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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in East Tennessee

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants 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 Massey's Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (210)
$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
CharlesRvip
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Our favorite go to for enjoying time together with friends. Their Tuscan pizza is great. We split and have leftover the next day. Don't miss the pistachio gelato.
A photo of Balter Beerworks restaurant
4.7
4.7 (32)
$30 and under
American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Balter Beerworks is a scratch kitchen brewpub located in downtown Knoxville. We offer a welcoming environment that celebrates craft beers and made from scratch food. Every bite and every sip at Balter is crafted daily from scratch, using the freshest ingredients available. We are constantly refreshing food and beer menus to highlight seasonal delicacies. Balter offers a place for friends and family to reconnect in a space that weaves urban aesthetics with the history of an old service station.
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PattyB
Dined 6 days ago
The fish tacos were excellent! Parking can be challenging but it’s a great place to meet and have fun
A photo of Northshore Brasserie restaurant
4.9
4.9 (991)
$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 today
Always yummy and great experience! The service is always top notch.
A photo of Il Primo Cambridge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1246)
$30 and under
Italian
Chattanooga
About the restaurant
Eclectic, neighborhood Italian restaurant in the heart of Ooltewah. we take reservations for a portion of our tables, leaving much of the restaurant for guests to simply walk-in without a reservation. We take reservations by phone daily from the hours of 2:00 to 5:00 or anytime through the Ooltewah location page of www.primochattanooga.com.

Come and enjoy an authentic American-Italian inspired cuisine, complimented by a diverse selection of Italian and American wines and signature craft cocktails.

We look forward to serving you!
Top review
SteveA
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Never disappoints! Food and drinks were Wonderful!
A photo of Gourmet and Company restaurant
4.9
4.9 (669)
$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
JeremyE
Dined 4 days ago
Wonderful lunch as always on the patio. A perfect summer time treat.
A photo of Public House - Chattanooga restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2672)
$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
Nicole
Dined 1 day ago
Delicious meals once again. The pork was tender and seasoned to perfection with the apple chutney. The roast beef was also excellent. I particularly liked the peas and onions which were fresh and bright. The service was friendly but not overly so. We were happy the noise level was lower than our previous visit.
A photo of Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3314)
$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
JasonT
Dined 3 days ago
Best brunch I believe i have ever had!! Food was superb, atmosphere was wonderful, and the waitress (Zoe) was the best! Will definitely return again! A MUST DO if you are visiting Townsend TN!
A photo of Bistro By The Tracks restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1411)
$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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
We frequent this bistro location on N. Central for the excellent service, inventive cocktails and consistently great meals. This last visit was over the top!! We started with the paper plane and Valencia (a citrus and botanical based G and T) cocktails - so yummy!! For dinner we split the Thai duck leg starter. It was by far one of the best dishes with crispy skin, flavorful Asian slaw and the perfect finish of hoisin drizzle. We also split their take on a Greek salad with bright flavors of roasted pepper, artichokes and fennel with citrus. Next up was the chicken marsala, perfectly prepared with a rich mushroom Marsala sauce. The espresso cheesecake was the perfect ending!! Lana, Megan and Katie added to our excellent dining experience with their friendly and professional service. Simply stated - a great meal start to finish!!
A photo of Connors Steak & Seafood - Knoxville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3742)
$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 1 day ago
As always we enjoyed a great meal and experience at Connors. The waitstaff is attentive, so pleasant and professional. Delicious food. Makayla B was great putting up with our silly shenanigans. Thank you.
A photo of STIR - Knoxville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (520)
$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
BobLvip
Dined 1 day ago
We found this hidden gem enroute to Blacberry Farm. Four of started with a dozen oysters. We then went with excellent wedge salads. Each of us different entees which we eagerly shared. They even have a nice selection of non-alcoholic beer which led to more sampling. Get the Athletic IPA.
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