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Bruster's Real Ice Cream

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1043 Old Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-2284
865-691-3327
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
expensive but good

they make all the different flavors right there on site, you can taste before you buy a new flavor. All kinds of yummy ice cream concoctions, milkshakes to sundaes or just a waffle cone of your favorite flavor. check out the Mint magazine for coupons and don't forget the punch card to rack up a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
KrisMack
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

they make all the different flavors right there on site, you can taste before you buy a new flavor. All kinds of yummy ice cream concoctions, milkshakes to sundaes or just a waffle cone of your favorite flavor. check out the Mint magazine for coupons and don't forget the punch card to rack up a free ice cream. in summer... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I freaking LOVE Brusters! They probably service the best ice cream in Knoxville. I have ordered almost every thing on the menu and I have never had something that was bad. The cones are great and I love their sundaes! The smells coming from the building are amazing! There is no indoor seating but during the summer that just adds... More 

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Albany, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I ordered a small peanut butter crunch with butterfinger in a wafer cone, and was surprised at the size of it - they gave a LOT of ice cream for a small. I enjoy ice cream that has a lot of "stuff" in it ti chew on, and this was great - every bite had crunch, and it lived up... More 

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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

They have a great selection of ice creams and they would let you try any flavor you like. I wish it was a sit in place but unfortunately it's not. The smell of the freshly made waffle cones was to die for. Overall the ice cream was great and full of flavor. Enjoy!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Date of Visit: Often Pros: Great ice cream, good service Cons: ? I have been wanting to review Brusters for a long time – this is our favorite ice cream shop (the franchise, not the location). I have eaten at three different locations (2 in TN, 1 in FL) and they are all great. They have a lot of flavor... More 

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Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I have frequented Bruster's in Rocky Hill for several summers. It used to be delightful. My recent visits this year were both disappointing. On 7/28 I ordered a cone. The ice cream was very soft and a small scoop, just a slight rise above the top edge of the cone. Today 8/1 I ordered a sundae with 2 different flavors... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Absolutely the best ice cream I've ever had. Made fresh daily. Huge variety of flavors. My personal favorite is Chocolate Raspberry Truffle. Banana Split's are so big you should really share one.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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119 reviews 119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Best Ice Cream in town!! Nice people! Fun place! It gets a little crowded in the Summer time...but it's still a great place to get a fun treat!! LOVE IT!!!! We go all year!!

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east tn.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had a large ice cream cake made for a special event. We were amazed at the beautiful decorating and how wonderful the cake and icecream stayed together. The manager, Amy, at the Rocky Hill location in Knoxville Tn. was so pleasant to work with, we really appreciated her time in helping us decide what to get for our event.... More 

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Wise, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The family and I ate here on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. There were 7 of us and our total bill was around $28. I got a double scoop of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and it was simply amazing. My wife got the Raspberry Chocolate Chunk and the chocolate chunks were huge, nothing like the "chunks" in most store-bought ice cream.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1043 Old Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-2284
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-691-3327

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?