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When you visit Knoxville, you visit some of the best eateries that the state of Tennessee has to offer. Our Concierge Services team has assembled a list of their favorite spots within walking distance. We would be happy to provide you with a printed map of all these locations at the front desk. Take a look at some of our suggested favorites!

  • Ruth's Chris 
  • JC Holdway
  • Emilia
  • Stock & Barrel
  • Knox Mason
  • Lonesome Dove
Public House bar


Knoxville’s beer scene is bursting, currently boasting 10 breweries in the downtown area and continues to expand yearly. Local craft beer, specialty brews and favorite good-ole-boy classics are ever on tap. Cheer on the Vols or sip & repose on a downtown patio for a hoppy ending – or beginning – to the evening.

Make sure to check out:

  • Balter Beerworks
  • Craft Bastard Brewery
  • Schulz Brau Brewing Company
  • Last Days of Autumn Brewing
  • Fanatic Brewing Company
  • Downtown Grill & Brewery
  • Saw Works Brewing Company
  • Woodruff Brewing Co
  • Elkmont Exchange
  • Alliance Brewing Company
  • Hexagon Brewing Company

The Tennessean Hotel has partnered with Knox Brew Tours to provide guests with a 10% discount on Brew Tours as well as hotel lobby pick-up. Call the hotel for the special promo code when reserving your spot with Knox Brew Tours. Tour four different local breweries with a wide variety of tastings at each as your guide takes you behind the scenes where you will learn the history of local breweries and the brewing process from grain-to-glass. Cheers!

Olibea bread


Knoxville. Loves. Brunch. Olibea quickly proved itself the Pinnacle of Knoxville’s hole-in-the-wall brunch options when Chef Jeff Dealejandro, former Executive Chef of the Crown & Goose, opened this quirky breakfast joint. With refreshing natural light illuminating the quaint setting, his good taste reaches far beyond the kitchen. “Chef Jeff” combines Southern and Latin flavors using ingredients from regionally sourced partners, creating the unique brunch experience that is Olibea.

Wild Love Bakehouse employee working

Wild Love Bakehouse

A crafted wooden counter teeming with flakey croissants, sweet or savory galettes, and a cold case showcasing artisan puddings, colorful salads and locally smoked fish sandwiches, this little bakehouse will tickle all the senses. This delightful community hub is home to Knoxville’s most delectable pastries, daily artisan goodies, and smooth coffee. We’re Wild about it.

J. C. Holdway restaurant

J. C. Holdway

James Beard Award-winning chef James Lenn brings his Blackberry Farm culinary sagacity to downtown Knoxville: wood-fired grilling techniques and Appalachian influences mark his cuisine. “Southeastern regional” dishes note the taste of Appalachia, but the art of local partners & farmers hung upon the walls and the furnishings assembled by the Executive Chef himself reflect the depth of southern hospitality.