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Litton's Market & Restaurant

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American, Hamburgers
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2803 Essary Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918-2402
865-688-0429
Today
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 172
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
No one would ever turn you down for lunch at Littons

A family owned restaurant that is a Knoxville institution and one of the few that has refused to follow the trend to franchise a good thing to become a more lucrative average thing. No teen ager, church goer,business associate or prospect would have second thoughts about joining you at Littons... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Paul C
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A family owned restaurant that is a Knoxville institution and one of the few that has refused to follow the trend to franchise a good thing to become a more lucrative average thing. No teen ager, church goer,business associate or prospect would have second thoughts about joining you at Littons . The best of Knoxville hamburger category is always to... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were so pleased with Littons, it's become a regular place for burgers and more. I have to be gluten free and they use no fillers in their burgers and they offer gluten free buns. They torment me with their wonderful looking cakes, cookies and pies. They have gf cookies and ice cream. . They have a lot of natural... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place has nooks and crannies of seating tucked in all over the building. It was fun! The pimento burger was among the best burgers I have ever eaten. The fries were missing something, though. They didn't impress. The rolls are fabulous! The burger was cooked medium just like I ordered it, with just the right amount of pink inside.... More 

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Tennessee
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31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Litton's for a long time. They've added new items off and on to stay current, but most folks go for the traditional favorite--burgers. They're delicious, cooked to order w/ homemade bun. I especially like the one with pimento cheese (might be a Southern thing). Service is terrific. Many of the servers have been there for years... More 

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Knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have only been to Litton's a couple of times but, it is usually because it is packed! The burgers are huge, moist and the service is excellent. The only this wrong is by the time you finish your meal, you will be full and is hard to resist the scrumptious deserts.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

After a birthday dinner elsewhere, my friend took me to Litton's for my birthday cake: it was pure nirvana! I have never had a better red velvet cake anywhere!

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

The food is great, the desserts are fabulous and homemade, the atmosphere is great, the service is impeccable.

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Tennessee
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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place. For so long I have said I wanted to eat here, but it's always out of our way in knoxville. Today we were in Halls area and decided to try it. As soon as the burgers arrived I just KNEW that this would be the best burger I have ever eaten and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you are a UT fan, this is a must .... while in Knoxville. Always have the the Thunder Road burger with bacon and cheese fries. My suggestion is to share the burger because you MUST save room for dessert. My favorite is the Strawberry Cake.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Our family (5) stopped here for lunch (based on the TA rating). Three had burgers and two had the fried chicken platter. We also had a large order of onion rings. The burgers were big (probably 5 - 6 oz of meat), tasted like they were not frozen, and served on a great tasting -fresh baked bun, The large order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2803 Essary Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-688-0429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?