Knoxville restaurants

Top Choice Gastropub in Knoxville

Balter Beerworks

From the communal tables on the patio to the standing-room-only bar to the buzzing dining room, this convivial joint – a former gas station – exudes a welcoming vibe. The pub fare is delicious, and options range fro…
Top Choice American in Knoxville

JC Holdway

You'll want to reserve ahead for the privilege of noshing on James Beard Award–winning chef Joseph Lenn's modern Appalachian comfort cuisine. Lenn, who spent nearly a decade as executive chef at famed Blackberry Far…
Top Choice Burgers in Knoxville

Stock & Barrel

Carnivores, welcome to your happy place. The locally sourced and all-natural burgers here groan under decadent toppings such as fried eggs, pimiento cheese and blueberry preserves. The Elvis comes with organic peanu…
Middle Eastern in Knoxville

Yassin's Falafel House

Syrian refugee Yassin is a true American success story: he and his wildly popular falafel house have been embraced by Knoxville. The food is fantastic, featuring spicy falafel, hummus and baba ghanoush (don't forget…
Bakery in Knoxville

Wild Love Bakehouse

This scrumptious bakery in happening Happy Holler in North Knoxville sources milk, eggs, cheese and other ingredients from a chalkboard list of local farms. It does incredible sweet and savory croissants, a beautifu…
Mexican in Knoxville

SoKno Taco Cantina

After barreling down the Devils Racetrack in the nearby Urban Wilderness, refuel with a slew of flavor-packed street tacos at SoKno. The pollo is so good you'll struggle to resist ordering another. More than 20 craf…
Breakfast in Knoxville

Oli Bea

It's worth sleeping in Knoxville just to wake to the rich, Mexicanized farm-to-table Southern fare at this morning stop in Old City. You'll find gussied-up standards (country ham, pickle-brined fried chicken), a sin…
Ice Cream in Knoxville

Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain

An old-school soda fountain with a 21st-century sense of fun, this kid-friendly spot mixes its sundaes and shakes with modern favorites like Nutella and Rice Krispies. The cherry-topped Great Smoky Mountain builds f…
Chicken in Knoxville

Myrtle's Chicken + Beer

Fried chicken and beer – a winning combination. And especially so at Myrtle's, where you can season that crispy goodness as hot as you like, from mild to damn good to hot damn. Pot pie, chicken salad, grilled chicke…
Crêpes in Knoxville

French Market Creperie

The line starts early on Sunday mornings at this neat and narrow cafe, where the crepes come savory or sweet. Your sweet choices include Nutella, s'mores and salted caramel. Croissants, sandwiches and omelettes serv…