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Tomato Head

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American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902
+1 865-637-4067
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We believe less processed food tastes better. Not only does it taste...
We believe less processed food tastes better. Not only does it taste better, it's much healthier too. You'll notice this difference in our house made dressings and handcrafted pizzas, as well as in our colorful salads and sandwiches. Fresh produce from East Tennessee farmers like Hines Valley Farm, Mountain Meadows Farm and Colvin Family Farm is featured in our daily specials. Well known for our vegan and vegetarian dishes, our menu has plenty for the carnivore. All of our proteins are nitrate/nitrite free, all natural and antibiotic free. Our house made lamb sausage is cooked in small batches to ensure freshness. Our sister bakery, Flour Head Bakery, prepares all of the Tomato Head's desserts and breads (including gluten free!) Each morning. By using unbleached and unbromated King Arthur Flour, we create healthier and better tasting pizza dough and sandwich breads. We also can easily accommodate your dietary needs. Whether it's a nut allergy, a preference for vegan fare or a gluten sensitivity, our staff will craft a dish to suit your tastes.
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  • 179
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 10
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Good food and excellent service! Only negative is the outside area where dogs are allowed. So we moved inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Terry B
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Good food and excellent service! Only negative is the outside area where dogs are allowed. So we moved inside.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Tomato Head is located in the Market Square downtown. They have great vegan & vegetarian options and get most of their meats, veggies and fruit locally. They also have a good beer selection which includes local options too. I'm not a vegetarian but I do like the Kepner melt and the RogerRoger sandwich's fresh taste. I highly recommend starting with... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great Fresh Pizza how you want it! The server staff allow the chance to be specific of how much sauce/chz you want and they have a great variety of choices.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This friendly gem has a fabulous beer selection, yummy pizza, fabulous desserts & friendly service. This is a great place for a casual dinner. Great location with seats outside.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The place is located in downtown area, which is pretty vibrant and varied. The food was great and service was excellent. Overall, a good night's meal and definitely wold recommend vegetarians to drop by.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

14" pizza and Turkey Melt. They were out of this World!! We stopped In coming from KY. Had our whole family and everyone loved the food. Would recommend it to everyone.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited this place with a large group, as out-of-town visitors. The food was delicious, using many fresh ingredients. We had a blue cheese and walnut pizza with a house salad. The salad came with yummy veggies like sprouts, shredded purple cabbage, onions, shredded carrots, and was served with a wonderful basil vinaigrette dressing. The decor was modern and light.... More 

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Knoxville
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Three of us met for lunch just ahead of the rush ... well treated by hostess, servers. Tasted three: my wife and our friend were wary and they were all good but my gamble was the big pay off as far as I was concerned: pesto and smoked salmon. I slowed down to savor it. I'm fussy about being able... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is by far my favorite restauran,t of this type, in Knoxville. I typically get the Chicken Calhoun. It is always moist, tender and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love the fresh healthy options that are available here. One of my favorites is the black bean, andouille sausage and spinach pizza. They have a special menu item everyday and a Sunday brunch option. Since they expanded the Market Square location there is less wait time! The servers are friendly and upbeat. Always an enjoyable experience! Many vegan options... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-637-4067

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

We believe less processed food tastes better. Not only does it taste better, it's much healthier too. You'll notice this difference in our house made dressings and handcrafted pizzas, as well as in our colorful salads and sandwiches. Fresh produce from East Tennessee farmers like Hines Valley Farm, Mountain Meadows Farm and Colvin Family Farm is featured in our daily specials. Well known for our vegan and vegetarian dishes, our menu has plenty for the carnivore. All of our proteins are nitrate/nitrite free, all natural and antibiotic free. Our house made lamb sausage is cooked in small batches to ensure freshness. Our sister bakery, Flour Head Bakery, prepares all of the Tomato Head's desserts and breads (including gluten free!) Each morning. By using unbleached and unbromated King Arthur Flour, we create healthier and better tasting pizza dough and sandwich breads. We also can easily accommodate your dietary needs. Whether it's a nut allergy, a preference for vegan fare or a gluten sensitivity, our staff will craft a dish to suit your tastes.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?