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Bradley's Pit Barbecue & Grill

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517 New Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874-1909
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Florence, Kentucky
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66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been stopping here for over 20 years as I pass through this area. For many of those years it has been a good spot to get some southern BBQ. The last time I was there, however I was rather disappointed in the food. I had just plain pulled pork but the small portion seemed dry and stringy. My wife's... More 

Thank flynomore
Brampton, Canada
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found this spot wandering around, looked interesting from the road, and was very nice. Staff friendly, food great. A basic but clean restaurant, lots of room, good selection.

Thank Ehazell
Knoxville, Tennessee
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347 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a great day in Athens at the Pumpkin patch and corn maze we stopped here for dinner on our way home! It was amazing and the service was impeccable! The kids meal selections were great and satisfied all three of our children's tastes! The cheese fries were a great starter....Awesome BBQ, steaks and ribs... House chips were great! The... More 

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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way home to Virginia found this local treasure. Service is friendly , Kerri was nice and fast had the the "build a piggy " potato with pork with sweet sauce. My potato was cooked perfectly pork was tender and flavorful. Had to save room for the homemade peach cobbler. My boyfriend had the piggy with the homemade chips... More 

Thank lfkim
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well smelled good outside but must not have ordered the right thing.Ordered large pork and baked beans .Beans were good meat no seasoning and no smoke.Potato salad full of big pieces of onion .But service was very good need to get kitchen busy on getting it right.

Thank REX R
Pennsylvania, United States
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting family we went to their "go to" BBQ place - Bradley's. The food met all expectations. I had a half rack of ribs and they were perfection. The Piggyback Potato was huge and a meal in itself. The prices are very reasonable and the service was fast and very friendly. We will definitely be returning to Bradley's on... More 

Thank Helen B
Amsterdam, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This BBQ was excellent! Had the pulled pork and smoked turkey it was all very good. The service was fast and friendly!

Thank skrankovich
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Sweetwater Tn. for a business trip. I ate at Bradley's pit BBQ and grill. Server was very friendly and polite. I had the pulled pork sandwich and home made potato chips with banana pudding for dessert. Food was good and tasty.

Thank uawr0b
Hot Springs,Ar
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Very good food! Tasty, reasonably priced, and very clean. Had a pulled pork sandwich and would certainly order it again. Enjoyed watching the locals greet one another; made for a cozy, friendly atmosphere.

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Tom B, Owner at Bradley's Pit Barbecue & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for checking us out! We welcome all kinds of folks in, from travelers to regulars we see several times a week. We enjoy making them all feel at home. Can't wait to welcome you back again someday. Tom, Owner More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Great bbq with a excellent menu of options. Great home town food. Ribs are outstanding and the service is helpful and pleasant. Quiet spot to relax and enjoy a meal.

1 Thank timlj
Tom B, Owner at Bradley's Pit Barbecue & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for checking us out! We think BBQ is the best kind of food to relax with. Sit back and enjoy on a nice afternoon. We're glad you could find that here. Looking forward to welcome you back for more ribs and friendly service! Best, Tom, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 New Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874-1909
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sweetwater
  • Phone Number: 14233517190
From our smoked pork and turkey to our sliced beef brisket and all-you-can-eat ribs, Bradley's Pit Barbecue & Grill is proud to be East Tennessee's best for a barbecue experience that will keep you coming back. In addition to our home-cooked menu, we always have something delicious for you to order from our daily specials. Whether it's joining us in our 120-seat dining area and patio or catering for your next special occasion, we look forward to serving you soon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?