UPTOWN CORNER IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED:

Early this morning while the restaurant was closed, our Sweet P’s Uptown Corner location in Fountain City was hit by a car and sustained damage to the building. No employees were in the building at the time of the incident. The restaurant will be temporarily closed today and until further notice.

We will keep you updated as we know more and work toward reopening. For timely updates, please check our Facebook page.

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UPTOWN CORNER LOCATION TEMPORARILY CLOSED:

August 7: Early this morning, our Sweet P’s Uptown Corner location in Fountain City was hit by a car and sustained damage to the building. No employees were in the building at the time of the incident. The restaurant will be temporarily closed today and until further notice.

We will keep you updated as we know more and work toward reopening. For timely updates, please check our Facebook page.

 

The Downtown Dive at 410 W. Jackson Ave., in Knoxville
is open and serving all of your Sweet P’s favorites.

Knoxville’s Finest
Barbecue Joints

Sweet P’s barbecue started as a catering company in 2005 when owner Chris Ford, with the help of his wife and daughter, lovingly called Sweet P, prepared and delivered delicious Southern fare.

Word spread about the authentic barbecue, great sauces and amazing sides, and as business grew, it was time to open a dine-in restaurant in 2009. The Soul House served barbecue and live music along the Little River in Maryville until 2020. During that time, Chris’ cousin, Jonathan Ford, joined the family affair, and they even were featured on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food.

The current location, Downtown Dive, opened to fulfill barbecue cravings in downtown Knoxville in 2015. Located at 410 W. Jackson Ave., Downtown Dive was borne from a love of classic American dive bars and barbecue joints and carries on the tradition of Sweet P’s Southern heritage.

In the spring of 2021, the first full-service Sweet P’s concept, Uptown Corner, will open in Fountain City. Featuring table service and a bar, we look forward to serving our customers at 3029 Tazewell Pike and joining the Fountain City community.

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GUEST REVIEWS

  • 5 star ratingSweet P's BBQ and Downtown Dive is AWESOME... I feel bad that the roads are all closed around it so... read more

    Mike K. Avatar
    Mike K.
    11/30/2019

    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 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 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 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 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 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 ratingGood food. BBQ sandwich was huge! Fries were excellent. Ribs were good - a little over cooked ffor mmy taste.... read more

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    Kenneth S.
    2/07/2020
  • 4 star ratingSouthern comfort!  This spot has delectable options.  Yes they are pricier than some other bbq joints in town but this... read more

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    Lily F.
    10/30/2017

    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