Tupelo Honey - Knoxville

4.6
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941 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Drink Special

Join us Valentine's Day weekend and enjoy our limited-time-only $8, champagne-based, La Vie en Rose cocktail. Available 2/14 - 2/16. In-store only. Must be 21+.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 14, 2020

Ends: February 17, 2020

Availability: Sun 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

$12 Lunch Combos

Join us for weekday lunch and enjoy $12 lunch combos! Choose a half sandwich, half salad, and a side. Dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 29, 2019

Ends: January 1, 2021

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-4:00PM

Breakfast Combos - 3 for $10.50

Join us for weekend brunch and enjoy build-your-own breakfast combos! Choose 3 items for $10.50 or 4 for $12.50. Dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 2, 2019

Ends: December 28, 2020

Availability: Sun 9:00AM-4:00PM
Sat 9:00AM-4:00PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us Valentine's Day weekend and enjoy our limited-time-only La Vie en Rose cocktail ($8) - Aperol, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and champagne. Available 2/14 - 2/16. In-store only. Must be 21+.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 941 People Are Saying
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OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Loved the $2 upgrade deal!! Delicious!!

M
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a good time, food was good, waiter was a bit low key—don’t know why. Didn’t wish me a happy birthday even though we told him it was my birthday. We did tip him based on full price even though I got a nice discount—thank you for that! !

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Sweet and spicy fried chicken had great flavor. And if you go, ask for Harper. He is the most amazing waiter I have had anywhere from local buffets to $250 a plate restaurants. Dude is off the hook good!

T
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The deviled egg appetizer was a very small portion but the rest of the meal more than made up for it.

S
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I had trouble choosing - everything was delicious!

DS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be able to make a reservation. At one point, restaurants didn’t let you make a reservation for just two people. We love their brunch menu.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were absolutely amazing.

EJ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

At 6:30 they were out of both salmon and trout. My chicken was dry and quite bland. The potato appetizer was delicious. Biscuits were good. Salads were small and barely ordinary. Our server was quite prompt and professional.

r
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh tasting food. The fried pickles are my favorite!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After wedding brunch

KF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LOVE this place, we eat here every time we drive throuh Knoxville, about 4 times a year

DH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good breakfast selection food was great. Pretty good value for the money. Service was exceptional and timely.
Will certainly go back and recommend to friends and family.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Really enjoyed it and we are glad we made a reservation

EW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was bland for the most part. It required more salt and seasoning at the table. Noticed other diners doing the same. My roasted chicken was dry and flavorless. The biscuits were cold. Husband ordered an old fashioned and I ordered the mule. Old fashioned was not made correctly and both drinks did not taste good at all. The collard greens were actually flavorful. Mac n cheese was dry. Mashed potatoes were not seasoned. The price did not match the value.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Did ‘r get oder correct
Server lousy

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
Great

AK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my first time eating there. I loved it! Best Brussel sprouts I ever ate and I really enjoyed the green tomatoes over grits .

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and food! Everything was great!

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had to wait an extra 30min past my reservation time for which I was already 15min early for.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good. Though we arrived an hour early, we still were 29 minutes past the reservation time in getting seated. They did comp our appetizers. The roasted chicken is good and collards are a standout.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was good and hot. Didn’t have to wait long for a table or for food.

W
Nashville
116 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wife had the meat loaf and I had the chicken. Both were very good. Would have liked a bit more variety on the sides but overall very good.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Green fried tomatoes are the best!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very good! We especially loved the crispy brussel sprouts snack with the homemade ranch. Highly recommend the dusted honey chicken or the mountain trout! Good meal enjoyed by all parties. Plenty of food.

JW
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a well-located eatery on Market Square in downtown Knoxville. The food and service are always delicious. Entrees are well-priced and my favorite is the fried chicken. It’s on my list every time I visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Coffee was cold, soup was too spicy, server did not smile. Maybe she was having a bad day?? Food was great and will be back.

DD
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome breakfast!!! Highly recommend !

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job Tupelo!

KT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Reservations recommended because the wait was over 2 hours on a Saturday night if you didn’t have one. Highly recommended. Will be back soon.

S
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bought a gift card for my parents. I love this place.

BM
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and service was fantastic. Location in Market Square is so convenient to everything going on downtown.

TH
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, always consistent, always a great value...in a great location. Can’t beat Tupelo Honey!!

J
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Tupelo Honey is way over-rated and over-priced. Their food is mediocre and they have very few things on the menu that are not spicy. I ordered soup that was listed in the menu as "creamy tomato soup" but it was so spicy I couldn't eat it. The atmosphere is loud and annoying, our server was polite but definitely needed more training. When the lunch crowd emptied out, they kept sitting people near our table, in a cluster, instead of spreading us out. To make the place look busy through the window?? If you want authentic Southern cuisine, don't go to Tupelo Honey. Just because they appeared in Southern Living doesn't mean they're all that.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is perfect for a casual business meal and the menu never disappoints. I was hosting a colleague visiting from out of state. This was her first visit to a Tupelo Honey and it was very positive.

GM
New England
43 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great biscuits with blueberry compote instead of the typical bread basket started us off-which was nice but we were having sandwiches so it was a lot of bread. Service was ok, not great, and I didn’t love sitting near the kitchen. The food was good...we left way too full. Good lunch choice in a great location.

MF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious! Service was great!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great environment! Would recommend to other families looking for great food and great service.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Just wasn’t happy with the experience. We had reserved a table for ten. They were going to put us in the bar with two high tops. They had seated a party at one of our tables and that party didn’t leave forever. So, had 5 of us finish 30 minutes before the second table. I saw other large parties being seated at table in dining area who did not have a reservation. I had booked a table 10 weeks in advance. I realize it is a busy weekend; but I didn’t feel like the staff tried to make another tables as options. The offer was to seat 5 of us at the kitchen bar.
The server was great and the food was fine; but everything else was miserable. Will not ever book a large party there again.

OL
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. It is quite loud though and very busy. But you can't beat the food!