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“Good food, terrible location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Purple Cow

Purple Cow
Ranked #13 of 243 Restaurants in Kingsport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout
Fall Branch, Tennessee
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food, terrible location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Everything on the menu is good from the salads to the burgers. It is comfort food though so don't expect Emeril Lagasse. I had a chef salad for the first time and it was fresh and very good. I wish they had a better location as it is difficult to get in and out on busy 11-w. I also wish they would put the menu in front so people would know what they were getting before pulling to the window. I always get behind someone who wants to study the menu while the traffic backs onto the highway. Also bring a fork as the combination fork/spoon will not support the large amount of greens and meats.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Johnson City, Tennessee
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“How do they do it???”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Fast food combined with Comfort food. My question is how do they have such a big menu when they are in such a small building? If you can fry it - they have it.

Seriously though, excellent take out food at reasonable prices.

Visited November 2012
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Thank JCseminole
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2 reviews
“A Different Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

How many fast food restaurants serve peanut butter & jelly sandwiches in addition to the usual fast food fare? Not many, but Kingsport is blessed to have the Purple Cow. Their menu is extensive & their food quality is very good. I have seldom been disappointed ( soup beans & cornbread were rather bland).

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChefBear72
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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Purple Cow drive thru lines.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

The best way to eat there is call ahead, they will ask you for your order and what you are driving, then when you arrive, they will bring the food out to you, take your payment and all. Place your order, don't rush getting there and it will be ready about as soon as you arrive. I love the menu and the food. Anyone that doesn't love this place...well something wrong with them. The fried green tomatoes are the best and the bourbon sirloin can't be beat for $10 with bread and potatoes.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dan R
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656 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“Call ahead if in a rush!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Love this place! It's always packed but the food is delicious! Such a huge, huge selection! Unbelievable how they make so many different things in that small building! Call your order in and they will bring it to your car. Lots of food for the price!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Palmgirl33
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