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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
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
75% there!!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
renegadeslax
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Hard Knox pizza offers wood fired pizzas made from fresh ingredients. They have real mozz, fresh herbs and spices and an eclectic selection of pizzas.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It's a great lunch spot. Their individual pizzas hit the spot as far as size goes. They are always coming up with unique pizzas. The other day I went and one of their specials was an BLT pizza-yummmmmmmmmmmmm. Don't be afraid to try their specials. The only thing I would change about this place is keeping ranch dressing on hand.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We arrived on a Friday night. Busy place so pizza must be good. Unfortunately we were not able to try the pizza due to poor customer service. When we arrived there were only a few tables available. I went to get a table while my husband ordered the pizza. He was the next one in line to order when I... More 

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hardknoxpizza, Owner at Hard Knox Pizza, responded to this review

Sorry about you experience. We have limited seating, and Friday nights are sometimes challenging. We take pride in our customer service and will take your comments to heart. Thanks More 

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