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Copper Cellar Restaurant

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1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3009
+1 865-673-3411
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited right after the UT game ended so the wait was long (1.5 hours). There is a downstairs and upstairs restaurant which are separate from each other. The food was great, our server (Sarah) hustled and was very courteous and always on time with refills.

Thank Mike T
Newport, Tennessee
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant numerous times and always get the same item! The Ale Steak! It is hands down the best steak I've had in my life. Ive taken everyone in my family to enjoy this item as well. Their opinions are all the same as mine when it comes to this item and establishment! Service is excellent as... More 

Thank Skeewbaru
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been a lifelong customer, I can no longer say that the Copper Cellar is worth the time or money. They have forgotten my salad multiple times and last night was no exception. I had to remind the server to bring it to me. I ordered prime rib and was brought a ribeye well done. Not even close. The manager... More 

2 Thank Bigdaddyvols
Fairview, Tennessee
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is honestly some of the best food I've ever eaten. Not only that but the atmosphere is great. Add to that a great location and friendly staff. DO NOT miss out on this one when you're in Knoxville!

Thank Michael L
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited many restaurants around and this was my first to The copper Cellar on Cumberland Ave. The atmosphere is fun, everyone we met was friendly, the food was very good, steaks were delicious , we were with a group, had many appetizer, all were good, cheese sticks were a little over done , my prime rib was cooked... More 

Thank TNMomLisa
Columbia, TN
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Hadn't been to Copper Cellar in a few years but they still have good food! Service for our party of eight was lacking as our server was very busy elsewhere.

Thank JaneColumbia_TN
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The atmosphere was excellent - good service - reasonable prices- lots of fun seeing all the Cumberland Avenue activity - good energy

Thank Loralee W
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I thought the Food was great however the server We had was not only rude she was also a druggie who ask me and my friends if we could find her some adderall then ask if we wanted to buy some "subs" off of her I was floored that they are allowing a server to talk to a patron that... More 

Thank tate222016
Jonah R, General Manager at Copper Cellar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit. I'm glad to hear that dinner was amazing. We have a great selection of prime grade steaks, freshly chopped salads, and the freshest fish you can get in Knoxville. I would like to get some more information about your service though. Please email me at jriggs@coppercellar.com so I can address any issues. More 

Amelia Island, Florida
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Because of it's proximity to UT, this place is always packed...they don't take reservations or call ahead seating...the menu is somewhat limited and the food is frozen then prepared. Mostly fried items. Good luck finding a delicious salad. Food is reasonably priced.

Thank margaritasat5
Jonah R, General Manager at Copper Cellar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. I apologize that you felt as though our menu was limited and the food frozen. We do pride ourselves in serving great food. One of the ways we do this is by serving only fresh, never frozen, chicken, and beef, and have a great selection of salads for all palates. We do offer reservations... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and from Knoxville. It's always been a great spot for good food at a decent price. I don't know if the management has changed in the past 6 months or what but the service has gone downhill. We visited about two weeks ago and I ordered a house salad that never came out. The... More 

Thank Bigdaddyvols
Jonah R, General Manager at Copper Cellar Restaurant, responded to this review

I apologize for letting you down on your recent visits. Our cheddar cheese dressing is a signature item for us that many people love. We pride ourselves with our long standing reputation of having great food and service here in town. I would love to get more information about your recent visit. My email is jriggs@coppercellar.com, or you can call... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
American, Bar, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-3411
The Original Copper Cellar has been a Knoxville icon for 40 years. Join us upstairs at the Cumberland Grill for fresh ground burgers, fantastic sandwiches, huge salads, hand crafted micro brews from Smoky Mountain Brewery, and freshly squeezed drinks. Our 15 high def TVs make it the perfect spot to watch the big games.
Choose to dine with us downstairs in The Original Copper Cellar and enjoy the best hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, nightly specials, and an unparalleled wine selection. Down in the Cellar is the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion.

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