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Honey Dusted Fried Chicken - Tupelo Honey - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Tupelo Honey - Knoxville

4.8
4.8
2111 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 95 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (865) 522-0004

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eric Gabrynowicz

  • Catering

    Please contact us for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We can help. Please contact the restaurant for details. 865-522-0004

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Cross street

    Market Street and Market Street - Market Square

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of parking at near by parking lots and Parking Garages. There are also parking available all over town at meters that are also accessible. The parking in downtown Knoxville is FREE after 7:00PM and on weekends in select lots.

  • Public transit

    There are public transit stops less than a block for us on Gay ST.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Great for brunch

  • East Tennessee

    Hot spot

  • East Tennessee

    Great for outdoor dining

  • East Tennessee

    Most Booked

  • Knoxville

    Best Overall

  • Knoxville

    Best Food

  • Knoxville

    Best Value

  • Knoxville

    Good for groups

  • Knoxville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Knoxville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Knoxville

    Most Booked

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  1. HA

    HankA

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tupelo has been one of my favorite brunch spots since moving to town. A place I love to take out of town friends and family. Food is always great and service is hard to beat.
  2. AW

    AmandaW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Good service but horrible food. Inedible green beans, tasted like plastic. Chicken tasted microwaved, do not recommend.
  3. A

    Ajit

    E. Tennessee

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always wonderful to be there for brunch...we love it ! The Beef Debris was awesome, I just did not want the poached eggs : )
  4. AS

    AmberS

    Tallahassee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around very nice
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in Knoxville for the night on the way to South Carolina. My husband and I had never been to Knoxville or any of the Tupelo Honey locations but I looked up restaurants near our hotel and the menu looked good so we gave it a shot. What a fantastic meal! Started with the fried pickles. Delicious- batter was light, pickles were fresh. I got the roast beef debris and my husband got the Mac and cheese waffle with hot fried chicken. The roast beef was so flavorful and the green tomato salsa had a nice kick to it. All the ingredients worked together very well. I would have liked for the goat cheese grits to be warmer but otherwise it was perfect. My husband really enjoyed his dish as well. I tried it and the waffle was sweeter than I expected and the Mac and cheese got a little lost but the chicken on top I thought was great! We wanted to get the banana pudding for dessert but… too full. Our server Clint (“like Eastwood” as he said ) was attentive and friendly. He shared they are opening a location in Indianapolis (where we live) in March of 2023 so we will definitely be making another trip to this restaurant.
  7. MM

    MyMy

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice early evening meal. Our waitress and food were excellent. The only negatives were the noise level, which we have come to expect, and there signature mule cocktail. It had way too much cinnamon. Sipped a little, but couldn’t begin to finish it. We enjoy Tupelo and will be back.
  8. RR

    RobR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff excellent atmosphere excellent food!
  9. SE

    SEB01

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tupelo Honey is always a great place to gather with family or friends. we always enjoy the food and atmosphere when we eat brunch there.
  10. SW

    SherriW

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    MacKenzie our server seemed impatient and disinterested in our table. Not engaging or talkative about Tupelo Honey and specials. We ordered the cauliflower bits and biscuits. The cauliflower bits were fantastic. Biscuits never came nor, an explanation. The other guests had the fried chicken in different ways. They enjoyed. I had the shrimp and grits with goat cheese. Not the best. To earthy with the goat cheese for my tastes. The restaurant was packed but, was dirty needed some love. I had heard a lot about Tupelo Honey and was excited to try this place. MacKenzie dropped our check without asking if we wanted an after dinner drink or dessert. So much for southern hospitality. Wouldn't go again. All the hype and nothing special
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and support staff second to none!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server and great food!! What more can you ask for?
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good brunch .. always love the vibe ! Unfortunately my daughter got sick about 30 min after eating there . Not sure if it was something she ate .? We were all fine so who knows .. we will continue to go and eat there regardless .
  14. AM

    AshleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we visit from Texas and come to Knoxville, Tupelo Honey is always a restaurant that we love to visit. We were there on November 12, 2022 and the food and the service was exceptional. This restaurant never disappoints.
  15. ST

    SomethingToBrunchAbout

    Nashville

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there celebrating my Sister's birthday, and the staff took the time to acknowledge and create a great experience for her (and us as a whole). The food was really good (My Sriracha Honey Fried Chicken and Waffles stole the show!). And to top it off with a Mega Mimosa...*chef's kiss*
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    I was in town visiting my daughter who is a freshman at UT. We typically dine here while visiting Knoxville. Upon my arrival at the restaurant I expressed a concern over dining outside. It had rained all day and it was chilly. As opposed to listening to my concerns, the hostess told me they had no flexibility and sat me at the worst possible table - it was outside and not near heaters or under cover. There were available tables in the covered area which sat empty the entire time we dined. Part of being a employee in a service industry is listening and asking questions. Shuffling patrons around without regard to their personal needs is not only poor customer service but arrogant. I tend to be cold natured and was very uncomfortable during my meal. The only redeeming factor was our server. She did an excellent job and I tipped her 25% in recognition of her service. I sure as hell hope it isn’t shared with the hostess.
  18. DB

    DavidB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food came out slightly cold and had to send it back. The chicken was also a low quality boneless thigh versus a breast that is normally served as chicken and waffles. They did not specify what type it would be but just seemed to be low quality due to the place.
  19. TA

    TronATX

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Awesome service and great food!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere, delicious food, great service.
  21. JM

    JeffM

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Menu has changed. Breakfast options poor. Food not good. Won’t be back.
  22. LA

    LoriA

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch with a bunch of friends from out of town. The food was amazing -highly recommend the chicken and waffles! Mimosas were excellent as well!
  23. CJ

    CharlotteJ

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for the Kentucky game and took our son to brunch. GO VOLS!
  24. TM

    TammyM

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town with family and friends for a football game. We had fantastic service and the food came out promptly and was delicious! The shrimp and grits are my favorite! When dining with 7 people, it’s a roll of the dice when dining together but we could not have had better service, food or a dining experience!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    It was just ok.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great southern food! We enjoyed it. It’s quite loud in this restaurant (we were there at lunch time).
  27. SS

    ShannonS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although I can't remember her name (UT freshman, Mechanical Engineer major, super cute, from Franklin, TN), our waiter was PHENOMENAL. Would highly recommend and then the food/drinks were A+++.
  28. DG

    DrewG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Definitely one of our go to spots when visiting Knoxville
  29. BB

    BusyBanker

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I visited Tupelo Honey for dinner before a Straight, No Chaser concert at the Tennessee Theater. We ran a little late due to traffic, but I texted the restaurant and they knew to expect us. We were greeted warmly and seated right away. Sera was our server, and she was cordial and efficient. Our beverages and dinner were delicious, as was our dessert. We were very pleased with our visit to Tupelo Honey and will certainly return the next time we visit one of the local venues.
  30. SK

    SteveK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time at Tupelo. Great day. Server was so nice. Food was pretty good. Atmosphere was super. Thanks.
  31. MH

    MattH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, right in the square and great service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!!
  33. KV

    KimberlyV

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I appreciate efficient service but we felt rushed. Very loud
  34. CG

    CarrieG

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the patio under the heaters - a perfect place to have dinner after spending the day touring the TN campus!
  35. MB

    MaryB

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The biscuits were wonderful. The famous fried chicken was a disappointment. It had very little flavor.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it
  37. HG

    HeatherG

    Birmingham

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service on a lovely patio! Always yummy!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time had 4 of our party of 8 for there first time they all loved it
  39. S

    Sumnergirl1

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!! Thanks! Great food and very accommodating!
  40. VT

    VanessaT

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vanessa was our server and she was so friendly and did a great job!! The food and atmosphere was excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Tupelo Honey - Knoxville is rated 4.8 stars by 2111 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 95 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tupelo Honey - Knoxville

1 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville, TN 37902

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Street and Market Street - Market Square

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of parking at near by parking lots and Parking Garages. There are also parking available all over town at meters that are also accessible. The parking in downtown Knoxville is FREE after 7:00PM and on weekends in select lots.

  • Public transit

    There are public transit stops less than a block for us on Gay ST.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Gabrynowicz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (865) 522-0004

  • Catering

    Please contact us for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We can help. Please contact the restaurant for details. 865-522-0004

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