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Purple Cow

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1648 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660-4610
14232451707
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9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This little drive thru has the biggest menu I've ever seen in fast food! Hard to choose what to get, but likely whatever you choose will be pretty darn good. My husband and I had burgers, drinks, and sides and still kept the bill under $20. Everything we had was good and the server was very patient as we made... More 

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Thank Ellen R
Johnson City, Tennessee
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41 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chef salad was awful, good size for $, but awful. Iceberg lettuce was brown, so was broccoli. Boiled Egg was cooked to death, green. We were going to split salad, but ended up throwing it away. Tried to call back, but line was busy, finally gave up. Sandwich and milkshakes are good though.

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Thank Houndstooth423
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it here. Best milkshakes in town. Food is very good and prices are good. Good place for the whole family.

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Thank Darlene O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best drive in in town. The hamburger and fries are not that processed kind. The chicken sub was awesome and price better than chains .

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Thank Bill Q
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small drive up only eatery. The menu is HUGE! The portions are HUGE! I have never had anything from here that I did not like. I just had a french dip. The meat was sliced beef that was juicy and tender, grilled onions, mayo and swiss? Or maybe provolone cheese, but a small was HUGE! My... More 

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Thank Sonya W
Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is THE fast food place in town, hands down. The menu is gigantic, very reminiscent of urban diners in the northeast... and it is always changing and evolving. Be prepared to wait though, as there is usually a very long line of cars! Some of my favorites include: the classic italian sub (try it hot or cold!), the steak... More 

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Thank EastTN_WebFoodie
New York Mills, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you pull up to the order window you are greeted by a gentleman that is so kind and super helper. I dont know his name but it makes the visit more amazing. their customer service is excellent. they have burgers that are amazing but their cold and hot subs are were its at. Every time i come here i... More 

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Thank demmi r
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I love purple cow!! They have amazing food. There is usually a long wait time to get through the drivethru but it is well worth the wait!!

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Thank angelgurlbelle2
Kingsport, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Variety is totally what this place is about! Their menu is huge. The line of cars behind me stretched out several cars deep into the street, so I didn't spend too much time trying to find something interesting. I just ordered a double cheese burger, fries, and an oreo milkshake. Burger was good, but nothing exciting. Fries had nice seasoning... More 

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Thank DavidDemont
Clemmons, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The food was delicious. I got a bacon cheddar burger and fries, plus a cinnamon roll shake (which tasted like a cinnamon roll). They were all great! The burger was substantial, and the menu was huge. Due to it being a drive-thru, there was not much time to look at the huge menu, and I felt very pressured to decide... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1648 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660-4610
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: 14232451707

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