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Bradley's Pit Barbecue & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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517 New Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874-1909
+1 423-351-7190
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One word: Fantastic! My love & I enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich, homemade potato chips, baked beans & coleslaw - All were great selections & perfectly seasoned. Love the "just-right" smokiness of the meat! My love also tried the Brunswick stew which he said was some of the best he's ever had. Wonderful service by Annette as well. We can't... More 

Thank Kristi G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great friendly service, good bbq pork and chicken. Check out the homemade potato chips with the bbq sauce.

Thank Lynn K
Kennebunkport, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I pulled into this restaurant for a quick lunch after visiting The Lost Sea. Our server, Michelle, was very friendly and efficient. I ordered the brisket plate with green beans and collard greens. We were both very hungry as we had skipped breakfast. Half way through my meal I noticed something on my plate which didn't look... More 

1 Thank Kay S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FINALLY found a great BBQ joint in TN, though it's in Sweetwater and not Knoxville! Randomly chose it, but glad we did. Ribs and pork were excellent, juicy and full of flavor (truly smoked and not covered in sauce if you request them dry like I always do). The ribs were baby backs (not the true St. Louis style that... More 

Thank Imom007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Headed home from a weekend in Gatlingburg/Pigeon Forge we came across Bradley's when stopping for gas in Sweetwater, TN. Nice restaurant with good friendly service. Good BBQ and the sauce was excellent. The vinegar sauce was so legit we bought a jar to take home. Definitely recommend stopping in if passing through the area.

Thank trickumdawg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Had pulled pork and sweet tea. Server was very sweet and food was really good. Much better than any truck stop or anything else off a hwy exit. A little searching on Google maps did me well here! Also I liked their hot BBQ sauce.

Thank KodaBeaufort
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Food was average, wait staff friendly. However the sides came out in what seemed to have been proportioned and heated (bowls were as hot as the food). All in all not a bad place however I don't see how it rated so high

Thank Steve H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best BBQ around! I had the BBQ pulled pork potato- amazing! Friendly staff- will back again.

Thank April B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Stopped by for a early evening dinner after all day on the road. I like to try independent and family owned restaurants when traveling instead of chain restaurants. The food was good and the server was friendly. Good place for a quick meal.

Thank Dennis G
Columbiana, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Great dinner after a few hours on the road. Very comfortable, family-style restaurant. Great BBQ and we loved the variety of sauces. Nice dessert choices, as well.

Thank Susan C

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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
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 New Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874-1909
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sweetwater
  • Phone Number: +1 423-351-7190
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Montgomery, AL
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?