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Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Sevierville

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705 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Hwy 66 (in front of Hobby Lobby), Sevierville, TN 37876-5505
+1 865-428-5001
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was great. My husband and I got the all you can eat ribs, and they were delicious. They come with 2 sides and some hush puppies. The whole meal was wonderful. Also, their new building is beautiful and very roomy.

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Thank Jessica E
Ken M, Owner at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Sevierville, responded to this review

Thank you Jessica E for your kind words and business... we appreciate you! We’re very glad you enjoyed the ribs/food as well as our new store... we hope to see you again soon! We also appreciate your business! Ken Maples More 

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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buddy's has long been my go-to destination for pulled pork and pulled chicken bar-b-que. I even love to eat it without BBQ sauce. It's good topped with slaw. Love the hawg back stuffed potato. It's all good. We recently tried their smoked wings, and I have to admit I find myself craving them quite frequently. They are incredible. I like... More 

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Thank Holly J
Disputanta, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from south eastern Virginia, I grew up on Virginia/Carolina style BBQ and even worked at one of the highest rated barbecue restaurants in the south. I know my barbecue. I live here in Sevier county now and I decided to stop by this little gem on my way home and grab some dinner. The barbecue is unbelievable for the... More 

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Thank braninva
Ken M, Owner at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Sevierville, responded to this review

Thank you braninva... we greatly appreciate your kind words and review. Buddy’s bar-b-q has been smoking bbq the same way for over 45 years... and we agree with you... it’s good bbq at a good value! We’re glad you enjoy our bbq and hope you will visit often... and tell your friends please! Ken Maples More 

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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the area and stopped - what a treat. Excellent pulled pork, delicious baked beans and green beans, and some of the freshest cole slow I've had in ages. And the hushpuppies were just wonderful - crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and hot...just as they should be! Prices were also reasonable for the amount of... More 

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Thank Alice H
Ken M, Owner at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Sevierville, responded to this review

Hello Alice H and thank you for dining with us! We’re very happy that you enjoyed our bbq and sides... and we agree... it’s good bbq at a fair price. We also really appreciate your kind word about our friendly crew and cleanliness... as we strive to always offer the best quality in food, service, value... all in a family... More 

Kodak, Tennessee
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Buddy's BBQ in Sevierville 3 evening ago. I ordered a side of hush puppies instead of fries. The meal was served with great speed. The hush puppies were cold. I returned them to the counter. The server was a dark haired man wearing dark heavy framed glasses. The 2nd order was served to me... More 

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Thank karma1028
Ken M, Owner at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Sevierville, responded to this review

Hello Karma 1028, I want to begin by apologizing to you for the cold hush puppies... and also for the way we responded to you and handled the overall matter. We simply should have apologized and dropped fresh hush puppies in the fryer and brought them out to you when done (takes about 2 minutes 30 seconds). Instead we offered... More 

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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Food was very good. Don't care for vinegar based BBQ and that's all they have. Other than that it was a great experience.

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Thank Dave M
Ken M, Owner at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Sevierville, responded to this review

Hello Dave M and thank you for dining with us! Yes, we are a vinegar based Bbq restaurant and part of a chain based out of Knoxville... and we understand we don't always appeal to everyone... but glad you enjoyed the meal... and appreciate your candor as we love to hear from our guest! We're also glad you had a... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

First visit to this new location ,really nice restaurant . Combo meal is a great deal -one bbq sandwich- one French fry and a drink 7.50 .really good deal , probably best in town .Great bbq too ,easy location to visit .Very fast service , and nice friendly staff.

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Thank Bruce G
Ken M, Owner at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Sevierville, responded to this review

Thank you Bruce for your kind words, review and business... as we greatly appreciate them all... and glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Hope to see you again very soon and thank you once again! Ken Maples More 

Manassas, VA
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very good bbq. I love the smokiness, it is just enough and not oversmoked. There baked potatoes are the bomb (huge). Their sauces are excellent (I always mix the mild with the spicy). Even their hot dogs are good if you're looking for something not as heavy as an entire meal. Haven't tried their ribs yet but I plan to... More 

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Thank vermonter16
Ken M, Owner at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Sevierville, responded to this review

Thank you vermonter16 for your kind words and review. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the Hawg Back potato and sauce... and you will like the ribs too! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again very soon! Ken Maples More 

Jefferson City, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Love the food here- Very filing and great prices. The staff is very nice and they have hot fudge brownie sundaes- what more could you ask for???

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Thank Csandifur
Ken M, Owner at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Sevierville, responded to this review

Hello Csandifur... and thank you for your kind words and review! We value guest feedback and appreciate you taking time to review us... and thank you for your business too! We’re very happy you enjoyed our food, value and guest service... and hope to see you again! Ken Maples More 

Townsend, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We love the food here and visit every week! This week is making me think twice about returning. There is a young man who makes our trip worthwhile, his name is Jeremiah and works in the part where you sit ! He is AWESOME and goes above and beyond!!! However, tonight while my husband was in line- he witnessed the... More 

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1 Thank Kimberly H
Ken M, Owner at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Sevierville, responded to this review

Hello Kimberly H, First of all, thank you for dining with us at Buddy’s bar-b-q... as we appreciate your business and glad you enjoyed our food! Thank you also for speaking directly with me via the phone about this issue as that helped me to better understand the overall experience. Please know that I/we have spoken to both Trent and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Hwy 66 (in front of Hobby Lobby), Sevierville, TN 37876-5505
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Sevierville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-428-5001
Description
About Buddy's Bar-b-q The Buddy's Family began in 1972. Buddy Smothers and his wife LaMuriel opened the first Buddy's Bar-b-q restaurant on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville. Today, The Family consists of 14 Buddy's Bar-b-q restaurants, full-service Buddy's Custom Catering. The Buddy's Family operates with our original philosophy of treating customers as if they were guests in our own home. We serve delicious, always-fresh food at a real value with good ole Southern hospitality. Come on Home to Buddy's!

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