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Dead End BBQ

3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
+1 865-212-5655
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (66 reviews)
“banana pudding” (34 reviews)
“beans” (34 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I visited 11/25 for early dinner , we were on our way to Bristol, VA. We choice this restaurant by reading reviews. I love the service, the food . and the people. Within 10 mins or so , our food arrived. Good...More

Thank morganmildred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite places to eat in Knoxville. The food is great! I have never had bad service. Servers are on top of their game and a great. We have tried most of the menu items and never had anything we wouldn't order again....More

Thank Bulldog1611
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We started off with the Bar-B-Queso with the addition of beef brisket. It was delicious, although i think it would be even better with some handmade tortilla chips instead of the fritos scoops. The pulled pork plate and chicken plate were good, but the sides...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Had the taste for BBQ for lunch and was not disappointed. the BBQ was great and I had the Smoked Brisket burnt ends for lunch, great smoke flavor and seasoned just right. I love the atmosphere and the service was very good. We went for...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here tonight. Have eaten here several times as it is close to our office. The food is pretty good. The mac and cheese is amazing!! Because there is a football field down the street they get a lot of sports teams. There...More

Thank jrayjgirl
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Tot Chos with brisket were superb - even reheated the next day!!! Brisket was so right on! Pulled Pork Sandwich so tender and juicy! Ribs graced with their medium sauce were tender and succulent! Great chicken salad too!!!

Thank dknoye
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had been home shopping and riding around with a realtor she was going on and on about BBQ joints. One we drove by was Calhoun's and I recalled it in some food blogs; it had a lot of cars outside late into lunch hour...More

Thank smokeater55
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Arguably, the best bbq in town. Generous portions, good value, and great staff. It is located slightly off of Kingston pike, so not as crowded. Will be back often!!

Thank largeorange3534
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in the area and decided to try this place for lunch. She got the smoked chicken salad and sweet potato chips. I got the pulled pork sandwich, homemade chips, and smoked bbq Wings. We also tried some of the banana...More

Thank iampaidfor
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Had really good burnt brisket tips the kids really enjoyed it as well. Really liked the pictures on the walls!

Thank mandren1977
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Dead E
19 June 2015|
Response from Dead E | 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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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