Pratt’s Barbecue Food is Some of the Yummiest Comfort Food Ever

Pratt’s Barbecue Food is Some of the Yummiest Comfort Food Ever

This is what to expect when you leisurely dine at Pratt’s Barbecue in Kingsport, Tennessee. My daughter Page Marie and I recently chowed down on this scrumptious food at Pratt’s. They also serve up tasty ham, along with signature barbecue dishes. So, tell Page Marie to slide on over and start sampling the good food.

Baked apples at Pratt's Barbecue are delicious.
The baked apples at Pratt’s Barbecue taste like dessert.
Southern comfort food at Pratt's barbecue is yummy.
Pratt’s Barbecue Southern comfort food is as tasty as it looks.

 Pratt’s Barbecue Cigar “Big Indian”

But, before we do, let me tell you a little about that huge cigar store wooden Indian who keeps a watchful eye out front. John Barker built the “Big Indian” from scraps of wood, wire mesh, stucco, fiber glass, sand and cement. Without his 48 inch feather and the three-foot pedestal, the “Big Indian” is 25 feet 8 inches tall. John built the Indian after returning home to Kingsport from World War II. Talk about a humongous sized Indian.

 Pratt’s Barbecue “Real Pit” Barbecue

Pratt’s serves “real pit” barbecue, along with their delicious smoked meats. They serve up pulled pork, beef brisket, ham, chicken and Angus burgers. Select a Smokehouse Sandwich, a Barn Platter, Ribs and Combos, along with their Premium or Standard Sidekicks. Also, check out their Great Beginnings with delectable selections like Crispy Fried Mushrooms, French Fried Green Beans, Southern Fried Dill Pickles or Not Yo Mamma’s Nachos. Pratt’s even serves Smokin’ Salads with smoked chicken breasts or pulled pork. And Pratt’s has been around Kingsport since 1971 and it’s easy to see why.

 Pratt’s Barbecue Jonathan Pratt and His Yummy Desserts

The atmosphere is very casual and relaxing and the service is friendly. The executive chef, Jonathan Pratt, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. This guy really knows how to cook up such delectable dishes. And he’s most generous with the entrée sizes too. I’m going to have to go back soon and try their East Tennessee Peach Cobbler and their Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. Just writing about Pratt’s Barbecue makes my mouth water. I definitely need to lunch there soon, and so should you. They also have carry out should you wish to bring dinner home.

The address for Pratt’s Barbecue is at 1225 E. Stone Dr. in Kingsport, Tennessee. They’re now open from 11 am to 3 pm for Sunday Brunch. Pratt’s is also open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 am to 8:30 pm. On Friday and Saturday they’re open from 11 am to 9:30 pm. I really have to dine on some Pratt’s barbecue and dessert real soon. Eating there is too tasty a treat to pass up.




Trease L Carpenter

Trease is a freelance writer, who hangs her hat in Kingsport, TN. Her writing niche covers local events, food and travel-related articles. Travel, lifestyle and community show the story. If you want rich content with the real story, Trease is your writer/storyteller/photographer. Check out her other Southern Fried blogs. Trease also wrote the Thursday edition of the "Across the Fence" column for the Kingsport Times-News from May 10, 2010 - August 28, 2015. She is big on local tourism and anything related to travel... including all things local like the food, eateries, shops and events. So, go for the local historic flavoring, along with the varied lodging and the picture-perfect scenery . Trease also writes on writing... wordsmith crafting on another blog. Southern Fried Travel, Southern Fried tlc and the Southern Fried Scribe blogs showcase Trease's writing. So head on over and check out all the cool stuff.
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