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Copper Cellar Restaurant

1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3009
+1 865-673-3411
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“burger” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-3009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been on the strip since the 70's. One of the few remaining. Great location and the interior is inviting. Bartenders attentive and knowledgeable, reasonably priced, tasty menu, good waiters. One of the few remaining establishments on the strip from ma

Thank Walter G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has really good foods. We had 7 people and we all liked what we ordered. The salmon was very very good (and fresh). My husband really loved the chicken teriyaki...my husband's only complaint...needed more pineapple. Their mac n cheese was excellent. My daughter...More

Thank Traveler2214
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere with so much history to go with it. Our Waiter was personable and also knew the menu like the back of his hand. I had the ale steak, it was cooked to perfection with a taste I couldn't get enough of. I chose...More

Thank was4wendy
Reviewed 19 July 2017

One of the best hamburgers that I have ever eaten! Fries are always hot and crispy! Every Wed is 1/2 price burger day during lunch. Excellent portions, you don't walk away hungry! Normal pricing is every reasonable to! Worth a visit !

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The staff is very nice and polite. Food was good and mid range. Great atmosphere. The waiter was quick to tell us what they were out of before we started looking at menu.

Thank Sherry R
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Close to where we were staying. Family had the prime rib special in which everyone raved about the flavor and tenderness. Several side options to choose from. The baked potatoes and rice pilaf could have been cooked more. The server was friendly and helpful in...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We ate here tonight and the food and service was great. But all the swarming gnats were very annoying. We ate downstairs in a romantic atmosphere until a large, loud party showed up. Still I give it 4 stars for the excellent service and food.

Thank lanee3
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Haven't been in a while because I haven't been near UT campus to eat in a while, but as it has been in the past and as it was last night...it was great. We had a medium size group of 14 and our server didn't...More

1  Thank volvettebc
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Management really needs to get with the times. It has removed the minimum gratuity of 18% for large parties which most places have in place. Many, very cheap & cheesy customers come in & do not tip; if you can afford a served meal, especially...More

Thank Onacondavita
Kit H, General Manager at Copper Cellar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

We are very sorry to hear that you are not happy with our restaurant and it's processes. To answer the concern about automatic gratuity. We still have an 18% gratuity added to all banquets, but have not had an automatic gratuity on other parties for...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Party of 8. Checks totaled $400+. An error was discovered on one check where a guest was charged for two drinks but had only ordered one. The check was adjusted. Then they did the dumbest thing I have ever seen in a fine dining restaurant....More

Thank Suetooyoo
Kit H, General Manager at Copper Cellar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

I am very sorry to hear about your experience. I would really like to hear more about your meal and where we dropped the ball. We value every guest that comes in and would like to make it right. If you would like to call...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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