Planning a trip to Eastern Tennessee
Me and my wife are planning a road trip to Eastern Tennesse in the middle of September. We would like to know of any good bbq joints to vist. Thanks ahead of time for your help in this endeavor.
E Tennessee is a big place to research. Are you going on I 40 then I 81 N to VA or I 40 to Asheville. Are you going to the Chattanooga area or Smoky Mountain Park area. Please let us know what part of the state you are interested in. There's good BBQ to be found there.
To start just S of Nashville in Franklin, TN is Puckett's for outstanding BBQ open for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant @ 120 4th Ave. S., Franklin, TN. 615 - 794 - 5527.
There's a neat place 30 miles E of Knoxville with good BBQ. Get off I 40 at Exit 417 and go S on Hwy. 92 a couple of miles to Dandridge, TN. This runs into Meeting St. Go to Smoky's Steak and BBQ on E. Main which is one street over. They have good burgers, salads, etc. Smoky's is a very nice restaurant in an attractive location with outdoor dining on the front porch. Check this link for their menu.
Smoky's Steak and BBQ @ 149 East Main St., Dandridge, TN 865 - 397 - 2272.
Phil's Dream Pit BBQ is excellent at Exit 67AB on I 81 near Kingsport, TN. Go E on I 26 just a minute to Exit 10 then go N on Eastern Star Rd. a minute. About 5 minutes off I 81.
Phil's Dream Pit @ 534 Eastern Star Rd., Kingsport, TN 423 - 349 - 6437.
Bonefire and Broadstreet have excellent BBQ in Kingsport, TN also.
Bonefire Smokehouse @ 242 East Main St., Kingsport, TN 423 - 239 - 7225.
Broadstreet BBQ @ 2921 East Center St., Kingsport, TN 423 - 247 - 8646.
Just N about 10 miles on E side of I 81 is Dixie Outpost BBQ if you prefer at Exit 69. Go E on # 394 a mile or two then turn left or N on # 126 just a few minutes to Dixie.
Dixie Outpost BBQ @ 3172 Highway 126, Blountville, TN 423 - 574 - 7447.
Cootie Brown's is good BBQ. Ridgewood is one of the best in TN.
Cootie Brown's @ 2715 North Roan St., Johnson City, TN 423 - 283 - 4723.
Ridgewood BBQ @ 900 Elizabethton Hwy., Bluff City, TN 423 - 538 - 7543.
If you are around Cleveland, TN Jordan's, Shane's Ribs and Southern Smokehouse have good BBQ.
Jordan's BBQ @ 910 Stuart Rd NE, Cleveland, TN. 423 - 478 - 2171.
Shane's Rib Shack @ 4484 Frontage Road NW, Cleveland, TN 423 - 476 - 5970.
Southern Smokehouse @ 1705 Stuart Avenue Northwest, Cleveland, TN 423 - 473 - 0620.
1705 Stuart Ave NW, Cleveland, TN 37311
900 Elizabethton Highway (Old 19-E)
Bluff City, TN 37618
Scrugg's Real Pit Bar-B-Que
1920 E. Magnolia Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
3101 Magnolia Ave
Knoxville, TN 37914
12828 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
Calhoun's Downtown on the River
400 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
*Additional locations in and around Knoxville.
8402 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
*Plus, other locations throughout Knoxville and surrounding area.
Dead End BBQ
3621 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
100 N. Central St.
7545 Brickyard Rd.
Powell, TN 37849
Leo’s Pulled Pig
312 W. Broadway St.
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Little River Bar-B-Que
8303 Highway 73
Townsend, TN 37882
Smoky's Steak & BBQ
149 E. Main Street
Dandridge, TN 37725
Sticky Finger’s Smokehouse
420 Broad Street
2031 Hamilton Place Boulevard
Smokey Bone’s BBQ & Grill
2225 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421-2610
924 Signal Mountain Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Rib and Lion
5946 Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
2450 15th Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Hillbilly Willy's Bar-B-Que
115 Browns Ferry Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37419
Parks Mill Barbeque in Abingdon VA Has wonderful pulled pork and actually has a real mill and stream
21405 Parks Mill Road, Abingdon VA, 276-628-9191
Love the Firehouse in Johnson City- I like it a lot better than Ridgewood plus they don't have finicky hours like Ridgewood. I always get the ham shoulder platter with beans and steak fries. The only thing I don't care for at Fireshouse is their slaw.