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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Knoxville

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Knoxville? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Northshore Brasserie restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1012)
$31 to $50
French
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Northshore Brasserie is a family owned, full-service restaurant and bar serving French Belgian cuisine in a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. Over the last decade, we have become a Knoxville favorite known for hearty delicious food, and outstanding service. For dinner, we specialize in Brasserie classics, such as: steak frites, mussels, roast chicken, fresh seafood, and handmade pastas. We also take advantage of local produce and meats to create in season specials. Our bar has a vibrant, unpretentious atmosphere where locals and out-of-towners gather to enjoy craft cocktails, Belgian beers, and a selection of wines from around the world.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great every time we go. Service and staff are great.
A photo of Wilder at Windy Hill Farm and Preserve restaurant
4.9
4.9 (32)
$50 and over
Contemporary Southern
Loudon
About the restaurant
Voted "Best Splurge Worthy Restaurant" by Travel Awaits.

Appalachian tradition is rich in grit, resourceful charm, and determination, which drives our culinary heritage. At Wilder, we cultivate farm-to-table ingredients transformed by an appreciation for international cuisine to offer a fun and unique approach to well-loved Southern staples.

Dinner at Wilder
Four-course dining experience offered Thursday - Saturday $85/person.
Bistro Menu offered Friday and Saturday for an à la carte menu. Reservations recommended.

Sunday Brunch
Each Sunday, starting at 10 am, join us for brunch. Enjoy garden-fresh dishes on an à la carte menu $35/person.

20% service fee assessed on all charges. Additional tipping optional.

Limited reservations are offered nightly. Non-alcoholic beverages included.

Top review
lulu
Dined 3 days ago
Top notch experience. Our group of 5 tried a number of the brunch items offered and all were absolutely amazing. They went out of their way to provide GF options for a member of our party who required them. And the bloody Mary’s were some of the best we had had. We enjoyed the entire dining experience.
A photo of Copper Cellar (West) restaurant
4.8
4.8 (320)
$30 and under
American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
The classics of Copper Cellar have been refined over 40 years and offered in this West Knoxville fine-dining destination in a comfortable setting. From our steakhouse selections and premium seafood to our Award-Winning Sunday Brunch, the food is always special and delicious.
Cappuccino's side with Italian fare open Sunday - Saturday from 5pm - close. If Cappuccino's seating desired please note in special request box. If any questions, please call the restaurant.

Top review
BonnieS
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful restaurant..delicious food..impeccable service. As always, everything was wonderful!
A photo of STIR - Knoxville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (544)
$31 to $50
American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
STIR is the perfect restaurant to sip a craft cocktail over a dozen oysters, enjoy a night out, or meet for lunch. Located in the heart of Old City, the restaurant is an open-air concept with a large, heated outdoor patio. We are open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Great food starts with fresh, local ingredients. Our kitchen prepares everything from scratch, and our signature raw bar is stocked with fresh oysters and seasonal seafood. STIR is famous for craft cocktails. We freeze and carve 300-pound blocks of artisanal ice in-house, age certain cocktails in oak barrels for richer flavors, and place others on draft for crispness and carbonation. The result: categorically elevated cocktails. Our passion for fine spirits also compels us to find and share rare bottles, many of which are extremely difficult to procure. We welcome Knoxville to enjoy our unmatched cocktails, fresh seafood, and classic dishes in an atmosphere of genuine hospitality

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food! Server wasn’t as attentive as you would expect.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Knoxville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (95)
$30 and under
Chinese
Knoxville
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
KarenBvip
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Food was very good. Chef's feast for 2. Honey Crispy Shrimp & Mongolian Beef.
A photo of Chesapeake's West Knoxville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1544)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Chesapeake’s West derives much of its authentic Eastern Shore qualities from décor that features genuine nautical antiques and artifacts. Pairing this cozy, seaside ambiance with welcoming service and fresh ingredients has made it the perfect spot for creating memorable moments.

As part of the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, we offer fresh seafood that’s sourced daily, local, handcrafted microbrews, an extensive wine list and prime-graded beef. We are known for live Maine lobster, Maryland Crab cakes, a variety of fresh fish, and assorted oyster selection.

Chesapeake’s features a raw bar, Sunday brunch, and happy hour in the bar/lounge. Full menus — including gluten free options are available and can be enjoyed on our patio. Free onsite parking and a courtesy shuttle is available for local hotels.

Whether you come for the food, the drinks, or the atmosphere, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

Buffet only on Easter, Mother's & Father's Days, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Top review
KOE1vip
Dined 3 days ago
I usually love everything here.  But I ordered a omelette with cheddar cheese instead of cream cheese. It came out with no cheese. When it went back to have cheese added, it came back with very little cheese. I don’t know if we just had a new chef or what was going on. I won’t order this again.  Our waiter Sean was excellent as usual.
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Knoxville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1597)
$30 and under
American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is located in Knoxville, TN at West Town Crossings. We are an American Restaurant and Steakhouse known for our scratch kitchen, bold flavors and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy our signature menu items including hand-cut, aged steaks and fresh seafood or our specialty crafted cocktails and select wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We brought our sister from WNY because we have been very happy with Restaurant. We enjoyed our meals and I enjoyed the summer 3 course special. We look forward to returning
A photo of Tupelo Honey - Knoxville restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2462)
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Knoxville
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
Julie
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
We ate outside so it was definitely noisier but fun to people watch on the square. Food was excellent. Served was nice & attentive even though busy.
A photo of Balter Beerworks restaurant
4.6
4.6 (40)
$30 and under
American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Balter Beerworks is a scratch kitchen brewpub located in downtown Knoxville. We offer a welcoming environment that celebrates craft beers and made from scratch food. Every bite and every sip at Balter is crafted daily from scratch, using the freshest ingredients available. We are constantly refreshing food and beer menus to highlight seasonal delicacies. Balter offers a place for friends and family to reconnect in a space that weaves urban aesthetics with the history of an old service station.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Food and service were great! A favorite when we are in Knoxville!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Knoxville restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1892)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Knoxville
About the restaurant
For a dining experience you won't soon forget, travel into Knoxville Historical District of the Old City, where you will find the staple Melting Pot nestled on the end of Central Street. The Melting Pot of the Old City has been creating the perfect nights out for over twenty years and can't wait to celebrate with you. The Melting Pot offers a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue. The leisurely 4-course dining experience sets us apart from other restaurants, giving you and your family or friends the time to reconnect, laugh and enjoy each others company. Combine our delicious cheese fondues prepared table side, our fresh salads, and exquisite entrees, including choices of seafood, steak, poultry, and fresh local vegetables. Compliment your dining experience 4 course meal with one of our decadent chocolate fondues from Cacao-Trace farms. We proudly offer gluten-free dining options for all four courses and can accommodate most food allergies as well.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food was delicious. The service was excellent. Our server was very attentive. We were a party of seven so she had her work cut out for her, but she handled it like a pro. We will definitely ask for her as a server again.
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