Discover Downtown Knoxville's Newest Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

An Elevated Experience

The Main Course

Our chefs meticulously handcraft each dish to ensure the freshest flavors. Using only the finest quality meats and locally sourced produce, we treat every ingredient with the utmost care to deliver mouthwatering twists on classic American favorites. Whether you're seeking a traditional dining experience or looking to unwind at our friendly bar, we offer an array of flavors to please every taste.

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The History

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A nostalgic dining experience in the heart of Downtown Knoxville. The Kennedy captures the historical essence of its location through preservation and elevation of the 1870’s building, one of the oldest in all of downtown Knoxville. The food , the atmosphere and the drinks complement this historical, elevated aesthetic. Experience twists on beloved classics, along with our own chefs creations and impeccable service in this lavish historical setting.

We welcome you to relax, experiment, and Indulge.
Happy Saturday! Join us for lunch, we open at 11am daily! Featuring our Kennedy Chopped Salad! 🥗
Happy Friday! Time to head to the bar, we are saving a seat for you. DJ tonight & tomorrow 10pm-2am.
Join us in celebrating the Vols baseball victory tonight after the parade on Gay Street! The parade starts at 6:15pm and we'll be waiting to grab a drink with you afterwards. We are open til midnight! 🍻⚾
Kick off your lunch at The Kennedy with our irresistible Devils on Horseback—sweet dates wrapped in crispy bacon. Join us daily from 11 am. Walk-ins and reservations welcome! 

Don't forget Live DJs tonight & tomorrow from 10pm-2am.