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Hard Knox Pizza

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$$ - $$$
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4437 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
+1 865-602-2114
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Knoxville, TN
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291 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 756 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Came here with a school group around 20 people. Ordering was fine, food was good - but we never could get a "fork". We just needed utensils - that's all we lacked. When we placed our 1 big order of pizzas and salads and drinks, there were no forks to be had. I asked the guy as we paid ($180+)... More 

Thank tmynatt
hardknoxpizza, Owner at Hard Knox Pizza, responded to this review

Good morning, and sorry for the delayed reply. I wanted to write you, as the owner (along with my wife) and apologize. We do continue to work in the store frequently but, as I'm sure you can imagine, cannot be there all the time so we work hard to train our staff, etc. Not knowing all the details of that... More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

So my SO and I are driving through the crapshow that are Gatlinburg and Sevierville and I tell her to start looking for somewhere to eat in Knoxville since there's no way we are staying in the monstrosity tourist trap where we were. She asked what should she look for and I suggested pizza since we had eaten mostly BBQ... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Choices for toppings fantastic. Wood fired pizza at its finest. Nice selection of beer. Good service in casual atmosphere.

Thank monaknox
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I love pizza and I have tried all sorts of pizza places locally and while traveling. Hard Knox is by far one of my favorite pizzas to enjoy. They offer unique toppings and flavor combinations that aren't usually found at your typical pizza chain. The pizzas are also cooked in a wood fired oven. I find myself ordering Le Boxeur... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is some of the best pizza in knoxville. It's really good. It costs a little more than the national chains, but the taste is well worth the price difference.

Thank luckyduck2016
Collierville, Tennessee
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The food and service here are very good. Had the cheese bread and pizza. The sauce is very tasty and the wood fires pizzas taste great.

Thank ibrake4java
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Best pizza we have in many years. Perfect crust, excellent red sauce, fresh toppings. Excellent service! Can't wait for next visit. They do it right.

Thank Earl C
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

If you're looking for the most bang for your buck, then stop reading now. You can get that at numerous national chains. If you appreciate freshness, locally sourced ingredients, and wood-fired artisan style pizza using traditional as well as creative toppings, you will not find any place better in the area. Since I started eating there I refuse to eat... More 

Thank cheftomf
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Passing through Knoxville and came across this great local pizza place. The "Festivus" special was the most unique blend of flavors in a pizza I have ever had.: sirachi balsamic base, fresh mozzarella, bacon, chicken and strawberries on their great wood fired crust. The pepperoni was delicious as well. Caprese was very fresh and tasty. Outdoor seating and music made... More 

Thank Phoody5
Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

A bit pricey but you get what you pay for, I guess. LOVED the Rocky Balboa 'za. Artisan all the was and you can see your order being made and cooked in their true wood fired oven. Decent Beer selection. limited seating but there ARE outdoor tables available. JUst down from the new Moe's BBQ off Kingston Pike. Workers seemed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4437 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-602-2114

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?