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Lakeside Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Lightly seasoned with sea salt. Accompanied by a side of soy ginger sauce
Southwest Egg Rolls
Seasoned grilled chicken breast, sweet corn, black beans, red pepper, onions, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses inside a crispy wonton wrapper. Served with a cool avocado-ranch dipping sauce
Parmesan Fried Asparagus
Fresh asparagus spears, lightly coated in seasoned batter then fried golden brown. Served with a zesty wasabi-ranch dipping sauce
Smoked Salmon
Fresh, house-cured salmon fillet served with toast points, capers and home-made remoulade sauce
Just for Two $4.49
Tavern Onion Rings
Thick-cut, hand-breaded, and fried golden brown, with jalapeño ranch dressing
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Fresh and creamy artichoke dip, served with home-made salsa, sour cream, and fresh corn tortilla chips
Ahi Tuna Wonton Stack*
Pepper-encrusted Sashimi-grade Ahi tuna, lightly seared and sliced thin on crispy wontons with cucumbers, soy-ginger glaze and wasabi
Buffalo Cauliflower
Fresh cauliflower florets fried, then tossed in our home-made buffalo sauce. Accompanied by bleu cheese dressing and sliced cucumbers
Tavern Spicy Shrimp
Tender shrimp lightly battered then fried, tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian sauce
Tavern Strawberry Salad
Tender grilled double chicken breast, sliced thin and served over fresh greens with strawberries, caramelized pecans and bleu cheese crumbles. Served with our honey vinaigrette dressing
Concord Pecan Chicken Salad
Thinly sliced breast of chicken served over crisp field greens, carmelized pecans, sweet Mandarin oranges, bleu cheese crumbles, craisins and fresh sliced celery. Paired with our honey vinaigrette dressing
With Chicken $13.99
With Shrimp $14.99
Lakeside Tavern Wedge
A crisp wedge of fresh Iceberg lettuce topped with home-made bleu cheese dressing, fresh diced tomatoes, chopped applewood bacon, caramelized pecan halves and bleu cheese crumbles. Drizzled with balsamic reduction
Black & Bleu Salad*
Grilled tender filet mignon bites dusted with Cajun seasoning. Served over fresh mixed greens with vine-ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers, bleu cheese crumbles and Cajun fried onions. Drizzled with balsamic reduction. Accompanied by our home-made bleu cheese dressing
Ahi Tuna Salad
Sashimi-grade Ahi tuna, encrusted with black pepper, lightly seared and served over mixed field greens tossed with classic vinaigrette, red onions, cucumbers, Mandarin oranges and pickled ginger. Accompanied with a side of soy-ginger sauce
Salmon Avocado Salad
Fresh, cold-water salmon grilled to order. Served over farmers' market greens tossed in our classic vinaigrette dressing, with avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños, sautéed mushrooms and feta cheese
Cup $3.49
Bowl $4.49
New England Clam Chowder
Cup $3.49
Bowl $4.49
Chef's Soup of the Day
All burgers and sandwiches served with French fries. Enjoy a house or Caesar salad with any entrée for only $2.99
Black Angus Cheeseburger*
Grand Champion Angus burger, hickory grilled and stacked high with shredded lettuce, onions, tomato and pickles with your choice of cheddar, pepper jack, American or Swiss cheese
Tavern Po' Boy
Golden-fried fresh fish of the day on a toasted hoagie roll with remoulade sauce, shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes
Colossal Club
Roasted turkey breast, baked ham, Applewood smoked bacon, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, leaf lettuce, tomato slices and chipotle mayonnaise on our toasted wheat bread
Oyster Po' Boy
Hand-breaded oysters fried golden on a toasted hoagie roll with spicy remoulade, cole slaw, and bacon
BBQ Grilled Chicken Sandwich
A juicy, grilled chicken breast basted with our signature barbeque sauce, topped with melted pepper jack cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato slices. Served on a bakery fresh bun
Colossal Club Combo
Half portion of our colossal club sandwich. Served with fries and your choice of a House or Caesar salad
Additional Pizza Toppings Add $0.99 each
The classic Italian pizza. Made with vine ripe tomatoes, fresh parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, topped with fresh basil
Greek Chicken Pizza
Our home-made pizza crust brushed with roasted garlic olive oil, topped with grilled chicken breast, mozzarella and feta cheeses, spinach, tomatoes, kalamata olives, artichokes and scallions
Sicilian Pizza
Handcrafted dough topped with made from scratch tomato basil sauce, pepperoni, hot Italian sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and three cheeses
Brick Oven Pizza & Salad
Your choice of a lunch-sized Margherita, Sicilian or Greek Chicken Pizza with a House or Caesar salad
Build Your Own Pizza
Choose up to 4 of your favorite toppings to create a taste all your own! Toppings: Chicken Breast, Artichoke Hearts, Pepperoni, Honey Baked Ham, Diced Red Onion, Fresh Spinach, Green Peppers, Italian Sausage, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Fresh Mushrooms, Kalamata Olives, Vine Ripe Tomatoes
Lunch Available: Monday - Friday 11 am - 4 pm. Enjoy a house or Caesar salad with any entrée for only $2.99
Blackened Tilapia
Delivered fresh daily, our tilapia is pan seared and blackened with Cajun spices. Served with our Israeli cous cous and fresh steamed broccoli
Tavern Chicken Tenders
Fresh, hand-breaded chicken tenders fried crisp and golden, accompanied by our barbeque and honey mustard dipping sauces. Served with fries and cole slaw
Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce
6 oz. grilled Atlantic salmon crowned with our special mustard dill sauce. Served with white cheddar mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli
Lakeside Fish & Chips
Lightly breaded and fried golden brown. Served with fries, cole slaw and home-made remoulade sauce
With Chicken $10.99
Mediterranean Pasta
Angel hair pasta tossed in a vegetarian white wine garlic sauce with diced tomatoes, capers, artichokes, basil, Kalamata olives and parmesan cheese
Tavern Chicken Pasta Combo
Marinated grilled chicken breast, mushrooms, spinach, sundried tomatoes and broccoli florets, sautéed with penne pasta in a light white wine cream sauce. Paired with your choice of House or Caesar salad
Hickory-Grilled Sirloin
7 oz. center-cut sirloin aged to perfection and grilled the way you like it. Served with white cheddar mashed potato and steamed broccoli
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Grilled, double breast of chicken marinated in a flavorful Jerk sauce topped with a grilled pineapple wedge. Served with pecan sweet potato casserole and steamed broccoli
4 oz. Filet Medallion
A center-cut filet medallion aged to perfection and grilled the way you like it. Accompanied by white cheddar mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli
Pan-Seared Crab Cake
Jumbo lump blue crab cake pan-seared golden brown and crowned with a sweet and spicy remoulade sauce. Served with pecan sweet potato casserole and steamed broccoli
Israeli Cous Cous
Fresh Vegetable Medley
Steamed Asparagus
Add $1.99
White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Shiitake Mushroom Rice Pilaf
Cole Slaw
French Fries
Steamed Broccoli
Sponsored by: Lakeside Tavern

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Waterfront for Lunch or Dinner
1. Waterfront for Lunch or Dinner
"Wonderful view of the water. Giant windows that open."
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2. Seating for everyone
2. Seating for everyone
"Indoor and beautiful outdoor seating. One of our favorite places!"
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3. Food and service to die for
3. Food and service to die for
"The service, food, and view could not have been better."
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Sleek, stone & steel decor set upon Fort Loudon lake. Gorgeous water views along with the most beautiful East Tennessee sunsets. A long menu of surf 'n' turf & a buzzing happy hour. Lakeside Tavern is one of Knoxville's hidden treasures.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch bread salad buffalo cauliflower fish and chips creme brulee steak ahi tuna chicken tenders mashed potatoes pizza sandwiches ribs mediterranean pasta call ahead seating delicious food great sunday
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Searching the web for somewhere new to eat. Came across this gem and had an amazing experience. Very reasonable. Excellent food and choices. Great service. Can’t wait to try it in the summer for the view.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank S3873IGlisap
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If I could give this restaurant more than 5 stars, I would do so. Have been coming to Lakeside Tavern for years, and have never been disappointed! We love the view of the lake and the marina below, and watching for a train to go...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Sandra0598
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I keep going here hoping it gets better. Enjoy the view and the overall environment. But the food and the service is about average. Price wise is reasonable but could do with some updating.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank waynej2013
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I highly recommend Lakeside Tavern for any occasion. The beautiful dining areas offer comfortable seating, and the service has always been exceptional. You never feel rushed. I have tried many of their menu items and they are all delicious and perfectly prepared.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Knox D
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

The setting and view is very nice. The food not so much. I had a pizza and every part of it just wasn’t good. The cheese was pretty tasteless like processed cheese - go to tomato head or hard Knox to get a better idea...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Orguy T
Reviewed 17 November 2018

The food was great the service quite quick, A good variety for all people in the group. Since we had to sit outside loud music made our meal less enjoyable

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Curious791517
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Ethan, our server was excellent with our group of 20+ ladies. Perfect delivery of our food & attentive service. We had a room off to the side where we could relax and enjoy spending time together enjoying a delicious meal. I loved my wedge salad!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TravelDiva001
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great time. Our server was excellent. The food came out warm and delicious. Definitely will repeat.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jack_et_jill
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We were seated promptly with a lake view. The waiter attended us and took drink orders and brought them in a short time. For dinner we both had the black and blue salad. They were enormous and we could have shared(each took half of them...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank budvols
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place, extremely large, beautiful views. Servers are friendly knowledgable about menu. Portions are small but food is good.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Koala46614
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21 December 2017|
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Response from MagBlos | Reviewed this property |
Just call them and ask.
30 April 2017|
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Response from goodfoodpleasee |
They do not cook with peanut oil and they are very considerate of allergies just let your server know
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7 December 2016|
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Response from 1trueVolfan | Reviewed this property |
They have two areas that can be closed off... One in the back, still overlooking the lake, might hold up to 30. There is a patio area that converts to indoor space that should accomodated 60.
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