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

STIR - Knoxville

4.7
4.7
455 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 48 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 455 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Innovative

  • East Tennessee

    Hot spot

  • East Tennessee

    Lively

  • East Tennessee

    Most Booked

  • Knoxville

    Best Value

  • Knoxville

    Great for brunch

  • Knoxville

    Innovative

  • Knoxville

    Good for groups

  • Knoxville

    Hot spot

  • Knoxville

    Lively

  • Knoxville

    American

  • Knoxville

    Most Booked

455 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A few things happened to not make it a perfect experience but I would definitely go back and try again… nice vibe. The server gave my friend and I the wrong plate of steak/raviolli… she had started hers but mine was overcooked and dry (medium well, she asked for medium) i realized too late so we couldn’t swap:( The goat ravioli was nice and tender in the middle but somehow was hard and dry on the edges? Could have used a light sauce. The matcha cheesecake was ok, very little matcha flavor…? Our table was right under an airvent blowing way too hard in the back corner, so it trapped the cold air around us. Since it was crowded and we were so hungry, we didn’t want to wait for another, I didn’t ask to move and stayed cold.

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  2. robertw

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been multiple times, and always enjoy the oysters and cocktails. Especially when the weather is great and you can dine on patio.

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  3. Gus369

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food and service. It was a little noisy but good vibe wi the fun crowd. Highly recommend !

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a 7:00 reservation and got seated at 7:30. Most of the food was good but the root vegetables we over done and really not edible! Our server Emma was super nice and sweet!

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  5. ChristopherL

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Fantastic service food and service!

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  6. Yvonne

    Orlando

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, and stuff very friendly. Good location!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch, attentive staff, and fun vibe. Going back soon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great atmosphere and great food. Overall a wonderful experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was spectacular.and Absolutely delicious. our  server was so professional helpful.

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  10. michellef

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was really looking forward to the Knoxville location since we’ve loved the Chattanooga location. Lovely location and decor! Our server was sweet and helpful. Oysters were great and had some kickass horseradish! Crab bisque presented well, but it was cold. They tried again and it was still just lukewarm. My husband ordered one of the specials, the swordfish Wellington. Server advised that it takes longer to prepare which we said was fine, but please be sure my entree was fresh, not “warmed”. His came out hot, and of course mine did not. Overall, dissatisfied with the experience. The manager did take off the bisque and discounted my meal a bit; but didn’t bother to come by the table. With an early 4pm dinner, I just expected better. He was not busy. Just not concerned.

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  11. AmandaM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cocktails and dinner at STIR! The bartender created my delicious martini at a whim. We both enjoyed a burata salad the center cut filet and the white cheddar grits. Amazing, can’t wait to go back!

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  12. AliceW

    E. Tennessee

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!!! A great restaurant in the old city! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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  13. foodlover

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Excellent selection for Easter brunch. Will be going again.

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  14. Brennan

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, and service was really good. We'll return!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time celebrating my mom’s birthday. Food was amazing. Drink choice was limitless. The manager came over to help with choosing. Everyone was so accommodating.

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  16. MariaC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh food, delicious flavors, and nice people. We enjoyed the food and the experience in there!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really looked forward to a good cocktail and steak. Both were not worthy of the price tag. The steak was very thin and overcooked. Cocktails were made with incorrect ingredients. I’ll have a difficult time going back or recommending the restaurant. The high note was the service. Our server was caring and attentive.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, drinks and service. Will go back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waitress, delicious food, cool atmosphere! We will definitely go back!

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  20. CDonna

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Mac and cheese is not good do not recommend. Our waitress really pushed it so we all got and it was just basically just noodles little to no cheese. fried green tomatoes were good. Tuna bites mediocre. Picatta chicken was super dry, it’s unfortunate because we were really looking forward to eating here. I don’t think we will go back as there are so many other restaurants to choose from.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time visiting STOR and we were very impressed! We made a reservation 10 minutes ahead of time, for a Friday night this was shocking, when we arrived we were sat immediately. Ordered the bao sliders which we were not impressed with and the manager was kind enough to refund. We ordered the filet with goat cheese ravioli which was AHmazing and the center cut filet with crispy potatoes which was also delicious. Definitely will return.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere, cool vibe, and amazing cocktails!

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  23. lauras

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always delicious!! Love the steak and goat cheese ravioli!!

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  24. Gus369

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chris was a great service person. The food was excellent from oysters to appetizers to entrees. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was great! Highly recommend chicken & waffles.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was pretty salty.from appetizer to main dish it was all salt... I even got some soup and it was so salty I couldn't eat it. It was not worth the price. My main dish was cold.. I got the steak bowl. My steak was even cold. The only thing going for this place is the drinks My waiter was to talkative and got to into my personal space.. just weird. I want be going back...

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  27. ekarat6

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from out waiter, Chris. The cheeseburger egg roll appetizer was great. Everyone loved their meals and drinks! I would highly recommend this place!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service were excellent! I do miss the chicken caprese dish that you swoon CHA

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the food was delicious, but after within about 1 hour of eating something made myself and partner very sick.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stir never disappoints! Great food, great drinks, outstanding service! Get the steak frites! 10/10

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! Food, atmosphere & service was great! I do wish they would bring the chicken caprese dish back.. it was the best!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch! Service was excellent. Thanks Jasmine!

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  33. Kimbra

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks are inventive and delicious. Try the crab and shrimp Benedict for brunch. Fabulous!

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  34. cyndiss

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of four for Sunday funday brunch grew to 7:00 and after we him hot about whether we were going to sit inside or outside to the hostess three or four times changing our mind, we decided to sit outside. The hostess was super sweet, very accommodating and never rolled her eyes or gave us any kind of look except for purely professional and kind. I probably would have rolled my eyes at us. Once we got outside we realized our group was growing. They reset us again which was amazing. We're usually not that difficult but they accommodated every request we had and we're so great. The venue is beautiful. We chose to sit outside and we just enjoyed the weather and the sun and people watching it was a good experience all around. They had $5 mimosas and a wonderful wide variety on their menu. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. You should try stir for brunch as well as any other time!

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  35. WendyK

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the ice was the best. Great service. Great selection.

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  36. Michelle

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Perhaps some of my review of Stir Knoxville being mediocre comes from having high expectations but when the check is high, my expectations tend to be higher. We are a family of 4 who dined with Stir last Friday to celebrate my birthday. Starting with ambience: the restaurant is quite loud. We definitely had to raise our voices to hear each other. It feels busy and bustling- definitely not a calm/relaxed dining environment. We were seated right away as we did have reservations and our server was friendly and effective. We never felt neglected accept a few times when my son wanted a little more sauce to finish his meal she walked by about 3 times without even glancing our way. I'm sure it was due to busy-ness but I'd be in the habit of glancing at the tables I was serving and letting know I'd be back if they looked like they wanted something. We had specialty cocktails and they were served with their "artisanal ice." The drinks were decent and seemed to be priced adequately for what we ordered - I had the elderflower sour and it was good. The food was okay. We started with a dozen raw oysters and they were the best part of the meal... super fresh and the champagne mignonette was a nice burst of flavor. My husband had the crispy mahi bowl, I had a raviolo special, my son a burger and my daughter the kids mac. My kids were pretty satisfied because their food was basic-- my husband and I felt like our entrees were overpriced for what we had. He said his mahi was dry and chewy / versus crispy and for $5 less you could get a decent bowl elsewhere. My raviolo special was underwhelming and smaller than it should be for $26. I'm still glad we went- because now we know... But it's likely we won't be back.

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  37. ChristopherD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    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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  38. lauras

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    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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  39. AndyS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    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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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    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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FAQs

STIR - Knoxville is rated 4.7 stars by 455 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 48 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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