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“Good food, terrible location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Purple Cow

Purple Cow
1648 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660-4610
423-245-1707
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Ranked #10 of 198 restaurants in Kingsport
Cuisines: American
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Fall Branch, Tennessee
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food, terrible location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Everything on the menu is good from the salads to the burgers. It is comfort food though so don't expect Emeril Lagasse. I had a chef salad for the first time and it was fresh and very good. I wish they had a better location as it is difficult to get in and out on busy 11-w. I also wish they would put the menu in front so people would know what they were getting before pulling to the window. I always get behind someone who wants to study the menu while the traffic backs onto the highway. Also bring a fork as the combination fork/spoon will not support the large amount of greens and meats.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“How do they do it???”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Fast food combined with Comfort food. My question is how do they have such a big menu when they are in such a small building? If you can fry it - they have it.

Seriously though, excellent take out food at reasonable prices.

Visited November 2012
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2 reviews
“A Different Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

How many fast food restaurants serve peanut butter & jelly sandwiches in addition to the usual fast food fare? Not many, but Kingsport is blessed to have the Purple Cow. Their menu is extensive & their food quality is very good. I have seldom been disappointed ( soup beans & cornbread were rather bland).

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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“Purple Cow drive thru lines.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The best way to eat there is call ahead, they will ask you for your order and what you are driving, then when you arrive, they will bring the food out to you, take your payment and all. Place your order, don't rush getting there and it will be ready about as soon as you arrive. I love the menu and the food. Anyone that doesn't love this place...well something wrong with them. The fried green tomatoes are the best and the bourbon sirloin can't be beat for $10 with bread and potatoes.

  • Visited October 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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40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Call ahead if in a rush!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Love this place! It's always packed but the food is delicious! Such a huge, huge selection! Unbelievable how they make so many different things in that small building! Call your order in and they will bring it to your car. Lots of food for the price!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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