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Tupelo Honey - Knoxville

4.6
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1106 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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1106 people are saying
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CindyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Basically we couldn’t get an outdoor seating even though we made reservations for it, and they didn’t pay attention to us at all. Food is so mediocre too

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vipDONNAD
Jackson Hole
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had the fried chicken and mashed potatoes and my husband had the fried fish, mashed potatoes, and collard greens. Both meals were tasty. Tupelo Honey has pretty consistent quality and always a little bit above average on the cost. We ate outside on a beautiful day. We got there at 1 o’clock on a Monday and were happy that we had made a reservation. When we arrived there were people that were being put on a one hour wait for a table.

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vipMarkD
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will definitely be back

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Lobdell
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The vibe at Tupelo Honey Knoxville was that of an Applebees during a college football game. Super loud, dirty floors, waitress who gives you no attention, and food sitting in the kitchen with no runners.

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BobbyH
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Game Day in Knoxville.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It took a while to get drinks but everything. Else was good!

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MaureenD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to town every few months to see family and always come here for breakfast it has yet to disappoint.

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Foodie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Looking forward to our visit, but sorely disappointed with a rushed and inadequate server and meals that were dry and lacking flavor. We ordered slow roasted pork shoulder and Slow roasted pork and grilled cheese sandwich, both of which should have been juicy and flavorful. Unfortunately, neither was. Sandwich was supposed to have a specialty BBQ sauce that was totally absent?

Restaurant was not even half full on a Saturday night but service was still lacking. So disappointed.

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vipRun823
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a delicious brunch here, we appreciated the option to dine outdoors

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DianeF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it again. We went Friday and Saturday nights!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food. Ambiance was great!

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vipC6CarbonFlash
E. Tennessee
23 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tried Tupelo Honey in Knoxville TN for the first time on October 7th, 2020. Previously dined multiple times at the Chattanooga TN location. The Knoxville location was located right in the downtown dining district, right on the corner location. The service received from Jasean, the server was outstanding at the 4pm hour. We began with the Crispy Brussel Sprouts ($4 Happy Hour Menu) portion which was considerably smaller in size than the same $4 Happy Hour portion in Chattanooga TN, although it was cooked perfectly. Our entrees included the Shrimp 'N Grits which had 6 good sized shrimp on the plate. The Bourbon Crusted Meatloaf was as good as usual with the Green Beans and Parmasean Potato Cracklin's as the sides. Great care was made in the preparation of both entree's.

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JohnS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway excellent food no matter what I've ordered, and they are consistent throughout their Chain. My favorite is their shu mercy sweet potato pancakes and bee dusted chicken breast.

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Libbyc
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tupelo Honey was packed from the football game but had no trouble in getting us a confirmed reservation 15 minutes before we were scheduled to arrive. We were seated in no time and our server was quick and thorough. The food came out within 15 minutes. We even got a free pint glass for getting the app. We will be back for sure!!

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AngieN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great location but very pricey!! Need a reservation.

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HaleyG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved the biscuits and the atmosphere. Such a cute spot!

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UMDparent
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Perfect pre-game meal!

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vipVol1
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

In spite of Covid, if you are going to open, you need more than two servers and a bartender would come in handy.

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vipRich
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed sharing a meal with my wife. The server was excellent and made the experience memorable. The food was really good and served up quickly.

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TennesseeVisitor
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great table outside, and the Cobb Salad was tasty. Loved the pecan vinaigrette, and our server was very attentive.

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MichaelT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Service was slow and not friendly. Cauliflower appetizer was not good, had no flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

After seeing the ratings, I was so excited to eat there but the food was not great. The biscuit was hard and the sausage was dry. The eggs were ok but nothing special. I had the Spanish omelette but it was mostly egg and avocado.

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MichelleZ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location, good food, good service. felt staff respected COVID guidelines

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great location!

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StephanieL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had a salad with grilled chicken on top. It was nothing special, and the size seemed more like a lunch portion. The buffalo cauliflower appetizer was pretty good, but again not much as far as the portion size.

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JohnH
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Sunday Brunch. Went with life long friends. The Tupelo biscuit is big, buttery and delicious. Two of us got the Southwest Omelet and we both loved the combination of chorizo, cheese, green salsa and avocado. The size of potato cracklings were perfectly cooked potatoes. I would go back just for the potatoes.

Tupelo put safety first, and we all thought social distancing and sanitation was used

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XKodakR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. An enjoyable evening!

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DanaS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was just ok. Nothing to brag about. Service was slow. Not slow after we ordered, the food got out quickly. Just a lot of waiting before ordering and after. Probably won't go back to that particular location.

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Stacey
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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JoeG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tupelo Honey is always wonderful. We reserved a table outside and it was delightful! The service was wonderful and the food is always delicious.

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RobK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food was not what we expected for the price. The ambiance and location was great! They had some decent Gluten free choices but the waitress seemed disinterested! None of the food was bad but the only thing we loved was the fried green tomatoes.

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YourFriend
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my fiancée here for a date night, and we will definitely be coming back

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KevinC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service, as always! Tupelo Honey never fails to impress!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Brittan
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved Tupelo Honey! The hostess and our server took great care of us and the food was wonderful. Definitely get the fried green tomatoes and chicken. The restaurant was very clean and followed local Covid restrictions, which was very appreciated by my husband and I. Loved that we could reserve seating outside. We will be back!

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JeremyK
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was quick and jovial. The food was amazing and we left very satisfied. The dessert flight was a great way to end the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat outside and got to enjoy all the great doggos wandering by, the steel drums in the square, and the amazing weather. The bartenders serve the patio so we’re had both of them. The first bartender while amazingly got our whole order right without writing it down wasn’t the most helpful or friendly. However the other bartender who had amazing bright orange hair was super sweet! The food was amazing and the drinks were decent. Highly recommend the banana pudding French toast and the shrimp and grits.

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BrandonY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful experience at this Tupelo Honey location! Brought my family in from out of town and they loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It took a very long time to get our drinks and our server did not seem to be very educated on the menu. However, the food was great!

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Virginia I believe her name was, couldn't have been more friendly and helpful!! She helped us out with the menu and ordering drinks. She was super fun and made a slight wait for our food no big deal. The food was outstanding! I highly recommend you check them out!

FAQs

Tupelo Honey - Knoxville does offer 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 1106 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.