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Buddy's Bar-B-Q

Knoxville , TN

LOCATION

5806 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919 US

PHONE

865-588-0051

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Since 1972, Buddy’s has earned its reputation as “The Greater Caterer” by offering fine food with fantastic service at a fair price.

We’re famous for our hickory-smoked pit... Read more
Since 1972, Buddy’s has earned its reputation as “The Greater Caterer” by offering fine food with fantastic service at a fair price.

We’re famous for our hickory-smoked pit bar-b-q and all the fixin’s. And we’re also famous for a wide selection of other delicious catered options–Bar-b-q & Beyond–brought to you with complete and courteous service.

Brides love Bar-b-q & Beyond!

We offer a wide variety of menus designed to suit any type of reception, dinner or party you might be planning. Whether it’s a fun or fancy buffet, or an elegant plated affair, there’s a perfect choice for you.

With Buddy’s Custom Catering you have no worries. We do it all and we do it right. Our professional and experienced caterers always make sure your special day is a tasty success! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.2/5.0
There were so many things about Buddy's that I loved. I loved the range of options they had. I loved that all of it was at very reasonable prices. I loved that they look money off of the price for us because we didn't need certain things and they let us customize the menu perfectly to fit what we wanted/needed. But, communication was a little difficult in the days leading up to the event. I had originally booked them, and we hired a planner to take care of everything the month of. So Buddy's kept contacting me instead of her which was extremely frustrating. Also, there was a miscommunication between us and them about one of our side dishes and I had no idea, because we didn't receive confirmation, until the night before the wedding that they had changed the error. The guy who came to serve also wasn't dressed very nicely which was disappointing. Everyone else, vendors and guest, were dressed in cocktail attire as we had requested and the Buddy's guy showed up in khaki shorts and a stained tshirt. We also paid (only like $50 extra) for an extra hour of service, to total 2 hours of service. And that guy was closed down and packed up in barely over an hour. All that being said, the food was AMAZING. We had the holiday dinner package and I couldn't eaten that stuffing for the rest of my life and still been in love with it. The guy sought me out when we were just hanging around after pictures to introduce himself to me which I very much appreciated. All in all, I would actually recommend them to others and I would book them again. I am just a more aware of what to expect. I know that they are better for a more laid back/casual affair, I wouldn't spend the extra money for the extra hour of service, and I probably would just order the food and go pick it up and serve it ourselves. None of these are bad things, just kind of a "know what to do better and differently next time" situation.
There were so many things about Buddy's that I loved. I loved the range of options they had. I loved that all of it was at Read more...
There were so many things about Buddy's that I loved. I loved the range of options they had. I loved that all of it was at very reasonable prices. I loved that they look money off of the price for us because we didn't need certain things and they let us customize the menu perfectly to fit what we wanted/needed. But, communication was a little difficult in the days leading up to the event. I had originally booked them, and we hired a planner to take care of everything the month of. So Buddy's kept contacting me instead of her which was extremely frustrating. Also, there was a miscommunication between us and them about one of our side dishes and I had no idea, because we didn't receive confirmation, until the night before the wedding that they had changed the error. The guy who came to serve also wasn't dressed very nicely which was disappointing. Everyone else, vendors and guest, were dressed in cocktail attire as we had requested and the Buddy's guy showed up in khaki shorts and a stained tshirt. We also paid (only like $50 extra) for an extra hour of service, to total 2 hours of service. And that guy was closed down and packed up in barely over an hour. All that being said, the food was AMAZING. We had the holiday dinner package and I couldn't eaten that stuffing for the rest of my life and still been in love with it. The guy sought me out when we were just hanging around after pictures to introduce himself to me which I very much appreciated. All in all, I would actually recommend them to others and I would book them again. I am just a more aware of what to expect. I know that they are better for a more laid back/casual affair, I wouldn't spend the extra money for the extra hour of service, and I probably would just order the food and go pick it up and serve it ourselves. None of these are bad things, just kind of a "know what to do better and differently next time" situation. Read less
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Katrin
Wedding:
7/19/2014
4.7/5.0
I had a hard a few communication issues during the reservation process, but overall we loved Buddy's. They allowed us to have a free tasting, and we modified the set menu to meet our needs. The day of the wedding they were timely and professional. The food was delicious and the servers were very nice. The price was awesome for the amount of food we had! I would definitely recommend buddy's!
I had a hard a few communication issues during the reservation process, but overall we loved Buddy's. They allowed us to Read more...
I had a hard a few communication issues during the reservation process, but overall we loved Buddy's. They allowed us to have a free tasting, and we modified the set menu to meet our needs. The day of the wedding they were timely and professional. The food was delicious and the servers were very nice. The price was awesome for the amount of food we had! I would definitely recommend buddy's! Read less
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Jade
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I selected Buddy's BBQ for our catering for our reception. This was a wonderful decision! The food was great, the price was very reasonable, they met all my requests and the workers were great to work with! Following my wedding, my maid of honor also selected them for her wedding because of how great they were at mine! They were perfect for my rustic, country, outdoor wedding this summer.
My husband and I selected Buddy's BBQ for our catering for our reception. This was a wonderful decision! The food was Read more...
My husband and I selected Buddy's BBQ for our catering for our reception. This was a wonderful decision! The food was great, the price was very reasonable, they met all my requests and the workers were great to work with! Following my wedding, my maid of honor also selected them for her wedding because of how great they were at mine! They were perfect for my rustic, country, outdoor wedding this summer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Great for weddings on a budget! The food was awesome, and you definitely get your money worth. They were very accommodating, and quite flexible. They allowed multiple menu changes to be made, and did not create a hassle. They also kept my multiple drink dispensers fully stocked throughout the reception for my guests. The servers were very friendly and helpful. Pat and Jay at the catering office were beyond helpful and nice as well!
Great for weddings on a budget! The food was awesome, and you definitely get your money worth. They were very Read more...
Great for weddings on a budget! The food was awesome, and you definitely get your money worth. They were very accommodating, and quite flexible. They allowed multiple menu changes to be made, and did not create a hassle. They also kept my multiple drink dispensers fully stocked throughout the reception for my guests. The servers were very friendly and helpful. Pat and Jay at the catering office were beyond helpful and nice as well! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
They called and kept in contact with my parents. They were helpful in planning what I wanted and were flexible. They arrived promptly to the wedding and had everyone going through the line and keeping everything organized. They did forget dinner rolls to go with the chicken, but they did cut the final cost for it.

They also did a good job in cutting our wedding cake and placing it out for people to take. I felt like they really did a tremendous job with everything.
They called and kept in contact with my parents. They were helpful in planning what I wanted and were flexible. They Read more...
They called and kept in contact with my parents. They were helpful in planning what I wanted and were flexible. They arrived promptly to the wedding and had everyone going through the line and keeping everything organized. They did forget dinner rolls to go with the chicken, but they did cut the final cost for it.

They also did a good job in cutting our wedding cake and placing it out for people to take. I felt like they really did a tremendous job with everything. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.4/5.0
The value for what we got was very good. They showed up on time and looked professional. If I had to criticize one thing it would be that I wish the menu would have been a little more flexible in changing items in and out. Over all I was very satisfied with our catering from Buddys.
The value for what we got was very good. They showed up on time and looked professional. If I had to criticize one thing Read more...
The value for what we got was very good. They showed up on time and looked professional. If I had to criticize one thing it would be that I wish the menu would have been a little more flexible in changing items in and out. Over all I was very satisfied with our catering from Buddys. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Great food, great service, very nice!
Great food, great service, very nice!
Great food, great service, very nice! Read less
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laura
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Buddy's BBQ did a fantastic job on our wedding reception dinner. They set everything up and even came around and cleared tables off so even though it was a buffet, it felt like a seated dinner. Excellent service!

~Laura & Jason
Buddy's BBQ did a fantastic job on our wedding reception dinner. They set everything up and even came around and cleared Read more...
Buddy's BBQ did a fantastic job on our wedding reception dinner. They set everything up and even came around and cleared tables off so even though it was a buffet, it felt like a seated dinner. Excellent service!

~Laura & Jason Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS HOW GREAT THINGS WERE!!! STAFF WAS EXCELLENT!
SPECIAL THANKS TO MARTHA!!! SHE'S THE BEST!!!
WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS HOW GREAT THINGS WERE!!! STAFF WAS EXCELLENT!
SPECIAL THANKS TO MARTHA!!! SHE'S THE BEST!!!
WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS HOW GREAT THINGS WERE!!! STAFF WAS EXCELLENT!
SPECIAL THANKS TO MARTHA!!! SHE'S THE BEST!!! Read less
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AlliLS82
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
Buddys Bar-B-Q was where our rehearsal dinner was held. It was held in a building called Bearden Banquet Hall. It's an absolutely lovely room. In fact, we wanted it for our wedding reception, but it was already booked. The food at the hall was amazing. You could choose from quite a few options, but we chose the BBQ pork and the Honey Pecan chicken, which was out of this world. You get vegetables and dessert as well, plus coffee, water, and tea. It was beautifully decorated and very reasonable in price for the whole package. I recommend this for anybody's rehearsal dinner AND reception, and also for other events, because the food is to die for.
Buddys Bar-B-Q was where our rehearsal dinner was held. It was held in a building called Bearden Banquet Hall. It's an Read more...
Buddys Bar-B-Q was where our rehearsal dinner was held. It was held in a building called Bearden Banquet Hall. It's an absolutely lovely room. In fact, we wanted it for our wedding reception, but it was already booked. The food at the hall was amazing. You could choose from quite a few options, but we chose the BBQ pork and the Honey Pecan chicken, which was out of this world. You get vegetables and dessert as well, plus coffee, water, and tea. It was beautifully decorated and very reasonable in price for the whole package. I recommend this for anybody's rehearsal dinner AND reception, and also for other events, because the food is to die for. Read less
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