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Dead End BBQ

3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
+1 865-212-5655
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (68 reviews)
“beans” (35 reviews)
“banana pudding” (36 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well , we've friend locally that has a Texas style BBQ , and his product is remarkably good , so there was a benchmark to beat here. This place came with a recommendation from friends , and one accompanied us here , but she was...More

Thank fred s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit NOT our last!! Ben was a great waiter. Our burnt ends and brisket were delicious. The Mac n cheese and beans and sausage are perfect sides. Andy came out and greeted us as first timers and out of staters and presented us with...More

Thank lanie l
Reviewed 6 days ago

I stopped in Saturday for supper. I had the Brisket and sausage with green beans and cold slaw. Well the sides and the wonderful bartender were the highlight of the meal. The Brisket was cut paper then and had zero flavor though it was tender....More

Thank 87daled
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dead End BBQ has the best BBQ in the world. Most of all, the entire staff makes you feel welcome at each visit. And Jennifer, who handles all my to go orders is super sweet. She always double check, to make sure each to go...More

Thank Dionne F
DeadEndBBQ, Manager at Dead End BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review and rating! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a great area that you can sit outside on pretty days! The people are always welcoming and the food is great! They serve good bbq and their sauces are great! I am also very fond of their quesadillas! 😊 You will always leave...More

Thank Jayden G
DeadEndBBQ, Manager at Dead End BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been craving BBQ and had heard good things about Dead End. I ordered the brisket and burnt ends with a side of the Macorroni and pimento cheese and a side of the mixed greens! Everything was great to me and the greens were...More

Thank Rhonda B
DeadEndBBQ, Manager at Dead End BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the thorough review! We would love some more feedback on why your husband was unhappy with his meal. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dead End BBQ is a nice looking establishment, well decorated with inside and outside seating. It was nice place with good seating. Service was top notch. I had the pulled pork, which had a great flavor. All of the meats looked good. Many of the...More

Thank Bx2L
DeadEndBBQ, Manager at Dead End BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We would love to know how we can improve your expericence.

Reviewed 26 April 2018

Lunch at the Dead End was great. I ordered the Pulled Pork plate with Corn, Garlic Bread and Fries - my wife had the Brisket plate. The Brisket was very, very good. The Pulled Pork was one of the best I've ever had. Unfortunately, the...More

Thank Rich L
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We've had consistently good barbecue here. It's one of the very few restaurants in town that serve burnt ends (marinated brisket tips) and those are my favorite meat here. For side dishes the mac & cheese is good and the buffalo (sauce) okra is good...More

Thank RobT70
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a quick meal between viewings and tried the brisket and wings along with the string beans and blue cheese slaw. Everything was delicious, and when we are next in Knoxville We'll stop in again.

Thank williamf802
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Questions & Answers
19 June 2015|
Response from DeadEndBBQ | Property representative |
Yes! All of our BBQ (Pork, Chicken, and Brisket) options are gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-212-5655
  • E-mail
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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