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208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 694-9990
Website
Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Comfort Food for a cold, dark, rainy night

It was literally a dark and stormy night when I was travelling through Greater Knoxville and found this outpost of Dave's, and I was glad that I yielded to temptation. I have positive memories of Dave's from other locations, and this one was consistent with them. The ribs are good, there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Gus B
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Massachusetts
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153 reviews 153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

It was literally a dark and stormy night when I was travelling through Greater Knoxville and found this outpost of Dave's, and I was glad that I yielded to temptation. I have positive memories of Dave's from other locations, and this one was consistent with them. The ribs are good, there are choices of comforting draft beers, and the staff... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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181 reviews 181 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have to say probably some of the best ribs in the Knoxville area. I have colleagues coming in from out of town and love to visit this location. This time food was outstanding as always and service top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant. FYI order the ribs!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Famous Dave's is not the best BBQ. We had that in Austin, TX. But Dave's is a consistent BBQ in Knoxville which puts it above the competition. The staff is friendly and helpful and the sides are pretty good. We're not big sauce fans meaning we don't want extra sauce on our BBQ and they always accommodate us in that... More 

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The best selection and most delicious sauces we've ever had! Brisket so tender and tasty, riblets smoked to perfection, large pieces of chicken, and a great deal for a fantastic pork sandwich. The best bbq in Knoxville!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My daughter took me here to celebrate my upcoming birthday with a phenomenal plaque. The food is great and one of my daughters favorite places to eat. I got a full slab of ribs and the smoke flavor is one of a kind. Visit here if you are ready for a great meal.

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Grand Bend, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant. We tried the ribs, pulled pork and brisket. The ribs were the best of the thee meats. Looking at their menu, ribs seem to be the house specialty & they are very tasty. The baked beans and corn bread was also very good. we had a visit from the manager to ensure we were... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great décor and better food. The food lived up to it's reputation. This is the first time I have tried Brisket and the way it was prepared made me fall in love with it. My whole family had a fun time and all left laughing even after we entered cranky and tired. Great southern hospitality.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As always, the BBQ at Dave's is the Best you can find. My wife and I did the Feast for Two, which is a sampling of ribs, chicken and brisket (or you can do pulled pork) along with corn on the cob, beans, cole slaw and a corn muffin. Awesome food!

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Maybe it was because we got there 5 minutes before the closed but we asked and they said it was no problem. The food was all cold don't think they even bothered to reheat the fries or onion rings! The staff or friends of staff were there at the bar banging there feet on the stools and talking loudly making... More 

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Kalamazoo, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The price was up there... not too bad, though. And the food was great, with many varieties to choose from. And walking distance from the hotel.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37923
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: (865) 694-9990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?