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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, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 178
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Really good food. Great service. Hostesses need a little training. Three young girls were speaking about someone's order that was delivered incorrectly and accused customer of wrongly placing blame on waitress. Irrelevant btw, who's fault it was. Just fix it. They continued to talk about it as we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Lacey V
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Party of 8. They wouldn't even put us on the list until 4 of showed up. Waited for 30 minutes then they tell us there is a party of 12 in front of us and there is only one large table. The only restaurant that doesn't know how to push two tables together. Left. Served immediately across the street.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really good food. Great service. Hostesses need a little training. Three young girls were speaking about someone's order that was delivered incorrectly and accused customer of wrongly placing blame on waitress. Irrelevant btw, who's fault it was. Just fix it. They continued to talk about it as we approached and had to finish their conversation before they greeted us. Very... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were exploring downtown Knoxville, and popped in for a pint. The beer was very good. The atmosphere is retro and fun. We didn't eat, but the menu looked good.

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Kodak, Tennessee
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was a great place to go on date night. Loved the food. Would go back anytime! I got the teriyaki chicken with pineapple and it was so good.

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knoxville tn
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We live in Knoxville and LOVE coming here!! The fish and Chips is to die for and for appetizer we love getting the chips and salsa because they will refill it free as many times as you want. Do not let them sit you upstairs, that's where the beginning waitresses start and they sometimes have an attitude. Their Fajitas are... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

About 80 % of the time that I go downtown I eat at the brewery. The building is beautiful, the atmosphere is awesome, & the food is amazing! They also have great mixed drinks! Definitely worth a try!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The ladies that I work with love to come here for the happy hour specials. Great environment and reasonably priced. Biggest complaint is that they won't seat you until over half of your party has arrived. We have lost our table and had to wait twice as long as we should have because some people were caught in traffic. Simply... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place has got it all: great locally brewed beer, food, and local flavor. There's all kinds of specials during the week and they serve brunch on Sunday morning. My favorite beer is the Alt but you can try them all. The walls are decorated with history of downtown Knoxville so be sure to check it out and ask about... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Downtown Grill & Brewery is one of our favorite go-to places in downtown Knoxville. It's a great place to take out of town guests. It has an old world "Cheers" type feel with hardwood floors, brick walls, soaring ceilings with two levels, a large central wrap around bar and the large brew kettle in the back. They make the... More 

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Mississippi
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My fiancé and I had come into town to visit some friends and we all decided to eat downtown. The hostesses were friendly and nice enough to answer all of our questions prior to being put on the wait list. Once seated, our server Alexa was nice and very knowledgeable. I had a beer sampler, which was very enjoyable. Might... 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, Pub

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?