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Purple Cow

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1648 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660-4610
+1 423-245-1707
09:30 - 23:00
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Steaks and shakes and everything in between. Delicious food flavor packed. Friendly and fast service - always!

1 Thank SaddlePoor
Norton, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Reuben in town, I order it made with pastrami. Great pasta dishes too. Sweet tea is wonderful. Can't beat their prices

Thank vanelkins
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap for what you get... great local food ...quick to serve...always hot and fresh...very friendly service...easy to find

Thank popsroberts
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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301 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been by the Purple Cow in Kingsport a 100 times but never stopped because they are always so busy. Tonight was no difference, but we stopped. The building isn't much to be desired, but the food sure is. Wife got the Supreme Burger, Fried Green Maters. I got a fried bologna sandwich and a Steak & Cheese Sub that was... More 

Thank GTZW
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch boy was it good as always. Got large salad and hamburger. I've been many times and have never had a bad meal. Steak bomb is out of this world. But this time I tried the Intimidator Cheese burger boy was it big and all for about $8. Look at the picture. Great lunch.

1 Thank Tony Ray A
Johnson City, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I really don't get the appeal of this place. The menu is extensive but the guy taking they order is usually gruff, bordering on rude. They never have paper menus , which come in handy to look at before you're at the window holding up the line. The food is alright. For the lines and menu options, you'd think it... More 

Thank Amanda A
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Huge assortment of food choices. Eat there our first time in September 2016. It was great can't wait to go back and try different items.

Thank rjalcorn
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The food is made to order and delicious! It's very reasonably priced too! They do deliver to certain areas.

Thank Kimberly M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I drove thru and got a burger and in a couple of hours afterward, I became soooo sick with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Even the thought of the food I ate there made me nauseated. The workers came out of the building to smoke...sat on the curb outside their building...among trash debris and cigarette butts on the ground...it look so... More 

Thank deb10se
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It's worth the wait in drive thru and if you don't like to wait you can call in your order! They have a huge menu from burgers to steaks and countless desserts!great food at great prices!

Thank mwlex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1648 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660-4610
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: +1 423-245-1707

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