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Dead End BBQ

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3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
+1 865-212-5655
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and even better food. The sign over the kitchen says it all, "Cheap food ain't good, and good food ain't cheap." That being said, 4 adults ate lunch for $60, including tip.

Thank Rob H
Vienna, Austria
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten BBQ ll over the USA and enjoy all regional styles and flavors. Dead End offer great variety, great flavors, all fresh and served in good portion,

Thank MichaelG1951
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local barbecue with lots of flare . Great barbecue with three kinds of sauce to add. Delicious side items such as their pimento cheese mac and cheese, okra, greens, sweet potato fries, beans with sausage.Wife had pulled pork plate which was very good. I had these smoked bologna sandwich,with horseradish mustard and grilled onions and cheddar delicious. Another member of... More 

Thank Carl S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Burnt ends are amazing! Banana pudding and their Pimento cheese Mac and Cheese are a must have! Indoor/outdoor seating. Great service and never a long wait!

Thank Ronda F
Knoxville, Tennessee
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday night and the place was crowded. Not sure why, because our first reaction on walking in was, "Wow, is this it?" Loud, boisterous, not very inviting. We had called ahead and were seated promptly.....right next to the front door! All during dinner, someone would open the door every 60 seconds and let in a blast... More 

Thank TennTom4
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ off Highway I-40. Good BBQ. Ribs are outstanding! Pork is better than chicken. Sauces are mediocre. Burnt end briskets are very good. Regular briskets are decent. Dead End BBQ. Knoxville, TN.

Thank DrSkippy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I am a barbecue enthusiast, and have eaten at scores of barbecue joints all across the country. That is not intended to be boastful, but merely to admit that I am more than a casual BBQ diner. I have eaten at Dead End many times, both alone and with table mates. Each time I have dined there the food has... More 

Thank Dee P
Fort Worth, Texas
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We enjoyed catered food from Dead End BBQ at a private party while in the Knoxville area. The ribs were great--the meat so tender it fell off the bone. The pulled pork and BBQ sauce was tasty as well.

Thank maryhear
Payson, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in traveling home made the choice based on trip advisor reviews. Great food! Ordered the BBQ combo plate and it is easily enough food for two meals or ideal to split with someone. Service was great our server was attentive and timely. She took great care of us. The BBQ we on point!

Thank Joel D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I live in Knoxville but had never eaten here before. I got the queso dip with Frito chips as an appetizer. It was standard fare and quite filling. For the dinner platter I got brisket and pulled pork with fries and slaw. The meats were tender but dry, you could tell they had been cooked too long then kept in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-212-5655
You have arrived - the end of the road, and the end of your search for great barbeque in East Tennessee. Dead End Barbeque was born at the end of a dead-end street where neighbors gathered to barbeque. For more than a decade the Dead End Society honed their barbequing skills in the dead end, and in professional barbeque competitions where they achieved national recognition. The Dead End BBQ restaurant has been created to take you there. To the smells, the sounds, and the homemade tastes of an exceptional American neighborhood barbeque in East Tennessee.

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