Highest-rated cheap eats in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

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June 3, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

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

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Knoxville that are listed as “cheap eats” on Tripadvisor. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. La Palma Del Oro

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Address: 6631 Clinton Hwy Ste 105, Knoxville, TN 37912-1025
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#29. Sergeant Pepperoni's Pizzeria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Address: 4618 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5230
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#28. Sky Box Sports Bar & Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Bar
- Address: 415 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1104
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#27. Chandler's Deli LLC

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (101 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 3101 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-4523
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#26. WokChow Fire Seared Asian

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 4612 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5230
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#25. Love that B-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Address: 1901 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-3817
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#24. Aladdin's cafe

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Cafe, American
- Address: 7025 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5706
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#23. Gus's Good Times Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Deli
- Address: 815 Melrose Pl, Knoxville, TN 37916-3426
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#22. K Brew

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: not available
- Address: 1138 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917-6527
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#21. Harby's Pizza & Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, American
- Address: 3718 Walker Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37917-3110
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#20. Soccer Taco Sports Bar & Tc's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (106 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 6701 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4830
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#19. Golden Garden Chinese Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 5737 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921-2225
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#18. SoKno Taco Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 3701 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-4591
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#17. Maple Street Biscuit Company - Sherrill Hill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 9314 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922-2326
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#16. Mexico Lindo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Address: 462 N Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-3612
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#15. Suttree's High Gravity Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (58 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Pub
- Address: 409 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1104
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#14. Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Address: 105 Cedar Ln, Knoxville, TN 37912-3506
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#13. Szechuan Garden Chinese Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 4211 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920-4259
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#12. Pizza Inn

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, American
- Address: 5420 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37912-3451
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#11. Colonel's Delicatessen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Greek
- Address: 4809 Newcom Ave Ste 2, Knoxville, TN 37919-5129
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#10. Bida Saigon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (100 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 8078 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5501
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#9. Pizza Palace

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (220 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 3132 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914-4522
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#8. Quality Turkish Market & Deli

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
- Address: 8078 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5501
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#7. Sami's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 9700 Kingston Pike Franklin Square, Knoxville, TN 37922-3340
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#6. Jackie's Dream

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1008 E Woodland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917-4538
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#5. Soccer Taco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (271 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 9 Market Sq Ste 101, Knoxville, TN 37902-1440
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#4. Cruze Farm Ice Cream Downtown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (95 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 445 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1104
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#3. The Burgers

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (163 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 3701 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4338
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#2. Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (427 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
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#1. Nick & J's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (614 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
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