Food & Drink in Knoxville

Up to 50% Off Meat and Poultry, and Burgers

Farragut

$50 $26

For the burgers, customers can choose from grass-fed beef, bison, turkey, yak, elk, or antelope

$7 for Mexican Cuisine at Mexico Lindo

Knoxville

$15 $7

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Traditional Mexican entrees and desserts such as burritos in green sauce, chicken fajitas, enchiladas, and flan

50% Off Growlers from Beer Barn at Mother Earth Meats

Farragut

$16 $8

Take home any craft brew, such as Saw Works double-chocolate porter or Angry Orchard cider, in a hefty growler

Up to 50% Off Chinese Buffet at Mandarin House

Knoxville

$23.96 $12

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Diners pile plates at a buffet filled with more than 100 items that include traditional Chinese cuisine, salad, and dessert dishes

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Bombay Palace

Knoxville

$14 $7

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Chicken marinated in yogurt and cooked in a clay oven, lamb blanketed in spicy almond sauce, and saffron shrimp atop basmati rice

50% Off at Smoothie King Knoxville

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Dozens of smoothie flavors can be blended with multivitamins, minerals, enzymes, nutrients, and amino acids or rich coffee or milk shakes

Half Off Sushi and Japanese Food at Koko Japanese Grill

Knoxville

$20 $10

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Sizzling grilled chicken cutlets, seafood, and steak roll out of open kitchen; sushi chefs fashion specialty maki rolls

50% Off at Parton’s Smokin’ Butz BBQ

Seymour

$20 $10

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Barbecue restaurant with a menu of comfort food such as pulled pork, baked beans, and St. Louis–style ribs with Parton's signature rub

Up to Half Off Pizza and Sandwiches at Oskie's Sports Bar & Grill

Concord

$15.99 $8

Gourmet pizzas, loaded burgers, and Cuban sandwiches served amid live music

45% Off Gourmet Groceries at The Market

Maryville

$40 $22

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Specialty grocer carries locally made breads and cheeses, antibiotic-free wild game, and a selection of local and imported beers

50% Off Comfort Fare at Riverstone Family Restaurant

Townsend

$20 $10

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Rustic family-style eatery filled with Southern comfort fare such as fried okra, buttermilk pancakes & country-ham sandwiches

50% Off at Trailhead Steakhouse

Townsend

$20 $10

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Chefs flame-kiss steaks & fillets of fish for patrons to pair with hearty sides & bottled beer amid log cabin-style wood planks

Up to 51% Off a Beer and Cheese Tasting at Blue Ridge Cellars

Blue Ridge

$42.95 $22

Sip craft beers from Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee breweries while sampling artisan cheese and enjoying tasting-room activities

Up to 53% Off Southern Cuisine at Burchfield's

Oak Ridge

$18 $8.99

Kettle-fried chicken and buttermilk waffles, sautéed shrimp over cheddar-cheese grits, fried-green-tomato BLTs, and more

50% Off Diner Food at Copeland's of Kingston

Kingston

$10 $5

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Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches share table space with hearty half-pound burgers inside 50s-style diner with retro décor

Up to 50%% Off at CiCi's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$13.98 $7

Slices of pizza made with fresh dough round out self-served plates of pasta, salads, and desserts

50% Off at The Cabin Cafe

Gatlinburg

$10 $5

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An open kitchen churns out homemade sandwiches, salads, soups, quiches, and brunch classics like egg sandwiches

50% Off at Great American Cookies

Morristown

$25.99 $13

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

Up to 50% Off American Food at Tennessee State Park Restaurants

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Dine on catfish, Southern cuisine, or a buffet while at one of eight state-park restaurants, each with a picturesque view

$11 for Asian Cuisine at Sogo Fusion

Asheville

$20 $11

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Traditional and innovative sushi rolls team up with spicy curries, grilled seafood, hot teas, and Japanese sodas

40% Off Housemade Ice Cream at The Hop

Multiple Locations

$5 $3

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Housemade gourmet ice cream in from-scratch waffle cones, organic floats, and sundaes drizzled with fresh fudge

Up to 50% Off at Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon

Waynesville

$32 $16

Shop handcrafts jams, pickles, and artisan foods in small batches using local seasonal ingredients

Up to 50% Off Latin Food at Bandidos Latin Kitchen

Asheville

$26 $13

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Cooks butcher organic, hormone-free meats from local farms for trout tacos and other inventive twists on Latin dishes

Half Off Italian Food at Iannucci's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

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Family-friendly pizzeria builds pies from hand-tossed dough and housemade sauce, also crafting pasta classics such as baked ziti

Up to 53% Off at Fat Cats Billiards

Asheville

$40 $19

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An unlimited number of players enjoy an hour of pool while sipping beer and snacking on chicken tenders and burgers

$10 for Classic Diner Food at Cruizers

Upper Hominy

$20 $10

Classic 1950s-style diner serves char-grilled burgers, milk shakes, and breakfast all day long

Up to 50% Off at Green Room Bistro & Bar

Downtown Asheville

$20 $11

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Comfort-cuisine like smoked fried chicken, bison burgers, Belgian-style pommes frites with choice of 11 sauces, and house smoked deli meats

40% Off Pub Food at Lexington Avenue Brewery

Downtown Asheville

$20 $12

Upscale comfort food is assembled using local ingredients and served within a brewery and music venue with industrial decor

45% Off at Hana Japanese Restaurant

Downtown Asheville

$22 $12

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A large selection of sushi rolls, noodle bowls, and hibachi-cooked cuisine

50% Off at Sweet Pea's Frozen Yogurt

Hixson

$8 $4

Enjoy wide array of frozen yogurts, including seasonal flavors such as birthday cake, peanut butter, and white-chocolate mousse

50% Off an Escorted Wine Tour and Dinner

Hendersonville

$159 $79

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Expert guides lead guests through three to four wineries' scenic vineyards; patrons taste wines and enjoy a full catered dinner

Up to 50% Off Casual American Food at Blue Sky Café

Fletcher

$16 $8

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Hand-formed burgers topped with bacon, mushrooms, and swiss cheese, vegan wraps, kids’ menu, and a large, inventive new brunch menu

Half Off Pizza and Sub Sandwiches at Jet's Pizza

Brevard

$20 $10

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Signature deep-dish pizza, wings, Turbo Stix, and Jet's subs

48% Off Mexican Food at Quixote Restaurant

Brevard

$25 $13

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One step inside wood-paneled dining room, and you'll be met by smells of chimichurri-marinated skirt steak and shrimp with chipotle sauce

45% Off Thai Food at Lime Leaf

Hendersonville

$20 $11

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Entrees may be prepared mild, medium, or hot, according to each diner’s preference

Up to 40% Off Spring Wine Fest at Georgia Winery

Ringgold

$50 $30

Georgia's first winery hosts party with wine and craft beer tastings, live music, and food vendors to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Up to 50% Off Japanese Food at Mr. Totto Japanese Steak & Sushi

Ooltewah - Summit

$20 $11

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Hibachi chefs can toss slabs of filet mignon onto grills and pair them with house soy sauce or garlic butter and pepper

47% Off American Food at Family Table

East Ridge

$15 $8

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Casual American diner food such as sandwiches and burgers alongside calzones, pasta, chicken souvlaki, and pizza

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For more than 70 years, jewels used to fill the African mahogany cases lining Sapphire's walls. The dark wooden cabinets remain, although they now brim with more than 40 kinds of vodka, Tennessee and Kentucky whiskeys, and rums from Central and South America. Sapphire may no longer drape its customers in precious gemstones, but it does aim to preserve the sense of elegant refinement that characterized the historic building for decades.

This commitment is readily apparent in the menu of upscale southern cuisine, which includes Tennessee cheeses from Sweetwater Farms, bacon and ham from nearby Benton's, and seasonal produce from local farms. These ingredients appear throughout the selection of regionally inspired dishes. Some dishes, such as the Louisiana-crawfish-stuffed hushpuppies with cajun remoulade, assertively announce their southern roots, whereas others show a bit more restraint, such as beef-tenderloin medallions, which arrive with a simple southern succotash.

On Thursday through Saturday evenings, the elegant environment in the long, narrow room becomes livelier as the night progresses and DJs begin their sets. Upbeat rhythms echo off the high ceilings and the vintage mahogany woodwork while patrons enjoy one of the martinis that earned Sapphire a spot on Metro Pulse's Best of Knoxville 2012 list.

428 S Gay St
Knoxville,
TN
US

A huge statue of Buddha watches over the dining room at Surin of Thailand, although his peaceful gaze is subverted by complex curries, spicy stir-fried noodle dishes, and flavorful barbecue-chicken entrees a day in the making. Half chickens are marinated in Thai barbecue sauce overnight before being slowly roasted and grilled, then they’re plated with scoops of shrimp fried rice and reminders to chew each bite thoroughly, not matter who’s threatening to steal the flavorful dark meat.

Surin measures its dishes' spiciness on a three-pepper scale, where one is "spicy" and three is "Thai hot." Though most dishes fall between nonspicy and hot, a few earn their trio of peppers, including a medley of mussels, scallops, and shrimp with spicy basil sauce.

Another Buddha—actually, just a head—guards the sushi bar, where nigiri, sashimi, and creative maki rolls are born. Under the two Buddhas' protection, diners settle into leather seats or tuck into booths backed by ferns and foliage. Outside the stone-walled eatery, a patio seasons dishes with sunlight and refreshing breezes.

6213 Kingston Pike
Knoxville,
TN
US

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

250 N Seven Oaks Dr
Knoxville,
TN
US

Although the menu features perennial Italian favorites, the homestyle touches are what earned Savelli's Italian Restaurant recognition on Metro Pulse's Best of Knoxville list in 2011. In addition to creating their signature marinara sauce from scratch, chefs also prepare their own garlic bread and hand-bread each order of chicken parmesan. Before baking their pizzas, they load them with toppings from a list of more than 25 possibilities, which include caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and italian sausage. Though Savelli’s pours up frosty beers, they encourage guests to bring a favorite bottle of wine or decanter full of grapes from home.

After exiting the kitchen, orders make their way to a vibrant dining room, where cinched red curtains flank the windows, and tables perch on red linoleum flooring. Framed paintings adorn the neutral-tone walls, including one track-lit picture of an Italian village.

3055 Sutherland Ave
Knoxville,
TN
US

At Lenny's Sub Shop, named Best Sandwich Shop in 2010 by CityVoter Knoxville, team members bake fresh loaves of bread every morning and slice deli meat to order for each sandwich. Lenny's Sub Shop has been active in Knoxville for 14 years and it has grown to reach diners in more than 15 southern and midwestern states. Its signature 7.5-inch sandwiches cradle a half-pound of meat and cheese, the 10-inch holds 3/4-pound while its 15-inch Heroic subs hold up to a full pound. On the lighter side, the 5-inch holds 1/3-pound. Hot pepper relish blended from diced cherry peppers is available to add zing to deluxe clubs, roast-beef sandwiches, and veggie subs. New items include the chopped BBQ sub, potato salad, wraps, coleslaw, and a large variety of chips. In addition, the shop also serves kids' meals.

522 S Gay St
Knoxville,
TN
US

The bakers at Kitts Café fill their glass display case with house-made cakes, pies, and cobblers as cooks sizzle up platefuls of Kitts Café's homestyle diner fare. The kitchen staff fires up the griddle at 7 a.m. each morning, sizzling up fresh-cooked eggs and breakfast sandwiches before forging classic burgers and frito chili pie for lunch. To protect taste buds from fits of ennui, the café team whips up a rotating lineup of daily specials that changes each week.

A Knoxville business since 1993, Kitts Café keeps strong ties to the community with Kitts Market, a monthly event that transforms the restaurant into a trendy boutique with the work of local artists and crafters. The market's lineup of handmade gifts includes seasonal decor and enough children's clothing to dress an entire village in Loompaland.

4620 Greenway Dr
Knoxville,
TN
US