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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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Paris, Kentucky
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hit the spot after a long day of driving with the family. Only a drive up window. No indoor dining. Friendly service, too.

Thank ahcanupp
Apex, North Carolina
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend is from Kingsport and Pal's was the first place he wanted to go when we came into town. I tried the sauceburger, cheddar rounds, hot dog, fries, and sweet tea. For those who have never had Pal's, the sauceburger tasted similar to a sloppy joe to me. The hot dog had good chili on it. The sweet tea... More 

Thank Josie A
Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The BEST unsweet tea in the Tri-Cities, plus great burgers and shakes. I've been coming here since I was a child and this is the only place that satisfies my fast food craving.

Thank mike f
Kingsport, Tennessee
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good old fashioned burgers and hot dogs. Great fries too! Fastest drive through anywhere. I can only remember one order in 30 years of service that was not correct. Always courteous, polite and professional. Drive through only except for one or two locations.

Thank RayKpt
Paris, Kentucky
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The chili dogs served at Pal's will be on the menu in heaven. It's not healthy, fancy or sophisticated food. It is amazingly delicious comfort food served fast and good.

Thank Brian C
Naples, Florida
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grew up in Kingsport so I know these wonderful, tasty dogs with the best chili! From the airport we head straight to Pal's. The lines are always long but you get through them quickly. Starts early in the morning so get there. Fast, friendly service, great dogs, great fries. Pal you have created a monster following and I do hope... More 

Thank Brenda R
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eat at numerous PAL's locations they are so great. Hot dogs are sooo good and the Frenchie Fries OMG. They are always so nice and fast service.

Thank rjalcorn
Chattanooga, TN
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?