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1104 Highway 321 N, Lenoir City, TN 37771-6665
865-986-5110
Today
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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great BBQ

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Tennessee, USA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Having visited this (and other) branch of Buddy's BBQ numerous times, we can state that the food is generally quite good and is a fair value. The chicken biscuit is excellent for breakfast, and the pork BBQ (we usually get it by the pound) is certainly very good. We rate it 'average' because that's what it is - there are... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?