About The Downtown Dive

The Downtown Dive was born out of our love for classic American dive bars and barbeque joints. Located in Downtown Knoxville the Dive caters to people who want to enjoy the same great food in the Scruffy City’s ever growing art district. With a great selection of craft beers and an eclectic wine list you can sit outside and enjoy what we think is Knoxville’s best beer garden.

the worlds fair flameDaily Specials

Tuesday: BBQ Burritos, Nachos or Quesadillas your choice – $9.00


Wednesday: Red Beans and Rice – $10.00


Thursday: Smoked Meatloaf with your choice of 2 sides – $14


Friday: Smoked Andouille Sausage plate with your choice of 2 sides $13.75


Saturday & Sunday: Featured Item

Downtown Dive Menu


Wings | $11.50

Six huge smoked wings, flash fried & tossed in spicy garlic BBQ Sauce or tossed in soul rub for a dry wing.

Sweet P's Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles | $8.00

Spicy fried pickle spears with our soul sauce or our original fried pickle spears served with ranch.

Pimento Cheese Dip | $8.50

Served warm or ask for it cold. Served with fresh cut potato chips seasoned with our soul rub.


Sweet P's Chopped Pork

Chopped Pork

$16/lb. or $7.5/sandwich

Boston butts smoked low and slow with a mix of white oak & hickory on our custom pit smokers.

Sweet P's Grub

Pulled Chicken

$16/lb. or $7.5/sandwich

Hand-pulled lean pieces of our smoke ‘n’ soul chicken.

Smoke N’ Soul Chicken


Bone-in rubbed & smoked chicken quarters. Choose breast & wing or thigh & leg.

Tennessee Beef Brisket

$24/lb. or $12/sandwich

Smoked slices of our tender beef brisket.


$26/rack or $14/half rack

Dry rubbed St. Louis cut pork spare ribs from our custom smokers.

Plates, Burritos & Sandwiches

Sweet P's Grub

Sweet P’s BBQ Plate


Our famous smoked pork or chicken BBQ served with 2 sides. Also available with Smoke ‘N’ Soul Chicken quarters. Ask for a bun or corn muffin if you’d like.

Brisket Plate


Our tender beef brisket smoked, sliced and served with 2 sides.

Rib Plate

$19/half rack or $30/full rack

Delicious dry rubbed St. Louis cut pork spare ribs served with 2 sides.

Sweet P's Grub

Sweet P’s Sampler


BBQ pork or chicken sandwich, ¼ rack of ribs, beef brisket and 3 sides.

BBQ Burrito

$10 | $4/sub brisket | $0.50/additional substitutions

Stuffed with BBQ pork or chicken, pintos, slaw, cheddar, & choice of BBQ sauce. A smaller version of the famous El Gigante Burrito as seen on “Man v. Food.”

Kids Plate


Pork or chicken sandwich served with one side and a drink.


Sweet P's Tomatos-N-Blues

Tomato N’ Blues Salad

$15/pint or $5.50/serving

Grape tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow peppers, blue cheese crumbles, and zesty vinaigrette.

A Great Green Salad

$9 | $5/add chicken or turkey | $7/add brisket

A bed of organic leaf lettuce, tomato & blues salad, drizzled in vinaigrette.


All sides are vegetarian except greens & things. Sub Tomato & Blues Salad as a side for an additional – $1.50 

Sweet P's Mac-N-Cheese

Mac N’ Cheese

$12/pint or $4/serving

A classic done right. Loaded with cheese and our secret spices this is the real deal “a can’t miss item.”

Sweet P's Pinto Beans

Pinto Beans

$12/pint or $4/serving

Pinto beans slow cooked with, onion, garlic, and spices.

Tater Salad

$12/pint or $4/serving

Smashed potato salad with onion, green pepper, and eggs. A family recipe that never disappoints.

Cole Slaw

$12/pint or $4/serving

Sweet and tangy; a perfect perfect compliment to anything on the menu.

Green Beans

$12/pint or $4/serving

Fresh steamed green beans with onion and garlic and cumin.

Sauteed Greens n’ Things

$12/pint or $4/serving

A soul food staple with a modern twist. Collard greens sauteed with carrots, black eyed peas, celery and bacon.

Banana Pudding

$12/pint or $4/serving

A southern favorite that never disappoints.


Banana Pudding


Chocolate Chess Pie


Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie


Sauces & More

Thick Sauce

Extra Sauce – $0.95 | Half Pint – $3.50 | Pint – $7.50

A traditional East Tennessee sauce tomato based with just the right amount of sweetness.


Thin Sauce

Extra Sauce – $0.95 | Half Pint – $3.50 | Pint – $7.50

This one of a kind vinegar based sauce blends the best of Tennessee and North Carolina’s sweet and tangy flavors.


HOT Sauce

Extra Sauce – $0.95 | Half Pint – $3.50 | Pint – $7.50

Our thin sauce with a chipotle puree. This is not a tongue scorcher but a subtle smokey heat.


Soul Rub

$10/pint  $5/half pint

Take home a pint of the driving force behind our culinary creations. Rub it on your meat of choice or kick up your favorite recipes. It seems to work for us.



410 W. Jackson Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
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Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am – 9pm
Wednesday 11am – 9pm
Thursday 11am – 9pm
Friday 11am – 9pm
Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 9pm