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Phil's Dream Pit

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
+1 423-349-6437
11:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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88 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just had so much fun there with my friends.. This hotel is full of scenes and luxuries. What a splendor it has,I can't express in simple words.. I am mesmerised with its memories still. Don waste your time in thinking. This hotel will not give you any chance of repenting.. Have fun

Thank ukre
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No matter what you come here for it is all delicious. A few times we have gotten the big meals to feed us for a working lunch. Other time we were finally talked into going out for lunch. Try the hashbrowns, I don't think they have them all the time but they are better than Cracker Barrels.

Thank Lynette b
Kingsport, Tennessee
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

the BBQ is great tasting, business is always good. the staff is friendly. if you are like me you hate to go in a restaurant and eat when it is empty no customers around. it make you feel like " what does everyone else know about the place that I don't?" you do not have to worry about Phil's Dream... More 

Thank doug c
Gray, Tennessee
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270 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was there yesterday I tried the smoked Sausage it was wonderful I also had the beans and hash brown casserole amazing. Thank you for a great meal at a great price.

Thank J T
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and several signature sauces make this a must stop for the bar b q fan. Family owned and ran. Stop in a try it!

Thank Steve H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We drive past here at least annually and always plan on having lunch at Phil's. The pork BBQ is not fatty, and it's delicious. Portions are large and prices low. There's nothing fancy about the place, but it's clean and comfortable--and BBQ restaurants aren't supposed to be fancy. The staff is friendly too. Highly recommended.

Thank NancyVoyager
Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Stopped in to Phil's Dream Pit after looking at reviews on Tripadvisor. I was staying in Kingsport for work and having a good barbeque craving. I placed an order to go and got ribs and house smoked sausage with baked beans and hasbrown casserole. The ribs were tender and smoky. The beans were delicious. Smoked sausage was great!. I will... More 

Thank Travelinurse01
Port Saint John, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We drove almost an hour to give it a try and were very pleased! The sandwiches are huge and the service is VERY fast! Everyone was so friendly. I had the macaroni salad and baked beans, both were some of the best I think I have ever eaten. We will most definitely be back soon. Thanks Phil's Dream Pit!

Thank Emma M
Kingsport, Tennessee
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Just give this place a try! Hands down the best BBQ around. Always consistent. Staff are super friendly. You will be glad you stopped! Convenient interstate access.

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Olney, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from a road trip to NC and TN. My better half's name is Phil - so it seemed like a sign. The food was very good - especially the beans and the macaroni salad! But better than any food are the type of people who take the time to walk you through the... More 

Thank Gwen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: +1 423-349-6437

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?