About Buddy's Bar-b-q
The Buddy’s Family began in 1972. Buddy Smothers and his wife LaMuriel opened the first Buddy’s Bar-b-q restaurant on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville. Today, The Family consists of 14 Buddy’s Bar-b-q restaurants, full-service Buddy’s Custom Catering, the Bearden Banquet Hall and two Buddy’s cafés at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The Buddy’s Family operates with our original philosophy of treating customers as if they were guests in our own home. We serve delicious, always-fresh food at a real value with good ole Southern hospitality. Come on Home to Buddy’s!
Dine in, take out, or drive-thru Buddy’s Bar-b-q is your hometown BBQ!
Bearden Banquet Hall
The perfect place for an endless variety of tasteful events. No detail overlooked!
Custom Catering Services
We cater everything from backyard picnics to elegant weddings.