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Sunspot Restaurant

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2200 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-2812
+1 865-637-4663
11:00 - 02:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sunspot has excellent food, drink, and service. Here one can enjoy a unique menu (but foods with which you'll be familiar and comfortable). Great apps, sandwiches & burgers, and entrees. There's also a good bar with a nice selection of craft beers, whiskey & wine. A nice patio on the Cumberland Avenue 'Strip' - in the heart of the... More 

Thank gadler728
Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to love the Sunspot Restaurant, in it's old location and before the Aubrey's chain acquired it. And have kept going back since such acquisition and their location move, hoping they would get back to their old location's roots. But after dinner there a few nights ago, I'm done with the Sunspot. Full disclosure, I'm a vegetarian and they... More 

East TN
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped gong here after they changed their menu. Gone are the favorites. Now the menu has odd dishes that are unapproachable.

Thank CORT71
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu. great staff. Location is very neat a little hard to get to unless you are walking..the roasted cauliflower is very good. Over all it is worth trying and we will be returning

Thank Jason C
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You'll likely find a common them amongst longtime patrons of Sunspot: sadness. At its original location down the street, the restaurant was the vibrant heart of Cumberland avenue. It's mantra was where neckties and tie dyes unite, and this was reflected in the customers. College kids eating jerk tofu sandwiches sitting beside businessmen in suits having salads in a totally... More 

Thank John C
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A year ago my friends convinced me to try this place, and I was hesitant, but they were right. The menu was awesome featuring items like: cheese dip, the Sunspot Burger, black bean burger, and other creative but not extreme dishes. On our recent visit, I was so disappointed to find the menu had changed. You want sweet potato fries?... More 

2 Thank KtownBrown
Clinton, Tennessee
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Maybe if we hadn't been coming for years I wouldn't know what used to be on the menu. We aren't regulars since we tend to eat there when UT is out but we liked the place. Yes my Cuban was tasty but there weren't many items on the new menu that appealed to me. Certainly not enough that it would... More 

Thank zenarmour
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The family picked this spot to celebrate my my brother and my own birthday. We wanted to do patio but it was full And we were too hungry to care. The appetizers and food were excellent. Service was prompt and we enjoy the laid back atmosphere. I've never had chili lime mashed potatoes but they were tasty. The Cuban was... More 

Thank 7Zach7
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Very nice late night meal. Surprising given it's location on the "strip" with all kinds of fast food place (ick). Food is very fresh and lots of out of the ordinary choices. Full bar with lots of craft beers.

Thank KLRF1
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Sunspot has been a great part of the Knoxville dining scene for me for over a decade, but they changed their menu, and I'm not sure it's worth it for me to go back. I got a chicken dish, granted that's pretty boring, but it's pretty hard to screw up a roasted chicken, and this was pretty tasteless. Paired with... More 

2 Thank Jane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-637-4663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?