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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
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Knox BBQ at its finest

Great BBQ but that is not it. They have unique tastes for all. The blue chez slaw and triple slides are amazing and a great way to get an overall taste of their food. We also love their wings if you are not in the mood for some amazing brisket.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
ajackson21
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Knoxville, TN
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Hot, yummiest ribs and wings ever. What else is there to say? Great atmosphere and great service -- the wings were large and spicy, the ribs were delicious and the selection of sauces are so yum they are available for takeaway! Shame we didn't take any away but gives us a reason to go back.

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Knoxville, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great BBQ but that is not it. They have unique tastes for all. The blue chez slaw and triple slides are amazing and a great way to get an overall taste of their food. We also love their wings if you are not in the mood for some amazing brisket.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I had friends tell me about Dead End. I'm very particular about my barbecue so I was skeptical about trying it out. I came during lunch and it was packed. A little too crowded for my liking but it's a popular place so that must be a good sign. I had the smoked bologna sandwich. Oh. My. Gawd. The most... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This place is the best barbecue from start to finish. The waitress was great even gave us some samples to help us decide. We tried the brisket and their competition chicken on Texas toast, both were delist! We would definitely come here again. Please open one up close to us!!

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Knoxville, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My family gathered at Dead End BBQ on Sutherland last week, as it had been a long time since we last visited. We don't live real close to the restaurant, so it easily slips our minds when we are thinking of eating out. Everyone of us at the table ended up with something different, which was good...as we got to... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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 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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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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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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Additional Information about Dead End BBQ

Address: 3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
Phone Number: 18652125655
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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

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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