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Dead End BBQ

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3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
+1 865-212-5655
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, excellent service and the food was wonderful. All of the meat on the sampler was great. We had the beans and sausage, Mac and pimento cheese, slaw. They were all great and what can I say about the banana pudding??? Don't leave there without trying it!!! Take it with you, if you have to.

Thank Alesha N
Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place had great slaw. We go a sampler plate and thought everything was good except the pulled pork. Maybe the pulled pork would have been better earlier in the evening. This place was very accommodating to the large group we had. The restaurant closed at 9pm and stayed open for the group of 50 plus that we had. The... More 

Thank 497katrinat
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this place. My wife and I visit this place at least once a month. Mac and pimento cheese is extra yummy. I haven't ever really had anything bad here.

Thank dreadpiratejaymo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had a beer a got a bbq sandwich to go and it really wasnt that good.Its always crowded and the manager was nice but Ive never gone back.

Thank Timothy H
Winchester, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and even better food. The sign over the kitchen says it all, "Cheap food ain't good, and good food ain't cheap." That being said, 4 adults ate lunch for $60, including tip.

1 Thank Rob H
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I have eaten BBQ ll over the USA and enjoy all regional styles and flavors. Dead End offer great variety, great flavors, all fresh and served in good portion,

1 Thank MichaelG1951
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Local barbecue with lots of flare . Great barbecue with three kinds of sauce to add. Delicious side items such as their pimento cheese mac and cheese, okra, greens, sweet potato fries, beans with sausage.Wife had pulled pork plate which was very good. I had these smoked bologna sandwich,with horseradish mustard and grilled onions and cheddar delicious. Another member of... More 

1 Thank Carl S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Burnt ends are amazing! Banana pudding and their Pimento cheese Mac and Cheese are a must have! Indoor/outdoor seating. Great service and never a long wait!

1 Thank Ronda F
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We went on a Saturday night and the place was crowded. Not sure why, because our first reaction on walking in was, "Wow, is this it?" Loud, boisterous, not very inviting. We had called ahead and were seated promptly.....right next to the front door! All during dinner, someone would open the door every 60 seconds and let in a blast... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

BBQ off Highway I-40. Good BBQ. Ribs are outstanding! Pork is better than chicken. Sauces are mediocre. Burnt end briskets are very good. Regular briskets are decent. Dead End BBQ. Knoxville, TN.

Thank DrSkippy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-212-5655
You have arrived - the end of the road, and the end of your search for great barbeque in East Tennessee. Dead End Barbeque was born at the end of a dead-end street where neighbors gathered to barbeque. For more than a decade the Dead End Society honed their barbequing skills in the dead end, and in professional barbeque competitions where they achieved national recognition. The Dead End BBQ restaurant has been created to take you there. To the smells, the sounds, and the homemade tastes of an exceptional American neighborhood barbeque in East Tennessee.

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