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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 932 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
Lenexa, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
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198 reviews 198 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Large variety of foods, large enough menu to please everyone. I wish places like this would specialize on certain foods though. The quality of what my girlfriend and I had was very good. I had the Santa few burger, nice fresh burger quality bread. She had the burrito, said it was really good. The also have a large bar, but... More

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Michigan
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170 reviews 170 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Here the building and food are far superior to the actual brewery. Tried several of the beers on two trips, and didn't taste anything particularly special or representing the beer style in an outstanding way. Service is far better sitting inside, than outside. Busy place with an overall good bar/pub atmosphere. Bonus: nice and generous (time wise) happy hour, including... More

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Tremont, Mississippi, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was my second trip to Knoxville this year, and my second time to dine here, if that tells you anything. I made sure we had time to enjoy a meal here. My companion had the mesquite chops, while I had the Captain's sirloin. Both were FANTASTIC! The service was very good, and the atmosphere was so great. Great food... More

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