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Buddy's Bar-B-Q

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4401 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920-4356
+1 865-579-1747
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

While it presents good value for the most part especially if you go on one of their "special days", it really is just "Fast Food" style Q. It IS consistent and some people love it. I am not so sure as I dont really like their pre-sauced 'Q. Love the drive thru. Wish they all served breakfast as a differnt... More 

Thank gil c
Bedford, Indiana
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

My husband and I were out hitting the local flea markets and decided to grab something to eat. We wanted somewhere that we could drive-thru and pick up a meal. We saw the "Buddy's Bar-B-Q" sign and decided to give it a try. We purchased two of the Pork Bar-B-Q dinners with Cole slaw, potato salad, and drink. The meal... More 

Thank Melanie D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Love the cole slaw on the BBQ Good food Nice atmosphere Adequate parking Good service Kind of cool Roll of Paper towels serves as napkins at each table

Thank Ronald B
Midwest USA
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

After driving through the mountains, in down pouring rain we needed to fuel up and eat lunch. This place was not far off the hwy. The parking lot was full of cars. You order and pay at the counter just like at a fast food place. BBQ pork was good. It worked for a quick lunch.

Thank 6SandyFeet
Troy, Michigan
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353 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Very good smoked flavor food. I stopped in for lunch and had the large size pulled pork sandwich. Full of flavor, generous portion and reasonably priced. The baked bean side good as well. Service fast and restaurant clean. Must visit again when in the area.

Thank Jim M
Naperville, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015

I love barbecue but I am way to lazy to do it. Coming thru Knoxville, Tn and googled Barbecue. 4 four-star places popped up this one was closest. AMAZING!!!! Right off expressway Delicious smelling parking lot. Walk inside and my head was in heaven. Lunch special was pork sandwich , side, and pop for $6. Could not stop thinking about... More 

Thank Neal G
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015

Food was great. Inexpensive. The atmosphere is a bit odd. The store looks like it's in a converted Wendy's, but the Pulled pork BBQ was great.

Thank Todd H
Piney Flats, TN
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2014

Excellent price on the BBQ meal deal. The food was good and the hot fudge cake for desert was to die for.

1 Thank William D
Sumter, South Carolina
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98 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

My dad and I stopped in while on a road trip for lunch and we were pleasantly surprised. We each had a bbq pork sandwich and coleslaw. The sandwich came with sweet sauce and we added their spicy vinegar sauce. The spicy sauce was just the right touch, not too hot and but lots of flavor. The atmosphere was basic,... More 

Thank trexxxy
Kempner, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed the pecan Crusted chicken. Very good flavor and moist. I didn't like their potato salad. Too much mustard. Set up was good for a large group.

Thank Kathleen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4401 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920-4356
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-579-1747

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