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Knoxville Loves Outdoor Dining: Here's Our Picks

Whether you are looking for an upscale, fine dining date-night location or a great hang-out for your family & friends, these restaurants give you the best Knoxville has to offer in outdoor dining.

New to the scene is the innovated 35 North in Farragut. They have created a gathering place unlike any other here.

Families and friends can enjoy an endless variety of culinary options created and inspired by the best local chefs on wheels paired with an extensive selection of homegrown craft brews, wines on tap, and rarified whiskeys and bourbons.

“35 North was built on our passion for street food and its power to connect people. This is because food trucks are more than just food, they are a cultural sensation, and the ultimate expression of casual dining, variety, and enjoyment.”

11321 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37933


Your New Favorite Spot


SouthSide Garage is a new bar & food truck park located in the South Landing area of South Knoxville. They offer a large selection of local craft beers, a rotation of Knoxville’s finest food trucks and a family friend space complete with large patios and patio games. Whether you’re looking for a lunch break, after work drink, or a casual family dinner, South Side Garage has you covered!



Nothing is more impressive than grabbing a drink in Knoxville’s very own castle at Schulz Bräu Brewing Company. Upon entering through a large entrance tower, you will be able to enjoy your beer in either the great hall or take a seat in the highly popular Biergarten featuring an outside bar and fire-pits to keep you warm in the winter and a state of the art misting system to keep you cool all summer long.

They really go all out when it comes to being authentic. All tables, benches and chairs in their Biergarten have been imported from Germany to give you the most authentic experience.

126 Bernard Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917

See more about their Octoberfest in our events section starting on page 46.


A new restaurant concept, “harvest – land, sea & vine,” is located in Bearden at the corner of Kingston Pike and Mohican, directly across from Nama Sushi Bar. Enjoy people watching on their outdoor dining patio and take in the hustle and bustle of Bearden’s Art District.

One of the unique aspects of the “harvest” concept is a rotating menu that coincides with the change of harvest seasons and the utilization of local farmers to source many of its menu offerings.

They have a full-service bar with a curated wine list, craft cocktails and local craft beers.

Geoff Kenney is the Executive Chef for “harvest” and leads the culinary team. Kenney most recently has served as a Corporate Chef for Nama Sushi Bar and Cru Bistro.

5200 Kingston Pike Knoxville, Tennessee


Exquisite. Unique. Above the Rest- Literally.

Elevate your Knoxville experience with a visit to Five Thirty Lounge, located on the Hyatt hotel’s rooftop. The space offers spectacular views of downtown Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains from 10 stories above. Join them for a pre-game cocktail, nightcap or something in between.

Host social gatherings, corporate events and holiday parties. To celebrations and more, their rooftop event space offers the perfect blend of style and taste in an elevated setting. Choose a terrace, the indoor lounge, or both, for a reception of up to 120 attendees.



Fresh, fantastic food, crafted with passion and served in an easygoing atmosphere. Sunspot caters to both vegetarians and carnivores with a unique, multicultural blend of Southwestern, Caribbean and Latin American cuisines.

Sunspot reminds you, you don’t have to be in college to enjoy “The Strip.” They offer over 40 beers on tap as well as a selection of wines and spirits fit to enjoy in good company at their smoke-free bar or outdoors on a rooftop patio amongst fellow weather admirers.

A comfortable place to relax with your friends, Sunspot: where tie dyes and neckties unite.

2200 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916


Good restaurants happen by design, not by accident. Corner16 stays true to that mission. Every area in Corner16 puts the focus on relationships — new and old — and the stories in the making. Warm yourself by the outdoor fire pits. Grab a beer and watch the game in the lounge.

Catch up with an old friend over lunch out on the patio. Or dine inside and enjoy a quick break from work.

Corner16 is that place of overlap for friends to intersect their busy lives and spend time enjoying good company and good food. You probably don’t need an excuse to savor exceptional Southern cooking, but with that said, they invite you to come find your happy place there.

1640 Bob Kirby Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931



Balter started out over home brews in their garage. After rehabilitating an old service station in downtown Knoxville, they opened in February 2016. Their dream became reality, and they have kept their approach simple to create a welcoming environment that celebrates craft beers and made from scratch food. Every bite and every sip at Balter is crafted daily from scratch, using the freshest ingredients available. Nothing is boring at Balter, they are constantly refreshing food and beer menus to highlight seasonal delicacies. Balter offers a place for friends and family to reconnect in a space that weaves urban aesthetics with the history of the old service station.

100 Broadway Southwest, Knoxville, TN



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