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Knoxville Restaurants Urban Legend

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Knoxville has carried an urban legend that it is one of the nation’s cities with the highest restaurants per capita, but that myth has been proved to be untrue by some fairly simple statistics. Knoxville may not have the highest amount of restaurants per capita, but there are a plethora of fantastic restaurants in the Knoxville area, many of which are unsung. Here are a few great restaurants to put on your list of places to try:

  • Round Up Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor, 3646 Sevierville Pike: Recently rated with an overall 3 1/2 stars by The Grub Scout in the Knoxville News Sentinel, and a 100% score by the health department! Round Up was said to “prepare fairly sized portions of food that is served quickly  and at a very competitive price.” Round Up offers country cooking and doubles as a Mayfield Ice Cream Parlor. If you are looking for a charming restaurant a little off the beaten path, Round Up is certainly a fan-favorite among South Knoxville residents.
  • Cafe du Soleil, 416 Clinch Ave.: According to the Knoxville News Sentinel; “this new downtown dining spot serves French cuisine in a cozy, upscale-modern atmosphere,” and Cafe du Soleil received a 4-star review.
  • BurgerFi, 1710 Cumberland Ave.: “Burger lovers should consider this Cumberland Strip eatery a must-try destination,” wrote the News Sentinel. BurgerFi received 4 1/2 stars by their food critics.
  • Mother Earth Meats, 11151A Kingston Pike: Mother Earth Meats in Farragut offers a meat shop/market/taproom/restaurant, featuring a menu built on a foundation of grass-fed meats, free-range chickens, and exotic game. News Sentinel rated it 3-stars.
  • Yassin’s Falafel House, 706 Walnut St.: According to the News Sentinel, “this downtown lunchtime eatery does falafel and hummus right!” Yassin’s received a 4-star rating .

If you are looking for a new restaurant to try in your neighborhood, check out Urbanspoon or Zagat to find your new favorite place to eat in Knoxville!

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