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1104 Highway 321 N, Lenoir City, TN 37771-6665
865-986-5110
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very tasty barbecue and large plates

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and it is a lot of food for the money, especially if you go after 5:00 for seniors. I'm not sure if this is every day, but it is a great deal when they have it. You have to order your food at the counter but they bring it to you very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2014
Jasper M
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Lenoir City
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USA
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I'm a BBQ fiend and know how to make a great smoked rib, pulled pork, tenderloin and so on. The ribs here are just o.k., the pulled pork was a little dry, but I don't know what they do to the tenderloin biscuits but I can't get enough of them.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Small portions and take out service/fast food taste.Good to fill a Barbie q desire/fix. Busy area near highway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great family place. Prices are reasonable and the food is simply delish. We usually make it a point to eat here wen we are in town.

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Lenoir City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and it is a lot of food for the money, especially if you go after 5:00 for seniors. I'm not sure if this is every day, but it is a great deal when they have it. You have to order your food at the counter but they bring it to you very... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Buddy's specialty is BBQ, per the name. We found the BBQ to be fairly good. We were travelling and wanted something better than McDonald's and fairly quick. Buddy's provided this. The food was tasty. The restaurant was clean. And service was quick. Prices were good. No complaints. We would eat here again. We didn't try the plates, but look forward... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Tried Buddy's for the first time. Went through the drive-thru and ordered a small pulled pork sandwich and onion rings. The onion rings were excellent, but the pork sandwich was inedible. I always try the pork before adding any sauce. It was dry and had the horribly overwhelming taste of Liquid Smoke. Nothing subtle about its smoky taste. I thought... More 

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Loudon, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Buddy's is, IMHO, the standard by which all other pork barbeque is to be judged. The superb quality does not vary from store to store. The wait staff is friendly, usually local young people. Expect plastic foam plates, plastic cutlery and paper cups full of Sweet Tea. The restaurant will be clean and neat, but not pretentious. This is a... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I agree with other reviewers.This is fast food, but it is always fresh,hot & tasty.It is a great value also.I have eaten here several times & it is always great.I have eaten at a lot more pricey BBQ restaurants that don't have food anywhere near this good. The service is fast & very friendly.You can't go wrong stopping by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Its a real find to discover a fast food place that feeds like a sit down place.Lets not kid ourselfs it is fast food but it is fresh and good. The place is clean ,fast and plesant to eat at. Give them a try and lets see what yo think.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Best barbecue in Knoxville area. Get your pork sandwich with slaw. Great ribs, desserts, etc. Family take out packs

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Additional Information about Buddy's BBQ

Address: 1104 Highway 321 N, Lenoir City, TN 37771-6665
Phone Number: 865-986-5110
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Lenoir City
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1104 Highway 321 N, Lenoir City, TN 37771-6665
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Lenoir City
  • Phone Number: 865-986-5110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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