Highest-rated restaurants in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

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April 12, 2021
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Highest-rated restaurants in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Knoxville using rankings from Tripadvisor. Restaurants on the list may be closed due to COVID-19.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven’t been to yet.

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#30. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (156 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Category: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3101 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4541
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#29. The Chop House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (251 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Category: Seafood, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9700 Kingston Pike Ste 21, Knoxville, TN 37922-3385
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#28. Nama Sushi Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (332 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Category: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
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#27. Tupelo Honey

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,675 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Category: American, Contemporary
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
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#26. Myrtle's Chicken + Beer

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (157 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Category: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 13 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
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#25. Aubrey's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (470 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6005 Brookvale Ln, Knoxville, TN 37919-4006
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#24. Tomato Head

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,216 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Category: American, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
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#23. Cafe 4

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,038 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Category: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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#22. Aubrey's Strawberry Plains

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (371 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 805 Huckleberry Springs Rd, Knoxville, TN 37924-4347
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#21. Brazeiros Churrascaria - Brazilian Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (354 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Category: Steakhouse, Brazilian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 6901 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
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#20. The Burgers

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (161 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $
- Address: 3701 Sutherland Ave Corner of Sutherland and Hollywood, Knoxville, TN 37919-4338
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#19. Lakeside Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (562 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Category: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10911 Concord Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922-6697
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#18. Parkside Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (489 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 338 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922-7508
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#17. Not Watsons Kitchen + Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (495 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 15 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
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#16. Calhoun's Turkey Creek

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (737 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Category: Bar, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 625 Turkey Cove Ln Pinnacle Shopping Center, Knoxville, TN 37934-1916
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#15. Balter Beerworks

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (255 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 S Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1901
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#14. Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (413 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Category: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
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#13. Smoky Mountain Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (412 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11308 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934-1971
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#12. The French Market Creperie

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (738 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Category: French, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 412 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2101
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#11. Lonesome Dove Knoxville

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (245 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Category: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
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#10. Calhoun's On The River

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,382 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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#9. Stock & Barrel

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,383 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 35 Market Sq Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37902-1418
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#8. Calhoun's on Bearden Hill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (874 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Category: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4826
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#7. Calhoun's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (270 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10020 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922-3321
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#6. Chesapeake's Downtown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,032 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Category: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 600 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
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#5. Copper Cellar Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (640 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3009
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#4. Chesapeake's West Knoxville

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (640 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Category: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9630 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922-2201
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#3. Nick & J's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (595 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Category: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
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#2. Connors Steak & Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,678 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Category: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10915 Turkey Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934-1970
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#1. Corner16

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (828 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Category: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1640 Bob Kirby Rd, Knoxville, TN 37931-4605
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