Knoxville Date Night Ideas


Innovate your date night with one of these suggestions! Some of these ideas are better suited for specific seasons and times, so make sure to check each place’s business hours, and *ALWAYS* check Groupon and LivingSocial for discounts. You might even find something on those sites that we haven’t found out about yet! Also, check out We Still Date for some other great ideas.

Knoxville Date Night Ideas {Be sure to check out our other date night post, more about romantic dinner locations}

Contributors Share Their Favorite Knoxville Date Nights

Everyone has different ideas of a fun date night, but we can all agree that food is a universal love language. In the spirit of love and maybe trying a new place, our contributors have shared their favorite date night restaurants.

Walnut Kitchen, Foothills Milling & Blackhorse Brewery – Jordan M.

Crafty Bastard & Sparrow Wine Bar – Tricia H.

Emilia – Amanda M.

Bravo & Black Horse Brewery – Missy R.

Harvest – Jamie M.

Adopo – Caitlin D.

Knox Mason, Vida & the Vault, Emilia, Chivo, Nama & Bistro at the Bijou – Ashley G.

Newer & Noteworthy Places to Checkout

Bella – a modern cocktail restaurant concept in Maryville infusing Italian classics with fresh imagination. 

Loco Burro Tex Mex Kitchen and Tequila Bar – a new Mexican restaurant with a rooftop bar and menu packed with tacos, burritos and other Tex-Mex staples.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – an American restaurant and steakhouse. Signature menu items include hand-cut, aged steaks and fresh seafood or specialty crafted cocktails and select wines.

Space Bar Knoxville – a fully immersive, cyber-punk and space travel themed “geek-easy”

Koyo – a Japanese restaurant in downtown Knoxville

Marble City Market – a food hall with a variety of dining options in downtown Knoxville

Osteria Stella & Brother Wolf – a Italian restaurant and cocktail bar in downtown Knoxville

Sparrow Wine Bar – a place to gather for wine, cheese, charcuterie and dessert.  

Zalate Taqueria – a Mexican restaurant in Powell

Cataleya Cantina – a Mexican restaurant in Cedar Bluff

Frothy Monkey – Frothy Monkey is new on the scene in downtown and you can have coffee and breakfast OR you can have dinner and a cocktail or a local beer.

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Knoxville Date Night IdeasHappy Date Night!




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