Best American Restaurants in Knoxville

Knox MasonKnox Mason
(59)
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American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 4 times today
Dancing Bear Appalachian BistroDancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
(491)
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American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 1 time today
Cru-Bistro and Wine Bar - DowntownCru-Bistro and Wine Bar - Downtown
(69)
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American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Cru-Bistro and Wine Bar - Turkey CreekCru-Bistro and Wine Bar - Turkey Creek
(54)
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American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Gourmet and CompanyGourmet and Company
(233)
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American | Johnson City, Tri-Cities / Bristol / Kingsport / Johnson City
Booked 1 time today
St. John's RestaurantSt. John's Restaurant
(1557)
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American | Chattanooga, Chattanooga / Cleveland
Booked 16 times today
Public House - ChattanoogaPublic House - Chattanooga
(1024)
$$$$
American | Chattanooga, Chattanooga / Cleveland
Booked 12 times today
Terra MáeTerra Máe
(606)
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American | Chattanooga, Chattanooga / Cleveland
Booked 4 times today
St. John's Meeting PlaceSt. John's Meeting Place
(534)
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American | Chattanooga, Chattanooga / Cleveland
Booked 2 times today
StirStir
(146)
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American | Chattanooga, Chattanooga / Cleveland
Booked 1 time today
Food WorksFood Works
(394)
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American | Chattanooga, Chattanooga / Cleveland
Booked 8 times today
Puckett's- ChattanoogaPuckett's- Chattanooga
(169)
$$$$
American | Chattanooga, Chattanooga / Cleveland
Booked 1 time today
Big River Grille - Chattanooga/Hamilton PlaceBig River Grille - Chattanooga/Hamilton Place
(94)
$$$$
American | Chattanooga, Chattanooga / Cleveland
Harpoon Harry's Crab HouseHarpoon Harry's Crab House
(425)
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American | Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - ChattanoogaFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Chattanooga
(113)
$$$$
American | Chattanooga, Chattanooga / Cleveland
Booked 1 time today

Best Italian Restaurants in Knoxville

BRAVO Cucina Italiana - KnoxvilleBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Knoxville
(263)
$$$$
Italian | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 3 times today

Popular restaurants in E. Tennessee

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in E. Tennessee

Bistro By The Tracks
(86)
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Contemporary American | Knoxville
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Knoxville
(92)
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Italian | Knoxville
Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden
(328)
$$$$
Sushi | Knoxville
Shuck Raw Bar and Grill
(30)
$$$$
Seafood | Knoxville
Emilia
(82)
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Knoxville
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Knoxville Restaurants

Connors Steak & Seafood - KnoxvilleConnors Steak & Seafood - Knoxville
768 reviews
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Steakhouse | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 15 times today

One of our favorite places to visit when we are in Knoxville. Hoping for a few more healthy alternatives in the future. Pink salt and coconut oil. A "healthy" desert option would be great too. More

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Lonesome Dove - KnoxvilleLonesome Dove - Knoxville
416 reviews
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Contemporary American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 11 times today

Great meal at this somewhat unheralded restaurant! Unusual but delicious recipes on the menu. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Knoxville! More

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EmiliaEmilia
699 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 18 times today

Great food. Nice people. Very attentive. I would return on a regular basis. We went for a family get together. More

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Knox MasonKnox Mason
59 reviews
$$$$
American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 4 times today

Great food in a laid back atmosphere. Staff was attentive but not too in-your-face. Great time and would stop in again if in Knoxville. Highly recommend. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - KnoxvilleFleming's Steakhouse - Knoxville
395 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 5 times today

As always great food and service. The most tender filet you can have. Allyssa did an outstanding job! More

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Cru-Bistro and Wine Bar - DowntownCru-Bistro and Wine Bar - Downtown
69 reviews
$$$$
American | Knoxville, Knoxville

Great as always. Shrimp and grits are amazing. Good wine choices. Never disappointed. More

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Cafe 4Cafe 4
851 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 9 times today

We had a very nice and enjoyable meal at Cafe 4. Our sever was a very nice young man and did a awesome job. This is one of the best restaurants on Market Square. More

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Bistro By The TracksBistro By The Tracks
756 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 10 times today

My spouse and I returned to Bistro By The Tracks for another fine dining experience. BBTT is conveniently located between I-40 and Kingston Pike (or Hwy 70 and 11) and has plenty of parking close to the restaurant. We were greeted at the door and seated immediately in one of the cozy c-shaped booths along the wall. The menu changes seasonally, I think. We started by ordering the corn breads which was served in a small iron skillet with 2 nice house-made accompaniments -- butter and jam. I was disappointed when there was none left to take home. I enjoyed the cauliflower soup and my spouse the wedge salad. Note that the salad was large and can be shared. The soup serving, however, was not so generous but was very tasty. I had the salmon and my spouse the filet. Both were perfectly prepared. The accompanying sides were equally excellent. Yes, I sometimes select an entree because of the sides but BBTT is accommodating if you wish to substitute which I did to get roasted cauliflower. We enjoyed a bottle of Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir 2014 (but the menu listed 2013). The BBTT wine list is not as extensive as some but offers good quality and variety. As we have come to expect at BBTT, the service is excellent and professional. Our server executed the fine points of quality service including placement of the entrees. My spouse ordered a dessert of chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. The cake was rich and the ice cream so good I expected that it was house made or from a local dairy. But instead it was the same brand that I can buy at the local supermarket. No problem except that I may need to consider this brand more often. BBTT offers a predictably fine and relaxing dining experience with comfortable seating in a quiet setting. More

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Dancing Bear Appalachian BistroDancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
491 reviews
$$$$
American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 1 time today

Excellent atmosphere and delicious, local food! The drinks were unique, and they provided smores to prepare by a wood-burning fire. It was romantic, quaint, and a perfect date night spot. More

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Nama Sushi Bar- KnoxvilleNama Sushi Bar- Knoxville
88 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 2 times today

Nama's Sushi Bar has the best sushi in Knoxville and never disappoints. The food is always top quality, the service is top notch.... all in a great atmosphere. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - KnoxvilleRuth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville
639 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 5 times today

Anniversary dinner. They gave us an exceptional table and kept referencing our anniversary. They brought us a complimentary dessert, and the couple at the table next to us got engaged!-so romantic. The filet is unparalleled. We’ve been there many times; it’s always been wonderful. More

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Puleo's Grille - MerchantsPuleo's Grille - Merchants
38 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Knoxville, Knoxville

Love Puleo's -- food is always perfect and service is always fantastic. More

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Sapphire: A Modern Restaurant & BarSapphire: A Modern Restaurant & Bar
43 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 4 times today

Best cocktails in Knoxville. I had a Sazerac and it was amazing. We also shared appetizers and they were all delicious. More

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Puleo's Grille - Strawberry PlainsPuleo's Grille - Strawberry Plains
36 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Knoxville, Knoxville

Good is good. Service was amazing. More

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Tupelo Honey - KnoxvilleTupelo Honey - Knoxville
175 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 9 times today

Close quarters but the food and service make up for that, DELICIOUS!!! More

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The Melting Pot - KnoxvilleThe Melting Pot - Knoxville
1604 reviews
$$$$
European | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 8 times today

Great food as always. The 4 course meal with classic alpine cheese and MOJO cooking style was delicious. Smores chocolate was very good as well. Try their cooking timer app on their website. Just Google melting pot food timer. It was spot on for cooking the shrimp and lobster! More

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Nama Sushi Bar - BeardenNama Sushi Bar - Bearden
31 reviews
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Sushi | Knoxville, Knoxville

Nice ambiance, friendly service and good food. We found it to be a bit more expensive than other similar restaurants. More

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Cru-Bistro and Wine Bar - Turkey CreekCru-Bistro and Wine Bar - Turkey Creek
54 reviews
$$$$
American | Knoxville, Knoxville

Everything we tried was great including the Shrimp-Crab Bisque and Hummus. More

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Kitchen 919Kitchen 919
40 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 8 times today

Anna was great and catered to our needs. Great drinks, wine and food. The sea salt Caramels were an added touch. Will definitely look forward to another dinner. More

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BRAVO Cucina Italiana - KnoxvilleBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Knoxville
263 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 3 times today

Called for earlier arrival and were seated immediately. Very attractively decorated restaurant. Service prompt and meal good. Priced fairly. The menu is more than adequate, not crammed with choices. Wine list generous and fairly priced. Tables spaced well. This is the second Bravo we have visited and the similar quality speaks to ownership’s attention to management. Highly recommend. More

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Shuck Raw Bar and GrillShuck Raw Bar and Grill
46 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Knoxville, Knoxville

What a great experience! The PEI oysters were fresh and absolutely delicious as were the Oysters Rockefeller. The shrimp and grits meal was my definition of comfort food and the key lime pie for birthday dessert was authentic and delectible. The unique beer selection was perfect for our meal. Our server was knowledgeable and extremely helpful! Definitely looking forward to coming back! More

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Puleo's Grille - Cedar BluffPuleo's Grille - Cedar Bluff
33 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 1 time today

Had Sunday brunch. Excellent service (Server handily answered all questions, kept drinks filled, prompt, and friendly). Manager checked on tables. Great food options for all types, including vegetarians. Loved it! More

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The Chop House - W. KnoxvilleThe Chop House - W. Knoxville
83 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 1 time today

We had excellent service. This is the only place in town that can prepare a tasty filet when it is ordered Medium Plus. More

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Knoxville Diners' Choice Winners

Knoxville's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Connors Steak & Seafood - KnoxvilleConnors Steak & Seafood - Knoxville
768 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 15 times today

One of our favorite places to visit when we are in Knoxville. Hoping for a few more healthy alternatives in the future. Pink salt and coconut oil. A "healthy" desert option would be great too. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - KnoxvilleFleming's Steakhouse - Knoxville
395 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 5 times today

As always great food and service. The most tender filet you can have. Allyssa did an outstanding job! More

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EmiliaEmilia
699 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 18 times today

Great food. Nice people. Very attentive. I would return on a regular basis. We went for a family get together. More

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Knox MasonKnox Mason
59 reviews
$$$$
American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 4 times today

Great food in a laid back atmosphere. Staff was attentive but not too in-your-face. Great time and would stop in again if in Knoxville. Highly recommend. More

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Lonesome Dove - KnoxvilleLonesome Dove - Knoxville
416 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 11 times today

Great meal at this somewhat unheralded restaurant! Unusual but delicious recipes on the menu. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Knoxville! More

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Dancing Bear Appalachian BistroDancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
491 reviews
$$$$
American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 1 time today

Excellent atmosphere and delicious, local food! The drinks were unique, and they provided smores to prepare by a wood-burning fire. It was romantic, quaint, and a perfect date night spot. More

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Bistro By The TracksBistro By The Tracks
756 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 10 times today

My spouse and I returned to Bistro By The Tracks for another fine dining experience. BBTT is conveniently located between I-40 and Kingston Pike (or Hwy 70 and 11) and has plenty of parking close to the restaurant. We were greeted at the door and seated immediately in one of the cozy c-shaped booths along the wall. The menu changes seasonally, I think. We started by ordering the corn breads which was served in a small iron skillet with 2 nice house-made accompaniments -- butter and jam. I was disappointed when there was none left to take home. I enjoyed the cauliflower soup and my spouse the wedge salad. Note that the salad was large and can be shared. The soup serving, however, was not so generous but was very tasty. I had the salmon and my spouse the filet. Both were perfectly prepared. The accompanying sides were equally excellent. Yes, I sometimes select an entree because of the sides but BBTT is accommodating if you wish to substitute which I did to get roasted cauliflower. We enjoyed a bottle of Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir 2014 (but the menu listed 2013). The BBTT wine list is not as extensive as some but offers good quality and variety. As we have come to expect at BBTT, the service is excellent and professional. Our server executed the fine points of quality service including placement of the entrees. My spouse ordered a dessert of chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. The cake was rich and the ice cream so good I expected that it was house made or from a local dairy. But instead it was the same brand that I can buy at the local supermarket. No problem except that I may need to consider this brand more often. BBTT offers a predictably fine and relaxing dining experience with comfortable seating in a quiet setting. More

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Nama Sushi Bar- KnoxvilleNama Sushi Bar- Knoxville
88 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 2 times today

Nama's Sushi Bar has the best sushi in Knoxville and never disappoints. The food is always top quality, the service is top notch.... all in a great atmosphere. More

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Cru-Bistro and Wine Bar - DowntownCru-Bistro and Wine Bar - Downtown
69 reviews
$$$$
American | Knoxville, Knoxville

Great as always. Shrimp and grits are amazing. Good wine choices. Never disappointed. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - KnoxvilleRuth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville
639 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Knoxville, Knoxville
Booked 5 times today

Anniversary dinner. They gave us an exceptional table and kept referencing our anniversary. They brought us a complimentary dessert, and the couple at the table next to us got engaged!-so romantic. The filet is unparalleled. We’ve been there many times; it’s always been wonderful. More

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Discover Knoxville

The mid-sized city of Knoxville sits amidst the ample hills and curving roads of East Tennessee. It is located just under 200 miles southeast of Nashville. Many restaurants allow casual dress, but you might wish to don semi-formal attire for the choices of fine dining that Knoxville has to offer. Knoxville chefs are proud of their comfort foods, such as grits and macaroni and cheese, which are popular throughout the South. Conversely, common urban dishes such as steak and cheese hoagies also abound in these hills. If you wish, you can finish your meal with a latte or a glass of wine.