The Best Places to Eat in Knoxville, Tennessee


Where to Eat in Knoxville?

Exploring cities can be fun but finding where to eat in one is difficult. A delicious day in Knoxville must begin in the Old City at Olibea, a cutting edge cafe where the biscuits are fall-apart fragile and the breakfast meat of choice is house-cured pork belly. It’s on to Litton’s for Thunder Road burgers and Italian cream cake, then sensational soul food at Chandler’s Deli, and a late-night BBQ blow-out at Sweet P’s Barbecue & Soul House.



In Knoxville's edgy Old City, OliBea restaurant makes memorable breakfast from paradigmatic biscuits to pork cheek tacos. All fresh, all local, all delicious.



Litton's hamburgers range from minimal beef patties to a Thunder Road burger with pimento cheese, onions & hot pepper, Desserts: good pie & Italian cream cake.


Chandler’s Deli

Chandler's Deli is a soul food cafeteria restaurant that serves some of the best BBQ, fried chicken, and classic southern side dishes in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Sweet P’s Barbecue and Soul House

A well-calculated BBQ restaurant where blues music sets the beat, Sweet P's serves traditional meats and side dishes in entertaining dive surroundings.