Knoxville Dining

Downtown Bar & Grill
Relax at the historic copper and mahogany bar for a on-site brewed beer or sit back in one of the comfortable booths and tempt your taste buds on delicious Tennessee BBQ or a steak cooked to perfection! Whatever you might be in the mood for, you are sure to find it on this menu. The staff prides themselves on food that is always cooked to order and a pleasing atmosphere. The Downtown Bar & Grill has the sophistication of the big city and the welcoming spirit of the south.

Calhoun's On the River
You can't be in Tennessee without feasting on juicy ribs. This place has turned the classic southern rib plate into a work of art for the palate. Calhoun's prides itself on being 'The Taste of Tennessee' and they've got the award ribbons to back up their title. Their ribs have won awards all over the country such as 'Best Ribs in America' in the 1984 National Rib Cook-off and the recipe has not changed since.

The Tomato Head
Modern Italian cuisine meets traditional old world standards at the Tomato Head. Pasta is hand-made and the pizza is the talk of the town. All ingredients are fresh and in season and the proof is in the pasta. All pasta dishes are made to order every time so there is never a limp noodle or a mushy tomato in sight. The Tomato Head would make any little nona proud.

Sunspot
The staff and management of Sunspot are proud to work at the place "where tie-dye and neck ties unite." Sunspot restaurant is the perfect place to take a date or stop in for a quick power lunch. The menu is full of original appetizers that are a mix of traditional American and authentic Mediterranean. The beer is cold and the ambiance is warm and very inviting.

Café 4
This is one of the hottest spots in town to enjoy traditional southern cooking in a fashion-forward setting. The restaurant resembles a steel factory right out of the steam-punk art movement but the food is everything you could ever want in comfort food. Delicious dishes such as fried chicken, craw fish, shrimp & grits, homemade macaroni and cheese are featured right alongside more light choices such as Atlantic salmon and herb roasted chicken. Don't forget to visit Café 4 for a good southern breakfast also!