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Star of Knoxville Riverboat

Open today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Star of Knoxville Riverboat
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  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“prime rib”(14 reviews)
“lunch cruise”(12 reviews)
“green beans”(12 reviews)
The Star of Knoxville Riverboat is an authentic 325-passenger sternwheel riverboat offering sightseeing, lunch, dinner, entertainment and moonlight cruises along the Tennessee River.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
300 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2415
+1 865-525-7827
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went when they had live entertainment...the entertainment was great....they had sandwiches and chips to eat but nothing else...they ran out of some liquor and the blender wasn't working...the boat is a little run down..needs a lil TLC...

Thank disneygirl362005
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

A nice relaxing way to show off the Knoxville skyline to visiting family from PA. Weather was perfect too! We ate the all-u-can-eat, prime rib and chicken buffet; the Beef was outstanding! The staff/crew were extremely friendly and courteous. We were able to go up...More

Thank SusieC352
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I sincerely don't like being a "Debbie Downer" but this honestly was a total waste of money. We decided to just do the "cruise" for $20/person (didn't see this on the website but I called and this is an option). We avoided the lunch as...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed July 29, 2018

did the the dinner cruise, weather fantastic, views beautiful , food five star.Buffet was very good and all you wanted ; choice of beef and chicken(beef very good , chicken was outstanding) , mash potatoes, corn , green beans , garden salad dinner rolls, pound...More

2  Thank Bill22956
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We have taken this ride on the riverboat several times at various times of the year. There is a buffet served(not 5 star, but good). Seating is somewhat crowded, but in the spirit of fun can be cozy. Service is pretty fast and liquor is...More

1  Thank cphea
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great food! Great service and crew.They had 2 folks call in sick and the staff still did an amazing job! Perfect Father/daughter day out!

Thank h2oislife
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Not a good value by any sense of the word. The cruise was a brunch mid day Father's Day "special". They did not have enough crew on board to accommodate the guests (only 2 servers!). The food was nothing like a brunch you would expect...More

Thank 96raymondp
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Debby is an amazing host. Southern hospitality at its finest and knows how to make each guest feel welcome. She represents Knoxville perfectly! Riverboat ride is well worth the expense! Beautiful scenery and company!

2  Thank karatekidmrhaun
Reviewed May 23, 2018

My mother had wanted to take the river boat to see the Fall colors for her birthday, so I and my brothers arranged this. Unfortunately, she had a health setback a few weeks before the cruise and that was 2 years ago! So, used our...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

A relaxing afternoon cruise up the Tennessee river. Been here before for dinner but today was only a cruise. Really enjoyed. Recommend. Rating... excellent

1  Thank Iralgo
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Melissa K
September 13, 2018|
Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why not. We had granola bars and other snacks/drinks that we ate and nothing was said to us. You will go straight to the upper deck and there is a bar there if you'd like to buy a drink too. They might have... More
Dominic C
August 10, 2018|
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Response from cphea | Reviewed this property |
Best to call. I think they change in the seasons. Fun if you've never done it.
June 16, 2018|
Response from carolyngreenlee |
How much does it cost for a Dinner cruise