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“Fast Food Done Right!”

Pal's Sudden Service
Ranked #1 of 243 Restaurants in Kingsport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Takeout
Kingsport, TN
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fast Food Done Right!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

You don't just eat here, you have an experience here! Pal Barger wrote the book on Quality Service at an up beat pace known as fast food. To me, they are the best hog dogs on earth and I've searched far and wide for a better one. The ham & cheese is tops and the frenchie fries are good too. Vince Gill, Tom T Hall, Johnny & June Cash, Allison Kraus, and Mrs. Santa's helper Patty Loveless have eaten at Pal's. Some of them always make a stop there when they are in the area.

  • Visited March 2014
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Best Fast Food”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

There are quite a few Pal's around the area -- so it doesn't matter which one you select. The burgers (a Big Pal with Cheese) are tasty and fresh. The fries are the best! If you like iced tea, Pal's serves the best around. This is a local restaurant chain that almost always has a line of cars waiting to be served. No indoor seating. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2014
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fast food done right!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

One of the best burgers, fries and sweet tea you will ever put into your mouth. Winner of the Malcolm Baldrige Award, Pal's has the most consistent quality and service in the field. Each place is well trained and well managed. Market share is earned.

  • Visited January 2014
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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Local Icon”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Like most people from the area, I've been eating here for years. I like the burgers,fries,and tea.Milkshakes r\are good too. Most people like the hotdogs but I can take it or leave it on that. Try the sauceburger,it takes a little getting used to but when you do you're probably hooked for life. The only thing I've ever had I really didn't like was their big chicken sandwich, which did not suit my taste at all,but to each their own. what I like best is you can get lunch items during breakfast hours which suits me fine.

Visited March 2014
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“#1 Fast Food”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Have been going to Pal's for over 50 years! It is a quick drive through with no seating, though some may have picnic tables outside. At least their original one downtown does.They really know how to get the food ready in a hurry.They also won the very prestigious Malcom Baldridge award a few years ago. At that time they were the only restaurant to have won it. Love their hot dogs and chipped ham sandwiches. After many people have moved away from the area, Pal's is their first stop when they come back for a visit to Kingsport.

  • Visited January 2014
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