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    Baker Peters Jazz Club and Restaurant: And all that jazz*****

    by Sassy417 Written Nov 17, 2003

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    A favorite gathering place when out on the town....the building is historical and quite beautiful which carries a smooth ambience of culture surrounding it's fine walls. The food is tasty and wine is delicious* relaxing to the sweet tunes of jazz entertainment. A little pricey, but, hey, look at your surroundings and enjoy*

    Baker Peters Jazz Club and Restaurant
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    Calhoun's on the River: Tennessee's Best Ribs & Bar-B-Que

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Nov 15, 2004

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    If you are looking for a great atmosphere, outstanding view, and excellent food, you will find them all at Calhoun's on the River. In a city with a reputation for its many fine restaurants, this is definitely one of our favorites.

    Favorite Dish: Calhoun's pride and joy is their award winning baby back ribs. These are slowly smoked with Tennessee hickory and lightly basted on the grill with Calhoun's own Bar-B-Que sauce. Karen and I both tried them our last trip there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. On earlier visits I have also sampled their trout and catfish and found them to be equally good.

    Deserts here are fabulous. fresh key lime pie, Calhoun's Jack Daniels Pie, and freshly baked strawberry shortcake are specialities.

    Calhoun's on the River

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    Mandarin House Chinese Buffet: Best Buffet in Knoxville

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Nov 16, 2004

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    The Mandarin House has been voted the Best Buffet in Knoxville for eleven years years in a row, and if you ever eat here you will know why. The restaurant is unpretentious on the outside but huge inside to accomodate the large crowds that eat here. Because of the size there is seldom any waiting. Besides the great food, the Mandarin House is worth a visit just to view their extensive collection of beaufiful salt water aquariums.

    Favorite Dish: It's impossible to name a favorite dish as just about everything here is very good. I always pile my plate high with a wide variety of tasty morsels, then go back again for seconds - and sometimes thirds. It's hard not to be a glutton in this place.

    Mandarin House Chinese Buffet
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    The Pizza Kitchen: Hand-tossed Pizza

    by Sassy417 Written Dec 11, 2003

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    At least once a week, a group from work goes for lunch at The Pizza Kitchen. Popular place for the locals and lunch crowd. Old world feel, good lunch buffet, and LOVE their salad dressing*Sandwiches, subs, salads, rasberry sorbet, cowboy cookies, Pasta.

    Favorite Dish: Lunch buffet, spinach pizza, pepperoni, meat and mozzarella cheese pizza's, barb.pizza, vege toppings, ravioli, lasagna, spaghetti & meatballs.

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    Calhoun's: A Knoxville Tradition

    by static1 Written Aug 10, 2006

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    There are already a few reviews about Calhoun's food, but one of the best reasons to go is their beer. They brew about 6 different beers, and all are very good. The Calhoun's at Bearden Hill (West of downtown) is where the brewery is located. I believe they have a happy hour there that goes till like 10:00pm, and their beers are real cheap. They have like 6 locations with their beer available at all of them.

    Favorite Dish: Beer

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    Panera bread: Great paninis and not so good coffee

    by OlenaKyiv Written Jun 26, 2007

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    I worked near Panera Bread and discovered that my early working day is better if to start it with a cup of coffee and small bread from Panera Bread. This cafe has a free Internet, a lot of space with neat tables for meeting with partners or friends. It can be quite busy place during lunch time and breakfast on weekend though.

    Favorite Dish: Frontega chicken is great; however, this particular cafe sometimes doesn't do it as good as it should be. Coffee not great, but better than in McDonalds. You also may buy bread for your dinner at home.

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    Riverside Tavern: Fancy place

    by OlenaKyiv Updated Jun 26, 2007

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    It is a large restaurant with balconies with view on the river. We ate in this restaurant a couple of times and I never was disappointed with its dishes. The cuisine is Southern American with a lot of mashed potato, sweet potato. Fresh bread and butter also served with dishes.

    Favorite Dish: Turkey breast with mashed potato.

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    Calhoun's Downtown On The River: The restaurant on the river

    by OlenaKyiv Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It is pretty big and noisy on weekends. You can sit both outside and inside.

    I enjoyed the evening wind sitting on the outside balcony, watching the river and oposite bank.

    If you come from the river on your boat, you can parked near pier of restarant, have a dinner and go further.
    Also you can feed fish in the river which is searching for any food from restaurant customers under the porch.

    Calhoun's is open on Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and on Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

    Favorite Dish: The drink Cosmopolitan :-D We had ribs and French fries. Potato was not the best. But cheesecake was pretty good.

    Calhoun's - Knoxville restaurant
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    Cracker Barrel: not all it is cracked up to be.....

    by davecallahan Written Mar 1, 2007

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    This restaurant/gift-shop is unique in one aspect: it serves decent food for a great price in an unbearable room. The high ceilings with steel grid work and no sound barriers makes an ear-splitting din unless you are the only couple in the room.

    The lunch-specials are generous portions of chicken and potatoes and biscuit (diet says leave off the gravy and butter). You can add corn, carrots, or peas and the soup-of-the-day for under $10 per person. Top that off with coffee and a brownie and you are full and satisfied (and completely deaf if you sat there to eat it).

    To draw more customers, the establishment has added a gift shop, where my wife can exercise (her right to buy something) to take off some weight (mostly in my wallet). They have some catchy gifts for the traveler who needs to bring something home for the relatives (like pancake kits, and homemade jam) but they ain't cheap.

    So I have mixed feelings about Cracker Barrel. Maybe I just need to order take-out and eliminate the deafening noise and the gift-drain on my wallet.

    Favorite Dish: Luncheon specials

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    Chesapeake's Downtown: Fine Dining at Chesapeake's Knoxville

    by Sassy417 Written Dec 21, 2003

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    Fresh fish is available daily and the showcase in the front entrance area is generally full of the menu selections.  This place offers a quiet and relaxing reprieve for downtown workers at lunch.  The restaurant has numerous aquariums for a relaxing meal.  Swordfish, shrimp, Snapper, lobster and about everything you'd expect is available. For those that dislike the seafood, steak or chicken is also available. 

    Favorite Dish:  Our favorite is shrimp scampi and spinach maria as side dish served with homemade bread/roll

    Fine Dining experience at Chesapeake's

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    Chesapeake's Downtown: Fine Dining at Chesapeake's Knoxville

    by Sassy417 Written Dec 21, 2003

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    Fresh fish is available daily and the showcase in the front entrance area is generally full of the menu selections.  This place offers a quiet and relaxing reprieve for downtown workers at lunch.  The restaurant has numerous aquariums for a relaxing meal.  Swordfish, shrimp, Snapper, lobster and about everything you'd expect is available. For those that dislike the seafood, steak or chicken is also available. 

    Favorite Dish:  Our favorite is shrimp scampi and spinach maria as side dish served with homemade bread/roll

    Fine Dining experience at Chesapeake's
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    Fuji Japanese Grill: Take out provided at Fuji also

    by Sassy417 Written Dec 4, 2003

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    One of our family's favorite places to go for Japenese food. It is very reasonably priced, order from the menu, the ambience is great with courteous service. This place is hopping and stays very busy. Everyone loves it!!!

    Favorite Dish: Shrimp and rice, my favorite!

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    SUNSPHERE: GOLDEN GLOBE RESTAURANT

    by miner Updated Oct 1, 2002

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    The most famous restaurant was in the rotating SUNSPHERE. Unfortunately we did not eat there but it was the focal point of the Fair and I believe it is still an icon for Knoxville.There is something about spinning and eating that brings back unpleasant memories!! We opted for a stationary restaurant on the ground.
    The Sunsphere is a 266 feet tall steel tower topped by 5 levels of reflective bronze-coated glass windows.At the top of the sphere is the revolving restaurant that seats 376 dinners.

    GIANT DISCO BALL

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    Copper Cellar West . . ....

    by allenkite Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Copper Cellar West . . . Reservations a must
    Can't go wrong ordering anything on the menu . . . West location also offers Cappuccino's Restaurant that offer northern Italian Cuisine including
    veal, fresh pasta & chicken dishes . . . Order off of either menu on either side . . . Reservations a must at either location . . . Another Copper Cellar location on Cumberland

    Favorite Dish: Prime Rib . . . Cheeseburger is the best around . . . House salad with Cheddar Cheese Dressing . . . Seafood

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    CALHOUN'S ® ATOP BEARDEN HILL,...

    by allenkite Written Sep 2, 2002

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    CALHOUN'S ® ATOP BEARDEN HILL, Calhoun's ® on the River and Calhoun's ® at Kingston Pike & Pellissippi Parkway (Photo is of Calhoun's on the River)
    Great microbrewed beer . . . Best sauce around . . . Take some home . . . Locally owned

    Favorite Dish: Baby-Back ribs . . . Spinach Maria . . . Beer

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