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Rankin Restaurant

2200 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917-5221
+1 865-524-9621
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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6:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
2200 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917-5221
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Breakfast is old fashioned biscuits and gravy, etc. Excellent service and food, as well as prices. It is off the beatin’ path, which makes it very special. Oldest restaurant in Knoxville.

Thank james w
Reviewed 4 February 2018

In my opinion, the best breakfast in town! Food is always served hot, tastes delicious and served by some of the nicest servers anywhere. If you want a biscuit like grandma used to make, it’s here! The gravy, pancakes, omelets, breakfast meats, and eggs are...More

Thank knoxtntraveler_11
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place. My grandmother lived in this area in the early 50's and brought us to eat here. If it weren't good, it wouldn't still be around.

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 10 October 2017

If you want a good, hot meal like grandma used to make....go here! Best breakfast in town in my opinion. Delicious biscuits...there’s many big name restaurants that could use a lesson on biscuit makin’ from Rankin’s cooks! Lunch specials everyday with dessert included. Meat and...More

Thank knoxtntraveler_11
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Yes, this is the best breakfast in the area. For $5.35 you get 2 eggs any style, your choice of bacon or sausage and biscuits and gravy. And yes it is all DELICIOUS. The biscuits are HOMEMADE. My oldest son and I both chose bacon...More

1  Thank abcjjl
Reviewed 7 May 2017

In town visiting parents so we leave South Carolina early so we can eat breakfast at the place with the BEST HOMEMADE Biscuits around (do no listen to folks who say otherwise - fake news) with delicious gravy. For less than $6, you get 2...More

2  Thank abcjjl
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My brother and I decided to have breakfast; his choice, and it was great! This restaurant has apparently been around since the 1950'S, and is diner type home style cooking! We had an amazing breakfast! Sandwiches and lunch meals and specials are available! The nostalgia,...More

1  Thank PaulyPauly2014
Reviewed 5 March 2017

On numerous occasions I had passed Rankin's Restaurant and wondered about the quality and service there. The parking lot was always full for lunch and even during the breakfast hours. My gut said it must be a good place to eat. My gut also said...More

Thank 386vaughnw
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Anyone who says this is the best breakfast they've had must have never had breakfast before. The food is cheap and low quality. No refills on drinks. Seriously this is 2017 stop being so stingy. They are cash only so if your like most people...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Usually eat here at least once during the fall football season. It's the best breakfast in the area. The country ham and red eye gravy is like you used to get years ago. The service is fantastic as are the biscuits and the gravy and...More

1  Thank Kirby P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917-5221
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-524-9621
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