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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Restaurant
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“Great pizza and great place to watch the game or see a great band at night.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“I love their Southwestern salad and blue chips and hummus. It is a fun place to sit outside and watch the people go by on Market Square.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“My favorite Calhouns restaurant of all! You can’t beat the atmosphere! Food is tasty too! It’s located in downtown off Neyland Drive ON the river, adjacent to the University of TENNESSEE. They have a full glass dining room overlooking the water and in summer when temperatures are warm, the outside patio is a dining option with nightly live music. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“This is still one of my favorite burger joints in town for two reasons: 1. They offer an impressive selection of burgers; and 2. They execute their recipes well. And I’ll add a third reason; 3. They have the right bourbon or beer to accompany any burger. Or would that be four reasons? Don’t overlook the appetizers, though. Their pan-seared feta with honey drizzle on a baguette is delish, and the Duck Fat Fries are indulgently good. The burgers — which are generally served up as a towering behemoth of beef (but not always), bun and toppings — include The Steakhouse (topped with A1 sauce, crispy onions and sautéed mushrooms) and The Elvis, beef topped with peanut butter, fried banana and Benton’s bacon. It’s the kind of burger that makes adventurous burger lovers say, “Thank you… Thank you very much…””
  • 29 locals recommend
Cafe
“One of the best, and first local hipster coffee shops. They have a great clean chia seed pudding. And they now have bagels. The cold brew has coffee ice cubes!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“We love their brunch on weekends. They have 1 dollar mimosas. If you go for lunch or dinner, their potato chip nachos are a delicious appetizer. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Huge selection of Scotch whiskey and great food. They often have live music but we suggest you check their Facebook page or website to confirm dates and times.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Best Sushi in Knoxville. Located downtown. 1/2 price sushi on Monday and Thursday.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“American style Mexican food. Very eclectic neighborhood food scene. Lots of outdoor seating. Bar open till late. Right around the corner from Airbnb. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If you are near downtown Knoxville this place is so fresh and yummy. Table side gauc, specialty margaritas, and they make their own white corn tortillas. I love the 'pick any 3" tacos - I have never had one I didn't care for yet!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Delicious southern COMFORT FOOD in downtown with a super creative menu. Everything here is fantastic and you can't go wrong! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“DGB not only has super cool brewery feels, but it also has incredible food at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend the pretzels and beer cheese to accompany your brew of choice.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great live music every night. The multiple levels and balcony allows for great conversation with a stellar backdrop. Great energy and right across from the loft.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Featuring true Southern dishes, this is Knoxville’s favorite breakfast spot! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Great taproom with the best outdoor space and best bartenders in Knoxville! Go play some BOCCE!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious breakfast, lunches, and dinners. Plus Pastries and Coffees/Tea just for a snack.”
  • 11 locals recommend