– Now with 2 Locations –

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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.

Holiday Break Hours

The Soul House (original location) will be closed July 6th – 13th for our holiday break. The Downtown store will still be open.


New Tunes Tuesdays

New Tunes Tuesday at the Original Sweet P’s sponsored by Disc Exchange, Eagle Distributing and Sweet P’s. We bring you new music, a fun brewery and great food every Tuesday! We encourage you to pick up the album at the Disc Exchange… And with ANY Sweet P’s receipt you can get 10% off ANY Disc Exchange purchase on ANY day!

June’s Brewery

All Wiseacre beers are $3 on Tuesday this month.

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In conjunction with “New Tunes Tuesday” you can bring any Sweet P’s receipt to the Disc Exchange for 10% off any purchase.


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.



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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Current Special

Red, White & ‘Cue Pack! – $85

Feeds 8-10


  • 2 lbs BBQ Pork
  • 12 Wings
  • 2 pints Tater Salad
  • 2 pints Pinto Beans
  • 3 pints Banana Pudding
  • 8 buns, sauce, utensils and plates

This is offered all month long. Pick up only.