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“Great BBQ.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Phil's Dream Pit

Phil's Dream Pit
634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
423-349-6437
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Ranked #2 of 198 restaurants in Kingsport
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great BBQ.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

After many recommendations we tried Phil's. We did take out. We had the ribs, chicken. They were terrific. Very moist and the 2 sauces we tried were also great. The sides we had were beans, coleslaw and macaroni salad. All 3 were very good. Probably some of the best beans I have eaten. Will definitely go again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Real deal pulled pork with sudden service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

The motto "quest for perfect BBQ" describes Phil's BBQ well. The service was so fast it madey head spin. Just don't come craving French fries as they are not on the menu.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bulls Gap, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Superb!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

For a long time I had noticed a sign along I-26 directing travelers to Phil's but for some reason I didn't take the exit and go check it out. Finally one day I had business to conduct on Eastern Star Road and I passed right by Phil's. On my way home I stopped and picked up some barbecue to take with me. When I arrived at our house we proceeded to find out just what we had been missing. Phil's it turned out had some of the best barbecue that I had ever tasted and that's saying something because I have eaten barbecue all across the South.

The ribs and pulled pork are simply fantastic and could hold their own against some of the best Memphis has to offer. What surprised me the most however was the chicken. I'm normally not a big fan of barbecued chicken but this chicken was out of this world good. Now, every time we are close to Phil's we pick up some of their mouth watering food and it always pains me to have to decide whether I want ribs, pulled pork or chicken. At most barbecue places chicken doesn't even factor into my decision but at Phil's it is actually the front-runner with me. Just to put frosting on the cake you will find that the sides at Phil's are also supremely good. I especially like the baked beans, YUM!

Add in some of the most friendly, helpful and patient staffers that you are likely to find and its hard to see any flaws with this place. You will notice that I praise their patience because sometimes it takes me way too long to decide if it will be pork or chicken, but whichever it is I know that it will be beyond delicious!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food, easy on the budget”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Phil's is a great, off the beaten path, locally owned restaurant. Great bar b que! Great value. You get quite a large portion of food for what you pay. They also do carry out. Kids menu is reasonable and things that are appealing to kids as well!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This place has great food and casual atmosphere. Come hungry.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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