Order your Thanksgiving Turkeys from
Sweet P’s Barbeque!

Smoked Whole Turkeys–$75

Smoked Turkey Breast–$70

Pick up at either location!

Classic sides are available as well.

Holiday Sides

Green bean casserole | $6 per serving | 12 serving minimum

Sausage cranberry stuffing  | $6 per serving | 12 serving minimum

Scalloped Potatoes  | $7 per serving | 12 serving minimum

Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding  $80 ( Half pan 12 servings)   $45 ( ¼ pan 6 servings)

Last day to place orders for Thanksgiving

Sunday November 12th

Last day for Christmas orders

Sunday December 10th

Closed on Thanksgiving Day

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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  • 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

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    5 star ratingOrdered the sampler platter here on a Saturday afternoon with my husband.  It came with ribs, pork with corn bread,... read more

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    Dawn D.

    5 star ratingCool little BBQ spot. Brisket was delicious and the ribs fell off the bone. The tater salad was a great... read more

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    5 star ratingThis is the quickest we've finished a meal, because it tastes so good there's no reason to take your time.... read more

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  • 5 star ratingPhenomenal BBQ for a great price, delicious banana pudding, and they have Mello Yello!

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    5 star ratingSo glad our family decided to eat here vs our 1st stop somewhere else. Food, service, location...perfect. Loved the music... read more

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    Natalie B.

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

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    Misty W.

    5 star ratingMy boyfriend and I were looking for a quick cheap place to grab some lunch and took to Yelp to... read more

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  • 5 star ratingDive is a good word to describe this place but it's the kinda dive you'll actually want to eat at!

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    Andre K.

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

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    Brient K.

    5 star ratingStop by the small BBQ restaurant and WOW was I surprised by their smoked ribs, ordered a half rack and... read more

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    Steve H.

    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

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  • 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

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    Becky B.

    5 star ratingOkay so are you wanting some good BBQ and soul food? This is the place. The wings are the best... read more

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    Matthew H.

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

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    Madeleine A.

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

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  • 5 star ratingWe had our favorite BBQ here from our DC to Knoxville roadtrip! My boyfriend and I shared a sample platter,... read more

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    Christine L.

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

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    Jennifer L.

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

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    Jim M.

    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

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  • 5 star ratingHighly recommend! We went on a Friday evening and split the sampler (pulled pork, briscut, ribs, and three sides) and... read more

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    Sam S.

    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

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    Melissa B.

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

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    5 star ratingAfter the total disaster that was Central BBQ in downtown Memphis, I was completely skeptical to trying another BBQ. I... read more

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