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Sweet P's BBQ and Soul House

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$$ - $$$
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3725 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-6141
+1 865-247-7748
12:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Far away my favorite BBQ place in this area. It's authentic, no frills and graces - just good Southern food prepared slowly in a traditional smoker. You sit at family style tables, and serve yourself - no drama, and just perfect for this type of food. It's situated right next to boat dock on the river, which adds to the... More 

Thank Peter K
Near Chicago
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my parents and wife upon my sister's suggestion. Had the sampler with brisket, pulled pork and ribs along with green beans, Mac and cheese, and nanner pudding plus a full rack of ribs followed by another pork sandwich plus more Mac and cheese and nanner pudding. To say we liked the food would be an understatement. It was... More 

Thank Lonsouth
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've wanted to come here for quite some time, but unfortunately I picked the day they ran out of salt. I felt like some picky Top Chef judge saying "There's no seasoning". Neither the pork nor the potato salad had been seasoned. My husband had the ribs and was very impressed (and he is picky about ribs). I will try... More 

Thank Tami A
Chatham-Kent, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in Knoxville. Searched on Trip Advisor for a good Bar BQ restraunt. Sweet P's is outside the city, therefore not knowing the area, the GPS was our saviour As we arrived the parking lot was full and the line up to the ordering counter was approx 20 min. Wait time. Super customer service. Nothing special in decor. It... More 

Thank Karen H
Andersonville, Tennessee
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241 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Stopped on the way home from the airport and got a chopped pork sandwich and it was hugh! Piled high with meat, no fat and a hickory taste. I still put sauce on my sandwich which there were several assortments to choose from. My husband got the bbq burrito and it was tremendous! Had all kinds of toppings in it!... More 

Thank beachcomber36
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Stayed briefly in Knoxville and based on reviews, wanted to give this place a try! Glad we did - the pulled pork sanwiches had more mean than I could imagine, pulled chicken was delicious and the brisket plate was pretty good. We got a variety of the bbq sauces they serve with the meats so we could try them all.... More 

Thank PAC12family
Basel, Switzerland
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

About 15 minutes from downtown Knoxville, best to visit on a nice day so you can sit outside., looking out over the pit and the boats. The food is basic bbq meat with sides. What I miss is the smokey taste. While the meat is bbq-d well, it hardly has any smokey taste to it. Quick service and friendly staff.... More 

Thank L V
Sevierville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Sweet P's BBQ and Soul Food. Informal dress. Eat indoors or outdoors on a deck overlooking a small harbor or a covered eating area. They cater also. We get a dinner and request no bun (our preference), choice of two sides, includes a beverage. Sauces are on the tables. Meats are pork, beef, or chicken. Platters, sandwiches, wraps available. There... More 

Thank Claudia N
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth the stop! Good brisket and sides. The meat portions were on the light side, 2 thin strips of brisket were not worth the $ paid, decent portions with the sides. Mac and cheese was delicious!

Thank Brandon H
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I've eaten at too many BBQ places all across the country to give this place any rating above average. I've also eaten here enough times to rate their servings as a bit on the small side. Occasionally I feel like they're dishing out children's portions on the side items. But that said, I probably will eat here again but I... 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3725 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-6141
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-247-7748

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