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3700 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-3911
+1 865-523-3550
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

An employee almost knocked me down trying to get to the restroom to be sick THEN returned to work preparing drinks. Several other customers asked if she was okay because she was pale and clammy. She told them she was sick yesterday and didn't know if she would make it today. The manager had to go back to the back... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is probably the best of the Buddy's in Knoxville. The folks who work there do their best to please you and the bbq itself is delicious. I don't want to hear people say, "But it's not Memphis Barbeque." Of course it's not. If that's what you are looking for, go to Memphis!

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Thank heyjudithz
Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after a visit to the zoo (only a few miles away). Lots of bbq options (pork, chicken, turkey, ribs). We got the combo plate (pork, chicken and ribs) which came wity 2 sides and hush puppies for under $10 dollars. Even had a kids plate option. A great affordable meal. All you can eat ribs on Saturday... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best tasting BBQ !! It's not a fancy restaurant but the atmosphere is great. It makes you think you are in a mountain Log Cabin. The best french fries ever! Plus, they serve the most delicious hush puppies.

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Thank Sigi A
Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

While vacationing in TN we tried several BBQ restaurants and this is by far the best. It is a fast food environment but the prices were great as were the ribs and BBQ sandwhich.

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Thank 882sharon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We were looking for a place to have supper that was still open at 9:00 pm. Buddy's was and looked appetizing so we stopped. The barbeque choices were good and there was a fairly large selection of sides to go with dinner. Their sauce is a little more like North Carolina style barbeque with a vinegar bite to it and... More 

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Thank JoW169
New Lenox
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Stopped here to see if it was better than other chain stores and it definitely was. I had the BBQ chicken, fries & baked beans. It was tasty and they gave me a huge portion of fries. I wanted to go back for the giant stuffed potato, but couldn't make it so will have to try it next time (it... More 

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Thank Hoazy S
Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Buddy's has good bar-b-q plate dinners. Side dishes include a potato salad that tastes very similar to some homemade potato salad I have had. Also like the lemonade

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Was traveling through town and wanted a quick and inexpensive lunch. Was in the mood for BBQ so I thought I'd give Buddy's a try. Ordered the BBQ chicken platter. Cooked well, the sauce was good but a little sweet. Ordered cole slaw and that was good. Tried the chili, a little thick. Food was reasonably priced and the service... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

While visiting Knoxville, some coworkers recommended Buddy's. Fast and pleasant service from the gentleman who took our order. We had chicken and pulled pork with baked beans. We were both pleased with our meal. It helps that it's very affordable. We will return next week.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-3911
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-523-3550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?