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Phil's Dream Pit

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$$ - $$$
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634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
+1 423-349-6437
11:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You just have to eat here, that's it..in a nutshell. Its amazing. Busiest times re during lunch time but you can call ahead and pick it up or get it to go. Sooooo worth it!!

Thank cnaejo
Kingsport, Tennessee
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Phil's Dream Pit, by name, may not evoke the thought of great barbecue if you've never been there, but you will be missing something special if you pass them by. Pleasant and attentive staff serve up some great food. My personal favorites are their pork BBQ and baked beans.

Thank Mike D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food is wonderful and very reasonably priced. Staff is super friendly and quick to help. Once you go to Phil's, you won't be happy with any other BBQ!

Thank charlesk_weaver
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88 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just had so much fun there with my friends.. This hotel is full of scenes and luxuries. What a splendor it has,I can't express in simple words.. I am mesmerised with its memories still. Don waste your time in thinking. This hotel will not give you any chance of repenting.. Have fun

Thank ukre
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

No matter what you come here for it is all delicious. A few times we have gotten the big meals to feed us for a working lunch. Other time we were finally talked into going out for lunch. Try the hashbrowns, I don't think they have them all the time but they are better than Cracker Barrels.

Thank Lynette b
Kingsport, Tennessee
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

the BBQ is great tasting, business is always good. the staff is friendly. if you are like me you hate to go in a restaurant and eat when it is empty no customers around. it make you feel like " what does everyone else know about the place that I don't?" you do not have to worry about Phil's Dream... More 

Thank doug c
Gray, Tennessee
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270 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was there yesterday I tried the smoked Sausage it was wonderful I also had the beans and hash brown casserole amazing. Thank you for a great meal at a great price.

Thank J T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and several signature sauces make this a must stop for the bar b q fan. Family owned and ran. Stop in a try it!

Thank Steve H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We drive past here at least annually and always plan on having lunch at Phil's. The pork BBQ is not fatty, and it's delicious. Portions are large and prices low. There's nothing fancy about the place, but it's clean and comfortable--and BBQ restaurants aren't supposed to be fancy. The staff is friendly too. Highly recommended.

Thank NancyVoyager
Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Stopped in to Phil's Dream Pit after looking at reviews on Tripadvisor. I was staying in Kingsport for work and having a good barbeque craving. I placed an order to go and got ribs and house smoked sausage with baked beans and hasbrown casserole. The ribs were tender and smoky. The beans were delicious. Smoked sausage was great!. I will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: +1 423-349-6437

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