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Lonesome Dove Knoxville

100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
+1 865-999-5251
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose Lonesome Dove for our 32nd wedding anniversary dinner, and we weren’t disappointed. From the personal greeting at the door and the anniversary card signed by the staff to the inventive Texas-with-a-Tennessee twist menu (try the duck and rabbit enchiladas and the roasted garlic stuffed...More

Thank MeKD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent foood, pleasantly helpful Wait staff, a variety of game meats and dishes. A little pricey but very good. European approach to visit speed.

Thank jjherbert2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated wife’s birthday on a Monday so not very busy and we arrived early so stopped at the bar and had a drink. Great Old Fashion and “smoked” Manhattan. Then dinner upstairs starting with 3 different choices for starters including oysters, lobster “hush puppy “,...More

Thank Towens55
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Terrible service at every step. We arrived at 8 pm. after the peak, and did not get out until almost 11 pm, Waited a long time to be seated for our reservation, a long time for drink orders to be taken, a long time to...More

2  Thank MartinLCannon
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We’ve eaten here several times, and each experience has always been good. On Mother’s Day, we took advantage of the brunch. Our reservation was after 1:00, and unfortunately we found that the one dish my mother wanted, they had already run out of. (I guess...More

Thank tnarnold
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Mother's Day should be special. Brunch at Knoxville's Lonesome Dove was anything but...I guess $110.00 (for 2 people) doesn't go as far as it used to, at least not at this restaurant. Alright, I confess we did have one cup of coffee and a Mimosa...More

1  Thank Tellitubby
LoveStyleInc, Social Media Manager at Lonesome Dove Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Sorry to hear your experience was anything but perfect. If you would like to speak to someone in person regarding your meal at Lonesome Dove, please send us your preferred method of contact information to info@cheftimlove.com along with any additional information you would like to...More

Reviewed May 7, 2018

We dined at LD on a Saturday evening. It is a beautiful space with tons of character. The area where the bar is located is fairly noisy, but near the kitchen, it is quiet enough to easily converse. Service is courteous and helpful, particularly the...More

1  Thank Tara R
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Let me be clear. The food is very, very good. And our server was extremely efficient, knowledgeable, and energetic. No problems there. However, and there is a "however" or two, the restaurant is extremely noisy, the seating in some sections is not comfortable, and pricing...More

1  Thank TnMan38
Reviewed April 22, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant with superb service. We sat at the bar while our table was being prepared, and the bar tender was one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Her customer service was outstanding and knowledge of drinks and...More

Thank funlonghorn
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Over the top service and delightful unique food selections. I branched out and tried Buffalo, Pheasant, Wild Pig and Venison. I must say, the Lobster Hush Puppies were my favorite. Very comfortable up-scale dining.

Thank bslansky
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December 9, 2017|
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Response from LoveStyleInc | 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 LoveStyleInc | 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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
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
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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