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Purple Cow

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1648 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660-4610
+1 423-245-1707
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09:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 09:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch boy was it good as always. Got large salad and hamburger. I've been many times and have never had a bad meal. Steak bomb is out of this world. But this time I tried the Intimidator Cheese burger boy was it big and all for about $8. Look at the picture. Great lunch.

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1 Thank Tony A
Johnson City, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I really don't get the appeal of this place. The menu is extensive but the guy taking they order is usually gruff, bordering on rude. They never have paper menus , which come in handy to look at before you're at the window holding up the line. The food is alright. For the lines and menu options, you'd think it... More 

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Thank Amanda A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Huge assortment of food choices. Eat there our first time in September 2016. It was great can't wait to go back and try different items.

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Thank rjalcorn
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The food is made to order and delicious! It's very reasonably priced too! They do deliver to certain areas.

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Thank Kimberly M
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I drove thru and got a burger and in a couple of hours afterward, I became soooo sick with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Even the thought of the food I ate there made me nauseated. The workers came out of the building to smoke...sat on the curb outside their building...among trash debris and cigarette butts on the ground...it look so... More 

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Thank deb10se
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It's worth the wait in drive thru and if you don't like to wait you can call in your order! They have a huge menu from burgers to steaks and countless desserts!great food at great prices!

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Thank mwlex
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The burger, fries, and drink deal ($3.49 I believe) is still the best deal. It's not a tiny burger at all and its dressed to the nines!! The order of fries is adequately sized. They only negative I can add is that there are no refills on beverages because it is drive thru only. That being said, splurge and get... More 

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Thank Liz W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I have been going to the Purple Cow for many years. The steak bomb (my fav) is Amazing!!! Fried green tomatoes, hamburgers, garbage fries, the Pittsburgh, shakes and sooooo much more everything is more than worth the wait (Yummy) I couldn't count the times I've been and the people I have taken there that had never been and we all... More 

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Thank Brenda C
Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Hard to get into, as irs location is in one of the busiest areas of the city. Usually lines extend out onto stone drive, causing a possible accident area.

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Thank John H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The chicken bomb is a must! Food is great and I have yet to be disapointed. The fried green tomatoes. ..O.M.G YALL!!! service is to slow due so many people wanting it at the same time. Almost got hit waiting in line.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 23:00
Thursday
09:30 - 23:00
Friday
09:30 - 00:00
Saturday
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1648 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660-4610
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: +1 423-245-1707

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