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Lonesome Dove Knoxville

100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
+1 865-999-5251
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef tenderloin” (24 reviews)
“rabbit” (18 reviews)
“wild game” (17 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1007
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Started with oysters (average), elk sliders were epic as always, great changes to main menu. Dessert, wish the lemon tart was back. Anthony as a server was awesome!

Thank Departure756094
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a group of 12 here and would highly recommend. Very easy to work with on menu and service was excellent. Food was top notch and room was very nice. Would definitely go back.

Thank EJG4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening at this quirky, up-scale restaurant in Old City. Few restaurants in Old City are open for lunch, including Lonesome Dove, except for Friday when Lonesome Dove is open for lunch and reportedly offers a prime rib special. The restaurant features...More

Thank nedtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good. The food is expensive. The food portions are small. $4.00 for a quarter size piece of sausage sitting on a quarter size piece of potato is rather expensive. The beef tenderloin was very good and was 6 ounces....the elk was very...More

Thank Buckeye017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go here... the service is impeccable and fun! The food is artwork! Creative and delicious!!! Unique! Special! Personal. YUM!!

Thank acino1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed savory eclectic appetizers, delectable wild game entrees, innovative cocktails and impeccable service from the entire staff. (Thanks CJ for being amazing!) A complimentary glass of Prosecco to celebrate our anniversary was a very nice touch. Is LD a little pricey? Yes, but but...More

Thank MichaelnTn
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I went here with a very large group during a conference. We had the whole top floor reserved. The good: I like some of the food and I really like the desserts. The waiters were very friendly. Love how they incorporated the Old City brick...More

Thank Erica G
Patrick M, Social Media Manager at Lonesome Dove Knoxville, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Sorry to hear your experience was anything less than perfect, Erica. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and if you would like to speak to someone in person regarding your meal, please send us your preferred method of contact...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Lonesome Dove is the best for variety of dishes, quality of food, and level of service. I highly recommend the rattlesnake sausage and the “willie”...and the jalapeño margarita is a great drink that is unique. You will not be disappointed!

Thank davewhittington
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Went here on Friday for a business lunch. The lunch prime rib was excellent. As good as I have had anywhere. It is also very reasonable at lunch.

Thank Kent C
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. Curtis knows his wine, Anthony does a phenomenal job proving service and knowledge of menu, cooks prepare fantastic food. Can't say enough positive things about LD.

Thank Departure756094
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Questions & Answers
9 December 2017|
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Response from Patrick M | 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 Patrick M | 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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