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Waffle House. Vic & Bills Deli. Krystal. Pick your poison, or favorite artery clogger, when it comes to late-night Knoxville eats. But who’s the best?
What’s your favorite late-night Knoxville eatery?
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After every Friday night football game, the high schoolers take over IHOP for the midnight hour. That could be an endorsement or a warning to stay away, depending on your perspective.
Endorsement and reason to be there. The turks who are there now will keep the pups in check
Definitely Gus’s Good Times Deli near UT. Steamed sandwiches, seasoned fries and horrible service. Yum.
@Leslie: Bad customer service is what makes late-night dining so special.
gus’s was on food for thought last night… not so sure i want to visit. ihop or denny’s for me – you can’t free refills on denny’s cappuccino. too bad the closest one is pigeon forge.
As much as I loves me some Vic + Bill’s, I’m going to have to go with Waffle House. Specifically the one on Papermill. There’s just something about piling on some greasy goodness, some hashbrowns: scattered, shellacked, smothered, schlepped, covered, jagged, chunked. Mmm. Screw waiting ’til late night, I need to go now.
Awful House, Awful House, meet me at the Awful House. Especially now that I don’t club anymore. It’s better than any episode of anything on CMT. For the ones out near Cottoneyed Joe, think Squidbillies, only the squids walk upright, sorta, mostly.
Waffle House for sure…I love that place….the smell alone is enough to fill you up!
If you’re out west, Steak & Shake is a good ‘un.
Otherwise, it’s Vic & Bill’s. Too bad we don’t have the equivalent of Atlanta’s Majestic Diner around here.
Is Ali Baba’s Time Out Deli near Western Plaza open late?
And we’d always go to Perkins in Farragut.
Hmm… late night eateries… my own pantry, usually stocked with peanut butter, crackers, chips and salsa (unopened, I should add).
Otherwise, Wendy’s. At least the salads and mandarin oranges are healthy.
Krystals, Taco Bell used to be some of our favorites. What about alittle tototo…tinos! or some Hot Pockets, ding!
I’d go with Ali Baba’s too, even though it isn’t really open that late (midnight?). If it’s later than that, I’m all about some sliders at Krystals. Make mine with cheese, please.
The brewery has agreat late nite menu, and the bar food at urban bar is ALWAYS a winner late at nite.
Actually if you can find a sober driver, take your crew to the Iron Skillett truck stop off of Watt Rd exit on I-40. Wonderful food, gravey so thick you cant see the biscuits. Also Vic and Bills for the food and sites. Too bad Longs Drug store isnt open late.
l almost forgot a Rooster thru the garden at any smoky mountain market is good.
I miss Sam and Jerry’s on Chapman Highway (the food, that is,lol)…does anyone else?
…I’m wondering what in the world is a “Rooster thru the Garden?”
Though I live in Nashville now, I lived in K-Town for many years. When I was at UT it was Jimmy John’s on The Strip! Free Smells and mouth watering goodness until 4am! And I think they even delivered until then!? Yum!
Iron Skillett truck stop off of Watt Rd, Perkins 24/7 cedar bluff knoxville, Waffle House anywhere, Ihop farragut/Papermill, Steak and Shake Farragut, Bailys Sports bar until 2 or 3am, Ricks bar (Down town west) until about 3:3am (best Wings and Cheezy bacon fries), Denny’s in Pidgeon Forge, The urban Bar Old City til about 3am, Barleys tap Room in Old City for awesome late night pizza and Cheezy beefy nachos
Barley’s Tap Room -This is a busy, laid-back pizzeria. Features live music, more than 40 microbrews and international beers on tap, and a simple, friendly decor with lots of rustic tables and old beer signs. A favorite Knoxville after dinner hang out.
4620 Jazz and Acoustical Club – With the feel of a prohibition-era speakeasy, the 4620 is the newest addition to Knoxville’s thriving music scene. The mahogany storefront door takes you downstairs to an underground world with a brightly illuminated bar, with an extensive and creative martini list.
Michael’s Night Club and Restaurant – This popular restaurant is great for late nighters.It serves the full menu until 2am every night., Try swing and shag dancing on Tuesdays, 70′s and 80′s tunes on Wednesdays, and Ladies’ Night specials on Thursdays. Win prizes on Karaoke night.
Preservation Pub – Features live music and local bands with World Class Blues, Celtic, Roots Music, and More! Great food, great beers.
Big Mama’s Karaoke Cafe – Someone is always singing at the Karaoke Cafe. Great food, great fun, record your performance at this famous night spot.
Cotton Eyed Joe – Country dance club considered one of the top country-dance clubs in the USA. Drink specials vary every night. Don’t worry if you can’t dance; there are classes almost every night that will have you ready to Boot Scoot by the time the party gets started.
Knoxville Comedy Zone – Lots of fun with great comics scheduled each week. Food, drinks, and hilarious entertainment each evening. Check schedule here.
Charlie s Sports Pub – Offering karaoke Frat parties welcome
Coyote Joes – Favorite spot with bikers. Home of the Super Road Kill grill. Features Knoxville’s hottest local bands, karaoke, bike night and blues on Thursdays.
Electric Cowboy – Popular West Knoxville dance club. Country music, mechanical bull riding, and lively entertainment. Full bar and food.
Sassy Ann s House of Blues – Blues club in the Fourth and Gill neighborhood offering live music Wednesday-Sunday Performance schedule beer list food menus and driving directions
Blue Cats – Old City music club Location map schedule of upcoming events and information on booking and ticket sales
Pilot Light – Old City night club Schedule of upcoming live music shows driving directions booking information list of past performers and details of film nights
Judy s Nightclub – Offers food drink and music seven nights a week Features menu calendar of entertainment and daily specials audition details and an online forum for singles
Einstein Simplified – Comedy improvisation troupe performing weekly in the Old City Group history current membership list of games played pictures news hall of fame and contact information
Baker Peters Jazz Club – Housed in a historic mansion, creating an elegant atmosphere for dining, and listening to some great music. Steak, lobster, and more. Great fun!!!
Patrick Sullivans Saloon – Located in the Old City, this old-time historic saloon, is said to have served such notorious guests as Wild Bill Cody. The steaks and burgers make this popular for dinner, but locals also show up later for live music and mingling, particularly on weekends. Though the dark-wood surroundings remind you of yesteryear, the crowd and music are decidedly modern when Friday night rolls around.
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Ali Baba Time Out Deli on Kingston Pike is where its at for the best late night food. Gus’s Good Times Deli is another great spot if you are near campus.
IHop and Perkins.. Krystals if I am really hammered.
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