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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 - 9:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 341
    Excellent
  • 200
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can't go wrong here

Fresh and tasty food, lively atmosphere inside and great people watching outside. I've never had a bad meal at either location. Prompt and friendly servers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
ljcook20003
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had the #3 Lamb pizza. The service was very slow almost to the point of horrible at our table. One of my coworker waited over 30 minutes for a glass of water. The waitress(Chloe) walked by many times and never gave him a menu. Chloe was very slow. She seemed to serve the outdoor tables more so than even checking... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fresh and tasty food, lively atmosphere inside and great people watching outside. I've never had a bad meal at either location. Prompt and friendly servers.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stopped here a couple of times while in Knoxville. Always wonderful. Omelets are good, pizza is amazing. Excellent service.

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Comayagua, Honduras
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I love Tomato Head. We have eaten here so many times and I have been remiss in rating it. The pizzas are soooo good and the gluten free crust is delicious and "right". The gormet pizza combos are so yummy. I absolutely love it. Drink choices are interesting and fresh!! I can't get out the door without a gluten free... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Needing a vegetable fix? Try Tomato Head. Dine in or take out, the tofu, sprouts, avocado, cucumber, and tomato sandwich on a wheat roll is delicious and makes a very satisfying lunch.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The place seems to be run by some inexperienced wait staff who don't place a emphasis on customer service but the DO have gluten free pizza and we have a daughter who can't eat gluten so we enjoyed that.

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London, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited this past month on a weekend and decided to try this place on a whim. There were a ton of different choices on what you wanted on your pizza, what type of pizza you wanted, or if you even wanted pizza or something different. The pizza was good but not amazing, and the price was a bit steep for... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I guess my expectations were just too high, having read such positive reviews about this place. What I found, instead of a welcoming southern-food restaurant, was a canteen-like layout where the amount of food and the service left a lot to be desired. I went there with 3 other people on a saturday night. Hadn't booked a table so we... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I'll wait here four years ago with friends from church so you might want to check there was one of them that closed down and I thought it was this location but it may not have been so I will just check if I were you it is a fantastic restaurant all home-grown vegetarian organic materials it was great place... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you are looking for good, wholesome, health conscious food Tomato Head is the place to go. This time I tried the ham and cheese sandwich. While considered simple fare, i was not disappointed. The ham was heated and the melted cheese was complemented by cool lettuce and tomato all surrounded by a large round bun. I opted for a... 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?