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Rankin Restaurant

2200 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917-5221
+1 865-524-9621
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (10 reviews)
“country ham” (5 reviews)
“biscuits” (18 reviews)
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American, Diner
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2200 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917-5221
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

In town visiting parents so we leave South Carolina early so we can eat breakfast at the place with the BEST HOMEMADE Biscuits around (do no listen to folks who say otherwise - fake news) with delicious gravy. For less than $6, you get 2...More

1  Thank abcjjl
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My brother and I decided to have breakfast; his choice, and it was great! This restaurant has apparently been around since the 1950'S, and is diner type home style cooking! We had an amazing breakfast! Sandwiches and lunch meals and specials are available! The nostalgia,...More

1  Thank PaulyPauly2014
Reviewed 4 March 2017

On numerous occasions I had passed Rankin's Restaurant and wondered about the quality and service there. The parking lot was always full for lunch and even during the breakfast hours. My gut said it must be a good place to eat. My gut also said...More

Thank 386vaughnw
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Anyone who says this is the best breakfast they've had must have never had breakfast before. The food is cheap and low quality. No refills on drinks. Seriously this is 2017 stop being so stingy. They are cash only so if your like most people...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Usually eat here at least once during the fall football season. It's the best breakfast in the area. The country ham and red eye gravy is like you used to get years ago. The service is fantastic as are the biscuits and the gravy and...More

1  Thank Kirby P
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Visiting parents this past weekend allowed for a visit to Rankins. Best simple breakfast that you will ever experience. Their biscuits and gravy is the best I have ever had in a restaurant. Reasonable prices. Love adding their home fries. My boys love this place...More

2  Thank abcjjl
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Almost every time I go to Knoxville to go running around with my cousin we eat breakfast here. I have NEVER had a bad meal at Rankin's. There's no one dish to tell you to try....they're All good! Excellent service and great prices. One heads...More

1  Thank Christopherdean
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is no glamour spot but is a utilitarian dining room, located in North Knoxville on Central Avenue, amidst warehouses and small residences. It's all clean and the neighborhood is safe but this is not expense account territory. Note that the parking lot is not...More

1  Thank MaizeBlueVA
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Came here for breakfast before a late morning meeting. The area and diner is a total dive joint, as in run down and past its prime not a dangerous gang infested area. Walked in wearing business attire and it seemed like everyone looked up as...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The regulars are greeted by name as they file in the door. Visit a couple of times, sit anywhere you want, enjoy the tasty food, speak to the fellow or gal at the next table or booth.....soon you'll be a regular. The wait staff is...More

2  Thank R N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917-5221
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-524-9621
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