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Full Service BBQ
Anthony DiFranco knows that where there’s smoke, there’s barbecue—and so does everybody else in Maryville, Tenn., where DiFranco has turned an old gas station in to Full Service BBQ.
There are three smokers on the roadside property. These days, “Bubba’s” job is purely in advertising. The hulking smoker, named for the man who made it, is responsible for wafting that beautiful barbecue smell along to passersby and signaling that, indeed, Full Service is open for business.
There are brisket and ribs, pulled pork and chicken; thick beans that balance sweetness with spice; coleslaw, pickles, bread, and copious amounts of sweet tea. One orders at a small window at the former cashier’s kiosk turned tiny kitchen and eats under the gas station canopy or uses the drive-through window to get a meal to go. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s good.
113 S. Washington St. • Maryville, Tenn. fullservicebbq.com