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“Waited three years to get here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ye Olde Steak House

Ye Olde Steak House
6838 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920-6564
865-577-9328
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Ranked #121 of 916 Restaurants in Knoxville
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Dessert, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Saint Cloud, Florida
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“Waited three years to get here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Finally made it. Well worth the wait. Everything I hoped it would be and more. My mother wife and children had a variety of dishes all cooked to perfection. Wonderful staff friendly atmosphere. I was so happy that the many reviews of this place did not cause it to cheapen up like so many other establishments. This is the real authentic deal. Get away from chain restaurants and the local strips, eat here, buy a t shirt.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very disappointing......”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

For the prices they charge for a "steak" it should have been outstanding. I was very disappointed in paying $36.00 for a T-bone that had no flavor but a lot of gristle. I knew we were in trouble when the sour cream came in little squeeze packets. Will not go back again or recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Dunlap, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“This used to be one of my favorite restaurants!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Before the place burned, it had one of the best atmospheres of any Knoxville, TN restaurant. After rebuilding and remodeling, it is more like a zoo. Tables are very close together, and it is more of a "get them in and out" type of place. Also, they only serve beer and do not have mixed drinks. I would NOT recommend this place for a romantic evening.

On the upside, they have fantastic steaks. While waiting for the food, they have an excellent cheese spread and crackers on the table for those who are ready to eat.

Again, we used to visit this restaurant at least twice a month until after the fire. Now, we have only been there once.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dunlap, Tennessee
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“One of my top five favorite restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

As a business traveler who spends 100+ nights a year on the road, I come to appreciate finding gems in the restaurant and hotel world. This would be one of those hidden gems. Superb cuts of meat, well prepared, great atmosphere, and even a built in excercise regimen after the meal climbing the hill back to your vehicle. Seriously, go here, can't go wrong. A little more pricey than your big box steak houses, but then again would you pay a few bucks more for a Cadillac over a pinto?

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Tried after a disappointing meal and it was good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We had not been to YE Olde in a while because we had a bad experience. We ordered a steak kebob and NY strip. It was delicious and our waitress could not be sweeter. Darby was our waitress and she was charming! Ask for her the next time you go there.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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