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Sweet P’s Downtown Dive

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


American, Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to check this place out after seeing it on food network. We were not disappointed in the BBQ. We wound up with someone getting each of the meats - ribs, pork, brisket, and chicken. Very pleased with all of them. Service was super quick...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Daydream585448
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We were in Knoxville to attend a concert, but had a taste for barbecue. Looked up this place on Tripadvisor. It was not a disappointment. I had the brisket, my friend the ribs. Both dishes were really great along with an extremely friendly kitchen staff....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Memphis is truly the Champion of BarQ, but it’s 5hrs West. So if you don’t have that much time to invest, definitely hit up SP the King of Knoxville BarQ when you have that hankering. First of all cool dive atmosphere, spacious and open. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jteetigers
Reviewed October 22, 2018

A vintage brick building down near the tracks with $1 parking across the street (parking lo also hosts on occasion a collection of food trucks for community social). This is a great spot if you want to see locals eating some Southern BBQ. You will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MsLoveTravel
Reviewed October 18, 2018

BEST BBQ IN KNOXVILLE! The BBQ burrito is amazing! they have great wings as well! I realty like the Thursday meant loaf!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank hwjones41
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I was somewhat disappointed. The brisket was a bit fatty, the ribs were pretty good and the sides were tasty. I’m not a fan of the run used on the pimento cheese and chip dip.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sdircks051218
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

After reading all the reviews, we opted for a Saturday night dinner. Neither of us were impressed by the BBQ compared to that we have had in other Southern cities...

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank K3240BEjenniferg
Reviewed September 28, 2018

My daughter and I stopped in after a UT game. She had the pulled pork and I had the brisket, both were very good. Their sweet tea is good, and they also have a variety of sauces, even a mustard based sauce. The sides were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DanOfCincy
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

The wings are excellent, actually everything was excellent, Great Value, definitely a place to go to in Knoxville TN.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank micsb61
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We ate here during Wing Ding 40; it was an excellent choice. I had the brisket and it was SOO good! The prices were quite reasonable and the food was great. Two thumbs up for this place :)

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John K
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