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Sunspot Restaurant

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2200 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-2812
+1 865-637-4663
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11:00 - 02:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A year ago my friends convinced me to try this place, and I was hesitant, but they were right. The menu was awesome featuring items like: cheese dip, the Sunspot Burger, black bean burger, and other creative but not extreme dishes. On our recent visit, I was so disappointed to find the menu had changed. You want sweet potato fries?... More 

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Thank KtownBrown
Clinton, Tennessee
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe if we hadn't been coming for years I wouldn't know what used to be on the menu. We aren't regulars since we tend to eat there when UT is out but we liked the place. Yes my Cuban was tasty but there weren't many items on the new menu that appealed to me. Certainly not enough that it would... More 

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Thank zenarmour
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The family picked this spot to celebrate my my brother and my own birthday. We wanted to do patio but it was full And we were too hungry to care. The appetizers and food were excellent. Service was prompt and we enjoy the laid back atmosphere. I've never had chili lime mashed potatoes but they were tasty. The Cuban was... More 

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Thank 7Zach7
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice late night meal. Surprising given it's location on the "strip" with all kinds of fast food place (ick). Food is very fresh and lots of out of the ordinary choices. Full bar with lots of craft beers.

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Thank KLRF1
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Sunspot has been a great part of the Knoxville dining scene for me for over a decade, but they changed their menu, and I'm not sure it's worth it for me to go back. I got a chicken dish, granted that's pretty boring, but it's pretty hard to screw up a roasted chicken, and this was pretty tasteless. Paired with... More 

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1 Thank Jane B
Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Wednesday evening is half price night on bottles of wine - good for a good time! Other specials on other days. The menu has enough to offer for variety, but it is not extensive. The beer list is. We dined on a Cuban sandwich and a Salmwich (salmon sandwich), both of which were very good. The Seeker Pinot Noir was... More 

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Thank MrTopDawg
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and 4 yr daughter loved the food here. Our server was friendly and very helpful. I can't give e five stars simply because when we walked in towards end of lunch, a hostess was nowhere to be found, nobody greeted us for several minutes and when the hostess did finally show up, she was less than enthused for... More 

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Thank MRCottrell
Townsend, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Would have been a 5 but the Bloody Mary's and the food @ Sunday Brunch were way too salty plus she Bloody Mary had too much WorcesterShire poured on top. But for $5----I probably shouldn't complain even though we barely touched them and the server never asked or offered to replace them with something else. The "Salmwich" was edible and... More 

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Thank Mark O
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and myself have been regulars at the Sunspot for 15 years now. We have always enjoyed their ambience but especially their Food. We were always greeted with free chips and salsa. On the menu were such entrees as salmon blt, sweet potato enchiladas, the Sunspot Chimichanga ( which is huge-and delicious) and the best sweet potato waffle fries... More 

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4 Thank Sarge62y
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Sunspot it literally breaks my heart to write this, but WHY oh WHY did you change the menu? If it's not broken don't fix it !! I have been a loyal customer since my freshman year of college in 2008. You guys have literally been an institution on the ever changing strip. The food and service have always been EXCELLENT,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-637-4663

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?