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Main Dining Room - Lonesome Dove - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
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Dining Room - Lonesome Dove - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Mesquite Grilled Cauliflower Steak, Duck Breast, Prime Bone In Pork Tenderloin, Beet Home Fries - Lonesome Dove - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
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Lonesome Dove - Knoxville

4.7
4.7
1884 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Chef & Owner Tim Love has designed a menu influenced by all of the ingredients and cultures that have been a part of the West since the first adventure began on the Goodnight-Loving and Chisholm Trails — with an added level of modern sophistication. Items on the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro menu range from an inventive selection of steaks and seafood to dishes such as Wagyu Tomahawk, Buffalo Ribeye, Wild Boar, and Rabbit & Rattlesnake Sausage. Tim Love has received numerous awards and accolades from the likes of The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Zagat, Southern Living, Esquire, and more. Tim Love is known for celebrating the food and culture of the American West and adding an elegant, modern twist.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wild Game
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (865) 999-5251
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tim Love/Chef de Cuisine Jason Scott
  • Catering
    Please visit: www.timlovecatering.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro's Sullivan Ballroom is an intimate venue for special occasions and private events, overlooking the Historic Old City in an industrial, modern atmosphere. The Social Dove offers an outdoor setting for private events in the Old City with a full stage for live music and a private outdoor bar.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (865) 999-5251
  • Neighborhood
    Knoxville
  • Cross street
    Jackson Ave
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Innovative

  • Knoxville

    Best Ambiance

  • Knoxville

    Innovative

  • Knoxville

    Romantic

  • Knoxville

    Good for special occasions

1,884 Reviews
  1. LaurenM

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice night— food is tired. Service is great. Splurge!

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  2. SharonD

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very relaxing evening with wonderful service and an outstanding meal with great wine. Made a theater night one to remember. Thank you so much.

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  3. skellyf

    E. Tennessee

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Basically, the meal was very, very slow in coming out. We weren’t looking for a rush meal, of course, but it took well over two hours. After one appetizer came out, there was an extremely long wait during which we finally ordered bread just to eat something. At one point a manager came over and sort of, kind of apologize for the delay. Food finally arrived, it was OK, although the portions of some things were incredibly small. Given the price of the food, it was disappointing.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Our server was super knowledgeable about the menu and helped us to decide. Really co ambience with brick walls and timber posts. Just felt very historical. A steak place but neither very different ways of preparation made it surprising and super delicious. Willl be back!

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  5. AshlynH

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food! Came for the prim rib at 2:00 and was sold out. Must of been amazing, will be coming back for it soon at an earlier time!

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  6. REFJE

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and varied menu-out waiter was excellent-for a real special treat go to Lonesome Dove..

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  7. JenniferS

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1 of our crab cakes was burnt. I had the beef tenderloin that I ordered medium. It was medium but had a few burnt pieces on the outside (not my preference but some may be ok with it). Everything seemed to have a spicy taste but I feel like that’s part of their signature. Again not my preference but if you like spice give it a try! I didn’t care for the western plaid hash that came with my meal but the Gouda gnocchi that came with my husbands was AMAZING! He had the Bison steak and loved it. Our server Valan was awesome!

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  8. JuneM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server (from Wales…not sure of his name) was excellent. Being our first time there , he explained everything on the menu and even gave some wonderful recommendations. The menu itself was very unique and a memorable experience if you like to try new things. The cocktails were perfect. All were fantastic. Definitely will be a repeat visit!!! 😍👍

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  9. Chris

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our dinner at Lonesome Dove Knoxville. The ambiance/atmosphere is very pleasant and has that old western charm. The service was superb; our waiter was professional, pleasant, and very knowledgeable about the menu. A really great asset for the restaurant and we enjoyed his recommendations. The food was excellent. While there are some really interesting and unique choices on the menu, we tried the blue corn lobster hushpuppies which were delicious, and being from Texas we had to stay true with filet mignon steaks, which were on par with the best of Texas steakhouses. We'll have make the drive from Dallas to have dinner at Lonesome Dove in Fort Worth. Perhaps a Lonesome Dove will open in Dallas...the Park Cities area needs an excellent steakhouse like Lonesome Dove.

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  10. PennyM

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were four of us on a very busy night with lots of activity in the area, yet we had no wait., now did we feel rushed as we enjoyed dinner and dessert!Our waiter Will was excellent getting our drinks and returning twice to get drinks quickly as our guests arrived. The food was a little on the spicy (e.g., HOT!). There were milder options, in terms of entrees, and the accompanying sides were attractive and inventive, but no substitutions. This could be problematic for picky eaters or with food sensitivities. All that being said we likely will return with another group. It was a good. Experience!

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Lonesome Dove - Knoxville is rated 4.7 stars by 1884 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Lonesome Dove - Knoxville

100 N Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Jackson Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Knoxville
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wild Game
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tim Love/Chef de Cuisine Jason Scott
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (865) 999-5251
  • Catering
    Please visit: www.timlovecatering.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro's Sullivan Ballroom is an intimate venue for special occasions and private events, overlooking the Historic Old City in an industrial, modern atmosphere. The Social Dove offers an outdoor setting for private events in the Old City with a full stage for live music and a private outdoor bar.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (865) 999-5251
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