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slack001 Aug 30, 2010 06:31 PM

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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    vafarmwife Sep 5, 2010 09:10 AM

    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.

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      eimac Sep 4, 2010 06:54 AM

      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

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        Khotso98 Sep 1, 2010 09:10 AM

        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. Davwud Sep 1, 2010 04:26 AM

          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

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            Littleman Aug 31, 2010 09:46 AM

            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

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              Littleman Aug 31, 2010 07:59 AM

              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.

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                Littleman Aug 31, 2010 07:51 AM

                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/

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