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

  • 4 star ratingPretty decent BBQ, smokey.  Had pork BBQ with the thin sauce, vinegar and tomato, was tasty.  Atmosphere pretty nice, maybe... read more

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    Thomas H.
    10/03/2019

    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

    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

    Natalie B. Avatar
    Natalie B.
    7/10/2019

    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 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

    5 star ratingThe brisket was delicious! Get it, you won't be sorry. Mac and cheese was awesome, too. I've been making the... read more

    Megan S. Avatar
    Megan S.
    6/15/2019

    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 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 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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    Turner M.
    6/12/2018

    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