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Porker's BBQ

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1251 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-2791
+1 423-267-2726
07:00 - 20:00
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All hours
Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 18:00
Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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86 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I just paid $12.46 for two eggs scrambled, 1 sausage patty, a biscuit/roll, gravy and coffee. The biscuit looked like a biscuit but was more like a roll and it had been microwaved. The gravy was cool (cold) and the eggs had a tremendous amount of butter on them. I should have called them on it, but I was in... More 

Thank pasdad
Newnan, Georgia, United States
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I am not a barbecue aficionado so I can't go into details about the barecue. However, I can say that the pork barbecue sandwich was delicious. Smoky, with roughly chopped pork. Served with a side of onion rings and a cold Fat Tire beer, the meal hit the spot. The joint is full of interesting pictures of celebrities and other... More 

Thank Bob D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I was just driving down the street and passed Porker's and decided to turn in. Pretty empty inside for a Saturday afternoon. Ordered the pork sandwich and fries and a bottled beer. The food was quickly prepared and delivered. The only thing I was a bit disappointed in was the bun....the bun. Sounds silly but it was just a weak... More 

Thank mammamondt
Birmingham, Alabama
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a great place for classic Southern BBQ. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food is excellent. Both the pork and brisket are perfectly prepared. The potato salad is some of the best I have ever had, and the banana pudding is delish! This is worth the time to try even though it is a little off the... More 

Thank Julio4MVP
Leeds, Alabama, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This place was quaint and had delicious food. The staff was very helpful and patient. We will be sure to when visit again!

Thank Christina J
Rock Spring
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The best BBQ I have ever had. Of course this is not the first time we have eaten here. They have the best BBQ pork, chicken and beef.

Thank Joseph U
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

BBQ, ribs - the whole nine yards for southern BBQ foods. This is a place for lunch. Good for kids too.

Thank MidwifeSpouse
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Some of the better/consistent BBQ in town. A downtown staple and priced for routine visits. If you love classic southern BBQ, you can't go wrong here.

Thank Dave P
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

good place if you are hungry for bbq. they have other items, and a laid back atmosphere. convenient to downtown.

Thank CastawayBil
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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594 reviews
446 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Typical Bar-B-Q place but it's good. I like the pulled pork sandwich and their ribs are also very good. President George W Bush ate here when he visited Chattanooga during his first term in office.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1251 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-2791
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-267-2726

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