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Knoxville's restaurant scene has been evolving, and a number of newcomers have caused quite a stir by offering quality southern comfort food and pizza, with craft beer to match. Visitors will find a wide variety of options, including barbecue, Thai, sushi, Italian, new American, and seafood.
Market Square is a hub for a number of popular eateries such as Cafe 4, the urban-style dining "hang out" that serves gourmet comfort food, or the Tomato Head for outstanding pizza pies and sandwiches.
Stock and Barrel is drawing crowds with its farm-to-table concept, huge selection of bourbons, and an equally-impressive list of of burgers. For breakfast, Pete's Coffee Shop is a long-time favorite that offers a classic diner setting and traditional items like pancakes and omelets. Down on the waterfront, Calhoun's serves up some mouthwatering barbecue with beautiful views of the river.
A Taste of Thai and Nama sushi serve up Asian dishes, while Chesapeake's is the go-to place for fresh seafood. Those seeking an elegant evening out can try Bistro by the Tracks, or head to Ye Olde Steakhouse for a more casual night on the town.
The experts at 10 best have sampled Knoxville's finest and present their list of favorites to help with the dining decisions.