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Fresh Food , Oyster Bar & Craft Cocktails  - STIR - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

STIR - Knoxville

4.7
4.7
414 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
STIR is the perfect restaurant to sip a craft cocktail over a dozen oysters, enjoy a night out, or meet for lunch. Located in the heart of Old City, the restaurant is an open-air concept with a large, heated outdoor patio. We are open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Great food starts with fresh, local ingredients. Our kitchen prepares everything from scratch, and our signature raw bar is stocked with fresh oysters and seasonal seafood. STIR is famous for craft cocktails. We freeze and carve 300-pound blocks of artisanal ice in-house, age certain cocktails in oak barrels for richer flavors, and place others on draft for crispness and carbonation. The result: categorically elevated cocktails. Our passion for fine spirits also compels us to find and share rare bottles, many of which are extremely difficult to procure. We welcome Knoxville to enjoy our unmatched cocktails, fresh seafood, and classic dishes in an atmosphere of genuine hospitality

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2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:30 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (865) 253-7933
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Esteban Mejia
  • Neighbourhood
    Knoxville
  • Cross Street
    Willow Ave and Burris St
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 414 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Innovative

  • East Tennessee

    Good for groups

  • East Tennessee

    Hot spot

  • East Tennessee

    Great for outdoor dining

  • East Tennessee

    Lively

  • East Tennessee

    Most Booked

  • Knoxville

    Great for brunch

  • Knoxville

    Innovative

  • Knoxville

    Good for groups

  • Knoxville

    Hot spot

  • Knoxville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Knoxville

    Lively

  • Knoxville

    Most Booked

414 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters were fresh and delicious! We ended up eating there 2 nights!!

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  2. SandyW

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love their oysters rockefeller along with the steak frites. Their drinks and food never disappoint

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious! The only thing that wasn’t ideal was the closeness of the tables. We could hear every word of the conversation happening at the table next to us despite the music being very loud, and presume they could hear ours as well. It was still a wonderful meal but would probably choose something else for date nights going forward

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  4. NaomiF

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was really good and flavorful. Only food critique would have to be the Oysters Rockefeller they were kind of dry where I guess we are used to then having more cheese other than that it was all very good. They could turn down the music just a tad it got pretty loud to where I couldn't even hear the person across from me talking.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at STIR, but won’t be our last. Drinks were fantastic at the bar; fresh oysters were incredible, fried green tomato appetizer is worth going for alone. Add in the filet and goat cheese ravioli, and steak bowl….and we brought home a huge bag of leftovers.

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  6. SchneiderT

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time perfect seats wonderful waitress and excellent food

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  7. Adam

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    In my reservation I failed to request a booth, but then again I didn't know I would have needed one until we were sat at our table that was in the middle of everyone, and with a speaker right above our heads. It was so loud that my wife and I could not even speak to each other. After 5 minutes, and at least 5 accidental elbows by people walking by, we left. I still recommend visiting Stir, just request better seating if you want to eat comfortably.

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  8. JohnR

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had sesame steak bowl and the salmon and thought they were great! Their old fashioned is terrific!

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  9. BK76509

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had heard such good things about this place, but were sadly disappointed. None of the food blew us away, especially the burger that came out overcooked and soggy, my fiance' had to give up and eat ditch the bun and eat it with a fork and knife. And for a place that is supposed to be known for their cocktails we weren't impressed. The slow service left our drinks watery and overall, I thought they weren't that great. Loud, drunk table next to us didn't make things any better - although I can't fault a place for the guests around us. I don't think we will be coming back, it's such a shame, we had so been looking forward to it.

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  10. MichaelS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal and fabulous service. Charred grilled oysters were great and rest of menu had some amazing options. Sesame Steak was awesome. Autumn our server was attentive and friendly.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful evening and everything was delicious and perfect! Highly recommend!!

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  12. CherylA

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have to pay for parking, which is not great but expected since it is in Olde Towne. Food very good! Waitress attentive but not overly so. Overall, great experience.

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  13. LeslieM

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place!! Service was quick and our server was helpful and friendly.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cool atmosphere, great service, perfect amount of food / it was so fresh.

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  15. Cameron

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was underwhelming at best. My filet and goat cheese ravioli was definitely not a filet (lots of connective tissue in it)and there was very little sauce on the ravioli. My girlfriend's salmon was raw unintentionally. The grits were very good. I expected more from the buzz this place had.

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  16. Baumberger

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall an amazing evening! Food was great and done well and I am very picky. Autumn our waitress was the star of the show. Some of the best service I ever had!!! Coming back for brunch when back in town.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific food, excellent service in a vibrant and energetic space. Highly recommend

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  18. JoyceA

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and food was great ! Service was great . Highly recommend !

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  19. Damguy

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best tasting and freshest seafood on town. It's become our favorite.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great seafood and great service. Cocktails and ice are worth the trip.

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  21. RachelC

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 of us and 4 excellent meals. Wide variety of food. Steak bowl was awesome but so was the tuna bowl, mac and cheese and shrimp and grits. Great service for being packed. Would definitely go again.

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  22. TimS

    Atlanta Metro

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is decent but nothing great. Beverage options cater to younger crowd. Lots of mixed drink options. Beer and wine options are so so. Service wasn’t great. Waitress would go away for long periods of time. Maybe they are working the rust off.

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  23. RickM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at STIR. It was fantastic I’m excited to go back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. The setting and service were excellent. The drinks were delicious!

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  25. PatriceC

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable and food was delicious! This is the third time we’ve eaten at Stir, and every time it is amazing. Fish tacos were delicious as were the Boa Sliders. I highly recommend eating at this restaurant! Brunch and dinner you need to make reservations !

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  26. JanieW

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was amazing ! It is so loud in the restaurant we can’t hardly hear each other. The food was ok. I had to send back a Martini.

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  27. Joyce

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    02/04/24 This was our first time at Stir's. We enjoyed everything including their custom cocktails. We will be back,.

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  28. Funfoodie7

    E. Tennessee

    221 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lyric, our server, made our evening! She was pleasant and very attentive. Food quality is excellent, especially for the price point. The steak coulette was delicious and the filet with goat cheese ravioli is so good. When we come DT, Stir is a great choice. Thanks for the consistency!

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  29. SandraK

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing brunch menu. Mimosas and bloody Mary's were great. Portion sizes are large and service is quick.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! The food was so good and our server was very attentive.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tori was our server and she was awesome Recommended drinks and food to us

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  32. CorinneB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible tasting food and drinks! Waitress was very kind and friendly. Enjoyed and would love to come again next time we are in the area!

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  33. MarkG

    E. Tennessee

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there. Service was great as was the food. We will definitely be back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great variety in menu choices. Grilled oysters were very good. The ahi tuna poke bowl was very good. Friend had the steak bowl and said it was delicious. My husband had the filet, he was a bit disappointed as it was grisly and not a thick cut. Great drink menu. Reasonably priced and nice portion size. Outdoor seating would be great in warmer weather. Our waitress was friendly, informative and attentive.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit to STIR. Our server Emma was great! She was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dylan our server was terrific! He was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. Dinner was outstanding. We had the featured oysters raw and chargrilled oysters. We shared the Chef’s board which was a good, basic, intro charcuterie board. The poke bowl entree and blackened mahi tacos were fresh and delicious. The artisanal cocktail was the perfect compliment.

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  37. TheDirectrice

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They oysters were delicious as was my STIR Chopped Salad!

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  38. BethR

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress and the manager were both very lovely. Drinks and food were delicious. Will definitely be back!

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  39. Hink

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything good, A little noisy and the tables for 4 of us was to small.

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  40. DonaldR

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had no problem getting a seat our first time here, because we had reservations, and it was a Sunday. It got busy over the course of the evening, but never packed. The place has a great industrial modern vibe. The bar is massive. We sat at a a very comfortable booth. Jazzmin, our server, was outstanding. She kept the pacing of our service just perfect; not too rushed. They have an extensive alcohol menu. I had whiskey over their large ice cube. Unfortunately, they were out of the wine our dinner partners wanted, but they found suitable alternatives. The menu is fairly extensive and some interesting choices, along with a separate daily special menu. My wife and I split the Stir chopped salad. There was plenty to split, and they served it on separate plates for us. It thought it was fresh and tasty. I had the shrimp and scallops Mac-n-cheese. It is definitely and adult dish, and not your average Mac-n-cheese. The white cheddar cheese was an excellent choice. There was an adequate amount of shrimp and scallops, and the whole dish was not drowning in the cheese. We finished off with the flourless chocolate cake, complimentary because it was my wife's birthday. It was just the right sized portion. It was sweet, but not sickening so. Overall, just a really enjoyable time with great food, drink and service.

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FAQs

STIR - Knoxville is rated 4.7 stars by 414 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for STIR - Knoxville

215 Willow Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-1035

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Willow Ave and Burris St
  • Neighbourhood
    Knoxville
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:30 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Esteban Mejia
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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