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Honey Dusted Fried Chicken - Tupelo Honey - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Tupelo Honey - Knoxville

4.6
4.6
2382 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-sourced, and always Southern.

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2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Contemporary Southern), Regional American (Southern), American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (865) 522-0004
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Gabrynowicz
  • Catering
    Please contact us for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We can help. Please contact the restaurant for details. 865-522-0004
  • Neighbourhood
    Knoxville
  • Cross Street
    Market Street and Market Street - Market Square
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of parking at near by parking lots and Parking Garages. There are also parking available all over town at meters that are also accessible. The parking in downtown Knoxville is FREE after 7:00PM and on weekends in select lots.
  • Public Transit
    There are public transit stops less than a block for us on Gay ST.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,382 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Great for brunch

  • East Tennessee

    Hot spot

  • East Tennessee

    Most Booked

  • Knoxville

    Great for brunch

  • Knoxville

    Hot spot

  • Knoxville

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Knoxville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Knoxville

    Most Booked

2,382 Reviews
  1. jp2022

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was extremely slow and often absent. We were freezing cold. We told our server how cold we were. The food wasn’t good when it finally came.

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  2. christopherh

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fabulous as always. Know we will always have to deal with the chaos going in. Only negative, we had 745 reservations, at 8 I just asked if we took a high top could we just be seated, and was told yes, so we comprised

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  3. Clay

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I had made the reservation online as this is where my now fiancé wanted to eat. The day was special, and was the day I proposed. That being stated they knew; as I had called the establishment and explained that I was proposing that day, asking about outside heaters. I was informed that it would be tough to accommodate me as even outside was booked. While we were there there was no one else outside eating, and the heaters were not adequate for the 47 degrees F. Not just that but there were at least 2 tables inside that remained Vacant for our dinner that we could have transferred to (if they could have informed us). I had ordered the wild turkey drink and so did my friend as several friends were joining as a surprise. When I say WOW I don't mean it in a good way! My drink amount didn't even cover the single ice cube. And my buddies did but hardly. As the food came out a plate sauce container was dropped and ranch splashed up. We thought no one got hit, but later found out ranch had splashed up under the table, and hit 3 guests. (The one being proposed too, the camera lady and myself). This didn't help WHEN WE FOUND OUT IN OUR PROPOSAL PICTURES after walking around with what looked like white goop on us for a while after. Yea not happy. Once we had food I even had to go myself and ask the kitchen for ketchup. It was funny when the waiter realized I was paying for the whole table, all of a sudden I was getting responsive service. Not once was there a apologetic attitude. Other than at the end when handing the near $400 bill to me. Only rating above a 1 star as the food was tasty. Would not recommend at this time as this was a black mark on an amazing and exceptional day. As I am now to be married I might revisit one day for the nostalgia of the day, as we will look back and laugh to be humbled.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal, but they are always busy! Got sat 10 mins after reservation so just keep that in mind when getting a reservation here. Definitely worth waiting!

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  5. KimC

    E. Tennessee

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing chicken and salmon, sides and cocktails, great service from hostess to server

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was a 10/10 and value was there as well when it came to the 4-course for 2 at $75!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and pricing were acceptable, there were very expensive delicious entrees as well as affordable ones

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fine, server was average. Biggest disappointment was that for our 115 appointment we did not get food until after 2pm and we ordered nearly as soon as we sat down. The server never came back to keep us up to date about why it took so long. Food was fine, but lukewarm so probably had been sitting in the window for a few minutes. Better communication is key when the restaurant is running 45 minutes for a meal. Especially when the couple next to us got their food in 15 minutes.

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  9. Deborah

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was outstanding, a pleasure to chat with, and very efficient. I had the Mahi Mahi and my husband had the Salmon-both were delicious.

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  10. JeremyM

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner at TH! Fried chicken is FANTASTIC!

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  11. DebbiW

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Less options than on previous menu last time I ate here. Food was good. Service excellent.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome - we had a big group and they took amazing care of us

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  13. Edgewoodkathy

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our experience at Tupelo Honey. The food was amazing and the service was even better. It was absolutely freezing inside, because Knoxville had just endured their first snow/ice storm in years, but other than that we highly recommend it. 

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Despite a snowy week and cold temperatures, Tupelo Honey accommodated our group for a fun night,

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  15. ConnnieB

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken was fabulous as usual. Love the biscuits and honey also. No complaints on the sides: Mac and cheese, greens, broccolini or potatoes. Glad to have reservation and they took us back as soon as we got there even though we were early.

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  16. DanD

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I've been want to try this restaurant for a while. I must say I was very disappointed. My salmon was dry, my dates salad was nothing but a bowl of lettuce and our appetizer was cooked to a crisp. Service felt like a diner, not a restaurant.

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  17. MariaK

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great southern brunch plates and the mimosas were delicious. Highly highly recommend if you’re a true foodie!

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  18. MichelleM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was very nice and attentive we had a hour before going to A movie she made sure we were done by that time

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was shocked that I could reserve a table on New Year’s Day last minute, but I was. Jennifer was our server. She has served us before and she is excellent whether it’s crazy busy or very quiet like today was. The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great! Wonderful way to spend New Year’s Eve with your friends!

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  21. KeithS

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice New Years Eve Dinner. I had to drive, so I had the ginger beer as a non-alcoholic option. It was terrific, and went well with everything I had (fried green tomatoes, honey-dusted fried chicken and pecan pie). Will definitely return!

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  22. DavidZ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was polite and knowledgeable about the food selection. The meal was excellent. We will definitely be returning.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service and food. Open table worked as designed and we really appreciated getting a table on New Year’s Eve!

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  24. AlisonO

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time and the service was great. The harvest bowl with blackened chicken was amazing!

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  25. AshleyG

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was top-notch! We came in with my parents and a 3 and 5-year-old. The host staff was able to get us seated early and the server was very kind and accommodating. He acknowledged we had kids and got their food order right away. The food was great but being able to sit down and enjoy a meal with our family was so nice during the busy holiday season. The service ultimately made the meal exceptional!

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  26. Lovetodine

    Jacksonville

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We notmally love Tupelo Honey. Food was good but service was not up to normal standards also part of one entrree was missing and came after the dish was almost finished.

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  27. JenniferA

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I are Realtors and invited our past clients and some of their family to lunch at Tupelo Honey and it was great! Our clients brought their dog with them and the host quickly moved us to a table outside last minute. There were heaters on the patio that kept us warm (it was a little rainy and cold that day). Our server was super friendly and accommodating! I’ve dined at Tupelo Honey many times and it’s always been awesome!

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  28. SRA21

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Grey was awesome! Food was spectacular.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers and soup were great. Entrees were underwhelming. I’ll stick to soup, salad, and appetizers if I go again. I had the cast iron pork and others had the meatloaf. My daughter had the fried chicken sandwich and that was tasty.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great comfort food and service. Enjoyed dessert and mains.

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  31. keta

    New York City

    181 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our evening here but I had 'requested' a regular table. We were only allowed to reserve a high table? What happened to regular table seating? I asked them when I got there to check & see if we could have a regular table & was told we couldn't reserve one like that on the weekend (or something weird like that). I have serious knee problems & a high table is uncomfortable & I just didn't understand why we couldn't reserve a regular table when they do have them... The food was OK, but not outstanding. My Caesar salad was good but it hardly had any dressing on it so I had to ask for more. But, the fried chicken on top was really good. Don't know if we will reserve there again or not...

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They do a great job with big tables. We celebrated our daughter’s PhD grad with you all!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was friendly, but highly inefficient. Some of the food was fantastic (cauliflower bites for example), whereas the braised beef entree was terrible.

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  34. ArmandoG

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is very tasty and fresh. Service staff could be more attentive and courteous. Had to wait a bit to pay our check.

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  35. SEB01

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy eating brunch here. A nice experience

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  36. JillS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    My vegetables were burned. Fish good quality but tasteless. Gravy poor. Chicken breading very average. Food not very hot. Quality was good but no the taste.

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  37. GerardZ

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away. It was busy and it took a little bit to have our server come over. She didn’t introduce herself and I failed to ask her for her name. We ordered the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and the mahi mahi, potatoes with rosemary and brussel sprouts and my wife had the beef barbacoa. Didn’t wait very long for the food but it as the entrees and the potatoes were warm at best and they didn’t bring the appetizer. We canceled the appetizer and the server was kind enough to let us know that the manager “took it off the bill”. Not sure what that meant but none the less she was absent for awhile and waited quite some time for an additional drink. All and all it was about average and the tip definitely reflected the service as there was really no explanation from our server.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was extremely crowded, but the hostess honored our reservation quickly and got us seated in the requested area. It was extremely busy and consequently, our server was not only servicing tables around the bar area, but the bar itself was quite full. Overall, she did great, but was pressed to be timely in her movement as she had a lot of responsibilities .  The food was good and served hot. Noise was loud, but that's to be expected with that industrial motif with regard to little to no acoustic buffers. Bloody Mary seems pricey at almost $12  but given it was a special occasion decided to order, probably wouldn't repeat that in the future visit. Other opportunities at brunch have specials on mimosas and bloody Mary's that are much more cost-effective for those of us on the budget especially here during the holidays. All in all a good experience thank you. 

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  39. LaurenW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! And wonderful service!!! Fantastic selection of menu options

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy eating here. Food is good and location too.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tupelo Honey - Knoxville using the Order Online button. Tupelo Honey - Knoxville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 522-0004.

Tupelo Honey - Knoxville is rated 4.6 stars by 2382 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 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tupelo Honey - Knoxville

1 Market Square Southwest, Knoxville, TN 37902

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Market Street and Market Street - Market Square
  • Neighbourhood
    Knoxville
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Contemporary Southern), Regional American (Southern), American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of parking at near by parking lots and Parking Garages. There are also parking available all over town at meters that are also accessible. The parking in downtown Knoxville is FREE after 7:00PM and on weekends in select lots.
  • Public Transit
    There are public transit stops less than a block for us on Gay ST.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Gabrynowicz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (865) 522-0004
  • Catering
    Please contact us for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We can help. Please contact the restaurant for details. 865-522-0004
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