Limited Time Offers and Special Events

Brunswick Stew
Holiday Turkeys
Holiday Gift Card Special

The Buddys Family

Restaurants | Dine In, Take Out or Drive Thru

Buddy's Restaurants

Dine in, take out, or drive-thru Buddy’s Bar-b-q is your hometown BBQ!
Banquet Hall | Events, Reception

Bearden Banquet Hall

The perfect place for an endless variety of tasteful events. No detail overlooked!

Catering | weddings, tailgates, picnics, corporate events

Custom Catering Services

We cater everything from backyard picnics to elegant weddings.

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 19 Buddy’s Bar-b-q restaurants, full-service Buddy’s Custom Catering and the Bearden Banquet Hall.

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!