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"Amazing! As a Texan, we're pretty proud of our BBQ but I gotta say, Dead End's brisket was the best I've had in awhile. Chips were crunchy, the sauce was great, & the creamed corn was the best I've ever had period. Great price & friendly staff. It doesn't get any better than that. 10 out of 10, would eat again."

- Trevor Guinn

"We used Dead End to cater our wedding at the Magnolia Venue and to say that we were blown away is an understatement. The service from start to finish was amazing and the food was some of the best barbecue I have ever had in my life! I have never been to a wedding where everyone RAVED about the food and said it was the best they have ever had. I am still day dreaming about their mac and cheese and their famous chicken. We are so appreciative of everyone at Dead End and 100% recommend them!"

- Amelia Crespo

"The food was so delicious. Plus my 6 year old enjoyed the boneless wings & she is so picky. I got the Mac attack w/ brisket. Out of this world. I am definitely going back."

- Amie Phillips

"Great service, great food! Hubby got a full rack of ribs and I got the TN Grilled Beef & Cheddar. Delish!"

- Kimberly Webb

"We had Dead End BBQ cater my son’s wedding. We had the sausage and brisket with mashed potatoes, green beans, and corn. It was awesome! We also had a Mac & Cheese bar for the cocktail hour as well as a few racks of ribs for the wedding party. All was very good! They were on time and efficient! Would definitely use them again!"

- Tracy Murphy

"We were surprised by this place. Amazing ribs, wings and burnt ends. Wife had the chicken sandwich which she liked very much. Being from Kansas City area, we have a hard time finding decent bbq while on vacation, but this hit the spot. Will be back if we drive through Knoxville again!"

- Laura Rey

"This is probably my favorite BBQ place in Knoxville, and there’s a lot of good ones in town. I think I’ve had every item on the menu by now and I’ve loved each one of them. I always get an order of wings, too. Their wings are amazing."

- B. Dizzle

"We used Dead End BBQ for our son's wedding at the White Barn @ Cruze Farm and it was delicious!! Guests are still raving about how good the food tasted. It was delivered and set-up, hot and ready. They will make your event memorable!! Wonderful service! We would highly recommend them!"

- Bush Four

"Really great place for BBQ. The pulled pork and brisket were great, and the available sauces have enough variety for anyone. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Absolutely recommended if you're a BBQ fan! And if you go, do yourself a favor and try the pimento mac and cheese, it's fantastic."

- Matthan Stafford

"Best ribs evah! Great food and service! Highly recommend Dead End bbq."

- Timothy Jones

"Great food! I got ribs and sweet potato fries and my husband got half of the bbq sandwich with the slaw. Service was excellent as well."

- Rachel Longhenry

"Really delicious BBQ (best pulled pork I ever had) and friendly service!! We ordered a 1/2 pound of pulled pork, 1/4 pound of brisket, and burnt ends with one of each side option (cornbread, jalapeño cornbread, and Texas toast). Got the shareable Mac and cheese/fries as well. It was a feast and we had plenty leftover. We had a great time and can’t wait to come back!"

- TK

"Dead End provided the take out for Purdue's Crew team for their SIRA regatta (Turkey Creek). The food was gone before I could get pictures! 140 rowers and parents enjoyed the pulled pork, chicken, and brisket, plus Hummus and veggies for our vegan athlete's, and the mac and cheese was inhaled. Good stuff! The team will be back to the same location again and I hope that dinner will be revisited!"

- Claudia Harbourt

"Last night was my first night trying this place. It was INCREDIBLE! The staff went above & beyond. My food was fresh, hot & the flavor was soooo good. I not only highly recommend them, but I will most certainly be back. Thank you all for being so awesome!!!!"

- Christa Black

"Dead End catered our rehearsal dinner on 3.10.22. The food was so good and everyone had a great time. The creamed corn was so good and of course the pork too. We had plenty of left overs. Thanks for coming to Pigeon Forge for us!"

- Amber

"Great BBQ and sides with a nice range of sauces. The meat was flavorful and moist with just the right amount of burnt ends. Portions are plentiful for the price and service is friendly and quick. A great place to stop for lunch!"

- Bryan Doyon

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