Places To Eat & Things To Do in 2022!

When you get to Knoxville, 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!

The Tomato Head

The Tomato Head

A Knoxville favorite for over 27 years, The Tomato Head features a house made menu of hearth baked pizza, fresh and inventive salads and one-of-a-kind sandwiches.  Located on the Marathon route in Historic Market Square, the Tomato Head offers menu items for every diet including omnivore, vegan, vegetarian and, gluten free.  Also offering 20 regional craft beers on draft, wine and cocktails. Click here to learn more about The Tomato Head!

Hard Knox Pizzeria

We are a local, Knoxville based, woman-owned, artisan pizza restaurant engaged in the authentic old-world art of making wood-fired pizza.

Everything at Hard Knox is fresh and locally sourced whenever possible, developed in-house, made fresh every day and then cooked at over 750 degrees in our wood fired oven. Now with two locations, click here for more information or to order online today!


We’ve partnered with UT great Peyton “The Sheriff” Manning for our western-inspired, high-end watering hole. Put some money in the jukebox and grab a seat at the bar. Great for gamedays or weekdays, Saloon 16 offers private dining space and outdoor seating, too. View the menu by visiting the website here.

Fanatic Brewing Company

Need a place to rest and relax either before the race or afterwards? Stop by Fanatic Brewing Company! Check out their brand new tap room, located at 2735 N. Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Learn more about Fanatic here.

Boyd's Jig and Reel

Jig & Reel is an authentic Scottish music and Whisky pub located in the Old City. Open six days a week, with a kitchen open until 2 am, they serve delicious meals with a focus on friendly Scottish hospitality. Jig and Reel’s extensive Scotch selection is one of the best in the world, and with over 800 whiskies on their list. Any of their knowledgeable bartenders will be happy to recommend something new for you to try. The goal at Jig and Reel is to preserve their musical history and celebrate the Scottish culture of their ancestors.


Located in the historic J.C. Penney building in Knoxville, TN, Babalu has become synonymous with Latin-inspired food, hand-crafted cocktails, and a lively, bohemian-styled atmosphere. Centered around a sustainably sourced menu shaped by local and seasonal ingredients, Babalu invites patrons into a warm, celebratory gathering space that captures the spirit of downtown and the energy of Knoxville itself. For more information and to view the menu, click here.

Maple Hall

We are an 11-lane spirited bowling experience. Our downstairs area features bowling lanes equipped with leather couches, a full bar, HD TVs from every angle, and additional areas to relax. Our upstairs cocktail lounge features multiple seating areas, a full bar with top-shelf alcohol,  and a furnished patio. To enhance your experience, we have a fresh, made-from-scratch food menu that can be enjoyed at the lanes, tables, or cozy lounge areas on both levels. For bowling rates, hours, and food menu, click here.