Tupelo Honey - Knoxville

4.6
1286 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-sourced, and always Southern.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1286 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jojok
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great place! Great staff! Great food!

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rhcoop
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I think they have changed their menu so much that we don't enjoy going here that much anymore. Our server was nice when she came by, but I think the place was understaffed. We had to really work to get help from her. I think she had too many tables.

It was nice to be downtown, but I think we will go other places that are either more expensive with reservations or cheaper where we wait and then go in.

I used to love this place, but it was just ok. Not great for the money. They've just moved too many of the good items off their menu.

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Ridge
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch. Sitting outside under heaters was nice. Will come again.

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vipsuga865
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

always good food at Tupelo Honey but a little lack of communication with our server on the new menu and the small changes - the reason for our 4 star review, but all in all Tupelo Honey is a family favorite and we will be back!

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carolb
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Vegetarian Bowl was excellent. Husband got same but added shrimp.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was wonderful! I love the unique options at an affordable price. Ask for Virginia, she was an amazing server!

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SusanB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The server was very nice, but also very busy, and we had to wait a while for water refills.
The man who delivered our food was especially warm and welcoming.

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vipMattG
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch ever! Grits are outstanding!!

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Mackenzie
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great location! It really helps to make a reservation if you don’t want a long wait time.

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RoseC
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time here. We loved the food. The service was very fast. All good!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is the last time for this restaurant. Not the first issue with them. Made reservation and showed up on time. They couldn’t seat or serve us because their internet was down and they couldn’t get their orders to the kitchen. Amazing how people can’t think through problems. Total fail!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visiting Knoxville with a friend

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vipBetsey
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and very thoughtful, and we enjoyed being outside (and socially distanced). Two of us felt our food was overly spicy but admit that we should have read the menu more carefully.

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viprafix
E. Tennessee
40 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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SaraB
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love great southern comfort food in gerous portions you won't find a better place.

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GaryP
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Eating out as fully vaccinated people, we still appreciate when restaurants work hard on safety.
At Tupelo Honey we were so impressed with the service and the food!
On a Sunday brunchtime they were very busy but thanks to Open Table, we were able to schedule a meal at the perfect time. As busy as they were, servers were attentive.
Food quality was what we have come to expect from Tupelo Honey - awesome.

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SaraC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were sat by the kitchen. The butter was frozen and put on top of the jam, so to get some but you force it to the bottom on the jam-filled ramekin. If you get it on your biscuit you can’t spread it because in remains frozen.
The food is fine though I asked for no chipotle and my salad came with the chipotle sauce right in the middle of the plate.
The server was nervous and in a hurry.

Overall, not ideal.

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carolb
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bowls are delicious. I got all veggies like sweet pot., onion, cauliflower, avocado, etc with a sauce and my husband got the same but added shrimp.

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KenL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Went there for the potato crackling appetizer, which they don't have anymore...ordered mashed potatoes, didn't have those either. Service was adequate, food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great food. Servers were very pleasant and attentive.

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vipRachelW
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was so accommodating and kind, there were great options for the carnivores and herbivores alike within our group and the outdoor seating was perfect for watching the happenings in the square...and the honey, the honey was divine.

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ThereseC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is varied and awesome, waitress was great, no wait with reservation.

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MichaelA
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality food and service. COVID aware and you should get reservations!

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SweetP
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make plans to eat at Tupelo Honey when we visit Knoxville, TN. Tupelo Honey did not disappoint us this past weekend. Our meal was excellent as usual. Our server was attentive and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Food was great. Company was great. The table was ready even before our scheduled time. Very pleased. First time using open table! Will use again :)

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Reid
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a nice meal with family. Food was hot and fresh.

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DiannaB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Nice atmosphere!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, bloody Mary’s, and the potato cracklin appetizer was delicious. The best fried chicken I’ve ever had in a restaurant!

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RobertJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a great view out on the front patio. Will go again our next time inKnoxville!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoying eating here when we visit Knoxville. Great food, service and location.

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viprafix
E. Tennessee
40 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great treat to dine here!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I took our teenage girls for Brunch before a day of shopping in market square. We sat outside and had a wonderful waitress who took great care of us! The atmosphere was perfect and it was a beautiful day. The menu has so many great choices, with something for everyone! The Shoo mercy plate with French toast was “on point!” We love Tupelo Honey, and will definitely be back!

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Vianne
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed dinner immensely but will definitely try Tupelo Honey for what looks to be an amazing breakfast menu!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service.

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vipsuga865
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great food and service, and Kaitlyn our server is always so friendly

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wish I had thought to get pics and usually I do but the food and I was too busy enjoying myself. The noise level was low so you could talk to each other. Everyone at a table of 6 enjoyed our food... highly recommend the cast iron pork or meatloaf, Brussels, collards, and the potato cracklins. Don't crackling. Don't pass up the banana pudding either!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent Easter Brunch @ Tupelo Honey. As a local there service, quality of food brought out are always a 5+ star with me.

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MichelleP
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food so much the first time we went back the next day for breakfast.

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CherylA
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch, unique, delicious, very reasonably priced, service was wonderful, too. Positively will return.

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AshH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good - they were friendly and responsive. The food wasn’t flavorful. I was not impressed enough to return.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - Knoxville using the Order Online button. Tupelo Honey - Knoxville also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tupelo Honey - Knoxville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 522-0004.

Tupelo Honey - Knoxville is rated 4.6 stars by 1286 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.