Oct 24 – 26, 2022
Embassy Suites
US/Eastern timezone

Dining recommendations

Downtown Knoxville contains many excellent dining options within a short walk from the hotel. While you can't go wrong, here are some local recommendations.


Counter-serve / quick eats:


Frothy Monkey, 419 S Gay St

Local coffeehouse chain with breakfast, lunch and dinner


Yassin's Falafel House, 706 Walnut St

Syrian falafel and gyro shop


Good Golly Tamale, 112 S Central St

Excellent tamales with vegan options (closes at 6 pm)


Curious Dog, 200 W Jackson Ave

Hot dogs, sandwiches and protein bowls


Sweet P's Downtown Dive, 410 W. Jackson Ave

Barbeque and southern comfort food


Marble City Market, 333 W Depot Ave

Food hall with many different cuisine options


Potchke, 318 N Gay St

Mostly-vegetarian Jewish deli (lunch only)




Sit down:


Emelia, 16 Market Square

Italian food, more upscale (dinner only)


Tupelo Honey, 1 Market Square

Elevated southern food


Oliver Royale, 5 Market Square

New american with seasonal ingredients


The Tomato Head, 12 Market Square

pizzas and baked goods with vegetarians options and bar


Stock and Barrel, 35 Market Square

Burgers and extensive bourbon selection


J.C. Holdway, 501 Union Ave SW

American farm-to-table (dinner only)


Babalu, 412 S. Gay Street

Tapas/small plates and cocktails


Chivo Taqueria, 314 S. Gay St.

Gourmet tacos and extensive tequila menu


Bistro at the Bijou, 807 S. Gay St.

cozy bistro with live jazz on Mondays


Kaizen, 127 S. Central

Asian-fusion with beer (dinner only)


Oseteria Stella, 108 W. Jackson Ave

authentic Italian with seasonal ingredients (dinner only)


Kefi, 102 E. Jackson Ave

Greek small plates (dinner only)


Tako Taco,  235 W Depot Ave

Tacos and latin-inspired entrees (dinner only)


A Dopo, 516 Williams Street

artisan sourdough pizzeria (dinner only)