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Copper Cellar Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar
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1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3009
+1 865-673-3411
11:00 - 00:00
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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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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The red ale on tap was great, except the bar neglected to tell me that in 2 minutes from my purchase the 'special' price of 50% off kicked in, they said tough. The burger was great once they took back the well done one and brought me the medium one i asked for. The Tennessee blue cheese grits were HEAVEN!!

Thank shawnabbtt
Dallas, Georgia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worked at UT for 2 months and ate here many times. Great place to eat. Awesome burgers. Great fish offered most days on the daily menu. OMG! The prime rib sandwich....incredible. Made. A special point to meet the manager and express how impressed we were. Prices were very reasonable with several specials offered each week including burger day. Trust me...these... More 

Thank Jim W
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fist visit and was underwhelmed. Has the potential to be great, but management missed an opportunity to ensure guest satisfaction.

Thank LaToya G
Kit H, General Manager at Copper Cellar Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that your first visit with us was not what you had hoped for, and very sorry that we had a chance to fix things and dropped the ball there as well. We'd like to know about your experience, and how we could better serve you in the future. Please feel free to contact me... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Party of three visited this restaurant on a Saturday early evening. They have a great deal on burgers on Saturdays when there isn't a home football game. Two of us had burgers for only about $13. Very good food and service.

Thank SCAustins_07
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Previous visit didn't go well but management went above and beyond to make it up. Went back for a second time and the service and food was great! So glad we decided to give it another try.

Thank chickatjl
Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice meal on a Tuesday evening. Arrived around 5:30 with quick seating. Enjoyed locally brewed beers. The waitress provided a good description of several of the beers we asked about. I ordered an Ale Steak, which was cooked exactly as I ordered. My dining partner ordered a hamburger which was also cooked according to the order. Very... More 

Thank Rhonda S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

For what you pay for a steak here, It's a pretty good buy. I like the west location better, but this is a pretty good place to hit up for a steak or a good deal on "burger night".

Thank luckyduck2016
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

From top to bottom. The server Tiffany was attentive, and very on point with everything. We never had to want for anything. The food was excellent. I had the crab cake sandwich with some blue cheese grits. The crab cake was one that I can say is better than some of the ones I have eaten down on the coast.... More 

Thank moonracer89
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 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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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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