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Sweet P's BBQ and Soul House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3725 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-6141
+1 865-247-7748
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Tennessee BBQ for this northern who was traveling through. Casual hole in the wall atmosphere but delicious food that you order at the counter. Would definitely go again.

Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my husband. The atmosphere is very low key, they sometimes have live music. They didn't when we were there, but it was still nice. The food is wonderful, flavorful BBQ, the sides were great. Loved the mac and cheese! Reasonable prices. Will be coming here again.

Thank Cassandra R
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all loved the BBQ! The Mac and cheese was to die for! Nice atmosphere w plenty of parking close by! Nice staff! You won't be disappointed!

Thank momma4u4
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368 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here with friends on a Sunday evening. Place was not crowded as we got there around 5:30. We got bar-b-que, ribs, slaw, Brunswick stew, mashed potatoes and even I tried the banana pudding. It all was fantastic. No waiting. Food was hot and tasty. Neat place on the water and nice view to go with great food.

Thank Kirby P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Had our first visit here tonight! Great food! My favorite was the Mac&Cheese!! I didn't care too much for the "Greens & Things" but the rest of the meal was good! Staff was friendly! Great atmosphere && great music! We will definitely be back to visit soon!

Thank nikkig1120
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My wife and I had the Sweet P’s Sampler. I ate almost all the meat, and my wife enjoyed the sides. The ribs feel off the bone and melted in my mouth. Add a little bit of the thick BBQ sauce, and it was like putting whip cream on ice cream. My wife loved the Tomato & Blues Salad,and banana... More 

Thank Joshua B
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Met up with friends I went to college and church with 28 years ago at Sweet P's Barbecue. Great barbecue (Bennett's in Gatlinburg was better) and appetizers. Positioned next to a lake with house boats and such docked. Fun place to visit. I recommend you visit.

Thank 238scotty
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Best BBQ I have had in years and years! We were just visitng from Salt Lake City, but Im a native Texan, and we both thought this was the best BBQ we had the entire trip from Nashville to Knoxville!

Thank mjtice
Maryville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I know I am in the minority here. We stopped in today for pork plates. At 10 bucks each, I wasn't impressed. My wife got the mac n cheese with hers and said it was great. Got some bigger pieces of fat than usual, and our pork was not even warm. Could have been an off day, but good restaurants... More 

Thank marlin61
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

It was crowded when we went so we had to stand in line. Kinda small too, but we weren't in any hurry... We ordered the dish we saw on Man vs. Food (the smaller portion of course) haha...

Thank Aaron D

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3725 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-6141
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-247-7748

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