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

Tupelo Honey - Knoxville

4.6
4.6
2026 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 102 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 2,026 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Great for Brunch

  • East Tennessee

    Outdoor Dining

  • East Tennessee

    Most Booked

  • Knoxville

    Best Value

  • Knoxville

    Healthy

  • Knoxville

    Great for Lunch

  • Knoxville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Knoxville

    Most Booked

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  1. SH

    StevenH

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Arrived early and s
  2. DD

    DavidD

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress, service and food was great. Only negative was they ran out of the local beer I was drinking.
  3. S

    Sueb

    Utrecht

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall everything was good. We have been here a few times and wanted our friends to enjoy a good meal. Because of traffic we were 15 minutes late. I did let the restaurant know we would be late. The hostess sat us at an unacceptable table. By the food to go and dirty dish rag for the bar. The server had to reach over to get the to-go meal. Asked for another table told curtly by the blonde hostess "There are no other tables you will just have to sit there." told all the tables open were reserved. The server talked to the manager who said it was all right to sit at an open table. The food was very good loved the fried green tomatoes and my chicken and waffles. Spouse got the new menu item Deconstructed beef. He really liked it. Throughout our meal, no one was seated at this table by the to-go food. A few tables were not filled while we were there.
  4. a

    atlfoodie

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and such friendly service! We loved the sriracha honey chicken and waffles. Don’t miss the fried green tomatoes with goat cheese grits and red pepper coulis! Can’t stop thinking about that app! Highly recommend.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always eat at Tupelo Honey when taking our son to UTK. It has become a tradition for us to eat there on our last day in Knoxville. Great atmosphere, food, and service!!
  6. M

    Monika

    E. Tennessee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant biscuits money can buy. Great service.
  7. SC

    SeneathaC

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was exceptional. We had the Tupelo Shrimp & Grits, and Original Honey Dusted Chicken w/collard greens. Both dishes received a 9/10! We couldn’t choose which one ‘won’ because we appreciated the flavors and craft of each dish, separately. We would recommend this place and each dish to anyone! You will not regret it. 🥳
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for dinner before move in weekend at UT. The food was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely go back!
  9. MB

    MarkB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tupelo Honey is one of my family's favorite places. One of the reasons why we love visiting the south. We stop at one whenever we're in town. Our most recent experience was par for the course. It was a Monday night but the place was still buzzing. I've never had a server like we had that night. He never seemed to be around except when we needed. My plate was super basic. I had the white meat bone-in sweet and spicy fried chicken, collard greens, and mac-n-cheese and they were nothing short of perfect. We couldn't ask for a better menu, ambiance, or service. Tupelo Honey is an example of how to run a restaurant. Great food. Great drinks. Great service. Great ambiance. If, you're into that kind of thing :-)
  10. MS

    MSDawg

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great meal and service

    Tupelo Honey - KnoxvilleResponded on August 9, 2022MSDawg, thank you for taking the time to leave us this 5 star review!

  11. JM

    JasonM

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was absolutely great. She made greet drink and food suggestions!

    Tupelo Honey - KnoxvilleResponded on August 9, 2022Jason, so happy to hear that you had such a good experience with us!!!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations for 9:30 - no waiting - patio seating area- prompt attention to order - food served quickly and delicious- Shrimp and Grits- Everything Bowl and The Cathead biscuits. Couldn’t order Alcohol until 10am - this needs to be more clear on websites- I would’ve booked a later time

    Tupelo Honey - KnoxvilleResponded on August 9, 2022We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed all of your brunch items. The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission does not allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday's, before 10am. That is a good suggestion to advertise that, thank you.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Super loud. The Tables stacked on top of each other and Our service was pitiful. There were 7 of us dining and most of the food was pretty good overall. Overall, not impressed.
  14. r

    rickydee

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice seats outside overlooking the square where we were serenaded by a steel drum player. Service was great and the food was very tasty and good. Drinks were creative too. Nice spot to people watch while dining!
  15. FS

    FeliciaS

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were seated right at our reservation time, server was friendly, and paying by phone was convenient. I enjoyed the divine swine Benedict and my fiancé had the shrimp and grits, neither disappointed. The Bloody Mary’s are always on point.

    Tupelo Honey - KnoxvilleResponded on August 9, 2022Felicia, we are so happy to hear that your experience was so positive!!

  16. TT

    TylerTheTWill

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Great food. Great setting. Average service. Gave our reserved table away 2 minutes before our reservation.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was great.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being from SC, I was a little skeptical of the fried chicken, however it was top notch. The batter was delicious, seasoned just right and the chicken was moist and not one ounce or dryness. The Mac n cheese tastes like it was very tasteful. The collards were tender and seasoned perfectly as well. Hope to be back soon.

    Tupelo Honey - KnoxvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you so much for the glowing review, we are so happy you enjoyed everything!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Smothered chicken was a little over-cooked. Not nearly as tender and juicy as it normally is. I've had it twice before and it was awesome those times. This time it was just OK. Server was pretty good, the cauliflower app was awesome as always and my husband enjoyed his shrimp and grits. I wish you had bigger to-go boxes. They're so tiny and my leftovers had to be squished into 2 of them

    Tupelo Honey - KnoxvilleResponded on August 4, 2022So sorry to hear our chicken was not up to standards this time. Hopefully we can serve you soon with a better experience.

  20. DI

    DanaI

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New friends moving to the area & they requested to dine here again. Great food & service.

    Tupelo Honey - KnoxvilleResponded on August 4, 2022We aim to please and are very happy you took the time to visit us again.

  21. S

    Sealtrainer

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service! love to reserve tables ahead of time

    Tupelo Honey - KnoxvilleResponded on August 4, 2022So nice to hear you enjoyed your visit, can't wait to see you again soon!

  22. MB

    MikeB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Service was quick. Great place!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and service was wonderful. Definitely recommend!
  25. GB

    GailB

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Three strikes, you're out. Strike 1: We had reservations for 4, and when we were escorted in by the hostess, she indicated a table that was in the middle of the restaurant with lots of traffic flow around it. There were 2 cleaned tables set for 4 up against the windows as well as an empty dirty one. I asked if we could be seated against the window and was informed they were being reserved for larger parties (which seemed strange since they were set for 4). Within the next 10 minutes or so, the hostess seated 2 separate parties of 2 each at the tables. Then a few minutes later, she seated another couple at the third table which had been subsequently cleaned. Last time I checked, 2 is less than 4. ???? Strike 2: My husband ordered the mahi dish. He is not all that picky of an eater and not inclined to send food back. But he said that the fish was basically inedible (tasted as if was old plus overcooked). The dish was replaced with another which was fine. But... Strike 3: A manager should have come over and apologized (at the least) for the less than satisfactory dining experience related to the fish, but no one did. We will not be returning.
  26. B

    Brinks

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tupelo Honey was a wonderful place for brunch! Great atmosphere, prompt and efficient service and delicious food! The menu options for breakfast are great-standard fare to eclectic offerings! Thank you! We will be back! Maybe next time for dinner as I have heard the dinner menu is just as good!
  27. DP

    DorisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was very nice. Ambience was great! Food was very good. Service was very good. Enjoyed our experience very much.
  28. s

    sheilab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very delicious and great service Had a great time
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good! If you get the biscuits ask for milk gravy in the side as it was fantastic! Chicken and waffles come with boneless chicken! Service was excellent.
  30. O

    Oops

    Corpus Christi

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a casual dinner with family or friends Great service and great food. Don’t miss the fried green tomatoes.
  31. SM

    SmokyMtnLady

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I made the reservation and Mae sure I put ‘Birthday’ in the place it asked if it were a special occasion. However, the birthday was not acknowledged. I am not sure if the restaurant does anything for birthdays; but, if they don’t, why does it ask on the reservation??? I ordered the fried chicken and it was delicious. My sides of Mac and cheese and the potato cracklings were excellent. The chicken was moist and tasty. Another person in my party ordered the Chicken and Waffles. Her chicken was over cooked to the point of being dry. During the meal I noticed that people on the tables next to us ordered the same thing and it was over cooked as well. In fact, I heard one of them complaining about it. Those pieces of chicken are much smaller than the fried chicken and need to be cooked less time. The service was very good and the atmosphere is good. We had a reservation and were seated promptly upon arrival.
  32. K

    Kathy

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love their Avocado Toast! I can't resist it. And, of course, pair it with a Bloody Mary. Yum!
  33. MH

    MeganH

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great ambiance and service!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as was the service. Great place for brunch!
  35. TH

    ThomasH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall a good experience. Certainly the service was very good. The reservation was ready on arrival, server was cheerful, friendly, and properly attentive. Food orders came out in a timely manner and drink refills were plentiful. Over all the food good, but like most restaurants, a little too salty, and a little too much. I’ll likely go back, but will try some of the other Market Square spots first.
  36. N

    Notbankofmom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cat head biscuits were better than what my favorite aunt used to make. Portions were bountiful! This location is perfect whether you are meeting friends or family. The menu selections make you want to come back frequently so you can eventually have one of everything. The ingredients are fresh not processed which makes their food outshine some of their competitors on Market Square. Outstanding!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome service!!
  38. GP

    GaryP

    E. Tennessee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can always count on Tupelo Honey for fantastic food and service. Server provided some great suggestions, and we were not disappointed. And it would not be possible without OpenTable to get us into this busy place.
  39. LS

    LizS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservation for 2 made 45 minutes ahead. Arrived, table was being cleaned and prepped. Service was quick and food was delicious. Will be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Cutest patio. Highly recommend trying!

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 4.6 stars by 2026 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 102 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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