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616 Highway 73, Newport, TN 37821-6023
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Ranked #1 of 51 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Russian
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Description: American - Russian Cuisine Eat In or Carry Out Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm Do you have a dinner to plan and nowhere to go? Do you need a place to go for a family outing? Need a place for a private dinner? Planning to host or throw a party? Or do you not ever have enough time to prepare for a party or event? Call Val for reservations or to schedule a catered meal.
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English first
Hot Springs, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Its a little off of the beaten path, but well worth it. Grill 73 is a small café with a toasty woodstove set into a river rock chimney, the décor was hand made by the Russian couple who own the restaurant...hand carved tables, door frames and walls; cozy, friendly and comfortable. The food is delicious, the spices are perfect. We... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a great little place to eat!! The menu is small but the flavor is big! My husband and I had an appetizer, two dinners, two drinks AND dessert- ALL for $36. The stroganoff and cabbage rolls were outstanding! I can't remember the name of the appetizer, but the crepe for dessert- mouthwatering!! Can't wait to go back and try... More 

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Cosby, Tennessee
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Tiny place with a small menu, but it's authentic. The owner is Russian and she makes her food from scratch. It's worth stopping by! Also, the river is across the street and there are picnic tables out there as well. Note: This restaurant is seasonal and closes over the winter.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I more often look for high end non franchise restaurants when I travel. I am in Newport for business. I have been here for four days. Grill 73 had great reviews and so I decided to give them a try. I was not let down. The food was excellent. I had chicken stuffed cabbage and borscht soup. They service was... More 

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isle of palms,sc
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Staying in Cosby, We had dinner here last week instead of going to Gatlingburg. Great cabbage rolls,borscht,and salad. All very tasty. They even grind their own chicken for the cabbage rolls! The meal was an excellent experience, including chatting with the former Russian circus performer/owner. We will be back next visit to the area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I had the chicken saute. It was very good, served with pinto beans. Everything is homemade. Great flavor. Place isn't very big. My husband had a cheeseburger with everything and slaw with seasoned french fries. I am not sure what her seasoning but we are definitely glad we stopped. Very clean. Owner was pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Awesome food and super service. If in the area it's worth a stop in. Be sure to try the ice tea. I've tried nearly everything. It's all delicious.

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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I found out about this place through a magazine I picked up at the TN Welcome Center on I-40 a month or two back. They did a nice article about the owners, former Russian Circus people! They sounded delightful and the photos of the food sold me as well. I wasn't able to get there at first, so I sent... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I visited this restaurant just based on the reviews from Trip Advisor. When pulling up to the restaurant you may question the accuracy of the reviews, but don't let the outside appearances deter you. I was in a party of three, we ordered two appetizers, three entrees, and 2 desserts. I am not lying when I say everything we got... More 

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I can only echo the sentiments of the other reviewers. We have been visiting Grill 73 once a week since they opened and every meal has been a good one. Lately I go with the specials, especially on Sunday. My favorite is the pork loin with mashed potatoes. The sweet tea is very unusual. Val uses the flowerers from the... More 

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Address: 616 Highway 73, Newport, TN 37821-6023
Phone Number: 423-623-0970
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Russian

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