According to folk etymologists, the term barbecue is derived from the French barbe coup, referring to the annual pig picking commemorating the infamous Bearded Rebellion. Celebrate saucy beards with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Southern cuisine and drinks at Sweet P's Barbeque and Soul House on Maryville Pike.
Sweet P's specializes in classic slow-roasted barbecue meats, as well as a hearty helping of sides and desserts. Enjoy the eponymously sweet service in this cabin of comestibles while eyeballing the chalk-covered menu board. Dry-rubbed St. Louis–style pork ribs (half rack $10, full rack $20) make for a full-fledged meatsperience, and an innovative barbecue burrito stuffed with meat, cheese, slaw, and beans ($6.75) puts an unexpected twist straight into salivating mouths. All the delicious meats and sides at Sweet P's can be purchased in individual portions, by the pound, or as sandwiches or sides. Its chopped pork ($9.50 per lb., $3.75 sandwich) is smoked for half a day amongst a mix of aromatic hardwoods. Home-style sides include the tater salad and mac 'n' cheese (both $6 per lb., $2 side), and the banana pudding ($7 per lb., $3 side) is just one melt-in-your-mouth Southern delicacy readily available.
Sweet P’s owner, Chris Ford, traveled the country sampling the nation's best mouth-watering meats before opening his laid-back lakeside barbecue joint. Savor the meat-fruits of his labor while dining with friends, someone else's family, or while simply engaged in a one- man or woman attack on slow-roasted meat.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only and is not valid for deluxe party packages.
- The place does only one thing, and does it extremely well: It makes delicious, finger-licking, wake-the-neighbors North Carolina-style barbecue. – Bonnie Appetit, Metro Pulse
- One great thing about Sweet P's: the fried pickles. Fried pickles are a delicacy, my friends. – the modern gal, The Sunsphere Is Not A Wigshop
Sweet P's Barbeque and Soul House
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, Tennessee 37920-6141Get Directions