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Big Fatty's Catering

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5005 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 219-8317
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Far more flavor than fat

I have to admit, the name is not too enticing but on a rainy night it was open and we went in. Southern food, as you'd expect, flavorful and varied, classic items but with a good hold on the sugar, salt and fat. Wonderful corn bread. I had the three sides, all good. My husband had the pulled pork... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
IrmaV
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Tennessee
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English first
Tennessee
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have to admit, the name is not too enticing but on a rainy night it was open and we went in. Southern food, as you'd expect, flavorful and varied, classic items but with a good hold on the sugar, salt and fat. Wonderful corn bread. I had the three sides, all good. My husband had the pulled pork, also... More 

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Cherokee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely love Big Fattys! I ate SO many bean burgers during my pregnancy and now that little Julia is here we still frequent our fave spot at least once a week. I love the variety of food. Best bean burger on the planet. And love all the homemade country sides. Staff has always been super nice and accommodating. Anyone... More 

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Home of D' Vols
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Food was excellent, service was great, it was mid afternoon when we went so the atmosphere was ok. I'm very pleased with my experience at Big Fattys, can't wait to go back and enjoy more fried cornbread.

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Knoxville
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Was disappointed after hearing so much about Big Fatty's southern cooked menu. We had a party of four on a Thursday evening for dinner. Was skeptical when we pulled up as no other cars were there. Entered and found we were the only ones present and no other customers came in during our time there. The food was just average... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you like generic food from a can served cold by an angry, obese, incredibly rude and offensive owner/manager with a foul mouth and worse attitude then this is the place for you! I paid 11 dollars for a grilled cheese sandwich that looked and tasted like it came from a high school cafeteria. There were roaches scurrying on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Lisa is wonderful and her food is even better. The crab cakes are a must. Great for lunch or catering. Don't miss out on this gem!!!

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KNOXVILLE TN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Drug references in advertising a business is NOT OK---EVER. They even sell a t-shirt with the drug reference to Big Fattys. How disappointing. Way overpriced and rudeness of owner are turn-offs too. Spend the same money and eat at a up-scale restaurant that would never even think of referencing drugs to food.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I recently had lunch with coworkers at Big Fatty's, and while the barbeque sandwich was good, I wouldn't say it's anything to write home about---especially for the price. The sandwich was big, but it should be for the high price they charge. There's nothing special about the atmosphere, either. Also, with a name like "Big Fatty's," I wouldn't expect the... More 

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Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've tried to like Big Fatty's. I've visited several times. The owner is a local celebrity and I don't mind her gruff character. But the food tends to be a disappointment. Our last visit was typical. My husband ordered fish and the portions were tiny. The fries were probably frozen. I had a vegetable plate and left hungry. The salad... More 

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

The food is over priced, your lucky if it is served hot, but then she got on my mom's asking them, "are you going to play with that food all day or eat it?" They didn't know what to say! I was shocked! I have eaten there several times, but no more. They said they would never go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5005 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: (865) 219-8317
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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