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Litton's Market & Restaurant

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

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  • 167
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 9
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  • 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
Simply the best hamburger in town

I have been dining at Litton's for over 30 years. Consistently great hamburgers. Yes, there are other menu items and my companions say they are also of high quality. Basically, a no frills eatery that is quite a bit better than Diner food. Definitely worth a trip to the north side of Knoxville.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
TennesseeChemist
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Tennessee
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  • Families with children
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Tennessee
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I have been dining at Litton's for over 30 years. Consistently great hamburgers. Yes, there are other menu items and my companions say they are also of high quality. Basically, a no frills eatery that is quite a bit better than Diner food. Definitely worth a trip to the north side of Knoxville.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

I do Dessert First .. Lol!!! OMGosh .. They are all great but Red Velvet is Amazing!! The Burgers and Onion Rings are really great too! Burgers are big and so are the orders of Onion Rings ... I usually split my entrée because I eat my dessert first 😉

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have to go eat here when back in Knoxville. It is consistently delicious food. The portions are large and never disappoints. My sister and I celebrated an early birthday lunch and topped it off with a slice of their delicious black and white cheesecake (chocolate and white). It was wonderful !! Try this and become a fan as well... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stopped by to have dinner after a soccer game at the high school around the corner. The waitress was really pleasant and highly recommended the vegetable beef soup. Turns out she made it that morning. Glad we took her advice! It was simply delicious! One person in out party had the Litton Burger and fries. His response was the fries... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not as good as remember but still pretty good .Food and service still good .felt a little rushed by the waitress but overall good.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I meet an old high school friend for lunch. I hadn't eaten at Littons in a couple of years, but because she suggested we give it a try, we did. The food was not as good as I had remembered but was of good portion. We also had desert ( which I had heard good things about) but was disappointed.... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've eaten at Litton's in Knoxville for years. It's a go-to place when I visit family there. Always great food (sort of diner-ish and homestyle). The burgers are really good (try the one with Pimento Cheese) and their daily vegetable sides are really wonderful. The green beans are simply divine. The coconut cream and Key lime pies were delicious. Everything... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Litton's is the best place in Knoxville to get a burger or dessert! They have the best food around! I have been going to Litton's since I was a little girl! I have never had a bad meal here. The staff is always great and friendly! The restaurant is clean and the bathrooms are as well. If you aren't a... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

'Knox-talgia' . . . describes the atmosphere, the food, the flavors. An old-fashioned burger and fries is the quarterback of Litton's All American menu. Sweet iced tea like your Momma made surpassed only by their desserts. You won't regret stopping.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a Knoxville standard! The food is soooooo good! It is a great representation of good southern food. I take people here when they want local food. It is NOT healthy-so be ready to eat some grease : ) As you are eating there, you can feel your blood go slower-but it is so worth it! Also, you must... 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

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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