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Buddy's Bar-B-Que Emory Road

404 E Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-3517
+1 865-947-1953
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
9 Nov 2018
16 Sep 2018
“Old Standby”
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American, Fast food, Barbecue
404 E Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-3517
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

As a native Tennesseean, I must have some Buddy's BBQ every time I come back to the area. While my husband is from North Carolina and has a different BBQ palate :), he even asked me to grab 3 pounds to bring home. I was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 713LJS
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Buddy's Bar-B-Que has been around for a long time for a reason - it has good barbecue. Don't expect a fancy restaurant but you can expect good food for a good price.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Grady T
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

If you want a summer time chocolate cake and ice cream it’s the best. Covered in hot fudge. Small and large sizes. Large is 1.99 but can be split. We use it as a summer fun treat or celebration night out for dessert. Some are...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Vacationerx2
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I've eaten breakfast at this location of Buddy's multiple times just never wrote a review so here goes. This Buddy's is connected to the Shell gas station. The dining area is well used (the floors are pretty worn down) but always clean. You walk through...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank flscott66
Reviewed 8 June 2018

I was driving from SC to Indiana to visit my husband who was working out of town. When I got to the Knoxville area I started looking for lunch. And since it was me alone I started looking for something I couldn't get at home....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sburris65
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I had the pulled pork sandwich. It came plain except with BBQ sauce. (No slaw or pickles) The bbq itself was ok but the sauces are some of the worst I’ve ever had. As far as the sides,I had baked beans and potato salad. Baked...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 797millers
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Not a total loss, small accomodations, the bbq is ok but a little too much sauce almost like eating a sloppy joe, great dessert tho on the hot fudge cake.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Kimberly E
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

On our way to Gatlinburg and stopped here for lunch. Ribs had a good taste and tender. Potato salad and baked beans good. Hush puppies were tasteless. Pulled pork also had a good smoky taste. Not the best Bar-B-Q up, I've had, but ok.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Mary A
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I read reviews for Buddy's BBQ as the best in the area. My experience was not good. Ribs were tough, chicken was dry but the pulled pork was good. Out of a family of 5, all of us threw out a good half of our...More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank Traveling1994
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Staff friendly. Food above average. Solid fast BBQ. Certainly will come back again. Always a pleasure to see staff enjoying their work. There seems great camaraderie between staff and customers. Dining room was very clean .

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Melissa K
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  • Address: 404 E Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-3517
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Powell
  • Phone Number: +1 865-947-1953
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