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Pal's Sudden Service

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1735 Fort Henry Dr, Kingsport, TN 37664-3228
(423) 247-3360
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chattanooga, TN
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can not review their food as I only went there for their tea. If you are like myself and do not like it super sweet then order it half and half. I am not sure how they get such depth in the taste of their tea but this is the only place I can find tea that good.

Thank BrtArt22
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have ever seen a Pal's restaurant with the large burger, shake, and fries helping to make the building, you no doubt also saw a large line of cars waiting to order. Fear not, the line moves EXTREMELY fast and you soon have your order, whether it be a famous hot dog, chipped ham, frenchy fries, of simply a... More 

Thank Richard L
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who has lived in, or visited, this region regularly in the past 10 years knows the legendary story of Pal's. This ultra-fast, locally grown machine delivers hot, high quality burgers, dogs, fries and other sandwiches all day long. They specialize in a relatively short menu, with occasional and seasonal specialties, but their quality is always uniform across time and... More 

Thank giguy
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always get the Big Chicken and Frenchie Fries. Have had their burgers and hot dogs, too. GREAT FOOD AND fast, quality service. Love Pals!

Thank deb10se
Kingsport, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pals is a good fast food restaurant in Kingsport and has grown through the area. I especially like their fries and peach tea

Thank Omegawolf
Rogersville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No matter which Pals you eat at, they are ALL good! Love their Chili Buns, Cheddar Rounds, and Sweet Tea! Their burgers are great! Make sure you try their Breakfast foods..LOVE their biscuits. .

Thank Jolynn Q
NE Tennessee
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a reason Pal's has won national quality awards. It's fast food, but very good, very reasonable, and they always provide great service.

Thank TravelLion
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was super skeptical when my husband suggested eating here on the way to the Battle at Bristol. I was even more skeptical when I saw the line. Holy cow! This was one decision he got right. Among the four of us we had a saucy burger, hamburgers, and the chicken sandwich. All were amazing! The peach tea was perfect,... More 

Thank April E
Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to pals since I was a kid and now that I live 500 miles away I have learned to love it even more!

Thank Kyra W
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pal's suddenly service is locally owned and it only has a handful of items. They focus on quality , not quantity! If you are in the East TN area, make sure you have a sauce burger, famous fries and a shake!

Thank K F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1735 Fort Henry Dr, Kingsport, TN 37664-3228
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: (423) 247-3360

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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?