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Downtown Grill & Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
Pub, American, Grill
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424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Date Night favorite

We enjoy going to the Downtown Grill occasionally on date nights because the food is always great and is very close to the theater and Market Square.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Something tasty for everyone and not too pricey. The beers are awesome, especially the White Mule. Game room and more of a bar scene upstairs.

Thank Lisa H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for a dance competition that we knew was going to run late into the evening/night. We needed to stay close to the downtown venue and thought we'd give Downtown Grill & Brewery a shot! We were two over 40 "moms" and one over 40 "dad." The ages of the other diners seemed very mixed, so we felt very... More 

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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy going to the Downtown Grill occasionally on date nights because the food is always great and is very close to the theater and Market Square.

Thank PerWayme
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, great prices, often specials, and a great location. Some nights they have a bar menu or late night menu for good prices check for that menu and they do half orders on some pizza etc. Which is just smart. $2.00 pint nights vary from the entire restaurant to Sunday's/Tuesdays and or to upstairs only at back bar. so... More 

Thank Matthew S
Johnson City, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DGB is a staple of any UT grad, or at least it should be. The mug club in 2009 was my best investment in college.

Thank trange18
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance and I both enjoyed our dinner in downtown Knoxville, as well as the microbrews on tap! The atmosphere of the restaurant is more bar/pub oriented, the upstairs has pool tables, so they can easily go from dinner spot to night-time hangout! Location was great as well, right in the middle of downtown Knoxville!

Thank Brandi F
Lima, Ohio
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On our way back home to Ohio from Daytona, we stopped in Knoxville at 10pm on Saturday Jan 2nd. We arrived at Downtown Grill by 12am knowing they served a full menu until 1am bc we called ahead. After seating ourselves according to the sign, then waiting a few mins and looking around for a server, wondering if we should... More 

Thank Chastity B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

perhaps I should have had BEER. Maybe it is exceptional. The location of the Downtown Grill is in a part of Knoxville that shows its age & hard times... streets with broken pavement, older commercial properties in need of "something more" but like Phyllis Diller perhaps it is not just another face lift. Once inside the beautiful wooden bar, the... More 

Thank grantg2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Me an my sweetie were downtown, for business, and wanted to grab a good guick lunch, it was excellent, and a lot cheaper than i expected it to be. We also noticed, that they had some billiard tables, we are gonna go back and try out, at a later date.

Thank Jeremy H
Knoxville, Tennessee
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219 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The Downtown Grill and Brewery is located in the historic Woodruff's Department Store building, dating from the turn of the 19th century. It is a fabulous old structure in great shape and provides a unique ambience for drinks and dining. It was not too noisy today when we were there for lunch. The seating is arranged all about the restaurant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-633-8111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, American, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?