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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%
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“pulled pork” (37 reviews)
“beans” (46 reviews)
“ribs” (41 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3268
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Phil’s is my favorite BBQ restaurant. They offer dry-rubbed and “wet” ribs, chicken, brisket, pulled pork and pork “wings”. Sides include baked beans, slaw, macaroni salad and potato salad. Ribs are meaty and tender. Sauces range from sweet to spicy and include mustard and vinegar...More

Thank BamaClark
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place could be a movie set for a traditional Q joint. I had their ribs and they were first rate, and so, btw, was the beans and slaw. Very friendly folks. Recommend it if you're passing through.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is still great, but they trained me for burnt ends pork belly on Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays & then without warning, they were gone. The staff said they don't know if they'll ever be getting them back! I still love Phil's, but I'm devastated...More

Thank NEMO I
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Passing through and a friend had mentioned it was a great spot to eat so decided to gove it a try. Food was delicious and filling.

Thank Pudgy01
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Phil's does an excellent job with everything they do!! Been a regular customer for years now and it's always fantastic!

Thank Tiptonjc
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The sides served at Phils are the best around. I enjoy every side they have available. They all have tremendous flavors! Their beans are unique and fantastic.

Thank fwewers
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Phil's is a great BBQ restaurant. They serve good sized portions of great food for a very reasonable price. We often get the feeds four pack on Friday afternoon and then have leftovers for the weekend. Try the hashbrown casserole!

Thank contractor2016
Reviewed 21 September 2017 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 10 September 2017

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 29 August 2017 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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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