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Knoxville’s Finest
Barbecue 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.

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GUEST REVIEWS

  • 4 star ratingI ate here after UTK beat Ky

    Beer was fresh

    Sweet Tea was delicious

    I hate Mac and cheese but this... read more

    Jason B. Avatar Jason B.
    11/24/2018

    5 star ratingNot Memphis barbecue but it is great!! My mom recommended we go when she came in town for the LSU... read more

    Taryn M. Avatar Taryn M.
    12/09/2017

    4 star ratingDisclaimer; when I'm traveling, and the wife can't adequately monitor my meat and beer intake, my default choice of eating... read more

    Philip R. Avatar Philip R.
    11/10/2017

    5 star ratingI've never had a bad meal here! My favorite is the beef brisket with double mac and cheese. Yum! Delicious... read more

    Leann C. Avatar Leann C.
    6/12/2018
  • 5 star ratingIt was awesome. The experience was laid havk and casual, but the food was top notch. The Cafeteria style allows... read more

    Britt D. Avatar Britt D.
    12/12/2017

    5 star ratingAte here while passing through to Florida from Michigan. Great easy parking. Not a dive at all, but rather a... read more

    Jack G. Avatar Jack G.
    6/20/2017

    5 star ratingI ordered the Meatloaf sandwich with Mac n cheese. Both were nicely done. I appreciated the interactions with the friendly... read more

    Raquelle Z. Avatar Raquelle Z.
    3/05/2018

    5 star ratingGreat Wings! Really good macaroni. Definitely worth the stop!! We were able to have our dog with us on the... read more

    Shayla S. Avatar Shayla S.
    11/04/2017
  • 5 star ratingRibs are the stuff of dreams - falling off the bone, but still meaty, with a great rub crust. Pulled... read more

    Rick P. Avatar Rick P.
    12/01/2018

    5 star ratingTasty 'Q with quick service.  Have been twice and left a happy camper both times.  Reasonably priced as well.

    Christopher P. Avatar Christopher P.
    8/08/2017

    5 star ratingOK people. I travel a lot. This food was so good. I have the brisket chicken pulled pork mac &... read more

    Cliff C. Avatar Cliff C.
    3/30/2018

    5 star ratingAmazing. Every single time. I really can't say anything bad. The fried pickle spears are incredible, the nachos and burrito... read more

    Amanda B. Avatar Amanda B.
    12/01/2017
  • 5 star ratingBest barbecue ever. My husband and I were passing through Knoxville on our road trip from New Jersey to Texas.... read more

    Marie M. Avatar Marie M.
    8/13/2018

    5 star ratingSo glad we stopped to eat here.  Some of the best bbq I've ever had.  The brisket melted in my... read more

    Manuel S. Avatar Manuel S.
    7/11/2018

    4 star ratingFood was very good. Highly recommend the wings with the dry rub and the mac n cheese.

    When my daughter... read more

    Margarita G. Avatar Margarita G.
    3/28/2018

    4 star ratingWe go to sweet P's all the time. If you're in the mood for some consistently good bbq, this is... read more

    Donna B. Avatar Donna B.
    11/10/2017
  • 5 star ratingWe ate here because the ratings were great on Yelp. We were not disappointed!!! The nachos are absolutely incredible. The... read more

    Whitney L. Avatar Whitney L.
    4/03/2018

    5 star ratingNot a bad thing to say about this BBQ joint! Clean, quick service wither ordering up front, and delicious southern... read more

    Chloe S. Avatar Chloe S.
    7/11/2018

    4 star ratingVery good BBQ joint!  We had a sampler platter as well as chicken wings (both wet and dry).  Everything was... read more

    Douglas C. Avatar Douglas C.
    8/15/2017

    4 star ratingWas driving through and stopped by for a bite. Decided to get the chicken which had a nice smokey flavour.... read more

    Ariana A. Avatar Ariana A.
    11/26/2017
  • 5 star ratingWe walked in here with no clue what to get.  The guy behind the counter said hands down, the best... read more

    Sandra D. Avatar Sandra D.
    5/12/2017

    4 star ratingDelicious food. I've been eating sweet peas as long as it's been open and the food never disappoints. You also... read more

    Emma Caroline V. Avatar Emma Caroline V.
    8/13/2018

    5 star ratingThis place is amazing! Friendly staff who are helpful if you need it and great food! Mac and cheese is... read more

    Cecilia H. Avatar Cecilia H.
    10/17/2018

    5 star ratingThis place is a good as advertised. The ribs were fantastic, and the mac and cheese was a game changer.

    Max B. Avatar Max B.
    9/29/2017
  • 4 star ratingWow, great food!! We had the pulled pork, Mac n cheese and green beans, and it was amazing!

    It was... read more

    Chelsea T. Avatar Chelsea T.
    10/14/2017

    4 star ratingMy first time here. I can't say anything about the pork because I didn't try it but I am assuming... read more

    Blanca C. Avatar Blanca C.
    7/29/2017

    5 star ratingWe did the take out thing, we split the sampler and three sides, it was the best Tennessee BBQ I... read more

    Lou S. Avatar Lou S.
    8/22/2017

    5 star ratingBest BBQ in Knoxville. Awesome Mac and cheese and banana pudding. Offers different styles of sauce. Go through the serving... read more

    Stacey M. Avatar Stacey M.
    7/08/2018
  • 5 star ratingSweet P's is a fantastic BBQ joint. In a location that is a short walk from the heart of downtown,... read more

    Turner M. Avatar Turner M.
    6/12/2018

    5 star ratingFast & efficient BBQ served cafeteria style.  Walk in, grab a tray, order, they hand you your food and then... read more

    Claire W. Avatar Claire W.
    8/02/2018

    5 star ratingThis place is AMAZING!  Food was great, staff very friendly and an awesome atmosphere!  Depending on what's going on downtown... read more

    Nichole M. Avatar Nichole M.
    10/14/2017

    5 star ratingI am impressed with the Barnes burner, a combo of brisket, goat pepper cheese, pickled onions, and jalapeños, with a... read more

    Marvin C. Avatar Marvin C.
    9/05/2018
  • 5 star ratingAfter the total disaster that was Central BBQ in downtown Memphis, I was completely skeptical to trying another BBQ. I... read more

    Luan P. Avatar Luan P.
    5/03/2018

    5 star ratingLove the barbecue (I've now had their pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. All great.) I can't speak to their sauces.... read more

    Shane S. Avatar Shane S.
    3/12/2018

    5 star ratingAbsolutely incredible.  I love using the food network app to find new places. We had the sampler and a burrito.... read more

    Missie S. Avatar Missie S.
    5/02/2018

    4 star ratingNormally when we have a craving for BBQ, we head to Sweet P's Soul House - it was closed today... read more

    Christina W. Avatar Christina W.
    7/07/2017
  • 4 star ratingWe ate outside at picnic tables ina shady setting. Very comfortable and dog friendly. The food was quick and good.... read more

    Beth C. Avatar Beth C.
    9/02/2018

    5 star ratingNow, I love good ribs... No disappointment here. Loved the rub & tenderness of their ribs. We chose the Sampler... read more

    Brad F. Avatar Brad F.
    7/09/2017

    5 star ratingSimply the best BBQ downtown. The wings are to die for as is everything else. Cute atmosphere too!

    Grace V. Avatar Grace V.
    7/04/2018

    4 star ratingMy husband and I just moved here from California, so we're fairly novice in the bbq world, but we have... read more

    Kaylin Y. Avatar Kaylin Y.
    9/08/2017
  • 4 star ratingGreat place! Atmosphere is what a BBQ joint should be. Rustic, yet clean. And the food was better than good.... read more

    Craig B. Avatar Craig B.
    6/06/2017

    4 star ratingPricey but great food would go weekly but twice a year budget,spend that amount I'm going to ye ole.or Ruth's

    Wade S. Avatar Wade S.
    7/06/2017

    5 star ratingEnjoyed a great lunch here today. We ordered the brisket w/ mac n cheese & pinto beans and the Turkey... read more

    Amanda B. Avatar Amanda B.
    4/07/2018

    5 star ratingAfter leaving another restaurant downtown because of the service we decided to drive to sweet p's and I'm not a... read more

    Becky B. Avatar Becky B.
    10/17/2018
  • 4 star ratingBBQ must be the new hip thing.  Joints and dives are popping up at every turn and some actually have... read more

    Douglas P. Avatar Douglas P.
    10/02/2018

    5 star ratingGood lord does this place have good ribs!!  I don't like ribs slathered in sauce, so they just left them... read more

    Michael S. Avatar Michael S.
    6/28/2017

    4 star ratingGood portions, great sauces. Neat atmosphere. Probably the best brisket in town-not Texas smoked brisket but a neat twist with... read more

    Charlie A. Avatar Charlie A.
    5/09/2018

    4 star ratingBest barbeque in Knoxville!

    What really sets Sweet P's apart for me are their wonderful Barbeque burritos that are simply outstanding!.... read more

    Alex W. Avatar Alex W.
    4/28/2017
  • 5 star ratingDive is a good word to describe this place but it's the kinda dive you'll actually want to eat at!

    It's... read more

    Andre K. Avatar Andre K.
    2/21/2018

    5 star ratingEverywhere I go I always try the local BBQ, but there's no place like home  Sweet P's is my favorite... read more

    Jonathan H. Avatar Jonathan H.
    3/01/2018

    5 star ratingThis barbecue place is delicious. It's quick and easy. You just pick something from the menu, order, and then you... read more

    Duyen M. Avatar Duyen M.
    8/02/2018

    5 star ratingGreat BBQ!  We walked in and ordered at the counter right away. Our food was handed to us and we... read more

    Patricia R. Avatar Patricia R.
    9/14/2018
  • 5 star ratingAbsolutely amazing food. If you're in Knoxville and want to complete your trip with an unforgettable southern BBQ experience...then Sweet... read more

    Catherine N. Avatar Catherine N.
    7/18/2018

    5 star ratingAmazing BBQ.  Had bbq chicken with Mac n cheese and greens.  Plenty of meat and my son also has banana... read more

    L E. Avatar L E.
    5/08/2017

    5 star ratingGood BBQ, good beer selection, friendly staff, and bacon chocolate chip cookies. Great little spot with a convenient parking lot nearby!

    Mandy L. Avatar Mandy L.
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingWe stopped here in the middle of a road trip from SC to Ohio, and it worth the detour. I... read more

    Scott M. Avatar Scott M.
    7/29/2017
  • 5 star ratingDelicious. One of the best barbecue joints in Knoxville. Watch for the specials they have each day so you can... read more

    Michael L. Avatar Michael L.
    1/29/2018

    5 star ratingI don't have children, but if I did I'd sell them into slavery to eat here if it came down... read more

    B B. Avatar B B.
    9/01/2018

    5 star ratingThe ribs are killer! Side of Mac and Cheese and banana pudding and you can't go wrong. We also love... read more

    Stephanie W. Avatar Stephanie W.
    9/09/2018

    5 star ratingFavorite bbq place in town. Get the Mac and cheese and potato salad - not like regular potato salad though.... read more

    Katie C. Avatar Katie C.
    7/15/2018
  • 5 star ratingPretty good. BBQ is a hit or miss for me but the food at Sweet P's was pretty awesome. And... read more

    Chris G. Avatar Chris G.
    4/21/2018

    4 star ratingWhile my dad was in town visiting, we decided to try Sweet P's for lunch.  I told him I had... read more

    Cassi B. Avatar Cassi B.
    8/11/2018

    5 star ratingWe were passing thru Knoxville and Yelp said we had to stop here. Quick detour from Interstate. We had their... read more

    Win G. Avatar Win G.
    3/28/2018

    5 star ratingAlways my favorite place for ribs! Their rub is fantastic and for a small price you can buy a container... read more

    Karen H. Avatar Karen H.
    10/11/2018
  • 4 star ratingAwesome Q! Nice atmosphere & very friendly.  Slap your granny good mac 'n cheese & confetti slaw with minimal (that's... read more

    D S. Avatar D S.
    8/07/2017

    5 star ratingWent to Sweet Ps again last night and the wife for some Florida Hate Eve rage eating to get a... read more

    Ben A. Avatar Ben A.
    9/22/2018

    4 star ratingAwesome bbq!

    Excellent and quick service!  Everything was tasty and reasonably priced.  

    Highly recommended.

    Steve B. Avatar Steve B.
    8/31/2018

    4 star ratingThe chicken wings with the Sweet P's dry rub and ranch are delicious. The greens and things salad is also... read more

    Paul F. Avatar Paul F.
    7/30/2018
  • 4 star ratingThis place is dynamite. Never had a bad meal and the sides are as good as the meat. I'm not... read more

    Joey B. Avatar Joey B.
    1/11/2018

    5 star ratingAuthentic bbq in Knoxville.  Tried the sausage, pulled pork, brisket, and ribs and all were scrumptious! I really like how... read more

    Chris G. Avatar Chris G.
    11/23/2017

    5 star ratingAwesome place!!! The pimento cheese dip is next level! The ribs were awesome too. All of the food was good,... read more

    Justin F. Avatar Justin F.
    10/14/2017

    5 star ratingThis place is my go-to for wings/bbq downtown Knoxville. It is the perfect balance of approachable and delicious.

    Calvin D. Avatar Calvin D.
    4/27/2018
  • 5 star ratingOkay so are you wanting some good BBQ and soul food? This is the place. The wings are the best... read more

    Matthew H. Avatar Matthew H.
    5/28/2018

    5 star ratingSweet P's is BBQ. Everything here is delicious so bring an empty stomach. Your wallet won't be hit hard because... read more

    Aaron F. Avatar Aaron F.
    9/05/2017

    4 star ratingThis place is exactly what we were looking for in terms of southern bbq. I ordered a brisket. It was... read more

    Micah C. Avatar Micah C.
    8/04/2017

    5 star ratingI have always loved this place, but decided my last visit warranted a new review.  While I didn't see me... read more

    Brian G. Avatar Brian G.
    4/07/2018
  • 4 star ratingFound this Place on #Yelp ! The food was amazing I had a half rack of ribs with the Mac... read more

    Maya S. Avatar Maya S.
    1/21/2018

    5 star ratingThis was without a doubt... SOOO GOOD! I'm getting hungry just thinking about this meal again. Was recommended to get... read more

    Cannie T. Avatar Cannie T.
    6/26/2018

    5 star ratingDelicious but a bit pricey. order the BBQ burrito with mac n'cheese... it's totally worth it.

    Sean M. Avatar Sean M.
    6/04/2017

    4 star ratingSolid place to get some bbq in Knoxville. The line/wait was a little long but I chalked that up to... read more

    Bear G. Avatar Bear G.
    7/18/2018
  • 5 star ratingWe had our favorite BBQ here from our DC to Knoxville roadtrip! My boyfriend and I shared a sample platter,... read more

    Christine L. Avatar Christine L.
    6/09/2018

    4 star ratingThis place was recommended by my client while traveling for work. The staff was very friendly, helpful and  accommodating .... read more

    Mac M. Avatar Mac M.
    6/14/2018

    5 star ratingThis was some of the best BBQ I've ever eaten. I chose the chicken plate with green beans and tater... read more

    Kristy K. Avatar Kristy K.
    4/27/2017

    4 star ratingThe BBQ burrito is dang tasty with brisket, slaw, beans, cheese and sauce!  Thursday's special is the smoked meatloaf, don't... read more

    Adam F. Avatar Adam F.
    11/15/2018
  • 5 star ratingI will admit, the price is somewhat high, but this food really takes you to a backyard barbecue. One of... read more

    Wylan F. Avatar Wylan F.
    5/02/2018

    5 star ratingThe food was great and I love the 1982 World's Fair theme. The BBQ is on point, the macaroni is... read more

    David M. Avatar David M.
    2/10/2018

    5 star ratingOn our last cross country road trip I found this place on Yelp.  The pictures of the mac n cheese... read more

    Michelle B. Avatar Michelle B.
    6/15/2018

    5 star ratingTop Notch BBQ... great brisket with side of mac n cheese and green beans.  Pricing is fair and staff is... read more

    Jim M. Avatar Jim M.
    10/05/2017
  • 4 star ratingSouthern comfort!  This spot has delectable options.  Yes they are pricier than some other bbq joints in town but this... read more

    Lily F. Avatar Lily F.
    10/30/2017

    5 star ratingGood food. Here's what you should order:  BBQ burrito with brisket and Mac and cheese in it. Add both the... read more

    Ken L. Avatar Ken L.
    11/28/2017

    5 star ratingYUGE serving sizes, YUGE flavor, YUGE fan. Fair prices and some seriously fresh food. Beer selection is top notch so... read more

    Brock H. Avatar Brock H.
    10/05/2017

    5 star ratingWhile parking was a challenge, our dinner was amazing! You order "cafeteria style". I tried the sample platter, with potato... read more

    Summer L. Avatar Summer L.
    12/07/2018
  • 4 star ratingQuality BBQ with great meat, but I just couldn't get behind the sauces. I had a chicken sandwich. The thin... read more

    Karen L. Avatar Karen L.
    11/04/2018

    5 star ratingWow. So good! I ordered the BBQ chicken plate with greens n things and Mac n cheese. A.m.a.z.i.n.g! And a... read more

    Tiara G. Avatar Tiara G.
    12/08/2018

    4 star ratingIt's pretty good. The meats were all cooked extremely well--which surprisingly a lot of bbq places don't do well. The... read more

    Ha N. Avatar Ha N.
    3/31/2018

    4 star ratingMy go-to here is to share the sampler plate. It will definitely be enough for 2 hungry people.  They have... read more

    Vanessa N. Avatar Vanessa N.
    6/22/2017
  • 5 star ratingWow! We can in town to see the Backstreet Boys (don't judge ) and we came to Sweet P's because... read more

    Cassandra C. Avatar Cassandra C.
    7/12/2018

    5 star ratingWow this was delicious barbecue! I got the platter with a pulled pork sandwich, Mac and cheese, and potato salad,... read more

    Ty B. Avatar Ty B.
    6/15/2018

    5 star ratingIf you're looking for a cafeteria-style, family friendly place for awesome bbq, this is the place. It's a little bit... read more

    Chris P. Avatar Chris P.
    8/20/2017

    5 star ratingMy vote for best ribs in America. Meaty, tender, fall off the bone, none of that hard crunchy stuff. Served... read more

    Will D. Avatar Will D.
    7/28/2018
  • 5 star ratingPhenomenal lunch spot! We were passing through Knoxville on our way home and stopped here based on other reviews. We're... read more

    Shannon E. Avatar Shannon E.
    11/06/2018

    4 star ratingFirst visit and I'm impressed. Got the three meet sampler - pork, ribs, brisket, and the Mac and cheese, green... read more

    Dave H. Avatar Dave H.
    6/05/2018

    5 star ratingDelicious BBQ. Three different house BBQ sauces; one of which I bought and brought back to Houston. I was there... read more

    Andrew H. Avatar Andrew H.
    12/16/2017

    4 star ratingReally delicious bbq! We went for the late lunch, so there wasn't many people dining. I dined on the pulled... read more

    Ashley D. Avatar Ashley D.
    7/17/2018
  • 4 star ratingEnjoyed it... 4/5. I would say give it a try if you are near. I wouldnt drive an hour away... read more

    Jacinda R. Avatar Jacinda R.
    9/03/2018

    5 star ratingWe had great food! We were on the patio and the chef showed our kids the smoker and how it... read more

    Michael M. Avatar Michael M.
    7/17/2018

    5 star ratingExcellent BBQ in Knoxville.  The brisket is top notch and all of the sides, just spot on!!  Banana pudding is... read more

    Mark L. Avatar Mark L.
    6/16/2018

    5 star ratingMy fiancé and I are Canadians vacationing here who were seeking the real Southern BBQ we have heard so much... read more

    Cat D. Avatar Cat D.
    6/24/2017
  • 4 star ratingHipster barbecue joint that doesn't disappoint. Good barbecue, good sides, wide selection of craft brews and they have some gluten... read more

    Court M. Avatar Court M.
    10/27/2017

    5 star rating11/17/18 - update. I will 5 star the hell out of this place everytime we go in town. Becoming one... read more

    Ben A. Avatar Ben A.
    11/18/2018

    5 star ratingThis place has the best BBQ I've ever had!  The atmosphere is very welcoming and comfortable.we ate in their outdoor... read more

    Tom K. Avatar Tom K.
    6/17/2018

    5 star ratingI absolutely love this place! The barbecue buttito is to die for!  All the side dishes are wonderful, and the... read more

    Chuck C. Avatar Chuck C.
    8/24/2017
  • 5 star ratingWe were passing through Knoxville on the way to Gatlinburg on our honeymoon. I saw this place on Yelp and... read more

    Emily S. Avatar Emily S.
    11/02/2017

    5 star ratingGreat Place! I stopped here from a trip across the US and the food was excellent! I ordered the BBQ... read more

    Tony F. Avatar Tony F.
    5/25/2017

    5 star ratingBest BBQ in Knoxville! we have tried the others but this is my favorite. Great pulled pork plate! The pork... read more

    Emmy H. Avatar Emmy H.
    7/05/2017

    4 star ratingCame on a coworker's recommendation as a last farewell dinner for one of the interns. Saw the Friday sausage special... read more

    Remin31 .. Avatar Remin31 ..
    11/24/2017
  • 5 star ratingGet the wings. You will not be disappointed. This is a great staple within the Knox community. Such a great... read more

    Brittani H. Avatar Brittani H.
    7/05/2018

    5 star ratingDelicious! My family and I came to try this place out based on reviews. We ordered the Sampler and tried... read more

    Madeleine A. Avatar Madeleine A.
    6/24/2017

    4 star ratingThis places ribs were great , when the meat about falls off then I know I like it. The sauces... read more

    Joan H. Avatar Joan H.
    6/20/2017

    4 star ratingThis is our first time for Tennessee style barbecue, tried their ribs, brisket with two sides. It is very different... read more

    Xinting Y. Avatar Xinting Y.
    12/02/2018
  • 5 star ratingI had family from out of the country come for a visit and one of their requests was some barbeque.... read more

    Erica W. Avatar Erica W.
    12/02/2017

    5 star ratingOne word - WOW. It all started with Chandra. She is the best. She greeted us and as we looked... read more

    Jon W. Avatar Jon W.
    12/04/2018

    5 star ratingThis is the best barbecue in Knoxville. Me and my wife got the sample platter, so I got to try... read more

    Brient K. Avatar Brient K.
    6/15/2017

    4 star ratingSweet P's is located in a unique part of town on a cobblestone street. Continuing with its uniqueness, it is... read more

    Michael M. Avatar Michael M.
    10/24/2018
  • 5 star ratingThis is great BBQ even for a BBQ snob. The sides items are perfect and atmosphere matches. Our biggest complaint... read more

    Seth T. Avatar Seth T.
    10/06/2017

    5 star ratingHands down the best BBQ in this area! The ribs are a little bit of heaven in your mouth.

    Kirsten L. Avatar Kirsten L.
    11/29/2018

    5 star ratingCame to Knoxville (from NJ) to see a Vols game and we had this place on our agenda from the... read more

    Eric H. Avatar Eric H.
    11/08/2017

    5 star ratingThis by far is one of the best BBQ places I have eaten at! The ribs were seasoned perfectly and... read more

    Malinda M. Avatar Malinda M.
    1/05/2018
  • 4 star ratingWe stopped here on our way home from a road trip. Right off I-75. The food was great. Had the... read more

    Samantha U. Avatar Samantha U.
    8/16/2017

    5 star ratingOrdered the sampler and was more than satisfied! Mac and Cheese was fuego!! Great atmosphere and  awesome food!

    Hector E. Avatar Hector E.
    6/02/2018

    5 star ratingDry rub wings are so good they could make a nun cuss. Fried pickles are what dreams are made of.... read more

    Vivian B. Avatar Vivian B.
    4/09/2018

    4 star ratingAnother great find thanks to Yelp! Passing through town and looking for a good dinner stop. What I really appreciated... read more

    Rachel J. Avatar Rachel J.
    4/24/2017
  • 5 star ratingFantastic ribs! Loved the mac n cheese! Beer was cold! Wings were phenomenal! Rusty the bartender was a delight!

    Paulette R. Avatar Paulette R.
    2/26/2018

    5 star ratingTHE BEST MAC N CHEESE IN THE WORLD. Might sound like hyperbole, but I think it's true! The bbq is... read more

    Colleen T. Avatar Colleen T.
    9/03/2018

    5 star ratingAwesome! Great food. Kids loved it. Best burrito ever had! Sit upstairs it's awesome.

    Christine P. Avatar Christine P.
    3/28/2018

    5 star ratingAmazing ribs. The meat was literally falling off the bone as soon as I picked it up. These guys truly... read more

    Jennifer L. Avatar Jennifer L.
    10/23/2017
  • 5 star ratingThis a very good restaurant. The BBQ'd pork is tasty. The sauces are all worth trying. Very friendly atmosphere. We... read more

    Manuel F. Avatar Manuel F.
    6/03/2017

    4 star ratingThis is truly a good BBQ place. The thick sauce was my favorite follow by the hot sauce which wasn't... read more

    Nancy F. Avatar Nancy F.
    5/20/2018

    4 star ratingDown visiting my friends at Knoxville and I heard about the great BBQ available here.

    This downtown dive had an upbeat... read more

    Simon C. Avatar Simon C.
    7/03/2017

    5 star ratingNot only is it great food, but they have a great staff. Banana bread pudding is to die for!

    Laura D. Avatar Laura D.
    3/15/2018
  • 5 star ratingOur very favorite BBQ in Knoxville!  They've got it going on.

    Delish trio plater w/ potatoe salad & slaw.

    Long wait lines... read more

    Diane Y. Avatar Diane Y.
    6/09/2018

    5 star ratingIt was all excellent! We had the sampler platter which is a lot of food. The mac and cheese side... read more

    Lisa A. Avatar Lisa A.
    8/08/2017

    5 star ratingI'm visiting the college with my daughter and had a chance to sneak away for some "alone" time. Yelp suggested... read more

    Carla T. Avatar Carla T.
    7/10/2018

    5 star ratingWow!!! Another hidden gem! My husband has lived here most of his life and he didn't know this place existed.... read more

    Melissa B. Avatar Melissa B.
    6/10/2017
  • 4 star ratingFirst day in Knoxville, we found this place on yelp. I went in and quickly let them know I was... read more

    Eric F. Avatar Eric F.
    3/15/2018

    4 star ratingTheir barbecue was pretty good. The serving size was a bit larger than average. They are a bit on the... read more

    Joe A. Avatar Joe A.
    9/20/2017

    5 star ratingThe BBQ here is delicious!! Everyone here is really nice. We stopped here on our way to New Orleans, coming... read more

    Misty W. Avatar Misty W.
    6/21/2017

    5 star ratingBest BBQ in Knoxville. Took my stubborn Memphis friends here. They would never admit it's better than Memphis BBQ but... read more

    Henri Q. Avatar Henri Q.
    6/20/2018
  • 5 star ratingThis is about as good of bbq as you'll get most any place, and I'm speaking as a visitor from... read more

    Derrick C. Avatar Derrick C.
    11/29/2017

    5 star ratingI love good bbq and I found some good "q" at Sweet P's.  I ordered he bbq burrito.  It was... read more

    Nancy H. Avatar Nancy H.
    12/06/2017

    4 star ratingJust passing through Knoxville and chose based on reviews. Cool vibe spot a short distance off I40, but looked like... read more

    Linda W. Avatar Linda W.
    3/15/2018

    4 star ratingGood food and comfy atmosphere. Ribs were delicious and Mac and cheese was A-1 for a dining purchase versus making... read more

    Andrea W. Avatar Andrea W.
    6/09/2018
  • 4 star ratingThis place has solid BBQ. Great special on Tuesdays for mexican/bbq blend plates. Banana pudding is the best in town!

    Janine A. Avatar Janine A.
    7/21/2018

    5 star ratingI don't know how I haven't had Sweet P's BBQ since moving to Knoxville a year ago!  You really can't... read more

    Sherissa M. Avatar Sherissa M.
    7/06/2018

    5 star ratingI went for lunch this past week and I'm so glad I did. The food was tasty and the quality... read more

    Monica C. Avatar Monica C.
    3/26/2018

    5 star ratingVery good BBQ, wings are awesome and the people here are very nice and friendly. I recommend this place for... read more

    Walter C. Avatar Walter C.
    8/04/2018