COST: $$$ SERVICE**** FOOD**** ATMOSPHERE*** STYLE:  Dine In / Carry Out BASE:  Local Restaurant Chain HOURS:   Mon - Thurs: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; ri - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm RATING**** HEALTH INSPECTION RATINGSee Above Official Website ONLINE ORDERING NOT AVAILABLE RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED
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3621 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 865-212-5655   90 (06/30/2013) 527 W. Broadway Avenue, Maryville, Tennessee 865-240-2600 100 (11/25/2013) Dead End BBQ Appetizers Seasoned Chips-N-Salsa Our house made salsa with fresh warm chips.  5.00 Bar-B-Queso Mexican queso loaded with your choice of Dead End pork, beef brisket or pulled chicken and served with Frito Scoops. 9.00 Queso and Chips 7.00 Blue Rib-bons Award winning St. Louis cut ribs seasoned with Dead End rib rub, basted with special sauces, smoked to perfection, cut bone by bone to order. 9.00 Sutherland Sliders Three sample size sandwiches grilled with a choice of Dead End award winning BBQ pork, beef brisket or chicken. Served with bread & butter pickle. 8.00 Bacon Wrapped BBQ Shrimp Tender shrimp wrapped in hickory smoked bacon and basted with Dead End Red Sauce and served on a bed of onion strings. 10.00 BBQ Nachos Choice of chopped Dead End pork, beef brisket or chicken with cheddar & jack cheeses, chili, fried onion strings layered with tortilla chips and served with fresh salsa and sour cream on the side. (Brisket add $1) Available in three sizes. Biggest in Town / Enough to Share/and a Single serving. 14.00 / 10.00 / 7.00 Smoked Sausage & Cheese Sliced, smoked sausage with pita rounds, smoked cheese, beer mustard and basting sauce. Simply good!  Two serving choices:  Large enough to share or single serving. 10.00 / 8.00 Loaded Pigskin Fried potato boats filled with your choice of crisp bacon, pulled pork, beef brisket or chicken then topped with cheddar & jack cheeses. Served with sour cream and scallions.  (Brisket add $1)  9.00 Sweet Potato Chips with Dipping Sauce A basket of waffle cut sweet potato chips, cooked fresh and seasoned to perfection. Served with creamy chipotle or sweet pineapple and brown sugar dipping sauces. 5.00 Chicken Tenders Fresh cut chicken breast slices, lightly breaded, served with your choice of dipping or wing sauce.  Available in an 8or 5 piece servings. 8.00 / 6.00 Entrees Dead End BBQ uses only fresh, never frozen pork, beef, ribs and chicken. Although more expensive, meat that is never frozen retains more of its natural moisture, tastes better and has a better texture. Our beef Brisket is Certified Black Angus, our Pork is IBP brand with superior marbling and taste, the ribs are from Hormel, and our chicken is from Homestead and delivered fresh three times a week. Pulled Pork Plate Served with your choice of 2 sides, and bread - Southern style corn bread, jalapeno corn bread or Texas toast. 11.00 Beef Brisket Plate Served with your choice of 2 sides, and bread - Southern style corn bread, jalapeno corn bread or Texas toast. 12.00 George’s Competition Chicken Served with your choice of 2 sides, and bread - Southern style corn bread, jalapeno corn bread or Texas toast. 11.00 Pulled Smoked Chicken Served with your choice of 2 sides, and bread - Southern style corn bread, jalapeno corn bread or Texas toast. 11.00 House Smoked Sausage Served with your choice of 2 sides, and bread - Southern style corn bread, jalapeno corn bread or Texas toast. 10.00 St. Louis Cut Rib Plate Full or Half Rack served with two sides and choice of bread. 23.00 / 16.00 BBQ Combo Plate Choose two meats (pork, beef brisket, chicken or sausage) 16.00 BBQ Sampler Plate Choose three meats (pork, beef brisket, chicken or sausage) 20.00 Dead End Family Feast (feeds 4-6) $49 1/2 lb. Pulled Pork 1/2 lb. Chicken 1/2 lb. Sliced Beef Brisket 1/2 Rack of Ribs 4 side items Assorted Breads Add Ons: (Add to any plate) 1/4 lb. of Pork, Chicken or Sausage $3 1/4 lb. Brisket $4 1/2 Rack of Ribs $12 Smoke House Wings Our wings are seasoned with Dead End Rub, smoked for two hours and then crisped to order. Served with cool ranch or blue cheese dressing 9.00  - Naked Smoked BBQ Wings    Served with our award winning BBQ sauce -  Buffalo Wings     Smoke House Wings served Buffalo style with a smoky kick -  Spicy BBQ Wings     Big BBQ flavor with a spicy kick. -  Dead Hot Wings     Smoke House Wings served crazy hot with habanero sauce Salads Salads are served with a choice of bread.  Dressings: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Italian, Honey Mustard, Balsamic Vinaigrette House Iceberg and Romaine lettuce, garden fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, crisp bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped egg and crunchy croutons. Served with your choice of dressing.  Full or lunch portion available.  Add Grilled chicken, crispy fried chicken tenders, pulled pork or pulled chicken $3 each.  Add Brisket $4 7.00 / 5.00 Beef Brisket and Bleu Lettuce mix layered with our succulent beef brisket, roasted roma tomatoes, carrots, bleu cheese crumbles, fried onion strings and balsamic vinaigrette.  Full or Lunch portion available. 12.00 / 9.00 Sandwiches from the Smoker Taste our award winning BBQ. All sandwiches are served on a toasted bun with bread & butter pickles and a side. Pulled Pork 8.50 Beef Brisket 9.50 Pulled Smoked Chicken 8.50 Dead End Specialty Sandwiches Our signature sandwiches are unique Dead End creations. All sandwiches are served with a choice of one side and bread & butter pickles. Grilled Smoked Bologna Slow smoked to perfection and grilled, then topped with cheddar cheese and onions. Served with our own horseradish beer mustard on grilled sourdough. 8.00 Brick Top Chicken An 8oz tender chicken breast dusted with our Dead End Rub then grilled and topped with jack cheese, lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun or sourdough bread, and chipotle mayo on the side. 10.00 House Smoked Sausage Our plump and juicy smoked sausage is smothered in grilled onions & peppers with a Bayou kick. Served with our own horseradish beer mustard on a toasted hoagie bun. 9.00 Rebel Yell BBQ Burger A juicy half pound burger basted with our Dead End Red sauce topped with crisp bacon, sharp cheddar or smoked cheddar cheese, fried onion strings, lettuce, tomato, pickle and chipotle mayo on a toasted bun. 11.00 All American Burger A juicy half pound burger topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles on a toasted bun. Add choice of cheese for $1  Add bacon $1. 9.00 Tennessee Grilled Beef and Cheddar Dead End tender beef brisket topped with cheddar cheese and caramelized onion and Dead End Red Sauce all toasted on sourdough bread. 11.00 Dead End Mac-Attack You're going to tell your friends about this one! Pulled pork with Dead End Red Sauce, caramelized onions, and a generous layer of our house made Mac-n- Cheese between two slices of buttered and grilled sourdough bread! 10.00 BBQ Quesadilla A large flour tortilla layered with pulled pork, chicken or brisket and topped with cheese, Pico de Gallo, drizzled with bbq sauce, folded and then grilled. For Brisket add $1. 9.00 Sides 2.75 Beans and Smoked Sausage The Mayors Beans Corn on the Cob Seasoned Fries Southern Style Green Beans Macaroni and Pimento Cheese Red, White and Bleu Slaw Rocky Top Potato Salad Sweet Potato Chips Fried Okra Mixed Greens Sides Plate Choose any 4 sides with your choice of bread. 9.50 ****1/2 RETURN Dude!  Dead End BBQ is an awesome addition to an area of town that has recently seen a bit of a revival.  The Sutherland Avenue area near Hollywood Drive has seen the U.T. Housing Apartments transform into several U.T. Intra-mural Soccer fields.  Dead End BBQ has contributed to that growth.  The restaurant is located in a former building that housed a gas station, deli and market.  This location was gutted and totally revamped to include an outside patio with a fireplace and interior bar.  Our famous backyard tailgaters and barbequers decided to enter their product into several contests and walked away with quite a few ribbons.  Let's say you have met the end of your quest for great BBQ.  Or at least our purveyors say you have hit a Dead End.  "Good food is not cheap and cheap food is not good".  Enter Dead End BBQ.  Our review of this restaurant shows first quality in many aspects.  The BBQ is moist, tasty and not burned.  Are you sure this was BBQ'd or cooked in the crock pot?  Our order of a combo plate--pork and chicken was enough for two meals.  I must warn you that the side items are a bit off the wall and shows a change from the norm when it comes to side items.  For instance, the Red, White & Blue Slaw is a concoction of cabbage, grape tomatoes and bleu cheese.  We found this item odd and not to our taste.  The Mayor's Beans has white and pinto beans with a bit of brown sugar and pineapple, if we were starving it might be ok, but otherwise, we'll pass.  The jalapeno or Mexican cornbread is nothing other than a sweetened cornbread with little flavor.  When ordering side items, stick with fries or potato salad, corn on the cob or green beans.  Otherwise, the food is great, and I must say the presentation of the BBQ Nachos are quite stunning.  Based on the location and desire for flourishing restaurants, we recommend Dead End BBQ.  The food is great and the parking is a problem at either location.  Near peak dining hours the wait can vary from 10 minutes to 35 minutes.  Both locations are community oriented and support local events, local schools and the local economy.  Want to buy local?  Dead End BBQ is all local.