Sunspot

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Knoxville
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  • Laura H.
    "Go on Wednesdays for wine night and get Orion's Belt!"(4 Tips)
    Kelsey K.
    "The curry tofu tacos are to die for!"(2 Tips)
    Ataya V.
    "Great place to enjoy a drink or two... Great fried green tomatoes..."(3 Tips)
    Matt M.
    "$2 pints on every draft on Tuesdays."(2 Tips)
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  • Cory W.
    Cory WOctober 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Watch for the beer-food pairing five course prix fixe dinners on Monday nights monthly. They are amazing. Highly recommended and you'll not see anything like this in Knoxville for sure.
  • Chelsea P.
    Chelsea ParrishJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Their brunch changes every week and is my favorite in Knoxville. Check out the menu in the Metro Pulse each week or on their facebook page. Bloody Marys and mimosas for $5.50. Read more
  • Mary Frances
    Mary FrancesMay 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For a vegetarian entree, try the grilled portobellos with fried green tomatoes. It is something beyond the typical pasta or veggie burger you get at most restaurants.
  • Cori K.
    Cori KunbergerSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried green tomatoes here are perfection. The combination with goat cheese creates a tangy, melt in your mouth combination that cannot be beat.
  • Susanne U.
    Susanne UhligJune 24, 2016
    My favorite place for food in Knoxville. Super chilled place with an awesome roof top. Great for brunch or dinner. Romantic location
  • Robin G.
    Robin G.May 26, 2013
    Vegetarian/Vegan friendly, but meat dishes are listed on the menu. Not cheap, but the food is delicious and worth the higher cost!
  • Neil S.
    Neil SanchalaMay 27, 2014
    The black bean burger is tasty, and the jalapeno-garlic aioli keeps it moist, unlike a lot of dry veggie burgers I've gotten elsewhere.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SApril 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They &$@%ed everything up by rising the prices so drastically, getting rid of mine and all my friends' favorite meals too!! Plus vegan/vegetarian?! Only 2 entrees without meat!!
  • Marty A.
    Marty AJuly 25, 2015
    Great food. Amazing number of glory holes between the booths. Some smaller. Some larger. Plan accordingly.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MorrisNovember 18, 2016
    If you're looking for an assortment of food to please everyone- go here! There's healthy and greasy, but all delicious.
  • Donald B.
    Donald BibeyMay 18, 2013
    Ask about the steak before ordering it, @ $18 it had better be a really good cut, grilled beef is not their forte. Buyer beware.
  • Steve C.
    Steve CiprianoJuly 8, 2014
    Such a great place to eat local food. The Local Burger is great here!
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon RobertsDecember 4, 2015
    One of the only good places to get legit vegetarian food that actually tastes good, a campus hallmark.
  • Kelsey K.
    Kelsey KinzyJune 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The curry tofu tacos are to die for! Same with half off wine night!
  • Eric E.
    Eric EdwardsFebruary 27, 2012
    Try the Tomato And Basil Farro - This was Friggin' Outstanding. And different!!
  • BRENNAN B.
    BRENNAN BrownNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Good chef. Brandon Cruz is one of the only chefs in town you'll see on the line. Props
  • Brian W.
    Brian WellsOctober 29, 2016
    Great varied menu with lots of gluten free option.
  • Lauren E.
    Lauren EvansNovember 16, 2011
    Get the Veggie burger...it's great!!! Also, the greek soup....too good!
  • Alex S.
    Alex SJune 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They ruined the curry tofu tacos!!! They used to be delicious...no longer...and the prices?! Forget about it. Used to be a regular and after I got over my anger only go back for wine night.
  • Marzy H.
    Marzy HartAugust 28, 2016
    They did not have dairy free milk but I was able to make some adjustments to their meme Nd create my own vegan option.
  • Yarek G.
    Yarek GrisbyJune 3, 2014
    I love the staff here. They are awesome. Especially Chef Paulie Brooks
  • Susanna N.
    Susanna NickellOctober 30, 2011
    Half-price bottles of wine every Wednesday. The fish tacos are phenomenal.
  • Eric E.
    Eric EdwardsJuly 18, 2012
    Try the Cumin-Dusted Tilapia - Epic. I love Sunspot's daily specials.
  • Knoxville D.
    Knoxville DotcomApril 5, 2011
    Half-price wine bottle Wednesdays and Friday night acoustic performances are highlights of Sunspot. For full Nightlife review from knoxville.com, click "More info." Read more
  • Ataya V.
    Ataya VandiverSeptember 28, 2013
    Great place to enjoy a drink or two... Great fried green tomatoes...
  • Jessie K.
    Jessie KruegerOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the haiku table. It's a lot of fun. There are some clever people in Knoxville!
  • Mo M.
    Mo M.June 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great beer selection! $2 pints on Tuesday!
  • April
    AprilMarch 27, 2013
    Too much seasoning on the rattlesnake pasta. Great service overall.
  • Mary Frances
    Mary FrancesMay 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't wrong with the hummus as an appetizer.
  • Cory W.
    Cory WFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    $2 draft Tuesdays. And the beer selection is amazing.
  • Laura H.
    Laura HammerOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on Wednesdays for wine night and get Orion's Belt!
  • Joni B.
    Joni BoldenMay 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The "Bob Marley" is so called no longer. But tastin' like a Bob Marley to me!
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay TAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The green Chile & cheddar grit cake is a must try!
  • Meredith Westling K.
    Meredith Westling K.December 30, 2011
    Awesome chips and a gluten free menu!!! Love it!
  • Cory W.
    Cory WMay 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The upstairs outside patio is classy.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MoserJanuary 29, 2011
    Not a big fan of the rasta pasta but the sweet potato chip are awesome.
  • Casey G.
    Casey GuinanAugust 2, 2013
    Calf killer... Two on tap... Num num num
  • Chuck F.
    Chuck FinleyMarch 16, 2015
    The Bologna sandwich. Do it.
  • Matt I.
    Matt IdenJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    green salsa is totally drinkable!
  • Cat C.
    Cat ChorneySeptember 26, 2012
    The buffalo tofu is absolutely worth your time.
  • Eric E.
    Eric EdwardsApril 6, 2012
    Try the Curied Tofu Tacos
  • Katie R.
    Katie RMarch 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The new location is awesome!
  • Misha D.
    Misha DeLongFebruary 28, 2013
    1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesdays!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BilbreyMay 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The fish tacos are great!
  • Johnny N.
    Johnny NewmanApril 7, 2010
    Despite the veggie selection, the hamburger is AMAZING!!!
  • Eric E.
    Eric EdwardsAugust 1, 2012
    Try the Duck Quesadilla
  • Erin T.
    Erin TMay 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love their queso!
  • Sir P.
    Sir PettusJune 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I love wine nights
  • Matt M.
    Matt McMillanDecember 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    $2 pints on every draft on Tuesdays.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RoggJune 3, 2015
    Unusual food but good
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