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.

The Experience

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The Food & Drink

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The History

Our Story

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.
Have we crept into your dreams? See you soon… 

Live music daily! Reservations available on our website.
Fun fact, you don’t have to have a reason to celebrate. 🥂
Weekends at The Kennedy just taste better. Live music, exceptional food and delicious cocktails are calling.