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Phil's Dream Pit

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634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
423-349-6437
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Phil's Dream Pit was a great find for this transplanted Texan. I would say this is THE place to go for great brisket in the Tri-Cities. The "pig wings" are also pretty tasty.

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Thank TexasBevo
Erwin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife visited on 7-22-2016 this is a must try restaurant to try if you love BBQ. I tried the sampler plate to try a little of every thing and it was great. Their beans was awesome. I will be going back.

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Thank RJClawson
Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Phil's is locally-owned and they're loved by our area. Our family enjoys the carryout options to feed 4. Reasonably priced with great sides and BBQ that is authentic and great!

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Thank Sharon P
Dianna P, Owner at Phil's Dream Pit, responded to this review

Thank you Sharon for continuing to let us feed your family. We appreciate all the local people that keep us going. So glad you always have a good experience. More 

Greenwood, Indiana
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Kingsport for a basketball tournament and stopped by Phil's Dream Pit for dinner. It was delicious! My husband has a gluten allergy and they were very knowledgeable about which items were GF. I would definitely recommend this great local place to anyone!

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Thank Alisa D
Dianna P, Owner at Phil's Dream Pit, responded to this review

Alisa, We are so pleased that you had a good experience at Phil's. I am also gluten free and know how important it is to be aware of what is and is not gluten free. We did not intentionally create gluten free options, but with bbq it is easy to manage. Hope the tournament went well. More 

Amherst, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heading home from Nashville to central Virginia, we were looking for something to eat around Kingsport. Came across Phil's Dream Pit on the GPS and after reading a few reviews decided to give it a try. Not only was the food delicious (dry rub chicken sandwich, brisket sandwich, pulled pork sandwich), the staff were very nice and helpful in deciding... More 

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Thank Rossersuzi
Dianna P, Owner at Phil's Dream Pit, responded to this review

We are happy you found a place off the freeway to stop for lunch. Thank you for the nice comments. HOpe the trip home was uneventful!! More 

Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love barbecue and have never tried Phil's Dream Pit then you have no idea what you are missing. Simply the best you will find in NE Tennessee. Pulled not chopped. Their beans are unreal too!

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Thank JahCruiser
Dianna P, Owner at Phil's Dream Pit, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks about Phil's Dream Pit. Local customers keep us in business and we are always happy to hear that they enjoy their visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is delicious. I love their macaroni salad and their baked beans. Restaurant is always very busy at lunchtime, but it's worth the wait. The staff seems to get a little stressed/grouchy when they are very busy, but if you can overlook that, you're in for terrific barbecue.

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Thank Julie C
Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Phil's is a small business and they do a great job! All the meats are very good-my favorite is the pulled pork! Great sauces too-it's the best pork in Kingsport!

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Thank Terilaf
Dianna P, Owner at Phil's Dream Pit, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate our customers so much. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wished I traveled this way more often. Driving through and Trip advisor once again steered us in right direction. I had pulled pork sandwich and wife had barbque chicken. Sides were great-we had beans, potato casserole, and slaw. Pork and chicken very tender and tasty. I loved the sauces, especially blackberry fire, very unique taste. For dessert blueberry cobler... More 

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Thank coachrains
Dianna P, Owner at Phil's Dream Pit, responded to this review

We appreciate you trying us out on your travels. We are always pleased to hear about someone's great experience with our restaurant. Hope to see you again when you travel this way again. More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got a three meat special to take home and eat. When we got to the brisket, all three of us were amazed. It had such a wonderful taste and it was so tender. We have never had brisket that tasted so good before. It's a small little restaurant with just enough places to sit, but it is soooooo worth... More 

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Thank Houndstooth423
Dianna P, Owner at Phil's Dream Pit, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the brisket. Phil has been doing this for 8 years and takes great pride in making sure the meats are exceptional for our customers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: 423-349-6437

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