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Takeout | Comfort Food in Downtown Knoxville


When you want your takeout food to be hot, delicious, and down home, order up these options! Say hello to better-than-average takeout meals from Downtown Knoxville, where the BBQ, Chicken Pot Pie, and Mac & Cheese are endless.

Sweet P’s Daily Specials

It doesn't get better than the daily comforting specials of Sweet P's BBQ. Especially Meatloaf Thursday! The Downtown BBQ joint always serves up consistent meals that you can count on. Order online for curbside pickup or delivery through Uber Eats.

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Balter Beerworks' Mac & Cheese

Take your takeout to the next level with a decadent dish of chicken, mushrooms, bacon, and macaroni coated in thick cheesy sauce from Balter Beerworks. Just what you need to warm you up on these cold, wintery nights! Order online for carryout.

Ruby Sunshine's Winter Brunch

When breakfast in bed is what the doctor ordered, order a brunch feast from Ruby Sunshine, including their winter special Hot Honey Ham & Greens, Chocolate Brandied Cherry French Toast, and a half-gallon of their creamy vanilla spiced latte. Order online for curbside or delivery through Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash.

Kaizen's Daily Dumplings

Packed with flavor, Kaizen delivers new mouth-watering dumplings every day. You'll find flavors like Korean BBQ pork, Shrimp & Scallions, and Beef Tips with Kimchi Glaze. Go all in with their steamed buns, fried rice, or a noodle bowl special. Order online for curbside delivery.

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Southern Grit's Chicken Pot Pie

They claim to make chicken pot pie better than your Mommas. You be the judge! Southern Grit's traditional pot-pie filling comes with chicken, peas, carrots, and love and topped with two scratch-made biscuits. Order online for carryout.

Clancy's Sandwiches

For next-level takeout sandwiches with an Irish twist, check out Clancy's Tavern & Whiskey House. Our personal favorites are the Drunken Nemo with beer-battered Cod on a hoagie and the Brisket Reuben with Guinness-braised corned beef piled high on marbled rye. Call them at (865) 219-1266 to place your curbside order from their takeout menu.

Suttree’s Ramen

Warm up with a big ole bowl of ramen from Suttree's High Gravity Tavern. If you're craving breakfast for dinner, then order the "Rise and Shine" Bowl with bacon, a poached egg, and cheese. The "Veg-O-Ramen" is another popular choice with miso broth, kimchi, and a poached egg. Call them at (865) 934-3814 or send them a Facebook Message to place your order from their menu.

Stock & Barrel Burger & Fries

2 + 2 = 4. Burgers + Fries = Perfect Takeout Night. Stock & Barrel serves up melt-in-your-mouth beef patties with a variety of unique and delicious toppings. We suggest the satisfying Steakhouse Burger with Beef, Cheddar, A1 Sauce, Crispy Onions, and Sautéed Mushrooms and a side of duck fat fries. Order online for carryout.

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Pete's Meatloaf

The breakfast and lunch comfort food choices from Pete's are pretty much endless – the biscuits and gravy, the pimento cheese, the eggs and ham. But we have our takeout eye on the meatloaf served up with creole sauce, a corn muffin, and two southern sides. Check out their daily specials, where you'll see Chicken Livers, Country Style Steak, Chicken & Dumplings and more hit the menu. Place your carryout order by calling (865) 523-2860. They also offer delivery through Joyride Knoxville.

The Bistro's Soup & Sammie Combo

When farm-to-table meets comfort food, you get the one-and-only Bistro at the Bijou. Their soup + sandwich combo is a winner, pairing their daily homemade soup with a choice of sandwich from Ham, Turkey, Jalapeno Pimento Cheese, Chicken Salad, BLT, or Cream Cheese and Green Olive. You're also gonna want to check out their specials menu, which changes every month, bringing the freshest in-season produce to the plate, from fried chicken to beef burgundy. You can place your order online or by calling (865) 544-0537.

Jig & Reel's Pub Fries

You don't have to be Irish to enjoy the comforting food of Boyd's Jig & Reel, especially their pub fries, which are basically a better version of poutine with house-made potato fries, topped with corned beef, cheese and Guinness gravy. Their menu is loaded with comfort food, like roast beef and cheddar on buttery Texas toast, fish and chips, loaded burgers, shepherds pies, and Scotch eggs, to name a few. You can pick up curbside Tuesday-Sunday by calling (865) 247-7066.

Downtown Grill & Brewery's Dave's Pasta

When you're missing your favorites from Downtown Grill & Brewery, call (865) 633-8111 to place your curbside order. Their comforting pasta dishes hit the spot on any night (they have six pasta options, so you're set for 6/7 nights of the week). Our favorite, Dave's Pasta, comes with marinara sauce, penne noodles, fried chicken, mushrooms and baked with mozzarella on top.

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