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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in East Tennessee

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in East Tennessee? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Amada Tapas restaurant
4.7
4.7 (279)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Chattanooga
About the restaurant
Amada is a tapas and wine bar on the southside of downtown Chattanooga. "Amada" is a female name of Spanish origin meaning beloved/loveable woman. We serve traditional Spanish plates that honor the seasonal, local ingredients of the area while celebrating southern simplicity and hospitality.
Our Mission: Do right and exceed expectations.
At Amada, we lead by putting people first. We strive to provide the best possible dining experience for our patrons while showcasing Spanish dishes, wines, and techniques. Amada's beverage menu displays signature sangrias and cocktails, a Spanish forward wine list, and local beers on tap!

Amada hosts a perfect dining experience for celebrations, date night, or just a fun night out of the house! We look forward to serving you. Cheers!


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
Amazing tapas with decent vegetarian options! Good service and excellent drinks
A photo of Wilder at Windy Hill Farm and Preserve restaurant
4.9
4.9 (30)
$50 and over
Contemporary Southern
Loudon
About the restaurant
Voted "Best Splurge Worthy Restaurant" by Travel Awaits.

Appalachian tradition is rich in grit, resourceful charm, and determination, which drives our culinary heritage. At Wilder, we cultivate farm-to-table ingredients transformed by an appreciation for international cuisine to offer a fun and unique approach to well-loved Southern staples.

Dinner at Wilder
Four-course dining experience offered Thursday - Saturday $85/person.
Bistro Menu offered Friday and Saturday for an à la carte menu. Reservations recommended.

Sunday Brunch
Each Sunday, starting at 10 am, join us for brunch. Enjoy garden-fresh dishes on an à la carte menu $35/person.

20% service fee assessed on all charges. Additional tipping optional.

Limited reservations are offered nightly. Non-alcoholic beverages included.

Top review
Lanerovip
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent dinner, best experience in the area, would highly recommend!
A photo of Gourmet and Company restaurant
4.9
4.9 (680)
$31 to $50
American
Johnson City
About the restaurant
A Johnson City tradition since 1989, Gourmet and Company offers a dining experience that is unique to the region. Dinner menu selections run the gamut from traditional fine dinning classics to exciting specials including exotic meats and exceedingly fresh seafood. Lunches are casual and perfect for socializing or business. We also have an indoor lounge and outdoor patio bar that are fully stocked with a wide selection of wines, fine spirits, and craft beers.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Love the ambiance, the food is outstanding! I had the filet, so tender barely needed a knife! The cornbread cake was amazing as an end of course dessert.
A photo of Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3347)
$50 and over
American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
At Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, we know that great food begins with fresh, quality sourced local ingredients. On our Modern Appalachian menu, Chef Jeff Carter and culinary team present seasonal and delicious dishes that are familiar and steeped in tradition yet enhanced with bold new dashes of flavor and component combinations that may surprise and delight you.

Dancing Bear provides a premium lodging experience. We bring the same commitment to excellence to our award-winning restaurant and full bar. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner for two or bringing the extended family together for a celebratory meal, we want your night out in Townsend to be a special experience. We offer a refined assortment of modern Appalachian cuisine — all served among elegant surroundings and calming wooded vistas.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Pleasant restaurant…excellent food. We will be back.
A photo of Northshore Brasserie restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1008)
$31 to $50
French
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Northshore Brasserie is a family owned, full-service restaurant and bar serving French Belgian cuisine in a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. Over the last decade, we have become a Knoxville favorite known for hearty delicious food, and outstanding service. For dinner, we specialize in Brasserie classics, such as: steak frites, mussels, roast chicken, fresh seafood, and handmade pastas. We also take advantage of local produce and meats to create in season specials. Our bar has a vibrant, unpretentious atmosphere where locals and out-of-towners gather to enjoy craft cocktails, Belgian beers, and a selection of wines from around the world.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Another wonderful celebration dinner at our favorite local restaurant. Attentive service, friendly manager, excellent food and wine. 😁❤️
A photo of Connors Steak & Seafood - Knoxville restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3805)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Knoxville
About the restaurant
We specialize in fresh seafood and premium aged steaks, as well as gourmet salads, pastas and more! Enjoy a memorable evening with friends and family in our well-appointed dining rooms, or stop by for the lunch you and your associates deserve. Our friendly service and flavorful fare will keep you coming back for more.

Connors Steak & Seafood first opened their doors to the diners at the new Turkey Creek shopping center in Knoxville, TN. Combining a high quality menu with a comfortable atmosphere, Connors quickly became a favorite with fellow Knoxvillians. The rich, wood interiors, warm fireplaces, and "guest-obsessed" service continues to this day, and in 2011 Connors was recognized in the "Best Steak" category of the 2011 Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville publication. Connors Steak & Seafood is Knoxville, TN is AAA 3 Diamond Rated.

Top review
EandrewsJr
Dined 3 days ago
Always eat at Conners when in the Knoxville area. Great in every aspect per my ratings above!
A photo of Massey's Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (232)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Lookout Mountain
About the restaurant
Massey’s Kitchen is the community gathering place for friends and family to enjoy great food and drinks.

Our passion is authentic, made from scratch dishes reflected in our menu that provides housemade artisanal breads, pizzas, sandwiches and more all made with fresh ingredients.

We travelled to the Mediterranean regions in search of unique offerings and experiences. Massey’s Kitchen brings the flavors and culture of the Mediterranean to our local community through our open-air spaces, authentic menu and energetic atmosphere

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Been there twice and both times the food was excellent
A photo of The Restaurant at RT Lodge restaurant
4.9
4.9 (984)
$31 to $50
Southern
Maryville
About the restaurant
Expect something you won’t see many other places—even at the most sophisticated hospitality destinations in the world. Your meals at The Restaurant at RT Lodge are uniquely your own. Every aspect of your meal is important to us. We shape our menus on the changing bounty of each season, with the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms and the best providers. Experience favorites such as our Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Housemade Charcuterie. After dinner, enjoy coffee and complimentary s'mores around the fire pit while being surrounded by gorgeous landscape and all the quiet sounds of Maryville College Woods.
Top review
CrystalS
Dined 3 days ago
The RT Lodge never disappoints. The food and service was excellent. My spouse and I shared the Roasted Chicken for two that came with beautiful salads, sides, and a generous blackberry cobbler. The ingredients for the slides and salads were locally sourced and fresh. The buttermilk cheese made at the Lodge was wonderful. The chicken was moist and cooked to perfection. The wait staff are outstanding. They anticipate your needs without hovering. I must mention that the meal started with warm rolls made in-house. I look forward to returning to RT Lodge!
A photo of Public House - Chattanooga restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2689)
$30 and under
American
Chattanooga
About the restaurant
Several years ago, I decided that my future in the restaurant business would most likely not remain in the realm of fine dining and gourmands, but would rather lean towards the style of restaurant that I found myself frequenting most often - places that provided consistency and quality at a price that was fair for the quality of the food and experience. Public House plays to the comforts of good, solid food, while applying the principles of premium food products to a more casual setting. You will find all the fish is delivered from Foley’s in Boston, high quality steaks and a rotating selection of vegetable sides that are true to the region and season. You’ll also find a really good hamburger and fish sandwich, along with fun snacks and small plates that pair well with cocktails, beer and wine.
Welcome,
Nathan Lindley

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
It was awesome. Great date night.
A photo of Bistro By The Tracks restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1422)
$31 to $50
Continental
Knoxville
About the restaurant
You don’t have to go far for an exceptional culinary experience. Reviewers say “consistently spectacular” with friendly “non-stuffy” service. Bistro by the Tracks simply is Knoxville’s answer to great metropolitan dining. We proudly offer an extensive and diverse wine list featuring carefully selected whites and reds from the finest wineries around the world. Bistro by the Tracks is a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, 2010. Join us for an evening of dining that is at once casual and elegant. Reservations most appreciated.
Top review
jcleve
Dined 2 days ago
Everything about the experience was great! Our server, Anthony, was perfect. We often dined and celebrated at Bistro at its older location at Brookview Center. We only now ate at Bistro on N. Central. The quality of the service, the food and the ambiance is better than it has ever been. We won't be going anywhere else for great dining.
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