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Dead End BBQ

3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
+1 865-212-5655
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (63 reviews)
“beans” (32 reviews)
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3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been trying out the rib and BBQ joints in Tennessee for the past few days and finally found this gem. The ribs are excellent. If you visit be sure to try the hot sauce.

Thank TheWarden1991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice young women waited on us. Not crowded. BBQ was just ok. Would not go back however. The smoked bologna sandwich was very good. The green beans ordered with the BBQ were very good. The baked beans had an unusual taste. Not bad, not good,...More

Thank Nashvillebeerguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to Dead End. The ribs fell off the bone and were very tasty. The red white and blue slaw was different and very good. The chicken and pork were moist but did not have a real smoky flavor.

Thank bamgeo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very hungry for some great traditional southern bbq...this was NOT the place...quite disappointed...a great bologna sandwich...good service...but just did not do it for us...

Thank Foodtruckies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ar KC BBQ people, so we are always cautious when trying new BBQ. The burnt ends were very good, so was the brisket. The portion sizes were very reasonable. Now the sauce was vinegar based, very Carolina. That is expected this far east. Not...More

Thank CDS8903AI
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I had the salad blue cheese and barbeque brisket. It was very tasty. A very large serving that required taking half home. A great selection of beers. We were there on a Sunday when not many students were in town. Otherwise it is pretty crowded...More

Thank corwincz
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I've had the opportunity to eat here several times in past couple years and never have I been disappointed. The food is excellent but like everything else nowadays a little pricey. But the portions are big and service is great. Enjoy!

Thank queenbeegray
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very nice place. Clean, smells great and exceptional service. The food is great. Sweet potato fries, the Mayor's beans, and of course the BBQ.

Thank gregmackay
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Love this place! Everything is good. Sweet potato fries with just a light sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon (normally I don't like the sweet on them). I had the pulled pork plate, delicious! Butter on their delicious cornbread, of course! The slaw is perfect. You...More

Thank IVGirl
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I came here when the first opened a few years back. It was crowded and the Barbq and sides were very good. We have been back a few times since then.Stopped this past week for a quick lunch and probably won't be back. The pork...More

Thank CatbirdEastTN
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Dead E
Do you have gluten-free options?
19 June 2015|
Response from Dead E | Property representative |
Yes! All of our BBQ (Pork, Chicken, and Brisket) options are gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4309
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-212-5655
  • E-mail
You have arrived - the end of the road, and the end of your search for great barbeque in East Tennessee. Dead End Barbeque was born at the end of a dead-end street where neighbors gathered to barbeque. For more than a decade the Dead End Society honed their barbequing skills in the dead end, and in professional barbeque competitions where they achieved national recognition. The Dead End BBQ restaurant has been created to take you there. To the smells, the sounds, and the homemade tastes of an exceptional American neighborhood barbeque in East Tennessee.
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