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Lonesome Dove Knoxville

100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
+1 865-999-5251
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“elk sliders” (18 reviews)
“rabbit” (16 reviews)
“wild game” (16 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was by far one of the best meals I’ve ever had! We dined here with some friends for my birthday and our sever, Harris, was amazing! He was very attentive and explained everything in detail and gave amazing recommendations. We started with the first...More

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read these place was expensive but it was my Birthday so I thought I could splurge for once. When it came to the second course I thought the oysters on the menu looked good so I ordered a plate for twelve bucks. To...More

Thank spunkioli
LoveStyleInc, Social Media Manager at Lonesome Dove Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear your experience was anything but perfect. If you wouldn't mind, please send us your preferred method of contact so that we can get in touch with you in person to info@cheftimlove.com and any additional details about your meal you would like to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I visited for their Friday lunch so that we could get the prime rib special. Delicious!! I highly recommend visiting this restaurant specially for the Friday lunch - the only day they are open for lunch.

2  Thank RockyToplivin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was so noisy that you could hardly hear or understand the person sitting next to you!!! This place is very expensive ... be prepared to pay well over $125.00 per person. And that is without wine! The portions are small and we found...More

Thank Cinda10
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Our first time eating at Lonesome Dove couldn't have been nicer. We arrived with our friends a few minutes before our reservation time of 7:30 and were seated after about ten minutes. Please note that there is no place to sit while waiting and the...More

Thank traveler1018_8
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is the very BEST restaurant in Knoxville! Knoxville has not been known for great food! But Lonesome Dove is on par with the best restaurants in Nashville, Asheville or Charlotte and beyond. It is on the forefront of great dining in Knoxville with its...More

Thank nchappygal
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Went here while in town for a game. The atmosphere was great! The food was good just a little different for my taste and I was a little confused on what or how to order. The elk sliders were great though!

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We just had a last minute dinner at Lonesome Dive. It was one of the best meals I have ever had! Great place for a gourmet experience. Cocktails and wine were top notch. I highly recommend.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I rarely review local restaurants but this one is worth the effort. We were downtown and decided to walk down to the Old City. It was a Monday night and there wasn't much going on. Most places had only a couple of customers but this...More

2  Thank TennesseeChemist
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We tried this relatively new game restaurant for a special occasion. Nice card waiting from the crew. Opened with a bottle of Stags Leap Cabernet that paired well with almost everything. On advice of server Justin, we got a fettine trio (thin-shaved slices of pressed...More

1  Thank centaur41
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Questions & Answers
9 December 2017|
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Response from LoveStyleInc | Property representative |
We sell wine on the property now so not any longer! Thanks for your inquiry!
Tom C
11 August 2017|
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Response from Dara F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is downstairs seating and the bar is located downstairs.
28 April 2017|
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Response from LoveStyleInc | Property representative |
We have three high chairs available and they should be fine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-999-5251
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Chef & Owner Tim Love has designed a menu influenced by all of the ingredients and cultures of the West-with an added level of modern sophistication. Items on the Lonesome Dove Bistro menu range from an inventive selection of steaks and seafood to dishes such as Wagyu Tomahawk, Kangaroo Carpaccio, Rocky Mountain Elk Ribeye, Wild Boar, and Rabbit & Rattlesnake!
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