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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Knoxville

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Knoxville? 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 Northshore Brasserie restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1012)
$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 5 days ago
Great every time we go. Service and staff are great.
A photo of Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3362)
$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
TSKnoxvillevip
Dined 2 days ago
Outstanding food and beautiful location. I'll list our favorites: 1. Love the Appalachian Charcuterie Board. I wish it were a little bigger; small for 4, good for 2-3. 2. Shrimp and "Grits"were great. Extremely tasty. 3. Plum Glazed Duck Breast was out of this world. Definitely a keeper. 4. Sunburst Farms Rainbow Trout - two of our party got this and LOVED it. For starters, we opted for Prosciutto, Peach and Melon, Crispy Glazed Pork Belly, and Watermelon and Tomato Salad. All good.
A photo of The Restaurant at RT Lodge restaurant
4.9
4.9 (991)
$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
TimothyM
Dined 7 days ago
Absolutely marvelous atmosphere inside and out. Nestled in the woods with ponds, waterfalls, fire pit and plenty of outdoor places to sit and enjoy the area. Inside was beautiful. We had not been there for almost 20 years. Outstanding food (presentation and taste). We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and they brought out some wonderful champagne. Service was excellent . This is a hidden gem tucked behind Maryville College (a beautiful campus).
A photo of Connors Steak & Seafood - Knoxville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3822)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We went for a special dinner. The staff were super! They even took pictures of us after we got engaged. Thanks tons!
A photo of The Marlowe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1427)
$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
PaKo
Dined 6 days ago
Our waiter, Mike, did so much to make our visit to Marlowe remarkable. His food and drink suggestions were spot on! One would think we were honored guests at his home the way we were treated. The food reflected his enthusiasm. We look forward to many more visits.
A photo of Copper Cellar (West) restaurant
4.7
4.7 (320)
$30 and under
American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
The classics of Copper Cellar have been refined over 40 years and offered in this West Knoxville fine-dining destination in a comfortable setting. From our steakhouse selections and premium seafood to our Award-Winning Sunday Brunch, the food is always special and delicious.
Cappuccino's side with Italian fare open Sunday - Saturday from 5pm - close. If Cappuccino's seating desired please note in special request box. If any questions, please call the restaurant.

Top review
BonnieS
Dined 1 day ago
Beautiful restaurant..delicious food..impeccable service. As always, everything was wonderful!
A photo of Wilder at Windy Hill Farm and Preserve restaurant
4.9
4.9 (32)
$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
lulu
Dined 2 days ago
Top notch experience. Our group of 5 tried a number of the brunch items offered and all were absolutely amazing. They went out of their way to provide GF options for a member of our party who required them. And the bloody Mary’s were some of the best we had had. We enjoyed the entire dining experience.
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Knoxville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (837)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Your Knoxville Fleming's is located on Parkside Drive, in the Colonial Pinnacle Turkey Creek Shopping Plaza. Fleming's in Knoxville is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room or Outdoor Patio. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
We were celebrating my birthday, and Fleming's certainly made it VERY special. From food, steaks, scallops, pork chop, - all excellent and superbly prepared - and service was impeccable. The chocolates at the end of meal given to me from Fleming's was a lovely gesture.
A photo of STIR - Knoxville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (543)
$31 to $50
American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
STIR is the perfect restaurant to sip a craft cocktail over a dozen oysters, enjoy a night out, or meet for lunch. Located in the heart of Old City, the restaurant is an open-air concept with a large, heated outdoor patio. We are open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Great food starts with fresh, local ingredients. Our kitchen prepares everything from scratch, and our signature raw bar is stocked with fresh oysters and seasonal seafood. STIR is famous for craft cocktails. We freeze and carve 300-pound blocks of artisanal ice in-house, age certain cocktails in oak barrels for richer flavors, and place others on draft for crispness and carbonation. The result: categorically elevated cocktails. Our passion for fine spirits also compels us to find and share rare bottles, many of which are extremely difficult to procure. We welcome Knoxville to enjoy our unmatched cocktails, fresh seafood, and classic dishes in an atmosphere of genuine hospitality

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great food and drinks! Sitting at a table you didn’t have to wait long for a drink. This restaurant is Amazing!
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Knoxville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1597)
$30 and under
American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is located in Knoxville, TN at West Town Crossings. We are an American Restaurant and Steakhouse known for our scratch kitchen, bold flavors and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy our signature menu items including hand-cut, aged steaks and fresh seafood or our specialty crafted cocktails and select wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We brought our sister from WNY because we have been very happy with Restaurant. We enjoyed our meals and I enjoyed the summer 3 course special. We look forward to returning
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