Order your Thanksgiving Turkeys from Sweet P’s!

Smoked Whole Turkeys–$65

Smoked Turkey Breast–$70

Pick up at either location!

Classic sides available as well!

Pork Sausage Sage Stuffing
Scalloped Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
*Minimum 12 servings per order


Last day to order is Friday, 11/19
Closed half day on 11/24
Closed on Thanksgiving Day

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 ratingAfter the total disaster that was Central BBQ in downtown Memphis, I was completely skeptical to trying another BBQ. I... read more

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    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 ratingMy vote for best ribs in America. Meaty, tender, fall off the bone, none of that hard crunchy stuff. Served... read more

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    Will D.

    4 star ratingI had the nachos special with pork and my cousin had the pork meal. Both were very good. Make sure... read more

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    Ashley D.
  • 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.

    5 star ratingWe stopped here in the middle of a road trip from SC to Ohio, and it worth the detour. I... read more

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    Scott M.

    5 star ratingRibs are the stuff of dreams - falling off the bone, but still meaty, with a great rub crust. Pulled... read more

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    Rick P.

    5 star ratingAwesome place!!! The pimento cheese dip is next level! The ribs were awesome too. All of the food was good,... read more

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    Justin F.
  • 5 star ratingAte here while passing through to Florida from Michigan. Great easy parking. Not a dive at all, but rather a... read more

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    Jack G.

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