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Lonesome Dove Knoxville

100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
+1 865-999-5251
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here. We decided to order several appetizers and split the filet which was an excellent decision. I like how you can customize the amount of pieces in each appetizer. The food was great and our server was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 61danielw
Reviewed 6 days ago

The hot quail legs are a great app and so is the rattlesnake and rabbit sausage. Cant go wrong with the Elk Loin and Antelope short ribs.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mnhurt
Reviewed 1 week ago

What is to expound upon? Professional ; efficient comes to mind.Smiles,genuinely glad we're there.A great craft drink, " Commanche Moon. "Loved the decor, in keeping with the menu-fresh food, exotic from the usual.I had elk with swiss chard and wonderful mushrooms.The lighting was intimate, conducive...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GlobeTrotting667625
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 3 tried the wild boar, rattlesnake sausage, elk sliders, and lobster. Everything tasted terrific and the food was plated well. I had the filet for the main course and wasn’t impressed, compared to a Ruth Chris. I would go again when wanting...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Justin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lonesome Dove is one of those places where you know you are going to spend a lot of money, and you hope you will leave with no regrets. We went for a birthday dinner and ate like cowboy kings. The lobster hush-puppies and the rabbit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RoadDragon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a family visit my wife and I tried the Lonesome Dove based on an internet description and it far surpassed our wildest expectations. Our server, Landon explained how the appetizers could be ordered individually giving a taste of several. The portions are appropriate-not so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank avidvol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the old city in Knoxville, a trendy area with beautiful restaurants and bars near the Market square, this place is an exquisite gourmet restaurant with a most innovative menu and delectable dishes😋😊 Impeccable service, atmospheric interior with the “open kitchen” concept, a highly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nassos F
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Went a couple weeks back with the wife step mother and father for a lovely meal and the experience is wonderful however... Before you order unless you are *genuinely* open minded about food only order what the servers recommend. A lot of the ingredients used...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sentential
Reviewed November 29, 2018

I have had almost everything on the menu. Rabbit, Elk, Steak, Fish Pasta. We have had all the starters and salads. We love the lobster hush puppies, stuffed blue crabs, and yes, the rabbit rattlesnake sausage. The garlic stuffed filet is your go to if...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nodoor
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

My step-son wanted to try out this restaurant as they serve exotic meat dishes such as Elk and rattlesnake sausage amongst other choices. The bread and salads were very good but I found the prices to be quite high for the food and ambiance. This...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank debrah645
Patrick M, Social Media Manager at Lonesome Dove Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

Sorry to hear your experience was anything but perfect. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and apologize it was not what you were expecting. If you would like to speak to someone in person regarding your meal, please send...More

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Questions & Answers
December 9, 2017|
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Response from Patrick M | Property representative |
We sell wine on the property now so not any longer! Thanks for your inquiry!
Tom C
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Dara F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is downstairs seating and the bar is located downstairs.
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Patrick M | Property representative |
We have three high chairs available and they should be fine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-999-5251
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Chef & Owner Tim Love has designed a menu influenced by all of the ingredients and cultures of the West-with an added level of modern sophistication. Items on the Lonesome Dove Bistro menu range from an inventive selection of steaks and seafood to dishes such as Wagyu Tomahawk, Kangaroo Carpaccio, Rocky Mountain Elk Ribeye, Wild Boar, and Rabbit & Rattlesnake!
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