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Downtown Grill & Brewery

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
+1 865-633-8111
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a staple and always draws a crowd. But, the food and beer both are decent but outclassed by others downtown. Try the burritos. If you like a burger with a lot of bread you might like that, too but it's not for me. Good appetizers.

Thank JBKnoxville
Peoria, Illinois
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were looking for a place to grab a beer and a bite while sitting outside. We had many restaurants to choose from, but I'm so glad we chose this one. We shared the chicken finger platter and chose fries and onion rings for our sides. The chicken fingers were meaty and juicy, the steak fries were nicely seasoned, and... More 

Thank sunlover467
Columbia, TN
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

On a very busy Saturday evening our party of eight (including three children) was seated quickly. We had several appetizers and some entrees. Food was very good as was the service. Beverage refills were taken care of quickly.

Thank JaneColumbia_TN
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, reasonably priced and awesome atmosphere. I've never been disappointed with anything ordered off of the menu.

Thank lifewithoutyous... .
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good. I had BBQ sandwich and my boyfriend had the wings. Our food came out promptly, hot and ready to serve. If you go on game days, they have a special menu with special pricing.

Thank kj141
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoy the classic American food but it is always loud. Sit outside if you want to talk. The center bar is a masterpiece but you wont hear anything but a roar. Still a fun option on a rowdy night.

Thank BillnTN
Crossville, Tennessee
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I always look forward to eating here. I normally order the steaks and I have never had a problem. Not only is the food great but the atmosphere is pretty cool. It is next to the Tennesse Theater and to a large movie theater. I would highly recommend for business or couples. Happy eating.

Thank Bee_Keeper_05
Sunrise, Florida
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visiting Tennessee from Florida. Went with our friends from the area for brunch. We were going to be a party of seven (six adults and a toddler). We were prepared to wait for a table, we noticed a an open table by the hostess stand and inquired about it. The response we got was that it was for handicapped people.... More 

Thank TedB815
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I found this restaurant to be pretty decent. Service was pleasant and efficient. I was fairly surprised by the quality of my steak given the price. Come here if you want a middle of the road restaurant that did not disappoint for me

Thank turtleeater2099
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The two of us had dinner and wine outside here one lovely early fall evening. The guacamole was decent and we both ordered pasta dishes with chicken and even though they were half orders there was a lot of food. The meals were okay, reasonably priced. When the man next to us lit up and we were eating in a... More 

Thank 1970DeeDee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-633-8111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?