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Hard Knox Pizza

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4437 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
865-602-2114
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pizza!

We chose Hard Knox based on reviews found here. It was easy to find and is in a shopping center so parking was easy. You place your order at the register and then they bring it to you. We chose a meatball pizza with red sauce, ricotta and fresh mozzarella. It's a small place but we managed to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Joy A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We chose Hard Knox based on reviews found here. It was easy to find and is in a shopping center so parking was easy. You place your order at the register and then they bring it to you. We chose a meatball pizza with red sauce, ricotta and fresh mozzarella. It's a small place but we managed to get a... More 

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Grenoble, France
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Sort of take way. Very limited sitting place. Coming from Europe, believe me, this place makes great pizzas!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very good pizza. Small establishment, great service, and wonderful staff. We had the Salami and it was a little greasy, however it is salami and expected! Also had the Iron Mike without sausage and it was just as good. We will definitely come back and try out some more.

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Being a native NY/NJ guy, pizza is near and dear to me. The pizza, the Marciano, was great. Added mushrooms and ricotta. I do have 1 issue with the "white" pizza. I did not order it, but the term "white sauce" is not a northern pizza thing. Standard white pizza is garlic and oil, covered by mozzerella and dollups of... More 

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Yarmouthport, MA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Route 11 (aka Kingston Pike) in Knoxville has to be the most jampacked strip of restaurants and stores I have ever encountered. Basically, you name it and it's there. It's a classic case of too many choices. Should you chance to take this not-so-scenic route and want above-average thin-crust pizza, I'll save you some time. Hard Knox does a terrific... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My litmus test for new Pizza Place encounters is thin crust (if there's a choice) with Italian sausage, mushrooms and onions. Their 'Graziano' is essentially that and the first two times were just shy of excellent. I have an issue with precooking the sausage versus dressing the pie with the raw stuff and allowing the oven do the cooking atop... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went in early afternoon for lunch. Ordered a pepperoni roll and a few pizzas (white, pepperoni/sausage, and salami/olive) The staff who took our order was friendly and gave some good recommendations The white pizza and pepperoni/sausage both tasted great. The salami/olive was too geasy/ salty I hope the restaurant had a bad sanitation day and not a larger management... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Quality pizza, good service and fast. I tried the creative "festivus" pizza. It wasn't like anything I've ever had!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The rave reviews for this place are very undeserved. This is a tiny operation that can’t handle a dinner surge (6:00 pm on a Saturday night) with table availability or timely cooking of pizzas in a tiny oven. The pizzas are good but its local competitors are just as good - if not better, - and served quickly. The competition... More 

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Columbus, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I order the sausge, mushroom and peperoni pies with EXTRA red sauce, pies reheat to crispy heaven in home oven. very good pizza with good prices go now you wont regret it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4437 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-602-2114

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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