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Lakeside Tavern

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Travelers' Choice

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Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
Sponsored by: Lakeside Tavern

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Waterfront for Lunch or Dinner
1. Waterfront for Lunch or Dinner
"Wonderful view of the water. Giant windows that open."
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2. Seating for everyone
2. Seating for everyone
"Indoor and beautiful outdoor seating. One of our favorite places!"
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3. Food and service to die for
3. Food and service to die for
"The service, food, and view could not have been better."
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Sleek, stone & steel decor set upon Fort Loudon lake. Gorgeous water views along with the most beautiful East Tennessee sunsets. A long menu of surf 'n' turf & a buzzing happy hour. Lakeside Tavern is one of Knoxville's hidden treasures.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have several friends who have been in the past and we wanted something different that we'd never been before to celebrate our anniversary. We went with another couple on a Saturday night. We got there about 5:30 and I expected a small wait, but...nothing crazy. It was 45 minutes to an hour but the restaurant was only using select tables to social distance everyone. They served drinks outside and honestly the wait flew by. Our appetizers were incredible. We got the southwestern eggrolls and you could tell they are made fresh and not from a freezer! Our friends had the Ahi Tuna and spinach dip. The tuna was excellent and the spinach dip I can't stop thinking about! It was hands down the best I've ever had! As far as dinners, we had a couple steaks, and jerk chicken. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the Hawaiian steak was melt in your mouth good. The only thing lacking here I would say was the desserts. We ordered a brownie and a banana pudding. The banana pudding was a huge disappointment. It was literally pudding with a couple of wafers and banana slices on the top. The brownie was ok, but if it would have been heated, it would have been 100 times better. We will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

Some co-workers took me here for my going away dinner. The food was great and the service and attention from the staff was excellent! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for a nice quiet dinner or a group party!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great scenery! Great location! Great atmosphere and Great Food! If you get a chance to go to here, by all means take advantage of it. You will be pleased.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 5, 2020

I was told by a friend that this place had fresh ahi tuna, went by today to get salad to go, got home ahi was freezer burnt and hair in my salad I had to throw it away. Money wasted when there are so many...great restaurants around. The view might be nice but not impressed with food.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 19, 2020

We flew into Knoxville and were given this place as a recommendation. It was absolutely fantastic. We ate out on the patio and had a great view of the river. The menu had so many good options. Everything our group ordered was delicious. Service was...great as well. This place was so good, we actually stopped here a second time before our departure flight. Ordering different entrees, the food and service were just as good, if not better, than the first time. Well done, Lakeside Tavern!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed May 20, 2020 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience dining on the patio. We tried the asparagus and buffalo cauliflower appetizers, which were delicious! Pizza and barrimundi for our main course were very tasty. A nice addition to the menu are the frozen slushies! Courtney took great care of us...as well, thank you lakeside tavern!More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed May 17, 2020 via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience! The food was great, the view beautiful, and service was exceptional. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed March 22, 2020

We brought 7 family members the Lakeside on a busy Saturday night. We called ahead and was seated within 10 minutes arriving. Our server Jacob answered our questions about the menu and was quick to anticipate our needs. The food was creative and delicious! We...will definately go back again!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

Lakeside Tavern Restaurant offers more than a breathtaking view of the sunset on the lake. And the amazing services from our waiter, our good was cooked to pure perfection. My two son's Diamond and Rain really enjoyed our above and beyond quality of service and...food.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Been going here for many years. Their food is wonderful Sitting outside in the rocking chairs overlooking the lake is so pleasant. Sunday brunch is our favorite time to go. Try it, you will love it!! Thanks Lakeside!

Date of visit: January 2020
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