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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.

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  1. 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.
    http://www.puckettsgrocery.com/

    1. 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.
      http://www.smokyssteakandbbq.com/

      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.
      http://www.philsdreampit.com/

      Bonefire and Broadstreet have excellent BBQ in Kingsport, TN also.

      Bonefire Smokehouse @ 242 East Main St., Kingsport, TN 423 - 239 - 7225.
      http://www.bonefiresmokehouse.com/
      Broadstreet BBQ @ 2921 East Center St., Kingsport, TN 423 - 247 - 8646.
      http://www.broadstreetbbq.com/

      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.
      http://www.cootiebrowns.com/
      Ridgewood BBQ @ 900 Elizabethton Hwy., Bluff City, TN 423 - 538 - 7543.

      1. 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.
        http://www.shanesribshack.com/
        Southern Smokehouse @ 1705 Stuart Avenue Northwest, Cleveland, TN 423 - 473 - 0620.
        http://www.southernsmokehousebbq.com/

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        Southern Smokehouse
        1705 Stuart Ave NW, Cleveland, TN 37311

        1. Just outside Chattanooga in S. Pittsburg, Tn. is the Dixie Freeze. One part Drive In and one part Meat n 3. All very good.

          Mrs. Sippi says it's one of her 3 favourite places in the south.
          Pix here.
          http://tinyurl.com/3aekfm2

          DT

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          Dixie Freeze
          200 Elm Ave, South Pittsburg, TN 37380

          1. Ridgewood Barbeque
            900 Elizabethton Highway (Old 19-E)
            Bluff City, TN 37618
            (423) 538-7543

            Scrugg's Real Pit Bar-B-Que
            1920 E. Magnolia Ave.
            Knoxville, TN 37917
            (865) 524-4333

            Chandler's
            3101 Magnolia Ave
            Knoxville, TN 37914
            (865) 595-0212

            Ott’s BBQ
            12828 Kingston Pike
            Knoxville, TN 37934
            (865) 966-9538

            Calhoun's Downtown on the River
            400 Neyland Drive
            Knoxville, TN 37902
            (865) 673-3355
            *Additional locations in and around Knoxville.

            Buddy's Bar-B-Q
            8402 Kingston Pike
            Knoxville, TN 37919
            (865) 691-0088
            *Plus, other locations throughout Knoxville and surrounding area.

            Dead End BBQ
            3621 Sutherland Avenue
            Knoxville, TN 37919
            (865) 212-5655

            Backroom Bar-B-Q
            100 N. Central St.
            Knoxville, TN
            (865) 637-4255

            Brickyard Bar-B-Que
            7545 Brickyard Rd.
            Powell, TN 37849
            (865) 938-9222

            Leo’s Pulled Pig
            312 W. Broadway St.
            Lenoir City, TN 37771
            (865) 988-5151

            Little River Bar-B-Que
            8303 Highway 73
            Townsend, TN 37882
            (865) 448-2500

            Smoky's Steak & BBQ
            149 E. Main Street
            Dandridge, TN 37725
            (865) 397-2272

            Sticky Finger’s Smokehouse
            420 Broad Street
            Chattanooga, TN
            (423) 265-7427
            2031 Hamilton Place Boulevard
            Chattanooga, TN
            (423) 899-7427

            Smokey Bone’s BBQ & Grill
            2225 Gunbarrel Road
            Chattanooga, TN 37421-2610
            (423) 893-7850

            Shuford’s Smokehouse
            924 Signal Mountain Rd
            Chattanooga, TN 37405
            (423) 267-0080

            Rib and Lion
            5946 Brainerd Rd
            Chattanooga, TN 37421
            (423) 499-6465

            Sugar’s Ribs
            2450 15th Ave
            Chattanooga, TN 37404
            (423) 826-1199

            Hillbilly Willy's Bar-B-Que
            115 Browns Ferry Rd
            Chattanooga, TN 37419

            1. Parks Mill Barbeque in Abingdon VA Has wonderful pulled pork and actually has a real mill and stream
              Parks Mill
              21405 Parks Mill Road, Abingdon VA, 276-628-9191

              1. 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.