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Downtown Grill & Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
+1 865-633-8111
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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knoxville tn
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We love eating here and suggest their fish and chips, pizza, or fajitas!! They have a great selection of burgers and lots of crafted beer to choose from. It's a fun place to eat but ask to sit downstairs because some of the new waitresses serve upstairs and aren't as friendly or knowledgeable

Thank nicolansam
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My husband and I ate here with friends 12/27/16 for lunch. To say the least we were not welcomed very well. One hostess there was polite but then there was another that was annoyed and ranting. She seated us while grumbling, came back with our silverware threw it on the table and said she was done with this place and... More 

Thank Sbs724
Sevierville, TN
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Stopped in here for a bite to eat on News Years Eve 2016 waiting for a movie and the festivities in Market Square. Was hungry so we ordered dinner. I 100% realize this establishment is more for their craft beer than food, but I figured it might at least have good food. I had a ribeye and my wife had... More 

Thank TripTaker83
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely recommend this place for lunch. They have a huge menu and I have never had a bad meal there. Service is always decent to great and the wait time after order is never very long. Night time this place comes alive. They have a bar upstairs and down with live music upstairs on calendar. It does get loud in... More 

Thank Jeff W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Always great. ..I live in Iowa but have been to Knoxville a lot over the years and stop here every time. It was great the first time and every time after, What more could you want from a restaurant . I could go on but you get the point.

Thank Mike W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times when I'm downtown and never am I disappointed. Highly recommend, price is fair.

Thank Washingtonsteven
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Went here with some colleagues and was very pleased. They have a really good beer selection, and everything we tried was good. The food was good as well, even dessert. Highly recommend stopping in.

Thank aespur
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place, the waitress was very sweet and patient. She made sure all 9 of us were taken care of and the 2nd floor has a great set up.

Thank PeachLady912
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Went there with high hopes for some microbrew beers and good food. It was a neat atmosphere in an old Woolworth's store downtown. The bar was neat and clearly a location frequented by loyal patrons as many beer mugs with identifying numbers lined the bar hooks and overhead bins. The beer was great, but the bartender was not pleasant and... More 

Thank Britt J
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

A friendly wait staff and fine food were what we found when we visited for dinner, and again the next day for drinks. We were with a large party for dinner and the service was a little slow, but not irritatingly so. The beer was cold and the food was hot.

Thank Mike T

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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, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-633-8111

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