Highest-rated restaurants in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

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August 10, 2022
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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. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

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. Tupelo Honey

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,712 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Contemporary
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
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#29. Brazeiros Churrascaria - Brazilian Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (359 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 6901 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
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#28. Aubrey's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (488 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6005 Brookvale Ln, Knoxville, TN 37919-4006
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#27. Myrtle's Chicken + Beer

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (183 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 13 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
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#26. Corner 16

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (72 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9637 Kroger Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922-5879
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#25. 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
- Price: $
- Address: 3701 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-4338
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#24. Cafe 4

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,071 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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#23. Sweet P's BBQ and Soul House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (366 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3725 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-6141
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#22. Tomato Head

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,233 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
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#21. Calhoun's On The River

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,441 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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#20. Sweet P's Downtown Dive

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (261 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 410 W Jackson Ave Pay for Parking lots adjacent to and across the street, Knoxville, TN 37902-1307
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#19. Aubrey's Strawberry Plains

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (396 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 805 Huckleberry Springs Rd, Knoxville, TN 37924-4347
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#18. Lakeside Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (584 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10911 Concord Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922-6697
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#17. Parkside Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (524 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 338 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922-7508
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#16. Not Watsons Kitchen + Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (522 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 15 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
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#15. Balter Beerworks

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (269 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: 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 (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
- Price: $
- Address: 540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
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#13. Smoky Mountain Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (445 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11308 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934-1971
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#12. The French Market Creperie

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (756 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 412 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2101
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#11. Stock & Barrel

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,415 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 35 Market Sq Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37902-1418
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#10. Calhoun's Turkey Creek

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (777 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 625 Turkey Cove Ln Pinnacle Shopping Center, Knoxville, TN 37934-1916
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#9. Chesapeake's Downtown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,080 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 600 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
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#8. Copper Cellar Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (652 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3009
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#7. Chesapeake's West Knoxville

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (700 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9630 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922-2201
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#6. Connors Steak & Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,713 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10915 Turkey Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934-1970
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#5. Nick & J's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (623 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
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#4. Calhoun's on Bearden Hill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (924 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4826
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#3. Calhoun's Pellissippi

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (320 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10020 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922-3321
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#2. Corner16

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (917 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1640 Bob Kirby Rd, Knoxville, TN 37931-4605
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#1. Five Thirty Lounge

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Dining bars
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 530 South Gay Street On the rooftop of the Hyatt Place hotel, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
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