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Purple Cow


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Parking Available, Drive Thru

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Reviewed 1 week ago

All these years and the Purple Cow is still going strong! Excellent food and shakes. Never had a bad meal from here......although I wish the seafood sub and salmon burgers would come back!!

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank TnShineLife
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

This is a great place for a variety of sandwiches, burgers, shakes and many other options. Good food and service.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Jim L
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

The Purple Cow is a unique fast food restaurant. Try the Chicken Bomb Submarine with some of the best fries in the tri-cities.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 2UitsNew
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

My teenage son turned 19 and could eat anywhere he wanted. He choose Ridgewood BBQ for lunch & The Purple Cow for supper. We love the Purple Cow’s Steak Bombs! Our favorites are of course the Cheesesteak Bombs (beef or chicken), love their BLT’s, Fried...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank GWZW
Reviewed June 21, 2019

This place has great food all around, but my God the MILKSHAKES...They have tons of options ( every flavor you could possibly imagine ), but the chocolate is just KILLER

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Mike F
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

My teenage son moved backed to College today & on his way back home stopped to bring ole Dad some good Purple Cow food for his 48th Birthday! First off so glad there back open after remodeling. Bag had on it Happy Birthday, but inside...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GWZW
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

They have a wide variety of Burger combinations. The service is fast in the food is reasonably prized. I would highly recommend anybody

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank G2310VScharlies
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Kingsport has more family owned cool restaurants than the atrial area of NC!!! This place is fantastic!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank N M
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Yes purple cow is I get the beef tip dinner with bourbon sauce and peppers and onions and there cook is good at cooking it just right I like mine medium and there prices are awesome and they have so much to choose from if...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mechelle1970
Reviewed November 15, 2018

the food was just put together sloppy and the staff are not friendly will not be back i rather go somewhere else

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bg g
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