About The Dude

The Knox Food Dude has lived in Knoxville for over three decades and has seen great Mom-n-Pops come and go. He was born in a KFC parking lot, birthed in the back of a Volkswagen during a snow storm. As he exited the womb and landed on top of a side of sub-par chain-restaurant mashed potatoes, the stars in the sky aligned for him to disavow corporate food chains and continue the search for great local eats.

This site is dedicated to culinary delights in and around Knoxville Tennessee. Any chain restaurants will not be covered on this site, as you have already been subjected to those establishments on your family vacations.

If you are located within an hour or so of Knoxville and would like your restaurant reviewed, reach out to the dude here: knoxfooddude@gmail.com