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 ratingIt was all excellent! We had the sampler platter which is a lot of food. The mac and cheese side... read more

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    Lisa A.

    5 star ratingWhile parking was a challenge, our dinner was amazing! You order "cafeteria style". I tried the sample platter, with potato... read more

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    Summer L.

    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

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    Megan S.

    5 star ratingAbsolutely incredible.  I love using the food network app to find new places. We had the sampler and a burrito.... read more

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    Missie S.
  • 4 star ratingI just moved back to Knoxville after being away since 2014 and I was so happy to find that Sweet... read more

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    Emily E.

    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.

    5 star ratingMy favorite place to get BBQ!! The banana pudding and macaroni and cheeee is to die for.

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    Emma D.

    4 star ratingDown visiting my friends at Knoxville and I heard about the great BBQ available here.

    This downtown dive had an upbeat...
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    Simon C.
  • 5 star ratingVery good BBQ, wings are awesome and the people here are very nice and friendly. I recommend this place for... read more

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    Walter C.

    4 star ratingMy go-to here is to share the sampler plate. It will definitely be enough for 2 hungry people.  They have... read more