If you want to indulge your taste buds and give them a treat, downtown Knoxville is the place to go. There are dozens of restaurants, pubs, bakeries, and other eateries to satisfy your every craving. Here are eight must-try places to eat in downtown Knoxville.
1. Bistro at the Bijou
Bistro at the Bijou is located on Gay Street and features delicious made-from-scratch meals. Many of the vegetables are locally-grown and there are dishes for every diet including vegetarians and meat lovers. Dinner and lunch are available, and on the weekends you can enjoy a delicious brunch as well.
2. Café 4
Café 4 at Market Square provides urban flair and flavor. It is located right in the heart of Market Square and provides delicious comfort food and coffee. They also take special care of all their drinks and create cocktails that are made to perfection.
3. DaVinci’s Pizzeria & Calzones
Located on Central Street, DaVinci’s Pizzeria & Calzones is the place to go if you are looking for delicious and unique pizza. The sauce and the pizza dough are made fresh every day but with sugar, which creates a sweet pizza experience. You can choose from a gourmet pizza or build your own and send your taste buds into overdrive.
4. Blue Coast Grill & Bar
Blue Coast Grill & Bar is a farm-to-table restaurant. Located in Market Square, the menu features delicious American dishes with many gluten-free, vegetarian, and health-conscious options. If you are looking for great food and cold drinks, Blue Coast Grill & Bar should be at the top of your list.
5. Downtown Grill and Brewery
Downtown Grill and Brewery on Gay Street and prides itself on being a favorite downtown destination. All of the beer served in the establishment is made on location and there are more than half a dozen options to choose from. Downtown Grill and Brewery also features an extensive menu and you’ll want to go back again and again to try something new.
6. The French Market Creperie
If you are looking for the perfect breakfast or a sweet treat, you must visit the French Market Creperie. This is the only place in Knoxville where you can enjoy authentic French crepes and other French treats. The flour for all the dishes is imported directly from France, and simply reading through the menu will make your mouth water.
7. Market House Café
Market House Café is the place to go for fresh gourmet sandwiches, beer, and coffee. Not only is it a great place to enjoy lunch, but there are several delicious and hearty breakfast items that will keep you coming back for more. Located in Market Square, Market House Café is open seven days a week.
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