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“Feel right at home”
Review of Tupelo Honey

Tupelo Honey
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Ranked #14 of 1,193 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our Southern dishes & libations are served with a creative twist & a smile. When we play with our food (& we think it's okay), the result is scrumptious. We're rooted in the Mountain South, & our menu is inspired by time-honored traditions: pickling & frying, canning & preserving, & utilizing seasonal produce and ingredients to prepare delicious, scratch-made creations.
Madisonville, Kentucky
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Feel right at home”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

From the moment you walk in you know you picked the right place. The staff is friendly and working like a well-oiled machine. After being seated by the kitchen, we saw delicious entree after entree "order up!" And they were artfully placing each item so that it looked as appetizing as it smelled and tasted. We both decided on a southern fried chicken saltimbocca with country ham and mushroom marsala. It was absolutely delicious! From the smashed cauliflower "potatoes" to the chicken and sauce, to the mushroom Marsala and back. The waitress also brought us a complimentary country biscuit with Tupelo Honey and homemade blueberry jam. We were here on a business trip and will make a point to return if we end up this way again.

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Indialantic, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Good Food, getting seated is a challenge”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I live right next door to this restaurant, and I'd say it is becoming a bit of a victim of its own success. -Most popular restaurant on Market Square, and the seating staff knows this. You can't make a reservation unless you have 8 or more, and you can't get on the list to be seated unless you appear in person (no calling from next door...). You can however get on the list then leave and they will text you when your table is ready. This leads to open tables when they tell you it is a 50 minute wait because they are waiting for people who have been sent a text to trek back to the restaurant. Food: Very good if you like a heavy meal. Wine list: Poor for a quality restaurant. Service: Friendly but can be slow at times.

Thank MJO1
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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“First experience was a winner”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

A friend recommended we visit and we found the opportunity while visiting Knoxville. There was a long wait on a warm Friday evening but SO WORTH IT. Even my husband, who usually won't wait more than 20 minutes for a table agreed as we finished a beautiful meal. Besides, it was my birthday and he indulged me. The ginormous biscuits with blueberry jam kicked off a memorial meal. From entrees to dessert, we were very pleased. We had no room for dessert but did take some along to enjoy a few hours later in our hotel room. Our server made sure we had all the supplies we needed to enjoy our dessert later when we weren't so stuffed. I wanted to get their recipe book but alas, they were out so I ordered in online when we returned home. Try it and you won't be sorry.

  • Visited September 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Will not return”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very disappointed with our visit to this restaurant for dinner. Arrived, put our name on the list, and was given a buzzer to notify us when our table was ready. After 45 minutes, the buzzer went off and we returned to the hostess stand only to be told it would be another 20 minutes. Why set off the buzzer if there was not table. Finally being brought to an undersized table by a rude host, we found the table had not be wiped down, and crumbs were on the chairs. When I asked to have them cleaned, the same host did so but with much displeasure. The wait staff wasn't prompt, we waited a long time for our meals which were ordinary. They only really tasty item is the extra large biscuit they give you. I will not be returning to this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank mulliganshores
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Sweet place for breakfast”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting Knoxville and this was recommended for breakfast. We parked in a nearby parking garage and had a late breakfast on a weekday, thus no waiting in line. I had the huge sweet potato pancake, that covered the entire plate. It was good, but I can't eat dairy so I couldn't add the peach butter to it. There were two "iffy" folks in our party. Our 10 year old grandson is the king of pancakes--regular pancakes. They make only the sweet potato ones. He eventually got the kids eggs and biscuit and was reasonably, but not totally, happy. The Hubs believes breakfast is ham, eggs, and biscuits at the very least. He deemed the country breakfast to be good, high praise. There is a limited menu and it's a little pricy--check it our online before going. We enjoyed it and would return.

Visited July 2014
Thank Striggs
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