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Blue Circle

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333 Bluff City Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620-4601
+1 423-764-4732
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Blue Circle is a Bristol institution. It's the best sort of little greasy spoon diner, known primarily for their sliders. Their burgers are what Krystal and White Castle aspire to be. They also do decent bacon and eggs. Oh, and they have the best kind of crunchy ice. You aren't getting fancy, upscale or twee at Blue Circle. You are... More 

Thank kimdognyc
Bristol, Tennessee
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Been loving Blue Circle since I was a kid and went swimming at Haynesfield pool. The burgers are delicious and check out breakfast especially the omelets...yum!

Thank natalie w
Bristol, Tennessee
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223 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Blue Circle is a Bristol landmark. It has indoor seating (limited) but our favorite is to pull into the outdoor spots and order and have the food delivered to the car. I don't like the mini burgers (reminiscent of White Castle) but the larger ones are quite good and fresh. Hot dogs looked good and my hot dog-loving son agreed.... More 

Thank 2bemullins5
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

My wife and I grew up in the Knoxville, Tennessee area and remember Blue Circle restaurants in many local areas. We thought that they all closed in the 70's but a customer at our business told us that there was one still open in Bristol, Tennessee. We woke up on Saturday morning and my wife said let's go to Blue... More 

Thank Donald W
Bristol, Tennessee
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159 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

As a kid I didn't really like this type of hamburger, but took my kids there for a special occasion, Bc you have to go if you live in Bristol....they both hated it, I could barely eat it, they delivery guy made me want to sanitize it, and we all 3 had what seemed like a stomach bug for days... More 

Thank DeniseBeth
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I've been eating Blue Circle all my life and it's as good as ever. I like the little burgers, but is actually one of my favorite places for hot dogs. The staff is friendly and service is quick. Well worth the visit.

Thank Chad B
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134 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Husband grew up with Blue Circle and I have had their burgers. Tried here for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. Most everything is a la carte but worth it. High recommendations for the omelet and pancakes-made from scratch.

Thank Heather L
Kingsport, Tennessee
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We've had blue circle a couple of times over the years...the burgers are always tasty and our most recent visit they did not disappoint. They are tiny mini burgers. Emphasis on tiny. I have a small appetite and I polished off 3 and still had fries as well. I agree with the sentiment a previous diner expressed that the prices... More 

Thank lemurgrrl
Kingsport, Tennessee
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is an nostalgic restaurant in this area. I always like taking a step back in time to visit this drive in. The food is pretty good too!

Thank Sun_fun98
Bristol, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

my wife and I decided to go there one last time as we were in the area.....sorry Blue boys... the food was too greasy and it took forever to get our order I guess time changes everything,,disappointed at best; confused at the least I guess they were in a hurry; the cheeseburgers were almost slimey; and the patties were like... More 

Thank Bo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Bluff City Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620-4601
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-764-4732

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?