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Blue Coast Grill and Bar

37 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
+1 865-243-2300
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“fish tacos” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
37 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our sever was great. Food ok. Busy but didn't seem to be running smooth. Will try again. Hoping we just went on a off night.More

Thank James L
Blue-Coast-Team, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Coast Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

James, Thanks for your comments. Hopefully it was just an off night, unfortunately they happen occasionally. However, the food should never just be OK. It should always be top notch. I will pass along your comments to our Chef. Hope to have you back soon...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue Coast has a wonderful side porch--usually there's a bit of a breeze and it provides great people watching as folks head from the parking deck to Market Square and back. I really appreciate their local sourcing and hormone free meat. The food is usually...More

Thank ekellis
Blue-Coast-Team, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Coast Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello ekellis, Thank you for your review and your frequent business! I'm sorry you were not pleased with the cheese grits and the maple glaze atop the salmon. I have passed along your comments to Chef Curtis. I appreciate your comments and so will our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for a group banquet. Make your own burrito buffet- loved it. We were upstairs. It is on one corner in Market Square.More

Thank Shondelle L
Blue-Coast-Team, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Coast Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Shondelle, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our restaurant on the Square! We love to throw a good party in our upstairs venue! I'd love to have it booked every night of the week, so we appreciate your review! Have a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have reviewed this place before however they have went up a notch on my list. I got the fajita nacho as a meal and it was wonderful. I love the tortilla chips in it they taste homemade. All their food is locally sourced. And...More

Thank Jason C
Blue-Coast-Team, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Coast Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Jason C, thanks for moving us up a notch on your list! We are constantly working on speed of service and it starts with organization in the kitchen! Our kitchen manager is the MVP on our team! Glad to know the servers are always...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived about 8pm on a Saturday night. Was told the wait for outside table was 30 mins. Got a call 10 mins later our table was ready, cool. We waited 15-20 mins and finally asked hostess about a server. Server came and profusely apologized. Took...More

Thank rpgovols
Blue-Coast-Team, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Coast Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I hope you will give us another shot! The wait for a server should NOT have been that LONG and I'm glad to hear someone apologized, however let's just deliver great service and all parties are happy! Chef prides himself on his food and I'm...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was incredibly slow. After pointing out there was a leak from the ceiling dropping water, they just wiped it with a cloth and didn't move us despite there being plenty of open space. It continued to drip on us. After waiting for ~45...More

Thank Karen W
Blue-Coast-Team, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Coast Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Karen, I'm not sure how this review got past me, so I apologize for the late response. Obviously whomever was in charge the day of your visit was NOT on top of their game! You absolutely should have been moved from your table (regardless...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a party of 16 (9 of which were kids) and called the morning of our visit to reserve a table. When we arrived, we were told we would be outside. At first we weren't very happy with this, but it turned out to...More

Thank HeartToTravel2014
Blue-Coast-Team, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Coast Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HeartToTravel2014, Thank you so much for your kind review! I'm so happy to hear you were well taken care of! Glad you enjoyed your visit to Knoxville and look forward to having you back! Have a great week! -Jenny

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't have been more disappointed. Took 20+ minutes to get water and another 15 for a Coke. While waiting for food we also over-heard several complaints from other guests about food and wait times. We ordered the chicken and waffles and the philly cheese steak...More

Thank Daylene A
Blue-Coast-Team, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Coast Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Daylene, Uh Oh, this is NOT ok with us! There is NO reason it should take that long to get any drink, let alone water or a coke! It sounds like no one was on their game when you were there. We want each and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for an event. We were seated at the bar. I had a Moonshine Mule to drink and my friend had Sangria. Both were tasty. We split an order of jalapeño poppers and fries while we enjoyed our drinks. For dinner, he...More

Thank Kortma
Blue-Coast-Team, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Coast Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kortma, Thanks so much for your review! I was really hesitant at first to try the pork belly, simply because of the word belly, but they are so good! Glad to hear you were well taken care of, and thank you for your recommendation and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Neat atmosphere on the market corner. Service was friendly but not the fastest. The nachos appetizer was amazing. I had the pork belly tacos. They broke through the tortillas but were pretty good on the inside. I would go back but not after I tried...More

Thank CharlestowneArmory
Blue-Coast-Team, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Coast Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

CharlestowneArmory, Thank you for your comments. I apologize that service was not the fastest, that is not ok with us, ever! I have passed along your review to our Chef and General Manager. Hopefully you will try us again soon, I think you will find...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405 (Formerly Blue Coast Burrito)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-243-2300
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Description
A culinary driven, farm to table restaurant located in Historic Market Square. Here, you will find a team of chef's led by award winning Executive Chef Curtis Bates, who will prepare you a unique and savory dish from our menu of New American cuisine. Ideal for a quick lunch, weekend brunch, private dining, romantic dinners or relaxed evenings out. An eco-friendly environment both elegant and casual, familiar but unique, Blue Coast Grill & Bar is the ideal place to meet, dine and linger. New American cuisine, which blends time honored American classics with global flavors and chef created original dishes. We use fresh ingredients from local farmers, certified angus beef, hormone free chicken & sustainable seafood and our menu is reasonably priced. Entrees are enhanced with reductions, aioli's and vinaigrettes to create a delectable array of flavors and textures. Signature side dishes add the perfect complement to any entree. Our menu is friendly to almost any diet including gluten free options, vegan choices, healthy dishes...and of course the polar opposite over indulgent!
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