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  • OpenTable Diner
    East Tennessee •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Good food and very nice service by Alexis. A recommendation for visitors of the West Town Mall, who don’t want to wait half an hour at the Mexican or even one hour at the Cheesecake Factory…
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    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - KnoxvillePrice: Moderate• American• Knoxville
    4.7
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    East Tennessee •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    The food was delicious! The only thing that wasn’t ideal was the closeness of the tables. We could hear every word of the conversation happening at the table next to us despite the music being very loud, and presume they could hear ours as well. It was still a wonderful meal but would probably choose something else for date nights going forward
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    STIR - KnoxvillePrice: Expensive• American• Knoxville
    4.7
  • OpenTable Diner
    Central Kentucky •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    Always a good meal, but they are always busy! Got sat 10 mins after reservation so just keep that in mind when getting a reservation here. Definitely worth waiting!
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    Tupelo Honey - KnoxvillePrice: Moderate• Regional American (Contemporary Southern)• Knoxville
    4.6
  • OpenTable Diner
    East Tennessee •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 6 days ago
    Great as always. It’s always nice to see the owner in house. Also, I love that even though we admire the amazing Italian wine selection, we weren’t put off by bringing in a bottle. You guys are always gracious and helpful. Even on Valentines Day service did not slack and the wait was not long for anything. I really appreciate the Manager/Somm decanting our wine right off the bat. This restaurant is always our go to place.
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    EmiliaPrice: Moderate• Contemporary Italian• Knoxville
    4.6
  • JohnR
    East Tennessee •10 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 7 days ago
    Food and service are among the very best anywhere in Knoxville... my only complaint would be the seating arrangement for couples on valentines day. The tables were so close together there was no chance at even the illusion of private conversation. I understand wanting to create as many tables and doing as much business as possible, but part of the reason we spend $200+ for lunch is to enjoy the atmosphere as much as the food and service. Due to the intentional over crowding the atmosphere suffered on this particular visit...it's not this way on typical days, so I try to overlook it a bit...but again, at these prices I don't think it's too much to expect to be able to enjoy the conversation at your own table without being interrupted by the "quiet conversation" at the adjacent table. Overall enjoyable experience, exceptional food and service certainly make up for the tight spaces.
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    Ruth's Chris Steak House - KnoxvillePrice: Very Expensive• Steakhouse• Knoxville
    4.6

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Discover East Tennessee

When you're looking for a place to eat in East Tennessee, you'll have plenty of locations from which to choose, especially if you're craving classic comfort foods. When you visit East Tennessee, there are several iconic dishes that you can't miss, such as fried fish, which is a meal that wouldn't be complete without hush puppies, fried chicken, and, of course, fried pickles. If all those fried foods didn't do the job of filling you up, or if you want a little something sweet to round off your dining experience, move on to dessert. Fried pies are an East Tennessee tradition, and nearly every restaurant has a secret recipe for banana pudding.

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Celebrate special occasion at the best restaurants in E. Tennessee. Our customers recommend Connors Steak & Seafood - Knoxville, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville and Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga

As of February 21, 2024 there are 111 restaurants in E. Tennessee. Filter by “outdoor dining”, “romantic” or “dog friendly”.

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