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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  • 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

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    Carla T.

    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

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    Tiara G.

    5 star ratingSweet heavenly ribs I am not joking these ribs are heaven sent. I have had good BBQ and have had... read more

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    Paul F.

    5 star ratingIt was awesome. The experience was laid havk and casual, but the food was top notch. The Cafeteria style allows... read more

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    Britt D.
  • 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

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    Jonathan H.

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

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    Brock H.

    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.

    5 star ratingVery tasty brisket. I got it on top of the big green salad. It made me feel like I was... read more

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    Elana E.
  • 5 star ratingAs a vegetarian, it's not always easy to find something to eat that's not covered in animal fat at a... read more

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    Rebecca N.

    5 star ratingThe staff here have been by far the most welcoming of any restaurant we've been to downtown since moving here... read more

    Kristen M. Avatar
    Kristen M.

    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

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    Manuel F.

    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

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    Nancy H.
  • 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.

    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.

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

    Dawn D. Avatar
    Dawn D.

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

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

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    T Gregory K.

    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.

    5 star ratingTook some advice from a couple of local youngens and gave this place a try! Boy am I glad I... read more

    Barbara H. Avatar
    Barbara H.

    5 star ratingWe were visiting Knoxville for the marathon and wanted a big meal after the race and we were not disappointed!... read more

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

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    Tony F.

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

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    Walter C.