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Phil's Dream Pit

634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3268
+1 423-349-6437
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (44 reviews)
“baked beans” (29 reviews)
“jerk wings” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3268
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a pulled pork sandwich, awesome baked beans and a drink for $8 and change including tip. This is one of my favorite barbecue places in the entire area. I plan to buy a cooler to take some home to NC.

Thank NCFambly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family got take out a few weeks ago and everything was fantastic. The two barbecue sauces were both excellent, even though they were very different. I liked the spicier one.

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and myself tried this place out off a tip from a co-worker. First off the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Once we ordered the food was ready to eat I less than 3min. The food was fresh, well proportioned and really good....More

Thank Donnie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here several times in the past year, and keep coming back! The food is excellent, we always get a family platter with buns, pulled pork bbq, slaw, beans, and potato salad. Love all of their options and they always know what's best for...More

Thank emneth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I say “Good Brisket Too!” because like many other places in the southeast Phil’s does a good job at pulled pork. But what sets the Dream Pit apart is they also do Brisket very well. Brisket is starting to catch on nationally and many places...More

Thank giantmetfan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled off I-87 on a long haul trip to discover this Tennessee gem. Very friendly service, great food and especially amazing ribs.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Phil's is a great place to eat. All staff are very friendly. Service is quick. Their beans are the best.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I have had some terrific barbecue when living/working in Oklahoma and Texas and Phil's is like that. The best I have found in East Tennessee.

Thank michaelmT932AS
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The best pulled pork sandwich in town, they are family run business and take great pride in their product. All of the food on the menu is good quality and homemade. They have very good coleslaw and some kind of potato casserole that is killer.

Thank NETNFoodie
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Flew in from Atlanta and my girl friend suggested Phil's Dream Pit. I had the brisket. Dry. The sides were good. The pork ribs were poorly seasoned and soggy as if left in a steamer. No bark... minimal smoke ring.. the diet coke and gunned...More

Thank Scott H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 37663-3268
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: +1 423-349-6437
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