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The Walnut Kitchen, Maryville, TN

The Walnut Kitchen

4.7
4.7
863 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Nestled at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Maryville, Tennessee, The Walnut Kitchen is where culinary artistry meets hometown comfort. We exhibit impeccable service through demonstrating values of knowledge, graciousness, efficiency, sustainability, and warm hospitality in our work. By combining a seasonal menu of local produce and an unsurpassed Tennessee dry aged beef selection with the skills of culinary experts and cocktail enthusiasts, The Walnut Kitchen facilitates an unmatched farm-to-table dining experience.

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Booked 11 times today

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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (865) 980-8228

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Maryville

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 863 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Best Service

  • East Tennessee

    Healthy

  • East Tennessee

    Notable Wine List

  • East Tennessee

    Romantic

  • East Tennessee

    Special Occasion

  • East Tennessee

    American

  • Knoxville

    Best Overall

  • Knoxville

    Best Service

  • Knoxville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Knoxville

    Healthy

  • Knoxville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Knoxville

    Notable Wine List

  • Knoxville

    Romantic

  • Knoxville

    Special Occasion

  • Knoxville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Knoxville

    Most Booked

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  1. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone was very nice and eager to help with any of our needs.

  2. CJ

    ChristineJ

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    We seem to always be sat in the back room, which feels like a sad dungeon. Food is good but not as beautifully presented as it was in the past.

  3. JB

    JoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love the Walnut Kitchen. This is our go to place for a great meal and a great atmosphere.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak was cooked perfectly

  5. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great presentation, service, and quality of food. Will be back as soon as possible!

  6. JW

    JuliaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    I felt it was overpriced for the overall dining experience. There was a very limited wine menu to select from. The up-charge on the salad was not approriate in my opinion based on what you received.

  7. SS

    SuzanneS

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful! The staff were attentive and accommodating and the food was delicious. This is truly one of the best restaurants in our area!

  8. RM

    RandallM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shockingly good! Best food I’ve ever been served in Maryville, TN, and VERY high on the list of best places to eat for this worldwide traveler. Extraordinary recipes, presentation and service. I had no idea such an establishment was here in town. We have definitely found our go-to place for special meals!!

  9. DA

    DaveA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Shrimp and grits were amazing Cornbread at the start was a nice touch Great service

  10. PR

    PeggyR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server tabitha was great. Gave us info about dushes.

  11. T

    Tootsie

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    We usually drive to knoxville for higher end dining. But after 1 bad experience over a year ago, we decided to try again. Food quality is TERRIBLE for the price. Decided to get the side grilled shrimp with our meal. It seemed as though these were frozen cooked shrimp and placed on grill for about 1 minute to heat. They were extremely salty and tough overcooked. Looked to be boiled. The worst we had EVER had. Husband got the burger and it was average. I got the fettuccine vegetable dish. It was average. Was afraid to order the steaks because last visit they were hard to chew and not tender!!! This was our last try.

  12. SL

    SupportLocal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for local business and community restaurant. Support local business!!!!

  13. T

    Tina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Of all the areas of the restaurant our table had the least amount of ambiance because it was near the front door and by the bar.

  14. A

    Asheville

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The walnut kitchen is a locally owned restaurant that should be doing things different from all the chains. The decor is comfortable but noise level very loud to have a polite conversation. The service was hurried and rushed, no introduction nor time to explain specials or highlights of the menu. I expect a local restaurant that highlights the spring vegetation abundant to the area and time. Instead, a menu that is heavy on meat and not many surprises for side dishes. It’s too bad Maryville Sorely needs upscale, quality and eclectic food fare. I would love to see a revamping of the menu where vegetables, pastas and fish highlight the menu. A bonus would be a chef that stands out above the rest and uses great combination of spices and focusing on great vegetable dishes.

  15. GH

    GregoryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic night with fantastic food! First time for her and she already wants to go back!

  16. RH

    RobertH

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Service and salad and side dishes were very good. The main course, Chataeubriand for two was not good. The meat was not tender and very chewy. For $105 we would expect the meat to be very high quality. It was not…very disappointed.

  17. L

    Lucyrc

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always... awesome service and great food!! Don't mind the higher price bc the food and cocktails are always amazing!

  18. D

    Daisy53

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    At our table for four, two thought their meal was five star, (they shared the Chateaubriand for two). But my husband had the 30 day dry aged strip and thought it was not as good as it should be at that price. I had the trout and it was good, but not outstanding. We shared the potato fritters appetizer (5 star) basically deep fried well seasoned mashed potatoes. We also shared three desserts at the table: white chocolate mousse (4 star), cinnamon roll (4 star), and apple cobbler (inedible). Our server was pleasant but stopped checking on us after the main course was served, so it seemed we had to wait a long time to get glasses refilled or order dessert. We were just about to ask for the check and get dessert elsewhere when she saw us again. So overall I give it 4 stars. But I don’t plan to return unless our guests would like Chateaubriand.

  19. GT

    GaryT

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent, Dinner was superb, A little spendy but a nice evening.

  20. JM

    JMac

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent (as always). The filet melts in your mouth and is our go to item on the list. We will be back soon.

  21. DJ

    DJBollinger

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is excellent and we love our meals here with friends. It is loud, and with a hearing deficit, you'll need to be strategic with seating to hear the person across the table.

  22. MS

    MelissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service, food and overall experience was wonderful. One of the best steaks that I’ve eaten in a while. Can’t wait to go back!

  23. AJ

    AlisonJ

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Walnut Kitchen service and food was impeccable. A perfect spot to celebrate ny uncle’s birthday.

  24. S

    Suze

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious. Would highly recommend! We had the ribeye...perfectly cooked and top quality meat, and the shrimp and grits...great flavor!

  25. JM

    JennyM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dining experience. Excellent food! Attentive, friendly service.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent as always. I had the veggie pasta and added grilled chicken and it was delicious. My husband had a ribeye which was also great. We highly recommend the Walnut Kitchen!

  27. B

    Bertsie

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a birthday celebration with 6 people. We were out in a separate room, they had a birthday card on the table and a dessert with a candle for the birthday girl. It was a wonderful evening with delicious drinks and food.

  28. PF

    PattyF

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Service was perfect. Food was very good. Would definitely recommend.

  29. KN

    KarenN

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place to visit with friends and enjoy a good meal

  30. CC

    CaseClosedCruiser

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was excellent. There was a kitchen mixup and we waited too long for our food. The manager came, before we said anything, and comped our birthday boy’s dinner. Very nice!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fiirst visit for my wife and me, celebrating our 36th anniversary. As great as the food and service was (and I'm comparing everything to major cities that I travel to for business), it is still a bit overpriced. Still a good option for special occasions, so please visit this fine establishment and judge for yourself.

  32. h

    hnc1997

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food, attentive service, and a pleasant environment. We were celebrating our anniversary and we were given a card and a candle in our dessert. This is one of our new favorite restaurants, I can’t wait to come back soon.

  33. MV

    MaryV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had dinner at The Walnut Kitchen last year on my birthday. This year we made reservations for my husband's birthday and were pleasantly surprised that we were seated at the same table with the same waitress! She did a wonderful job taking care of us. She helped us choose the perfect and made some good recommendations. The service was great, the food was great, and we will definitely be back!

  34. S

    Stan

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Trout was over coooked and dry rest of food was good

  35. c

    chelseal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was by far the BEST meal I have had! Outstanding 5⭐️

  36. LB

    LeslieB

    Chicago

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best steak we have had in the Knoxville/Maryville area since we moved here from the Chicago suburbs. Server was personable and knowledgeable. Decor and interior were clean and neat.

  37. JM

    JaredM

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent as always. Our server GG was very polite & professional. She did a wonderful job of making our night out special.

  38. JG

    JulieG

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the people, the place and the food!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service as always! Delicious food😊

  40. c

    cnsisme

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the second time we’ve been and equally delicious. My picky husband loves the steak and I have to agree. One of the very few places I’ve been able to eat one without Steak sauce. The blood orange margarita is delicious too. It’s pricey but worth every penny.

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The Walnut Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for The Walnut Kitchen

606 High St Maryville, TN 37804-5838

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Maryville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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