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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” (42 reviews)
“baked beans” (29 reviews)
“jerk wings” (18 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3268
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for barbecue and sides. Their sauces offer you a variety of flavors. Love their hash brown casserole. Great for eat in or take out and for feeding large groups. We take our out of town guests here for a real taste of Tennessee...More

Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten there twice now and we really like it! The sandwich has a generous portion of meat. We have tried the baked beans and slaw. They were both very tasty. By the looks of take out orders-many folks like their food. Be sure...More

Thank CampingFan2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific food, great service, and clean! Stumbled across this gem driving through Tennessee. You won't go wrong with the brisket, coleslaw, hash brown casserole, and beans. If we pass by again - will definitely make a point to stop in!

Thank TCMcCall93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are cruising up or down I-85 take a little side trip on I-26 one exit east and head for Phil's. You will be glad you did unless you just don't like Barbecue. Portions are good. You order at the counter and food is...More

1  Thank K-nine9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These folks are just the cream of the crop. Not only are they fine folks, but any food they make is worth the trip, no matter where you're coming from. I especially like the baked beans and can make a meal on just the beans....More

Thank Selby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was okay but I don't understand why the owner (wife) is so rude. I've eaten there twice. The first time with a friend who wanted to try it before we attended a revival a little ways from the restaurant. I took my wife...More

Thank bosborne2016
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Phil that started this restaurant did so out of a love for good BBQ. When you taste his product you will appreciate that comment even more. All his meat products are good and there are wonderful sides to go with the meat. The place...More

Thank hootbird
Reviewed 3 May 2017

the bbq meat would be so much better if the sauce was cooked in the staff are not friendly and the sides are okay

1  Thank bkg491962
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Pulled over in the parking lot to check something on the GPS. Wasn't really hungry but after inhaling the wonderful smell of the smoked meat, we had no option but to get a bite to eat. Absolutely loved the pork sandwich and brisket. The beans...More

1  Thank Vickie 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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