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 ratingWe walked in here with no clue what to get.  The guy behind the counter said hands down, the best... read more

    Sandra D. Avatar
    Sandra D.
    5/12/2017

    5 star ratingThis place is amazing and the best BBQ i done near ever had. Awesome. Love them already

    Benjamin M. Avatar
    Benjamin M.
    3/29/2019

    5 star ratingOrdered the sampler and was more than satisfied! Mac and Cheese was fuego!! Great atmosphere and  awesome food!

    Hector E. Avatar
    Hector E.
    6/02/2018

    5 star ratingWow this was delicious barbecue! I got the platter with a pulled pork sandwich, Mac and cheese, and potato salad,... read more

    Ty B. Avatar
    Ty B.
    6/15/2018
  • 4 star ratingWas driving through and stopped by for a bite. Decided to get the chicken which had a nice smokey flavour.... read more

    Ariana A. Avatar
    Ariana A.
    11/26/2017

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

    Paul F. Avatar
    Paul F.
    7/21/2019

    5 star ratingOH MY GOD THE MAC N CHEESE IS AMAZING! Staff is super sweet and food is delicious. Inside is cute... read more

    Gabby S. Avatar
    Gabby S.
    3/03/2019

    5 star ratingOn our way back from Atlanta to Cincinnati, we wanted BBQ for lunch.  I looked up top BBQ In Knoxville... read more

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    Joel K.
    6/16/2019
  • 5 star ratingNot Memphis barbecue but it is great!! My mom recommended we go when she came in town for the LSU... read more

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    Taryn M.
    12/09/2017

    4 star ratingThis place is dynamite. Never had a bad meal and the sides are as good as the meat. I'm not...