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Archer's BBQ

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7650 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37931-3335
+1 865-281-3057
11:00 - 20:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Archers BBQ is the quintessential Q restaurant for Knoxville. Their Memphis-style cuisine is truly what BBQ should be. There is simply nothing like it in East Tennessee or even Middle Tennessee.

Thank patrick_knox
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I love the ribs and the potato salad is addictive!!! Always friendly and fast service. Oh and the banana pudding is a must!!!!

Thank Melissa L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The several sauces were fun to try. Great place with several locations. I went to the one downtown. It was recommended by some friends who know good good.

Thank GJWW2013
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Archer's here in Karns is our favorite local spot for BBQ. We love all of the sauce options. The sweet potato chips were really a nice addition. We even picked up tshirts to support local food.

1 Thank Latosha P
West Bend
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stopped here because of the reviews from the locals when searching online for best BBQ places in Tennessee. The meats were very tasty and done right. It was nice having 6 sauce choices at the table, each one was great!! Personally, the collard greens were the best I have ever had. The restaurant is basic and clean. Staff was... More 

1 Thank Kimberly W
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The bbq pork plate with 6 sauces at your table is very good. Son said the chicken was delish. But I have to say. ...those were absolutely the best collard greens I've ever eaten. They are the main reason I crave going there! Also had the pinto beans, quite good, and hubby had the potato salad...very tasty also! Several Archers... More 

Thank Patricia W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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211 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Had a brisket sandwich. Bark had great flavor. Bbq sauce selection was good but seemed watered down Green beans were excallent

Thank colinacirc
Noblesville, Indiana
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160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We chose Archers' based on Yelp/TA reviews, which failed us. I had pulled pork and my husband had ribs. Both meat choices, wrapped in foil, were pulled out of a "warmer", cut/chopped and served. Neither meats had any flavor. The ribs had zero crust of smoke ring, they looked like they were baked in the oven. I chose the greens... More 

Thank misssarahg
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This bbq is the closest to getting Memphis style bbq without going to Memphis. Very good food at a reasonable price!

Thank Ken R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

I had heard others rave about how good Archer's is and was skeptical. Went in last weekend because a friend was in town who wanted Southern BBQ and thought why not? It was delicious! All of the sauces were fantastic, but the Jalapeno was the best if you love hot. Try it - there are 4 Knoxville locations.

Thank jakyle3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 24
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7650 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37931-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-281-3057
When folks ask for the key to making moist, tender, drop-dead delicious barbeque, they expect us to ramble on about sauce, marinades and rubs. Those are all important, but what it really comes down to is selecting the best meat and then slowly cooking and smoking that meat to perfection. We know that if we take care of business on that end, the pork, ribs and chicken that we put on your plate will be the best you ever tasted.

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