If you are not joining us for the pre-race pasta dinner hosted by Girls on the Run, then it is Time to Dine Out!  Thanks to the partner restaurants listed below, you will be able to find wonderful meals (with plenty of carbs) and fun and festive atmospheres in several Knoxville areas.  Some will be offering specials to marathon participants, so be sure to bring some proof.  Get out there and enjoy them – it’s time to celebrate and experience what Knoxville has to offer.  And don’t forget to celebrate on Sunday after the race!

Located downtown, right outside Market Square on Union Avenue, Casual Pint of Downtown is a fun spot with an upscale, yet casual atmosphere. Here you will find not only an abundance of American craft beers and unmatched variety from around the world, but also several options brewed right here in Tennessee! Wear your race medal in on Sunday, April 3 and receive $1 off all pints of Knoxville’s own Saw Works beer.  With 22 rotating taps, and more than 300 varieties of drink-here singles, you will be sure to find something you love!

From the savory starter of Buffalo Wings or Fried Green Tomatoes, to the enticements of such favorites as our House “Ale Steak”, Southern-fried Catfish or Rotisserie Chicken, to the sweet send-off of freshly made seasonal Key Lime Pie, we guarantee your taste buds will enjoy their trip to Tennessee. We also feature sumptuous salads, sandwiches & burgers. And have we mentioned our award winning hand-crafted micro-brewed beers prepared by our very own brewmaster? What should you choose? Hard to say. You just better count on coming back.
Located just off the UT campus, the original Copper Cellar features two restaurants in the same building. In the original location downstairs , the Copper Cellar has a warm, cozy and traditional atmosphere, decorated with walnut, copper and leather. The menu features Choice and Prime beef, fresh fish and seafood. Upstairs, the casual atmosphere has always been popular before and after sporting events, plays and concerts. The menu is a favorite of the college crowd and those looking for casual food offerings. Reservations are accepted.

Long known as East Tennessee’s Best Italian Restaurant with locals and visitors alike. Naples is a family owned and operated for the past 31 years by Bob and Becky Luper. Your neighborhood restaurant with everything homemade from the canoli to the pasta and sauces. Fresh seafoods, steak and their daily chef’s specials make this one of Knoxville’s finest and a “must eat there” if you have not done so already. Spaghetti prices begin at $9.99 except for Monday Night and Wednesday Night Spaghetti @$5.99 and lunch Tues – Fri when Spaghetti is always $5.99 with salad and homemade rosemary bread and garlic butter. In the spirit of the upcoming CHKM, Naples Italian Restaurant is “running” three Marathon Specials the weekend of April 1, 2 and 3. They are: #1 Marathon Special- Spaghetti or Cappellini with choice of sauce, house salad and NY cheesecake $15.99 #2 Marathon Special- Spaghetti alla Carbonara with house salad, and NY cheesecake $17.99 #3 Marathon Special- Lasagna or Spinach Lasagna with house salad and NY cheesecake $19.99 Come and CARB UP at NAPLES! No marathon I.D. neccesary.

What began as the Flying Tomato and five day a week lunch spot serving on paper plates with plastic forks has evolved into a tradition of freshly preparing breads, dressings and desserts each morning as well as serving as a supporter of Knoxville’s culture, neighborhoods and people. Located on the Marathon route in Historic Market Square, Tomato Head serves an array of pizza, salads and sandwiches that have been voted Knoxville’s favorites for years.
Sweet P’s Barbecue and Soul House, opened to rave reviews in the spring of 2009. With it’s family juke joint atmosphere and great entertainment not to mention the award winning food Sweet P’s garnered local praise and national media attention. In 2010 Sweet P’s made their national TV debut appearing on the Travel Channel’s Man Vs. Food. Specializing in the art of smoked foods Sweet P’s prides itself on doing things the right way in the tradition of it’s southern heritage…slow and low. The menu is a fresh take on soul food classics turning old favorites into Sweet P’s originals. Everything is made daily using fresh ingredients and the highest quality of meats.
You have arrived – the end of the road, and the end of your search for great barbeque in East Tennessee. Dead End Barbeque was born at the end of a dead-end street where neighbors gathered to barbeque. For more than a decade the Dead End Society honed their barbequing skills in the dead end, and in professional barbeque competitions where they achieved national recognition. The Dead End BBQ restaurant has been created to take you there. To the smells, the sounds, and the homemade tastes of an exceptional American neighborhood barbeque in East Tennessee.