessee. Dead End Barbeque was born at the end of a dead-end street where neighbors gathered to barbeque. For more than a decade the Dead End Society honed their barbequing skills in the dead end, and in professional barbeque competitions where they achieved national recognition. The Dead End BBQ restaurant has been created to take you there. To the smells, the sounds, and the homemade tastes of an exceptional American neighborhood barbeque in East Tennessee.
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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    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 food and great service

Nice atmosphere with great BBQ and especially like the Mac and cheese. Food is good and the prices are reasonable. Place is a little out of the way for people living in West Knoxville but still plenty accessible. Give it a try, you should like it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
sandytntn
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little local spot is amazing - the barbecue is some of the best I have ever tasted. The menu is varied with several meats and combinations - smoked bologna is a favorite.

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1 Thank Lisa H
Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mother loves BBQ...probably more than I do...but she doesn't like vinegar based sauce. I've eaten Dead End BBQ during a catered event and it was excellent. Venturing into uncharted territory, I treated us to dinner at their Sutherland Avenue restaurant Dec. 19, 2015. We both enjoyed our meals tremendously. She complemented the staff for a job well done as... More 

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1 Thank TennesseeSherri
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pulled pork. Great brisket. Great wings. What else do yo need to know? Everything they serve is smoked and very tender.

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1 Thank PerWayme
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91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere with great BBQ and especially like the Mac and cheese. Food is good and the prices are reasonable. Place is a little out of the way for people living in West Knoxville but still plenty accessible. Give it a try, you should like it.

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Thank sandytntn
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We tried the pulled pork, wings, and Mac and cheese. Everything was pretty good. The jalapeño corn bread was rather dry and boring. But everything else was pretty good. Recommend it if you have no other place to enjoy BBQ. Worth the price.

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Thank ttrees79
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The best BBQ in Knoxville is probably a subject of hot debate, but after extensive research I have awarded this designation to Dead End. :)

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Thank Stephanie B
West Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I do believe everything they cook is in the smoker. Even the wings tasted like smoked bacon. Very nice!

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Thank ThatSeventiesGuy
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Even though it is a BBQ place, the Rebel Yell burger might be the most amazing thing that you could eat there! Take it from me, that burger with extra seasoning on the fries is the way to go!!

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Thank Ashleyj0924
Dallas, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Absolutely the best BBQ I've had in a long time. Their beef brisket salad is delicious. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and very pleasant.

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1 Thank Angie5875
Sevierville, Tennessee
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150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Typical BBQ food. We enjoyed the family feast. Plenty for 3 plus lots of leftovers. We got to sample a little bit of everything. Overall it wasnt bad, but not great. No one is our group liked the bbq sauce.

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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: 18652125655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

You have arrived - the end of the road, and the end of your search for great barbeque in East Tennessee. Dead End Barbeque was born at the end of a dead-end street where neighbors gathered to barbeque. For more than a decade the Dead End Society honed their barbequing skills in the dead end, and in professional barbeque competitions where they achieved national recognition. The Dead End BBQ restaurant has been created to take you there. To the smells, the sounds, and the homemade tastes of an exceptional American neighborhood barbeque in East Tennessee.
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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