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Downtown Grill & Brewery

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424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
865-633-8111
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Location and environment

The food was pretty good. The service was below average. The Jazz band after 1 Sunday was good as well. The upstairs is. Little smokey due to the lack of ventilation from the kitchen. I would go there again but recommendation is it is okay.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Matt C
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The food was pretty good. The service was below average. The Jazz band after 1 Sunday was good as well. The upstairs is. Little smokey due to the lack of ventilation from the kitchen. I would go there again but recommendation is it is okay.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to the Downtown Brewery for a late dinner. It was packed. We went to the bar and waited for a table. We were immediately served by the bartender. The beer is excellent. We got a table pretty quickly. Our waitress was great. We got a beer sampler and liked most of the beers. The actual food was just... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went here the other day and got their blackened fish meal with some sweet potato fries and asparagus, and it was simply outstanding. The cooks really know what they're doing here, and I always look forward to a good meal here!

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Knoxville, Tn.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Litton's is family owned and operated, with a American casual menu of great selections and a few specials, and service better than the rest, because the owners and staff all want you as a regular. Never pass up the collard greens, from a diner who grew up on that as a weekly blessing.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good food and cool atmosphere. Eating upstairs was fun. Service was good. Food was good. Kids liked the lunch.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Downtown Grill & Brewery is in a great location in downtown Knoxville, on Gay Street. It's just a block or so away from the downtown movie theater, so it's a good place to do a dinner & movie date. As the name suggests, they are actually a brewery, so much of the space is taken up by the large... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I absolutely love this place. I have been here numerous times. It is a good place for a couple or a big group of friends. I have never been disappointed here.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a table near the front window, so we didn't have crowds near us. We ordered samplers of the beer, which we enjoyed. My Cobb salad was mediocre - iceburg, black olives, mushrooms, cheese, ham, turkey, and tomatoes. The chicken nachos looked good, though I didn't try them. Fun place to go with friends.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

After a show at the Tennessee Theater, we strolled down Gay Street and found the Downtown Grill and brewery. I was there for the food, and I had an awesome burger. When I noticed they had flights of beer, I decided to try that, too. I shared the flights with my husband (how nice of me!) and we enjoyed choosing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a very nice downtown restaurant with good food and cold beer. The steaks and shrimp in particular are excellent. When the weather is warm the outdoor patio on Gay Street. is a particularly nice place to enjoy dinner or just a drink. for the food service and price I would rate this place as excellent. Our law office... 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: Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?