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 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.
    6/11/2019

    4 star ratingFirst visit and I'm impressed. Got the three meet sampler - pork, ribs, brisket, and the Mac and cheese, green... read more

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    Dave H.
    6/05/2018

    4 star ratingThe BBQ burrito is dang tasty with brisket, slaw, beans, cheese and sauce!  Thursday's special is the smoked meatloaf, don't... read more

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    Adam F.
    11/15/2018

    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.
    6/01/2019
  • 4 star ratingFood was excellent! A little hard to get to if your not used to navigating in the downtown area. Parking... read more

    Derek M. Avatar
    Derek M.
    5/09/2019

    5 star ratingAuthentic bbq in Knoxville.  Tried the sausage, pulled pork, brisket, and ribs and all were scrumptious! I really like how... read more

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    Chris G.
    11/23/2017

    5 star ratingGood food. Here's what you should order:  BBQ burrito with brisket and Mac and cheese in it. Add both the... read more

    Ken L. Avatar
    Ken L.
    11/28/2017

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

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    Christine L.
    6/09/2018
  • 4 star ratingGood portions, great sauces. Neat atmosphere. Probably the best brisket in town-not Texas smoked brisket but a neat twist with... read more

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    Charlie A.
    5/09/2018

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