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Love that B-B-Q

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1901 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-3817
10:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Wed 10:30 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 10:30 - 19:00
Sat 10:30 - 16:00
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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great BBQ pork sandwich with potato salad and 7 layer salad. Sides were great - tasted like home made.

Thank Dennis S
1 review
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Great food and awesome folks 👍 the wife had brisket and I myself enjoyed the pork sandwich and I'm lucky enough to live next door!

Thank Kenneth I
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Meaty ribs, smoked balogna, smoked sausage and pulled pork. Don't miss the 7-layer salad, and check the daily dessert specials.

Thank Jack R
Knoxville, TN
Level Contributor
59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Heard the raves of this place so we decided to stop in. We both had the Pork BBQ sandwich combo Hubby had Fries which they are hand cut and Slaw. I had the Beans which they was okay had some kind of chunk of meat in it and Potato salad. Dessert Banana Pudding with Nutter Butter Cookies in it. The... More 

1 Thank Greenidoll
Knoxville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love's is a little hole-in-the-wall ex-gas station, but it's the best barbecue I've ever eaten--and I've been to a lot of places all over the country. Walter Love, the owner knows what he's doing when it comes to barbecue and all the sides, and his sauces are as good as I've tasted anywhere. It's a little hard to find tucked... More 

Thank davea180
Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Two person operation the day I was there Service was good and food was as good as other BBQ places I have been Good portions A bit pricey to me but good value Adequate parking Great staff

Thank Ronald B
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We actually live really close to this small restaurant. Always want to try it but they are closed on Sundays. Any way we had the opportunity to stop and eat there. The staff are so nice and the food was pretty good, my ribs were a little fat but the taste was good and they were very tender. And the... More 

Thank Angel G
Lake Villa, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This was a hole in the wall gas station converted into a small bbq joint. Stumbled upon this place on accident and it was awesome. I loved the brisket and their homemade bbq sauce. I tried their regular and hot but not the hottest one. The hot was hotter than I could take but was great mixed with regular. Been... More 

Thank Sarah S
Fairfax, Virginia
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241 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This place is so improbable; you wouldn't expect to get such great barbeque from what seems to be a somewhat run-down old time restaurant on a country road with smoking cookers out front making the barbeque. In addition, you've got to be good at Knoxville geography because it's on a back road on the mostly undeveloped south side of the... More 

1 Thank MaizeBlueVA
Knoxville, TN
Level Contributor
156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This place is awesome. It's a little out of the way, but is worth the drive. I routinely buy their sauce for my use at home.

1 Thank ChildeRoland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-3817
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
This place has been open since March 2011 and offers bbq sandwiches, ribs, etc. Has been in local papers and on TV.

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