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Boyd's Jig and Reel

$$ - $$$, ,
101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
+1 865-247-7066
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
“macaroni pie” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

When you walk up the exterior really is inviting transports you to a street in London or Scotland. Then enter the doors and the amount of wood and decor puts you in a traditional Pub. Behind the bar just starts the insane amount of Scotches...More

Thank Brian O
Reviewed April 1, 2018

I heard about this place while at the Celtic Festival in Maryville. There was a similar type of bar/restaurant in Flagstaff. I went there to sample some of the Scotch selection. A bit of history, the word Whiskey come from the Gaelic Uisce Beatha. It...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

We went there to see live music, which we weren't disapointed about cause the band was just amazing. Its a nice Pub where you can enjoy yourselfes perfectly. I would only recommend to the staff to do more vegetarian dishes than only a Portobello Sandwich.

Thank JelBu
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Interesting restaurant in The Old City (N Central). Scottish cuisine w some authentic dishes. If you don't care for haggis, try one of many sandwiches,.. or the fish. Good craft beers available also. Not crowded on a Wednesday night..., wait staff courteous & personable. Short...More

Thank judgejudith
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I think the restaurant prefers to cater to a younger crowd. At least that's the impression I got from the level of service I experienced. No one was rude by any means, but there seemed to be considerable preoccupation with the staffs' younger peers. I...More

Thank DDDurrett
Reviewed December 18, 2017

We were here (2 couples) on a Friday night. Got right in which was nice. The bar area is nice and cozy. It was a seat yourself! The beer selections wasn't the greatest. The craft beer craze has really hit Knoxville and the restaurants seem...More

Thank bfcantwell
Reviewed November 25, 2017

We stopped in for a few drinks (Irish Carbombs) and ended up having corned beef fries (wow - really good). There was a band doing a soundcheck. We didnt stay for music but could tell they would be good by the one song they played.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Boyd's Jig and Reel takes the traditional Irish Pub we usually might frequent to a Scottish influenced Pub. Very cool decor and friendly staff. Walked in on a Friday night around 6:30 and were immediately seated. The specials which are some traditional Scottish fare are...More

Thank 19Danny56
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Just noticed Boyd's, as we were passing down N. Central. We had plans of visiting another pub nearby later, which we did but, hands down, we liked the atmosphere at Boyd's much better. I only enjoyed a quick Guinness this visit but foresee other visits...More

Thank bfain
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Very busy place on a Saturday night. Bartender still took time to explain flights of Scotch we tried. Fish and chips, Scotch egg outstanding. Music was great too.

Thank Cyndy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $16
Bar, Pub, Scottish
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-247-7066
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Jig and Reel is an authentic Scottish music and Whisky pub, located in the Old City of Knoxville, Tennessee. We are open six days a week serving delicious meals with a focus on friendly Scottish hospitality. Our extensive Scotch selection is one of the best in the world and we now have over 800 whiskies on our full list, any of our knowledgeable bartenders will be happy to recommend something new for you to try. Most days there is almost always something musical happening in the bar, feel free to join in on one of our informal pub sessions or enjoy some of our bigger acts in our laid back event room. It is our goal to preserve our musical history and celebrate the Scottish culture of our ancestors. There really is no other place like Boyd’s Jig and Reel. We invite you down to visit us soon to see for yourself!
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