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***** Dixie Outpost Barbecue is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 58 reviews!

  • *****

    Even though this is the type of restaurant you just drive by because of its unassuming look from the road, tbis is definitely one you want to stop in and grab some delicious BBQ. Smoked pork had flavor that accommodates most everyone's palate. Just enough smoke flavor but not overwhelming for those who dont like smoke in their food. Pricing is in line with a good smoked pork. So next time you driving through Blountville, stop in and grab a plate or sandwich, you'll be glad you did.

  • *****

    Awesome food. One of my new favorites.
    Loved the pulled pork, taters and onions and the service was great.

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    I love this place! My husband and I grab lunch here all of the time. The BBQ is awesome. The atmosphere is super cool. I love the variety of sides. Fried pickles are the best!

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    This is a great place. The food was amazing and the staff is the best. You must come and try them out.

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    THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING! The owner is such a sweetheart, and her excellent sweet tea proves it. The food was incredible and the atmosphere is even better. I'm so glad we decided to stop at this great local restaurant, it makes the trip from Pittsburgh, PA well worth it!

  • *****

    Great little place with a lot of heart, found this Jem of a BBQ restaurant just off the hwy, service was great. Got our food out pretty fast for an order of 5. Pork sandwiches were huge and smoked to perfection! Brisket was tender and the sauces were awesome. My buddy had a tenderloin sandwich and was just beside himself and it was gone before I got to sample it. The owner and cook were very cool, came out to see if everything was good and I told him everything was gone! We well be back on our way home. Better then Memphis!

  • *****

    Great food, great service and great atmosphere! We made a quick stop here on our drive to Asheville and thoroughly enjoyed it. Between the four of us we had the bbq platter, bbq sandwich and pork ribs- all delicious. The Mac and cheese was also a hit. Highly recommended!

  • *****

    Drove off the highway looking for someplace for food while traveling through Tennessee. Found this place through yelp. It was funky, divey, small, friendly, a true whole in the wall spot. Maybe I was just lucky, but I ordered Brisket on Texas Toast. The chef said a great choice because it just came out of the smoker. It was AMAZING. Seasoned just right, not too much salt. Tender oh yeah. There was enough fat which is important to me. Take away the fat from a smoked product and it becomes mediocre at best. Good sauce and not too much of it. Decent slaw, and thats all a had. Grabbed it to go and headed for my truck. I was just going to eat while driving but; one bite and I couldn't stop!! If this is an example of what they do they deserve the 5 stars. This sandwich was a 5 star never the less and I don't give 5 stars much.

  • *****

    This place should be your go-to stop if you need a lunch break close to hwy 81. You can eat inside, outside at benches (my choice), or in the bus they've converted into diner seating. I'm gonna predict that that bus will be packed very soon!

    I went with the classics, bbq pork with cole slaw and beans - all so delicious! I also tried the taters and onions and pepper rings - great as well, and the sauces were killer. Staff was accommodating and friendly, hope you get to experience this BBQ soon!

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    This is what I expect when it comes to bbq. Ive made this a must stop passing through, and always a second stop coming back. Anything other than a 5 star rating simply means you dont know good 'cue.

  • *****

    the best BBQ in tennessee. has great pulled pork and brisket. honestly everytging is great. the service is amazing and theres barely a wait. the bus is super cool. ten ten out ten would go if you havent.

  • *****

    Very friendly staff, place is unique, got to eat BBQ on a bus! Definitely a first. And the important part was the BBQ was delicious! Had the pulled pork sandwich and briscuit sandwich and both were tasty!

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    variety of sauces i like mine plain and meat is filled with smoky gooey greatness

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    Love the food here

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    Never disappointed

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    Awesomly fantastic! Best BBQ I've had in the state of Tennessee. Period. Try the taters and onions, and jalapeo pepper rings.

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    Awesome beef brisket and pulled pork. Both rank among the best I've had. Huge choice of sauces. Ask about the delicious horseradish sauce if you don't like sweet ones.

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    Fantastic! About four miles off Rt. 81, but well worth the drive. Full menu of on site cooked/smoked southern delicacies. Homemade sauces are fantastic. Lots of parking. Portions are enormous!

  • *****

    Awesome BBQ pork and you can't not try the ribs while you at it. Friendly staff and really fast service. Gotta Love Dixie Outpost!!!

  • *****

    Best pork, brisket, and wings in the Tri-Cities. Hands down. No doubt. Love the pig.

  • *****

    We love to call in for some "Pig Party's" when we have our monthly LAN party. Never let us down. Food is always great.

  • *****

    I Love BBQ and Dixie Outpost Actually DOES IT RIGHT. Of all the places In the Tri-Cities this place IS the best, and i'm really pick about my BBQ ( Just see my other reviews XD ) The Brisket is done right, the pork is good and By god they actually have pretty good wings too. all kinds of sauce to choose from like Alabama White, NC viniger, SC gold, and a killer "Sauce from Hell" ( No kidding that's the name XD ) I'm just happy that I finally found a place that satisfied my BBQ hunger. Bye Bye Ridgewood bye bye Partners.

  • *****

    Found this place on our drive from Nashville to Mass. We love stopping & trying local eateries. So glad we stopped at Dixie Outpost. Dave, the owner is very personable - perfect for us out-of-towners who enjoy meeting the locals. My daughter devoured the 1/2 rack of ribs & I ordered the plate of pulled pork - tho it was not very hot. The bus outside is a treat to explore. Stop here & you won't be disappointed.

  • *****

    Service can be slow sometimes as it can get really busy around lunchtime and only one cashier/server on duty usually, but the food is very good and the location is small, but homey and pleasant.

  • *****

    I eat here about once a week, and have had just about everything on the menu at some point. Super tasting and high quality food.

  • *****

    Try the brisket! The potatoes and onions are great as are the fried jalapeos!

  • *****

    Fabulous food, great prices, super friendly! Try the fried banana peppers. Outstanding!

  • *****

    Dixie Outpost Barbecue, Bountville, TN.
    My travels have led me to several BBQ establishments throughout my life. Be it Kansas City, St Louis, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Memphis, Georgia, the Carolina's, and believe it or not Montreal. Smoked and pit, I have been there, done that.

    That said, Enter Dixie Outpost BBQ, a quaint little, off the beaten path, dine-in or carry out mom and pop type establishment. They have a little 2 table, dining room with a bar with stools enough for 8. And if you need more room than that, there is a recycled school bus that they have re-purposed into a dining car. I have to admit, this place does have character. I was warmly greeted by the owner Dave, who had a few story's to tell and made you feel like he had known you all his life. My companion ordered the brisket and I the recommended pig plate with a side of ribs. The service was fast, the girl slinging the food in the back was just as friendly as Dave and came out to greet us as well.

    Now on with the food...
    The brisket was perfect, nice red to pink bark all the way around and my companion professed that it was indeed perfect. The pulled pork was nicely smoked and not soggy like most I have had in the area, I was able to choose from 6 or more sauce styles including their house sauce which was a sweet ketchup based KS style. I also tried the peach chipotle and also the vinegar based Carolina style as well. It was a nice change to be able to try different sauces, then a pork pile drowns in what they "assume" you want, just to cover the sogginess of their pork slop. But not Dixie Outpost. This was good BBQ. The ribs tasted like they may have been reheated, but were not bad. They were tender and did not fall apart with the first bite. I prefer to see a bite mark as I eat a rib to know it's done just right. They definitely are not Memphis ribs, but Memphis could take a lesson from Dave on smoking pork and Brisket.

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK DAVE!

  • *****

    We recently moved to Blountville from Johnson City, had no clue that such a gem of a bbq place would be right down the street! Seriously the best bbq place in the Tri Cities hands down. The owner is great & frequently there, great service!

  • *****

    Everything you could ask for in a super fun BBQ Pit. Excellent food, unique atmosphere, and affordable prices. Such a gem in the rough!

  • *****

    Driving through on the way to Nashville, found this little BBQ place just inside the TN line.  They call themselves the "Best little dive worth the drive" so we decided to check them out.

    The pulled pork was absolutely delicious!  Really appreciate that the sandwiches come in little, medium and big pig sizes.  Sides were very good (potatoes& onions, cornmeal battered fried okra).  

    Just wished that I had a little more time to look at the menu - the only one we found was posted right at the cash register and there were customers lining up behind us.  Service got off to a rough start for us but ended up just fine.

    Didn't get to try the hot dogs but they looked good too! Very cool decor, license plates and rulers etc.  They definitely deserve a Diners Drive Ins and Dives nod!!!

  • *****

    Pulled pork was great! Service was fantastic.,,

  • *****

    it was absolutely delicious I loved staff was extremely friendly couldn't ask for a better expierience

  • *****

    Just fantastic dinner in the old school bus. The ribs, the Dixie pig plate, the wings with thia chili just all finger leaking good. The peach habanero sauce is the best I ever had.

  • *****

    This place is Amazing. Daddy  of barbecue half rack is the real deal, mac and cheese super good. A must stop, price is excellent. Services as friendly as it could be.

  • *****

    Dixie Outpost BBQ had friendly staff, great Brisket plate. Loved the sauce, and you get alot for your buck. You do BBQ right!

  • *****

    OMG that was a ton of love put into that food. I have the blue plate special with fried tenderloin Seriously? The owner came out and let us try a new sauce he was working on and it was great! The whole family was completely stuffed. Price: very fair Atmosphere: very homey and down to earth Staff: was very nice Food: OUT OF THIS WORLD! Tanks Dixie Outpost BBQ , we will be back.

  • *****

    Best BBQ in the Tri Cities. The pulled pork at Dixie Outpost is full of moist, tender, smoked goodness, especially in the Hogzilla, which is a Bratz topped with pulled pork. You can't go wrong with that, right? All the crafted sauces add a depth of flavor not found anywhere in the area. The restaurant has a charming, eclectic atmosphere that would add a fun flare to any event or luncheon. Give it a try and I'm sure you'll consider Dixie Outpost your next favorite local BBQ joint. • • • Best BBQ in the Tri Cities. The pulled pork at Dixie Outpost is full of moist, tender, smoked goodness, especially in the Hogzilla, which is a Bratz topped with pulled pork. You can't go wrong with that, right? All the crafted sauces add a depth of flavor not found anywhere in the area. The restaurant has a charming, eclectic atmosphere that would add a fun flare to any event or luncheon. Give it a try and I'm sure you'll consider Dixie Outpost your next favorite local BBQ joint. • • •

  • *****

    I have lived an eaten great BBQ all over the South and Midwest, I would definitely put Dixie Outpost in the top of my list of great BBQ. The pulled pork was perfectly smoked to perfection, you could eat it with or without sauce. I recommend their own Carolina gold. Thier house sauce is your typical Kansas City style sweet, not my type a flavor personally, but still very good. My wife had the Brisket and it has been almost 6 years since she was 100% excited about eating brisket. Bark was perfect, had a nice pull to it and the smoke was right on. We'll be back for sure. • • • I have lived an eaten great BBQ all over the South and Midwest, I would definitely put Dixie Outpost in the top of my list of great BBQ. The pulled pork was perfectly smoked to perfection, you could eat it with or without sauce. I recommend their own Carolina gold. Thier house sauce is your typical Kansas City style sweet, not my type a flavor personally, but still very good. My wife had the Brisket and it has been almost 6 years since she was 100% excited about eating brisket. Bark was perfect, had a nice pull to it and the smoke was right on. We'll be back for sure. • • •

  • *****

    Best barbecue on 1-81

  • *****

    Try the twisted tea

  • *****

    Best barbecue on 1-81
    Plusuri: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value

  • *****

    Try the twisted tea
    Plusuri: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value, Great Bbq and hotdogs with personal service, Lots of types of loded hotdogs

  • *****

    Try the brisket! The potatoes and onions are great as are the fried jalapeños!

  • *****

    Pros: Food, Great BBQ! Didn't try the dogs but they had lots of delicious sounding options.

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    Try the twisted tea
    Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value, Great Bbq and hotdogs with personal service, Lots of types of loded hotdogs

  • *****

    Best barbecue on 1-81
    Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value

  • *****

    Pro: Food, Great BBQ! Didn't try the dogs but they had lots of delicious sounding options.

  • *****

    Try the twisted tea
    Pro: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value, Great Bbq and hotdogs with personal service, Lots of types of loded hotdogs

  • *****

    Best barbecue on 1-81
    Pro: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value

  • *****

    Plusy: Food, Great BBQ! Didn't try the dogs but they had lots of delicious sounding options.

  • *****

    Try the twisted tea
    Plusy: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value, Great Bbq and hotdogs with personal service, Lots of types of loded hotdogs

  • *****

    Best barbecue on 1-81
    Plusy: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value

  • *****

    Liked: Food, Great BBQ! Didn't try the dogs but they had lots of delicious sounding options.

  • *****

    Try the twisted tea
    Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value, Great Bbq and hotdogs with personal service, Lots of types of loded hotdogs

  • *****

    Dixie Outpost is a relatively new BBQ joint in the Tri-Cities area. I've been five or six times and the BBQ has been delicious every time. The meat is moist and has a great smoky flavor. They have a number of different sauces including a mayonaise based Alabama White sauce. The fried pickles and potatoes and onions are great sides.

  • *****

    Best barbecue on 1-81
    Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value

  • *****

    I love eating here and the bus makes a great eating area. I like the other items more than the bbq

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