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Downtown Grill & Brewery

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Grill, Pub
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424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
865-633-8111
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
    Average
  • 12
    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
Cheap! Excellent service!

Beer isn't great but neither is it terrible. Service was excellent - never rushed, was prompt and super friendly. Only ordered appetizers but they were pretty good. For the money, you can't beat this place in market Square

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Thomas E
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Beer isn't great but neither is it terrible. Service was excellent - never rushed, was prompt and super friendly. Only ordered appetizers but they were pretty good. For the money, you can't beat this place in market Square

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Good pub grub-mid range prices-atmosphere is good-a bit loud (big place)-nice outside seating to see the happening on Gay St. (real name of street). Micro brews are good and a reasonable price (best around). I go by when I am just "hanging around".

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Evansville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Flight of beer offered many great choices. I had special of steak and shrimp. Entree was very good. My husband had Alfredo dish that was great. Kahlua mousse is a must.

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Madison, Alabama
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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited this establishment with a large group containing mainly young children, so I first off applaud the staff of waiters and waitresses for their patience. This place has superb microbrew options on the menu and a very extensive offering of appetizer and main course items. We sampled both soups of the day and they were excellent. The steaks my... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

On this particular weekend, there was a street fair and a lot of other activities going on downtown, so service was a little slow because the place was packed. However, as always (and we have been there several times over the years) the food was great and the prices are reasonable. Plus, they have a wide selection of menu items.

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Appleton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Ate outside on a beautiful, sunny, temperate day. Food was very good (Shrimp scampi, chicken panini) and the service was very fast and friendly. My daughter loved playing with the dogs who accompanied their owners on the patio. Located on beautiful market square in downtown Knoxville.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have gone there many times. Sometimes just to have a great beer and sit outside and relax or to have good appetizers and watch a game on the tv. Fun place with great character inside. It is well worth popping in if your ever near market square.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Downtown Grill and Brewery is one of our favorite places to eat in Knoxville- the menu has SO many great options. Often, when I go back to a restaurant many times, I will order one of two dishes every time. At DGB though, everything on the menu appeals to me, and everything I have tried has been yummy! Also, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stopped in well after the lunch hour but could still order off the lunch menu. Big portion. Delicious. Good service.

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tennesee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Good food, good beer and great location. Love spun above average bar food at this great spot. Always has great service

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?