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Tomato Head

12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
+1 865-637-4067
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (65 reviews)
“pizza” (411 reviews)
“sandwiches” (112 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
Italian, American, Pizza, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant does not disappoint, my favorite in Market Square, consistently good food. It tends to be crowded, so expect a wait, but worth it.

Thank Berta B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love the pizza and sandwiches. Everything is made fresh. The patio is a great place to people watch.

Thank csb808
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to try the tomato, basil and goat cheese pizza! Similar to a margarita pizza but better— I love that the Caesar salad has mushrooms- different but awesome!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friend raved about brunch here so we tried it. Mistake--so called biscuits and gravy were strange. Grits bowl held meager portion of food. Only member of our party of 7 who got a decent meal chose the omelet which cost way more than it would...More

Thank MOB8312
Tomato H, Public Relations Manager at Tomato Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit and that you didn't the kind of value you were looking for. We hope the rest of your visit to Market Square was enjoyable.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome!!! Quality of food was outstanding and the price was perfect! Very affordable and reasonably priced. We went there for lunch. Our waitress had superb customer service. The staff there is very friendly. Highly recommend for anyone that is Vegan or Vegetarian...More

Thank Casey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am always looking for gluten-free options and Tomato Head has super yummy GF pizza. It is right on Market Street where all the downtown Knoxville action is and the menu provides for lots of different tastes.

Thank Montie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go here if you want to be ignored, have to ask staff who are standing in front of you if you can be seated, like waiting 10 minutes to order a sandwich, have unfriendly, inexperienced staff. The manager really needs to get organized! My server...More

Thank Patricia A
Tomato H, Public Relations Manager at Tomato Head, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Patricia, We're very sorry to hear about your experience and to learn that we failed to meet our own standards for service. We would very much like to know more details about your visit. I'll send you a PM so can find out more about...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, a good atmosphere, low prices, and great food. We went to the Tomato Head as a compromise to just go get pizza but I left with an interesting and tasty sandwich instead, which is arguably better. The menu for dinner consists of sandwiches,...More

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This is literally my favorite restaurant! I am having my birthday dinner here this week and have had a Valentine's dinner here!! I love Tomato Head because basically everything on the menu can be made vegan! I'm talking vegan cheese, vegan pesto (which they sell...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This upscale place in the Market Square area (nice place to take a stroll) was worth a visit. We had an excellent local pilsener (Schulz Brau) followed by the salad that was large enough to share. It was topped with baked tofu and a tasty...More

Thank John M
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Response from Tomato H | Property representative |
Thanks for all the friendly answers! They're right - the answer is yes!
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Response from LUXURYSTARGIRL1 | Reviewed this property |
West location has a ample parking lot. Downtown location has parking garages centrally located within walking distance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-637-4067
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We believe less processed food tastes better. Not only does it taste better, it's much healthier too. You'll notice this difference in our house made dressings and handcrafted pizzas, as well as in our colorful salads and sandwiches. Fresh produce from East Tennessee farmers like Hines Valley Farm, Mountain Meadows Farm and Colvin Family Farm is featured in our daily specials. Well known for our vegan and vegetarian dishes, our menu has plenty for the carnivore. All of our proteins are nitrate/nitrite free, all natural and antibiotic free. Our house made lamb sausage is cooked in small batches to ensure freshness. Our sister bakery, Flour Head Bakery, prepares all of the Tomato Head's desserts and breads (including gluten free!) Each morning. By using unbleached and unbromated King Arthur Flour, we create healthier and better tasting pizza dough and sandwich breads. We also can easily accommodate your dietary needs. Whether it's a nut allergy, a preference for vegan fare or a gluten sensitivity, our staff will craft a dish to suit your tastes.
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