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Fresh Food , Oyster Bar & Craft Cocktails  - STIR - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

STIR - Knoxville

4.7
4.7
421 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:30 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (865) 253-7933
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Esteban Mejia
  • Neighborhood
    Knoxville
  • Cross street
    Willow Ave and Burris St
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Innovative

  • East Tennessee

    Good for groups

  • East Tennessee

    Hot spot

  • East Tennessee

    Great for outdoor dining

  • East Tennessee

    Lively

  • East Tennessee

    Most Booked

  • Knoxville

    Great for brunch

  • Knoxville

    Innovative

  • Knoxville

    Good for groups

  • Knoxville

    Hot spot

  • Knoxville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Knoxville

    Lively

  • Knoxville

    Most Booked

421 Reviews
  1. ChristopherD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was great, energetic, and offered super suggestions.

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  2. lauras

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic as usual! The shrimp and crab raviolo was heaven!! Please consider making it a part of the regular menu!

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  3. AndyS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and experience! The food mad amazing and the ambiance was spectacular! The place was a little loud but that’s because it was full!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails are always on point. Our server, Dylan, was extremely attentive and friendly. Overall excellent experience.

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  5. StephanieT

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh and delicious. Cocktail selections were fun and tasty. Will be back soon!

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  6. Happ

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was incredible! The quality of food and cocktails were top notch. The atmosphere was fun.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters were fresh and delicious! We ended up eating there 2 nights!!

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  8. SandyW

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love their oysters rockefeller along with the steak frites. Their drinks and food never disappoint

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious! The only thing that wasn’t ideal was the closeness of the tables. We could hear every word of the conversation happening at the table next to us despite the music being very loud, and presume they could hear ours as well. It was still a wonderful meal but would probably choose something else for date nights going forward

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  10. NaomiF

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was really good and flavorful. Only food critique would have to be the Oysters Rockefeller they were kind of dry where I guess we are used to then having more cheese other than that it was all very good. They could turn down the music just a tad it got pretty loud to where I couldn't even hear the person across from me talking.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at STIR, but won’t be our last. Drinks were fantastic at the bar; fresh oysters were incredible, fried green tomato appetizer is worth going for alone. Add in the filet and goat cheese ravioli, and steak bowl….and we brought home a huge bag of leftovers.

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  12. SchneiderT

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time perfect seats wonderful waitress and excellent food

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  13. Adam

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    In my reservation I failed to request a booth, but then again I didn't know I would have needed one until we were sat at our table that was in the middle of everyone, and with a speaker right above our heads. It was so loud that my wife and I could not even speak to each other. After 5 minutes, and at least 5 accidental elbows by people walking by, we left. I still recommend visiting Stir, just request better seating if you want to eat comfortably.

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  14. JohnR

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had sesame steak bowl and the salmon and thought they were great! Their old fashioned is terrific!

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  15. BK76509

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had heard such good things about this place, but were sadly disappointed. None of the food blew us away, especially the burger that came out overcooked and soggy, my fiance' had to give up and eat ditch the bun and eat it with a fork and knife. And for a place that is supposed to be known for their cocktails we weren't impressed. The slow service left our drinks watery and overall, I thought they weren't that great. Loud, drunk table next to us didn't make things any better - although I can't fault a place for the guests around us. I don't think we will be coming back, it's such a shame, we had so been looking forward to it.

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  16. MichaelS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal and fabulous service. Charred grilled oysters were great and rest of menu had some amazing options. Sesame Steak was awesome. Autumn our server was attentive and friendly.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful evening and everything was delicious and perfect! Highly recommend!!

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  18. Mancook1950

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lyric was an awesome server! We had a great time. A little issue with one entre was quickly resolved!! We will be back and suggest you give it a try!

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  19. CherylA

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have to pay for parking, which is not great but expected since it is in Olde Towne. Food very good! Waitress attentive but not overly so. Overall, great experience.

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  20. LeslieM

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place!! Service was quick and our server was helpful and friendly.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cool atmosphere, great service, perfect amount of food / it was so fresh.

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  22. Cameron

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was underwhelming at best. My filet and goat cheese ravioli was definitely not a filet (lots of connective tissue in it)and there was very little sauce on the ravioli. My girlfriend's salmon was raw unintentionally. The grits were very good. I expected more from the buzz this place had.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific food, excellent service in a vibrant and energetic space. Highly recommend

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  24. Baumberger

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall an amazing evening! Food was great and done well and I am very picky. Autumn our waitress was the star of the show. Some of the best service I ever had!!! Coming back for brunch when back in town.

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  25. JoyceA

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and food was great ! Service was great . Highly recommend !

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  26. Damguy

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best tasting and freshest seafood on town. It's become our favorite.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great seafood and great service. Cocktails and ice are worth the trip.

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  28. RachelC

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 of us and 4 excellent meals. Wide variety of food. Steak bowl was awesome but so was the tuna bowl, mac and cheese and shrimp and grits. Great service for being packed. Would definitely go again.

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  29. TimS

    Atlanta Metro

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is decent but nothing great. Beverage options cater to younger crowd. Lots of mixed drink options. Beer and wine options are so so. Service wasn’t great. Waitress would go away for long periods of time. Maybe they are working the rust off.

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  30. RickM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at STIR. It was fantastic I’m excited to go back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. The setting and service were excellent. The drinks were delicious!

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  32. PatriceC

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable and food was delicious! This is the third time we’ve eaten at Stir, and every time it is amazing. Fish tacos were delicious as were the Boa Sliders. I highly recommend eating at this restaurant! Brunch and dinner you need to make reservations !

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  33. JanieW

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was amazing ! It is so loud in the restaurant we can’t hardly hear each other. The food was ok. I had to send back a Martini.

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  34. Joyce

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    02/04/24 This was our first time at Stir's. We enjoyed everything including their custom cocktails. We will be back,.

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  35. Funfoodie7

    E. Tennessee

    222 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    222 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lyric, our server, made our evening! She was pleasant and very attentive. Food quality is excellent, especially for the price point. The steak coulette was delicious and the filet with goat cheese ravioli is so good. When we come DT, Stir is a great choice. Thanks for the consistency!

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  36. SandraK

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing brunch menu. Mimosas and bloody Mary's were great. Portion sizes are large and service is quick.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! The food was so good and our server was very attentive.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tori was our server and she was awesome Recommended drinks and food to us

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  39. CorinneB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible tasting food and drinks! Waitress was very kind and friendly. Enjoyed and would love to come again next time we are in the area!

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  40. MarkG

    E. Tennessee

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there. Service was great as was the food. We will definitely be back.

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FAQs

STIR - Knoxville is rated 4.7 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Google Map for STIR - Knoxville

215 Willow Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-1035

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Willow Ave and Burris St
  • Neighborhood
    Knoxville
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:30 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Esteban Mejia
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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