BBQ Restaurants in Knoxville

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Chris Ford has barbecue sauce running through his veins. His passion of Southern cuisine built to a head in 2005 when he opened Sweet P's Barbeque and Soul House. It all began as a catering outfit, outfitting parties with barbecue Chris cooked in his backyard. Today, that backyard barbecue technique is applied daily at his family-oriented restaurant. Outside on the deck or inside the cabin-like dining room, he serves heaping mounds of chopped pork smoked with oak and hickory as well as St. Louis-style, dry-rubbed ribs. The menu is rounded out with other smoked meats, classic comfort foods such as mac and cheese and cole slaw, and, if guests save room, desserts ranging from bacon chocolate chip cookies to banana pudding.

3725 Maryville Pike
Knoxville,
TN
US

Chandler's was voted Best Meat and Three by Metro Pulse in 2010, 2009, and 2008. It has a near-perfect 4.5-star average from nine Yelpers and a perfect five-star average from six impressed Citysearchers:

3101 E Magnolia Ave
Knoxville,
TN
US

If you don't smell the smoker as you approach Parton?s Smokin? Butz BBQ, the staff hasn't done its job. The smoker sits in the front of the dining space, its aromas wafting out into the parking lot, beckoning diners to come taste its wares. The eatery's family feast stuffs up to six diners with a sampler of the smoker's delectables, such as smoked pork, a whole smoked chicken, and a full slab of ribs, rubbed with a secret blend of spices. In true Southern fashion, the sauce remains on the table so customers can douse their food to their own taste or paint an image of ribs on their cheeks. Everything is prepared fresh in-house, from the meats to the sides, which include corn muffins, slaw, and baked beans.

10211 Chapman Hwy
Seymour,
TN
US