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Fountain City Diner

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner
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Menu

Served all day
TWO EGG BREAKFASTS‎
6.99
A homemade buttermilk biscuit
Toast
White
Wheat ray
Two Large Eggs, Any Style, w/ Bread Choice, One Meat & One Side
7.99
A homemade buttermilk biscuit
Toast
White
Wheat ray
Two Large Eggs, Any Style, w/ Bread Choice, One Meat & Two Sides
8.99
A homemade buttermilk biscuit
Toast
White
Wheat ray
Two Large Eggs, Any Style, w/ Bread Choice, Two Meals & Two Sides
8.99
A homemade buttermilk biscuit
Toast
White
Wheat ray
Two Large Eggs w/ One Meat, & a Short Stack of Pancakes
Thick Cut Bacon
Sausage Links
Sugar Cured Ham
Homemade Fries
With peppers & onions
Grits
Regular or sheese
Breakfast Gravy
THREE EGG OMELETTES‎
Omlettes served w/ biscuit or toast & one side item
8.49
Biscuit
Toast
Three Cheese
Light & delicious w/ melted swiss, chedder & provolone oozing inside
8.99
Biscuit
Toast
Wild Wild Western
Sugar‎ cured ham, peppers, onions & diced tomatoes & chedder cheese
8.99
Biscuit
Toast
Ham & Cheese Classic
sugar cured ham, American cheese, simple & delicious
8.99
Biscuit
Toast
Carnivore Craze
Loaded w/ thick cut brown, sugar & cured ham, sausage & chedder cheese
8.99
Biscuit
Toast
Very Veggie
Fresh spinach, peppers, onions & mushrooms make this a hearty omelette
8.99
Biscuit
Toast
Mushroom, Bacon & Swiss
Fresh mushrooms, bacon & swiss cheese stuffed in a light & fully omelette
8.99
Biscuit
Toast
The Popeys
Filled w/ fresh spinach, mushrooms & swiss chedder
8.99
Biscuit
Toast
The Cajun
Anduille sausage, peppers, onions & provolone cheese
8.99
Biscuit
Toast
The Southwestern
Sausage, chedder cheese & pico de gallo (cilantro, tomatoes, jalapenoes, onions
THE DINNER SCRAMBLES‎
Served w/ choice of bread
8.99
Dinner Scramble
Four large eggs scrambled w/ home fries w/ onions & peppers, bacon, sausage & chedder cheese
8.99
Flesta Scramble
Four large eggs w/ sausage, home fries w/ onions & peppers, chedder cheese, pico de galo & fresh jalapeno peppers available upon request
FOUNTAIN CITY DINNER BREAKFAST FAVORITES‎
8.99
Corned Beef Hash-the Real Deal
Slow cooked corned beef brisket generously chopped & sauteed w/ peppers, onions & red skinned potatoes, topped w/ two large eggs cooked to order, served w/ your choice of bread
8.49
Breakfast Burrito
Sausage, two scrambles eggs, chedder cheese, home fries w/ onions & peppers & pico de gallo wrapped in a large tortilla & topped w/ enchilada sauce & cheese
6.99
Busicuit & Gravy Breakfast
A smotherd traditional two buttermilk biscuit w/ rice breakfast gravy, served w/ one side & two large eggs, any style
2.99
Just Buiscuit & Gravy
Two buiscuits served w/ creamy breakfast gravy
9.99
The Red Eyed Special
Country ham steak, two eggs, anu style, one side & red eyed gravy, served w/ biscuit or gravy
BREAKFAST SANDWICHES‎
6.99
Generous BLT
Generous portion of thick cut bacon, lettuce & sliced tomatoes on thick cut bread
6.99
Bacon, Egg & Cheese
Generous portion of thick cut bacon, two large eggs, & chedder cheese on thick cut bread
THE GRIDDLE‎
6.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
Buttermilk Pancakes
Three buttermilk pancakes. Served pipping hot w/ real butter & warm syrup
7.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
Blueberry Pancakes
Fresh buttermilk cooked right in this favorite topping w/ more blueberries & a light dressing of powderd sugar
7.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
Apple Turnover Pancake
Not your typical apple turnover. A large pancake filled w/ appless, apple butter, pecans, & cinnamon folded over & topped w/ more apples & powderd sugar
7.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Oey goey chocolate chips cooked right in the butter & scatterd on top w/ chocolate drizzle
7.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
Banana Walnut Pancakes
Manana pancakes topped w/ walnuts
7.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
Loaded Pancakes
Fresh blueberries, fresh sliced strawberries, sliced bananas & powderd sugar
4.59
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
Short Stack
Two buttermilk pancakes
WAFFLES‎
5.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
Golden Waffle
golden brown Balgian, served w/ real butter & warm syrup
7.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
Loaded Belgian Waffle
Fresh strawberries, blueberries & bananas & a light dusting of powderd sugar
FRENCH TOAST‎
6.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
the Frenchie
thick crust of French toast, hot off the griddle. served w/ real butter, dusted w/ powderd sugar
7.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
Tiger Toast
Thick cut slices of bread hand dipped & rolled in crushed frosted flakes. Topeed w/ fresh strawberries & bananas & drizzled w/ caramel sauce,. They're great
7.99
Sausage links +2.49
Thick cut bacon +2.49
loaded French toast
Fresh bluberries, fresh sliced strawberries, sliced bananas & powderd sugar
CEREAL BOWLS‎
3.99
Chopped pecans +0.50
Old Fashioned Otmeal
With your choice of sweeteners & topping (brown sugar, honey or raisins). Served w/ toast. Add chopped pecans
4.99
Fcd Granola
Our homemade granola cooked full of oats, dried fruits & nuts served w/ milk
6.29
Fountain City Dinner Breakfast Sundae
Layers of vanilla yogurt, fresh berries & our homemade grenola topped off w/ a dolop of real whipped cream & what's a sundae without the cherry on top
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fountain City Diner is located off the beaten track on Tazewell Pike. The food is good and the prices reasonable so we have become regulars. I ordered the Turkey Bacon Swiss Sandwich and a carbonated water.The sandwich consisted of thick layers of roasted turkey,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 71douglasm
Reviewed February 9, 2019

Fountain City Diner was one of the nicest restaurants that my two sons’ and I have ever visited. The entire staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome for our very first visit. Fountain City Diner has a magical dessert case, soon...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Dionne F
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We went to AAA to plan a trip to Universal Studios and afterwords stopped at the Diner for a late lunch. I ordered their Apple Pecan Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing and carbonated water. The salad contained mixed greens, carrots, feta cheese, dried cranberries, sliced apples...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 71douglasm
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The banana pancakes were homemade and super good. The biscuits and gravy was good but not great. Very nice staff. Cute place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cats_eat_BAGELS
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Stop on our way from Lexington to Charlotte for the game and Googled “best breakfast in Knoxville” and Fountain City Diner came up. Did not disappoint. Biscuits were amazing. Gravy was amazing. I was a little hesitant about “linked sausage” but it was amazing as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LEXKYFoodie
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I had never been here but my cousin who lives in Maryville wanted to get together and we decided this was a good meeting point for 6 of us. The food was very good and reasonable and the onion rings are the bomb. It would...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank suzieraines68
Reviewed August 14, 2018

In the past I've always ordered a sandwich, burger or entree at the Diner. This time I ordered a Strawberry Citrus Salad. It contained lettuce, feta cheese, carrots, strawberries, grilled chicken and orange wedges with a fat free raspberry vinaigrette dressing on the side. I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 71douglasm
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been trying local restaurants around town and this one is a gem. We both had gravy and biscuits which were great. My poached eggs were excellently cooked. Yes, pun intended. A great place to try out. We will return again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 35tracyw
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This was the first time we've ever been there at Fountain City Diner I love the Ambiance in there the servers are very friendly the place was very clean the food was really really good can't wait to go there again with my wife I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dlmj1962
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Stopped there for breakfast and we were pleasantly surprised. The service was very good. My coffee cup was kept full. Had the number 1 breakfast, the eggs were exactly the way I ordered, the biscuit was warm, light and fluffy. The sausage was very tasty...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Sorry, Jaime, I'm just a customer of the Diner and have no influence regarding their selection process. However, there are hundreds of restaurants in Knoxville and I suspect you will have no problem finding some that are... More
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