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Buddy's Bar-B-Que Emory Road

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404 E Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849-3517
+1 865-947-1953
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Doylestown, Ohio
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

very good prices but nothing to write home about, It is adequate if you need food. Staff was helpful.

Thank Dtowntraveler
Powell, Tennessee
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Quick and always good Bar-B-Que for the family. Inexpensive way to feed the entire family. Convenient to interstate and everything else in Powell. Also attached to a gas station with a c-store, making it the perfect stop if you are on a trip.

Thank Matt G
Andersonville, Tennessee
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186 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great local bbq with good selection of sides. Love their hushpuppies. They have good brewed sweet tea too. They cater and are excellent at it too. On tuesdays they have a $5.99 special which includes sandwich , 2 sides , hushpuppies, and a drink. They also serve breakfast but I have never tried it.

Thank beachcomber36
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We love this place, it's always a good quick supper. But goodness everytime we order a baked potatoe , they are out!!! What's the deal?? They are our absolute favorite but so hard to get.

Thank Hannah P
Powell, Tennessee
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Picked up dinner one evening; it was ok, but not the same as eating in the restaurant off Broadway. Will try it again, but probably won't get the corn again...no taste.

Thank RonBrenda_12
Corbin, Kentucky
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

I always stop here when I'm in Knoxville because Buddy's has my favorite BBQ Sauce! I think both their beef and pulled chicken are excellent. The sweet tea is good as well, and you can't leave here without having the lemon icebox pie! Also, they have a $5.99 special on Tuesdays! This is truly one of the best barbecue experiences... More 

Thank Buford81
Powell, Tennessee
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

If you like barbq this is theplace to go, I dont like other bbq that has a smoke taste, It givesme indigestion

Thank barbara b
Knoxville, Tennessee
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171 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This eatery is actually in the same building as a convenience store. Parking can be difficult. Prices are reasonable. On Tuesdays, dinner is $5.99. This includes a large portion of meat, hush puppies, two sides, and a drink. The meats are ribs, bbq beef, pulled pork and a combo of all three. Seniors get a smaller meal on Wednesday for... More 

Thank LyleandTerry
Knoxville, Tennessee
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

It is very difficult to eat healthy on road trips, but Buddy's BBQ has some incredible options. This particular one of the chain is attached to a gas station. It is very clean and reasonable for a road meal. There is corn, green beans and cole slaw for veggies- the dinners (minus the hush puppies and fries) includes a large... More 

Thank Jamie S
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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177 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

We decided to try this place as we were in the south and they are known for BBQ. However this is a bit of a chain mass production meal and lacking in flavour. I had the pulled pork and my husband was guided to the "delicious wings that they are known for". I did not mind the taste of my... More 

Thank Pamela D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?