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Downtown Grill & Brewery

424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
865-633-8111
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Ranked #43 of 940 restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: Grill
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Arlington, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Found this nice brew pub in downtown Knoxville. Very busy place. When I walked in - alone - nobody offered assistance as to how seating was done. Finally told to find a spot myself. Afterwards everyone who came in not alone was escorted to a table. Not sure of that malfunction and why a single person is treated so differently.... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Located in downtown Knoxville this restaurant has good craft beer and yummy food. We grabbed a quick dinner and beer before a concert at the Tennessee Theater and the food was good and the service fast.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The food is decent, but tends to be a little over-cooked. They really push their line of beers on you, which I guess is to be expected from a brewery. The challenge lies in the fact that most people I've talked to aren't impressed with their beers. And if you don't like the ones they brew, their selection becomes EXTREMELY... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I was with my adult children and we just walked out of a concert in the Tennessee Theatre. We were hungry and found out the Downtown Brewery was open. Not only were they open but they were ready to make all of us feel welcome. I had a delicious pizza. My daughters had a buffalo chicken wrap and fish and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were in Knoxville for three days and ate here twice. Each time we were thrilled to discover all day happy hour on Sunday and Tuesday evening $2 pints. The beer selection was limited but we liked what was offered so were okay with that. Beer pretzels with cheese and chips and salsa were excellent. Ordered and liked the chicken... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The menu is small. We've tried everything, and it is all quite good. You can't go wrong, no matter what the choice. My boyfriend is really fond of the chicken parmesan sandwich. The beer is acceptable. When I "splurge" on calories, my preference is for alcohol that I really enjoy. This is not what they have.

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Lenexa, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family had lunch here and found the food to be quite good. My son had the fettucci with shrimp. He saus the shrimp was cooked perfectly and the alfredo was good but too rich to eat the full lunch size serving. My daughter got the lunch portion Hawaiian pizza and she said it was good but that the crust... More

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Branford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent service, staff was friendly and attentive, food was great, fun atmosphere and craft beers were excellent.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We got there late at night about 45 minutes before they closed. We sat outside on the streetscape and it was really cool. The potato skins were GIANT and delicious. The beer was just as good.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went for lunch today for the first time. Pleasantly surprised that a salad bar was available, but then disappointed when we were seated upstairs away from the bar. I ordered the Chicken Parm pasta and a caesar salad. The waiter was helpful with the menu but then his thoughts evidently wandered off to World Cup which was on TV. My... More

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