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Downtown Grill & Brewery

424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
865-633-8111
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Ranked #45 of 938 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
Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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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El Paso, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stopped in to have lunch while vacationing in Knoxville. The cheesesteak pizza was a delicious surprise. Our waiter was friendly and the rest of the staff was awesome as well. Hope to return on next vacation.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

First, the atmosphere inside and out presents itself as a "feel good" place. I opted for a cobb salad which was very good with the Greek dressing. All salad dressings are freshly made which is unusual for a brewery/bar establishment, albeit they are slightly on the upscale side. There are many options for heartier fare, and all the dishes coming... More

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Roanoke, VA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I had wonderful beer and super service here. I ordered a grilled shrimp dish that was very good. Happy hour specials are great and not to be missed! Cool building with both indoor and outdoor seating.

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