Kingsport Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kingsport

April 14, 2018 Madelene Haan

Kingsport is a city in Sullivan and Hawkins counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee; most of the city is in Sullivan County. As of the 2010 census the population was 48,205; as of 2016 the estimated population was 52,806.
Things to do in Kingsport

1. Pal's Sudden Service

1735 Fort Henry Dr, Kingsport, TN 37664-3228 Takeout American, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 423-247-3360
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 374 reviews

Pal's Sudden Service

Reviewed By LandKWilliams - Kingsport, Tennessee

Great hog dogs and even better sauce burgers and fries. A different twist fast food burger and fries.

2. Riverfront Seafood Company

1777 Netherland Inn Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-3000 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 423-245-3474
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 895 reviews

Riverfront Seafood Company

Northeast Tennessee's only Fresh Seafood Restaurant. Locacted on the South Fork of the Holston River overlooking Bays Mountain

Reviewed By TomFromBellaire - Bellaire, Texas

We were on the road and found this restaurant through Tripadvisor. I am glad that we did. Our food was tasty and the service was good too. We sat at the window and had a nice view of the river. I would be happy to...MoreHi Tom, It's great to hear that between our view and delicious dishes, you had a fantastic time with us. Thank you for your great comments, we hope to see you again soon.

3. The Bagel Exchange

107 W Center St, Kingsport, TN 37660-4240 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 423-398-5111
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

The Bagel Exchange

Reviewed By SaddlePoor - Kingsport, Tennessee

I love the Cheddar Bagel with scrambled egg, bacon, onion, light mayo, salt and pepper. Can't imagine a more filling breakfast entree all on a fresh made bagel! Friendly service and there place is always clean. Sidewalk seating available if yo are not in a hurry.

4. Phil's Dream Pit

634 Eastern Star Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663-3268 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 423-349-6437
Excellent
76%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 278 reviews

Phil's Dream Pit

Reviewed By Michael G - Toronto, Canada

This place could be a movie set for a traditional Q joint. I had their ribs and they were first rate, and so, btw, was the beans and slaw. Very friendly folks. Recommend it if you're passing through.

5. The Chop House

1704 N Eastman Rd, Kingsport, TN 37664-2310 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 423-247-1704
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 449 reviews

The Chop House

Reviewed By Linda C - Johnson City, Tennessee

Queso spinach dip was delicious! Loved the tomato dill soup! Prime Rib which I took most home was heavenly! Didn’t even touch my baked potato! Service was extraordinary! Loved everything about this five star restaurant!Thank you for the many compliments on our menu, as well as our waitstaff! We're glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and we hope to serve you again soon!

6. El Loco Taco Taqueria

800 Stonegate Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-2500 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 423-392-1150
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

El Loco Taco Taqueria

Reviewed By glynr34 - Clintwood, Virginia

My family recently ate at the El Loco Taco Taqueria. After admiring the pics and the reviews of the Fajita,I chose the Tex Mex variety which was served in a huge black iron skillet.The food was amazing, way too much for any individual,served piping hot ,with ample meat and shrimp. This is a small establishment that is operated by a skeleton crew,handling the take-out ,which seemed to be the prevalent choice this given outing and the dine-in customers.It is truly superior to any Mexican eateries I have tried in the Tri-Cities area, however, the service was lacking in all departments.In defense of the employees, they were busy,but the gentleman that waited on the dine-in customers could have a better much more attentive to his small gallery of tables.With that being said, if your not in a hurry, and want to dine-in this is worthy of a visit.

7. Thai Noodle Town

800 Stonegate Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-2500 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 423-765-0614
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Thai Noodle Town

Reviewed By 154Gene - Eatonton, Georgia

We enjoy Thai food this place was left me disappointed the service was very good but the flavor of the food left something to be desired.

8. The Main Street Pizza

242 E Main St, Kingsport, TN 37660-4302 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 423-530-7010
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

The Main Street Pizza

Reviewed By southernsweetie2016 - Kingsport, Tennessee

The Pick 2 lunch special is my absolute favorite at Main Street. The garden salad is loaded with so many veggies. I love the half fried egg sandwich or the portabella pesto sandwich. Such a great deal and plenty of food!

9. Braeden's Barbeque

823 N Eastman Rd, Kingsport, TN 37664-3153 Takeout, Seating, Television, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 423-378-0500
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Braeden's Barbeque

Reviewed By hootbird - Johnson City, Tennessee

Excellent local restaurant frequented by everyone from construction workers to tie people from the nearby offices. Service is fast so even with only 60 minutes for lunch you will be able to dine, visit and get back to work. Known for BBQ, but there hamburgers are great as well. Entire staff is friendly and don't be surprised if you get a hug when arriving.

10. Giuseppe's

2539 E Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660-5858 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 423-288-5265
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Giuseppe's

Reviewed By Rosie K - Salatiga, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

We stopped at Giuseppe's in Kingsport late one afternoon for an early dinner. I ordered a most delicious Mediterranean salad with a grilled salmon on top - marvelous! The waiter was helpful and friendly – excellent service! How fortunate Kingsport is to have an Italian restaurant like Giuseppes! We greatly enjoyed our meal there and hope to be back again soon.

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