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Dead End BBQ

3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
865-212-5655
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Ranked #59 of 932 restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Wow. From the sauces to the sides, the barbecue to the banana pudding, this place is among the upper echelon of barbecue joints across the south.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Back on the road,this time in TN, and decided to try some of the local flavor in Knoxville. BBQ sounded good and it was a tie between Archers, Sweet P's and Dead End based on the TA reviews. Decided to go to Dead End due to the menu variety. Arrived on Satudrady around 6-ish and it was not crowded. We... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We at here, with a large group. We were seated on the patio, which was very nice. It was a little noisy inside the restaurant. Lots of choices on the menu, and from what I can tell you can't go wrong with any of them. The food was very good! Service was excellent, and the food arrived pretty quickly after... More

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

7 hungry girls were all very pleased with our meal at Dead End. The meats were very good but the sides were just average. We had a very fun server that added to the appeal of our visit. Definitely worth a stop.

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Kingston, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great BBQ and simple but tastey bbq flavors. We like the Load Pigskin with pulled pork or brisket. Very good. Tried a few different sides. Macaroni and pimento cheese is different but very good. Have been to Dead end several times and NEVER have a bad meal. Sometimes the service can be a little slow depending on what time you... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A quick early dinner bite while flying solo before my oil painting class. First I was seated in a more private area for solo dining so this was kind of a nice practice of the establishment. I had a house salad and Ribs. Let me say these ribs were missing the fatty stuff yet they were still moist and diet... More

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Poquoson, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a popular local place near the university. The service was quick, efficient and friendly. The menu has a good variety of selections. I enjoyed the BBQ pork plate. Will visit again when passing thru Knoxville.

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Richland, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great overall experience with outstanding food. Took my parents there when they were visiting. Have gone there many time. Good variety of brisket, ribs, pulled pork, chicken & sausage.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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207 reviews 207 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband co-worker recommended this place for BBQ. It was neat how they turned an old gas station into a restaurant. We got there before 12 PM on a Saturday and had no wait. After 12 PM there was a wait. They have outdoor seating too. Our server Mikey was great. He let my husband sample a burnt end (brisket)... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Great food and service. Jane and Sloan took great care of us. Building is ultra cool. Definitely worth seeking out

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