– Now with 2 Locations –

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“Eat Like a Vol” Tailgating Packages Now Available!

Now available at both locations, this $150 tailgate package feeds up to 10 people and includes 2 racks of ribs, 20 wings, 3 pounds of pork, 3 pounds of tater salad, 3 pounds of slaw and a gallon of tea. Paper products, sauce, and buns are also included. Call your nearest location to order!


Saturdays this Fall – WINGS AND TENNESSEE TAPS at the Downtown Dive!

On Game Day Saturdays this fall, Sweet P’s will offer “Wings and Tennessee Taps” at the Downtown Dive throughout the day! Doesn’t matter if the Vols are home or away, Tennessee fans can enjoy 50-cent wings and $2.50 beers from Tennessee-based breweries and watch the game on numerous flat-screen televisions. For those enjoying the downtown restaurant before or after the game, free parking is available, and it’s just a 15-minute walk to Neyland Stadium.

Knoxville’s Finest Barbeque Joints

Chris Ford turned his love of southern cuisine into Sweet P’s, a catering company founded in 2005. Working out of his home with the help of his wife and daughter (Sweet P) the company grew through word of mouth and a reputation of having authentic barbeque, great sauces and out of this world sides. In 2008 it was time to bring a partner on to open a dine in location. Jonathan Ford, Chris’s cousin, would fill that role making the company a true family affair.

Located on the little river in Knoxville, TN Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House opened to rave reviews in the spring of 2009. With it’s family juke joint atmosphere and great entertainment not to mention the award winning food Sweet P’s quickly garnered local praise and national media attention. In 2010 Sweet P’s made their national TV debut appearing on the Travel Channel’s Man Vs. Food. In the spring of 2015 Sweet P’s second location, the Downtown Dive, opened to an incredible reception filling a barbecue void that the downtown community was craving.

Specializing in the art of smoked foods Sweet P’s prides itself on doing things the right way in the tradition of it’s southern heritage..slow and low. The menu is a fresh take on soul food classics turning old favorites into Sweet P’s originals. Everything is made daily using fresh ingredients and the highest quality of meats. So come on by and experience a modern twist on soul food.


Although we have catering packages we are always happy to customize any package to suit the needs of our customers. Feel free to call or email us anytime to talk about your next event. Click below to for pricing and full menu.

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Soul Power

Check out Soul Power on 90.3 the Rock, featuring the best in old school soul, Sundays from 6pm to 8pm brought to you by Sweet P’s Barbecue and Soul House.


Taste & Toast

Every month Sweet P’s Barbeque and a local community partner host Taste n’ Toast Wednesday nights at the Downtown Dive at 410 W. Jackson Ave. This event provides an outlet for members of the community and local organizations to come together, enjoy great food , and learn more about these great charities and clubs that do so much for Knoxville and the surrounding area. We partner with a Brewery and offer a special meal with beer pairing for an affordable price, donating profits from each meal sold back to that months organization. So come join us and learn more about what your community has to offer!