Are you staying in Knoxville for the next few days and looking for a perfect steak dinner? Or perhaps you have plans for a special evening and the restaurant needs to have the right atmosphere. Here are top 5 steakhouses in Knoxville that are comfortable and inviting, upscale and casual, all of which specialize in the best steaks and cuts of meat and tempting entrées. No matter which of these restaurants you choose, all 5 steakhouses offer menus and service that guarantee a rewarding experience and a memorable evening.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Fleming’s is an excellent first choice and considered one of the top five steakhouses in Knoxville. All of their beef is USDA Prime, even the dry aged steaks, so your steak will be more tender, juicy, and flavorful. Prime Grade beef is produced from young, well-fed beef cattle and the best. A knowledgeable staff will help you match your selection with just the right wine. Fleming’s offers 100 wines by the glass as well as a complete bar menu. As there is only one Fleming’s location in the greater Knoxville area you’ll find them located on Parkside Drive in the Colonial Pinnacle Turkey Creek Shopping Plaza, near Farragut and Oak Ridge.
When you make your reservation online, let they them know any special requests. Private dining is available for Business Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners and Fleming’s will open special for a private lunch event. If you would like a booth away from the traffic or if this is going to be a special anniversary or birthday. Fleming’s has a nicer ambiance than other steakhouses in the area and is perfect for a romantic dinner. Your special event will be enhanced with a table decorated with a rose, sparkles and a happy anniversary card. A birthday guest may receive a card and a box of four truffles. Stop by for happy hour, include a Filet Mignon sandwich with your beverage and you’ll have an excellent experience at the bar.
Fleming’s service is 5 Star and won’t ever disappoint. Try the filet mignon and lobster tails cooked to perfection or the chef special New York strip steak with horseradish sauce paired with Fleming’s Potatoes which are made with jalapeños but aren’t spicy. The lava cake dessert is always made fresh so your server will ask early if you plan to order it, as it will be made for you. All the wait staff at Fleming’s know the menu well and are more than willing to make recommendations. You’ll find them attentive and responsive to all of your requests. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is top-notch and a must for steak lovers!
Ye Olde Steak House
Ye Olde Steak House is a Knoxville tradition you don’t want to miss. This is where everyone meets before and after UT games. People drive in from over seven states just to have the best Iowa grain-fed beef which has been served for over forty years.
Ye Olde Steak House is a nationally-known local family steakhouse. They have won multiple awards through the years. It began with a dream when Bunt King came home and announced to his wife Helen that he had found the perfect location for a steak house. Over the years, family and friends have worked together to maintain a rustic, friendly, down-home atmosphere that you’ll find today. Now over five decades, Ye Olde Steak House is still owned and operated by the King family and will welcome you as part of their family.
All the steaks are hand-cut, in fact if you call in advance you can have the chef hand cut as big a steak as you think you can eat. Their delicious entrees are served with a house salad, your choice of side dish & hot homemade bread. Ye Olde Steak House is known for their high quality homemade desserts (their cake chef has been with them for over 30 years), so be sure to order a slice of red velvet cake for dessert.
If you love meat, Brazeiros is the destination for you. You’ll find a very pleasing atmosphere with an ample bar which serves Brazilian dark beer and your choice of cocktails. Centrally located in Knoxville, this family-owned restaurant is an authentic Brazilian steakhouse with table-side continuous service of at least 15 cuts of meat, choices include beef, pork, lamb, chicken and sausage right off the flame served to you on a skewer with unlimited servings. The waitstaff is very helpful and friendly and they keep coming to your table to offer more choices. The bountiful salad bar include delicacies as hearts of palm, exotic cheeses and the cheese muffins is very tasty. You may want to go light on all the appetizers, bread and salad bar to save room for the overwhelming choices of meat. Take your time eating, even some patrons recommend skipping lunch the day you go so you’ll have room to enjoy everything.
Tell your servers that you would like your meat more on the medium-rare side so you will get very tasty and juicy selections, as the medium cooked meat may be a little dry to some tastes. A favorite cut is the tiny bacon-wrapped fillets of beef. Don’t miss a slice of top sirloin or if you enjoy lamb chops, these are about the best around. Everyone pays the same price for the unlimited servings at the salad bar and all the meats, so be sure to sample everything. It’s going to be very challenging to find room for dessert at Brazeiros, but try to have the delectable chocolate mousse cake. It will knock your socks off. If you are celebrating a special event let them know and they will serve a wonderful crème brulee. Brazeiros is definitely the restaurant to visit if you are a real meat lover.
The Chop House
The Chop House is a heavy Knoxville favorite with several locations in the area. You’ll find the atmosphere elegant and comfortable, a great choice for a night out on the town, special event, lunch or even after church. It does tend to get busy at times with all the regulars, but the service is always excellent. The menu is very complete, including vegan options, and offers something to please everyone.
The Chop House menu has longtime favorites that have stood the test of time with a goal to maintain quality in serving delicious food made from the freshest ingredients. Enjoy a delicious 6 oz filet that is tender enough to cut with a fork, covered with a horseradish crust, complimented by a loaded baked potato and fresh dinner salad. Prime rib, lobster, or seafood such as a baked schrod and sweet potato with cinnamon butter are just a few of the superb menu choices.
The Chop House is one of the best moderately priced steakhouse restaurants in Knoxville. Over the years the dining experience, food and service has remained excellent with the staff ready to go the extra mile.
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
This is one of the most unusual steakhouses in Knoxville where your steak is done Texas style. Celebrity chef & owner Tim Love has created a menu brimming with the culture of the West and ingredients with a modern sophisticated twist. Menu choices include inventive selections of steaks and seafood to dishes named Rocky Mountain Elk Ribeye, Waguy Tomahawk, Wild Boar, and Rabbit & Rattlesnake!
The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is located in Knoxville’s famous Old City, on the corner of Jackson Avenue and North Central Street in the historic Patrick Sullivan’s Saloon, which has been called the best surviving example of a downtown saloon in the southeastern United States. The interior is authentic with some modernization, with an antique staircase and upper floor which is fun to enjoy your meal with a view below. You’ll find the atmosphere is intimate and very conducive to warm, relaxed conversation.
Love’s menu is exotic and designed to be a break from the usual. Try the elk loin with Swiss chard and mushrooms, the antelope short ribs which have rave reviews, buffalo steak or the stuffed beef tenderloin. Feeling adventuresome? Order the lobster hush-puppies, the rabbit rattlesnake sausage and the East Coast grilled oysters. Don’t miss the best chili in Knoxville. Everything tastes delicious, you’ll find no disappointments here. The service is just as good. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is a must on your list for a steakhouse soon.
Is it a Steak Dinner Tonight?
You won’t go wrong with any of these top 5 steakhouses in Knoxville tonight. As you know a well-prepared steak is definitely a thing of culinary beauty and a poorly prepared steak a tragedy. One thing is for certain, if you aren’t more than satisfied at any of these fine restaurants, do tell the management. All are more than willing to make it right and will work very hard to make your visit and dining experience a huge success.