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Downtown Grill & Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good. I had BBQ sandwich and my boyfriend had the wings. Our food came out promptly, hot and ready to serve. If you go on game days, they have a special menu with special pricing.

Thank kj141
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoy the classic American food but it is always loud. Sit outside if you want to talk. The center bar is a masterpiece but you wont hear anything but a roar. Still a fun option on a rowdy night.

Thank BillnTN
Crossville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I always look forward to eating here. I normally order the steaks and I have never had a problem. Not only is the food great but the atmosphere is pretty cool. It is next to the Tennesse Theater and to a large movie theater. I would highly recommend for business or couples. Happy eating.

Thank Bee_Keeper_05
Sunrise, Florida
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Tennessee from Florida. Went with our friends from the area for brunch. We were going to be a party of seven (six adults and a toddler). We were prepared to wait for a table, we noticed a an open table by the hostess stand and inquired about it. The response we got was that it was for handicapped people.... More 

Thank TedB815
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this restaurant to be pretty decent. Service was pleasant and efficient. I was fairly surprised by the quality of my steak given the price. Come here if you want a middle of the road restaurant that did not disappoint for me

Thank turtleeater2099
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The two of us had dinner and wine outside here one lovely early fall evening. The guacamole was decent and we both ordered pasta dishes with chicken and even though they were half orders there was a lot of food. The meals were okay, reasonably priced. When the man next to us lit up and we were eating in a... More 

Thank 1970DeeDee
Hythe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shrimp tacos were lacking the advertised coleslaw, but after tasting the slaw my wife ordered, I'm glad that it was so. Their fries are supposed to be British-style 'chips', but are just lukewarm and soft, like they were made yesterday and reheated today. The only thing I could eat was the cinnamon apple side dish. My wife's mac and... More 

Thank Peter R
Boone, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very great meal, exceptional craft beer, waiter was very friendly and even came back to our table right as Happy Hour started to take our drink order.

Thank Jon K
Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for craft beer and quality food. Looking for a place to grab a beverage of your choice, good food, and relaxing atmosphere, this is a great choice for all.

Thank Johnny B
Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had one of the largest pieces of salmon ever at a restaurant. Cooked to perfection and nicely spiced. The loaded mashed potatoes were really tasty. Porter and Alt beers were both good.

Thank Stacey S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-633-8111

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