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Lonesome Dove Knoxville

100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
+1 865-999-5251
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our first time eating at Lonesome Dove couldn't have been nicer. We arrived with our friends a few minutes before our reservation time of 7:30 and were seated after about ten minutes. Please note that there is no place to sit while waiting and the...More

Thank traveler1018_8
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the very BEST restaurant in Knoxville! Knoxville has not been known for great food! But Lonesome Dove is on par with the best restaurants in Nashville, Asheville or Charlotte and beyond. It is on the forefront of great dining in Knoxville with its...More

Thank nchappygal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here while in town for a game. The atmosphere was great! The food was good just a little different for my taste and I was a little confused on what or how to order. The elk sliders were great though!

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We just had a last minute dinner at Lonesome Dive. It was one of the best meals I have ever had! Great place for a gourmet experience. Cocktails and wine were top notch. I highly recommend.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I rarely review local restaurants but this one is worth the effort. We were downtown and decided to walk down to the Old City. It was a Monday night and there wasn't much going on. Most places had only a couple of customers but this...More

2  Thank TennesseeChemist
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We tried this relatively new game restaurant for a special occasion. Nice card waiting from the crew. Opened with a bottle of Stags Leap Cabernet that paired well with almost everything. On advice of server Justin, we got a fettine trio (thin-shaved slices of pressed...More

1  Thank centaur41
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We went for an early dinner. We didn't make a reservation, so we sat at the bar. There was a guy and lady behind the bar making drinks and taking orders. The guy quickly came up to ask if this was our first visit and...More

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LoveStyleInc, Social Media Manager at Lonesome Dove Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Sorry to hear your experience was anything but perfect. We'd love to speak with you in person regarding your meal, so if you wouldn't mind, send us your preferred contact method to info@cheftimlove.com! Our customers deserve the best and we appreciate you taking the time...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

It was a fine meal (not a single dish made me want to come back to try that again) at an extraordinary price point. I recently had dinner at Shaya and August in New Orleans and both were significantly tastier and more innovative at half...More

1  Thank Joe B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

very expensive! But we had a great meal the food was very good. The atmosphere was good and the service was good. They wanted to charge us a cake cutting fee for bringing a birthday cake but the manager said we did not have to...More

2  Thank Max P
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Had a reservation for 6 at 6 and 3 arrived about 5:50. We were told we would be seated when everyone arrived. The restaurant was about 20 % full. We waited, awkwardly at the front door for about 12 minutes until the other 3 arrived....More

1  Thank Coryv24
LoveStyleInc, Social Media Manager at Lonesome Dove Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Sorry to hear your experience was anything less than perfect. If you wouldn't mind, we'd like the opportunity to speak with you directly. If that's something you're interested in doing, please send us your contact information to info@cheftimlove.com and any additional details regarding your meal...More

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Questions & Answers
10 December 2017|
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Response from LoveStyleInc | Property representative |
We sell wine on the property now so not any longer! Thanks for your inquiry!
Tom C
12 August 2017|
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Response from Dara F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is downstairs seating and the bar is located downstairs.
28 April 2017|
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Response from LoveStyleInc | Property representative |
We have three high chairs available and they should be fine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-999-5251
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Chef & Owner Tim Love has designed a menu influenced by all of the ingredients and cultures of the West-with an added level of modern sophistication. Items on the Lonesome Dove Bistro menu range from an inventive selection of steaks and seafood to dishes such as Wagyu Tomahawk, Kangaroo Carpaccio, Rocky Mountain Elk Ribeye, Wild Boar, and Rabbit & Rattlesnake!
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