Comfort Suites Airport
140 Cusick Rd.
Alcoa, TN 37701
Phone: (865) 984-9840
Fax: (865) 379-5058
Bars & Cafes
The Plaid Apron is the brainchild of Drew and Bonnie McDonald and you can see their labor of love across this warm and friendly cafe-restaurant. The modern artworks of farm animals and mason jar pendants adorning their walls is pleasing to the eye. But it is their farm-to-table menu that has got patrons coming back all the time. No wonder then it is a popular breakfast and brunch spot. Savor their dishes like Sausage Omelet, Eggs Benedict, Smoked Beef, Chicken Thighs, Rib Tips and Cheesy Grits. Though their fare is seasonal due to the availability of the ingredients in the market, you can be assured of delish food anytime you head there.
The Cairo Cafe strives to bring the flavor of its namesake to the city of Knoxville. If you crave spicy Egyptian cuisine, then this restaurant/cafe is where you should head. The menu offers a wide variety of traditional Cairo cuisine, like the Shish-Kebab, Vegetable Mashi, and Kafta-Kebab; at the same time it also offers some European delicacies like Chicken Penne and Pestitsio. You can also savor the taste of traditional soups, like Tabouli and Baladi, while ordering Cairo Sticks to go along with it. The Cairo experience continues with traditional desserts like Konafa or Basboosa and some great Arabic tea or coffee. Enjoy the complete Egyptian meal at a reasonable price at Cairo Cafe.
If authentic french food and great coffee or tea are teasing your palate and creeping into your consciousness, then head straight for 'The French Market', Knoxville's premier stop for all your crepe, baguette or croissant needs. The food at this 'crepe restaurant' is made from batter that is imported weekly from France and then baked to perfection. You can choose from a wide variety of crepes that are custom made to cater to everyone's tastes. You can savor the taste of a 'Vegetarian Deluxe' crepe or a 'Ham and Cheese' crepe and 'Smoked Salmon' crepe, or an 'Organic Maple Syrup and Butter' crepe or a 'Strawberry Jam' crepe to satisfy that sweet tooth. Besides the crepes, this cafe/restaurant also offers baguette sandwiches, croissant sandwiches and salads, so you can enjoy the taste as well as the nourishment. You can also enjoy a delicious petit dejouner or breakfast choosing from a variety of crepes and other items from their breakfast menu. Of course you can wash down your meal with beverages like iced teas, juices, tea or LavAzza coffee. So if you want to taste authentic french crepes and other goodies, then make your way to The French Market, the recipient of the Metro Plus Best of Knoxville award for 2009. The cafe/restaurant is closed on Sundays.
Cafe 4 is a place that offers that comfy, artsy atmosphere to all who want to just sit at a cafe, drink a cup of brilliant coffee and indulge in a conversation, or read that long pending book, or just surf the internet, courtesy the complimentary WiFi. This restaurant/cafe offers a host of 'comfort' foods that give that much required boost at the end of a hard day's work. The food offered by the Cafe 4 ranges from simple breakfast options to a heavy meal for lunch or dinner. Customers can enjoy some good old cereals or butterscotch and pumpkin pancakes, or the Cafe 4 special for breakfast; for lunch and dinner customers can enjoy salads, sandwiches, gourmet french cuisine or steak, among other things; and as the final act, customers can indulge in some well thought out deserts, like Strawberry Shortcake, Key Lime Tart or Fresh Berry Cobbler. As an accompaniment to a meal, customers can relish excellent wine or cherish the taste, or after-taste, of great beer. The restaurant/cafe also offers weekly specials that include discounted rates on drinks and food, and monthly specials, which include performances by budding Knoxville artists, a Celebrity Chef night and even Piano Bar and Wine Tasting.
Occupying the bustling neighborhood of Knoxville, Preservation Pub is an iconic inn frequented by tourists and locals alike. It draws in guzzlers and social butterflies with nearly 40 local bands, 30 entertainers, 40 regional bands and several established as well as upcoming singers. The pub's first level is a den for smokers, which also witnesses one of the most hip live music gigs in the town. The second level is a self-proclaimed 'speakeasy', offering a non-smoking ambiance and some amazing events. Hop in to experience Knoxville's best drinks and live music performances.
Using local produce as far as possible, Sapphire serves you some delicious Southern fare. Whether you want to drop by for a full meal or just a quick drink, this restaurant and lounge will have something to satisfy you. You get to gorge on delicacies like boneless pork rib-eye, grilled barramundi, Cajun chicken sandwiches, beef tenderloin medallions and more. The lounge is a great place to kick back with a drink and catch the live sporting action.
This gastropub brings the flavor and atmosphere of London's pub culture to Knoxville's Old City. Opened in 2008, The Crown and Goose provides the right environment to sit back and enjoy a game of soccer and drink some beer or eat traditional British food. The menu offers a mix of British cuisine and European cuisine. So you can enjoy Henry VIII's Shepherd's Pie and Confit Duck Legs or Spring Vegetable and Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Pork Osso Bucco or try The Crown and Goose Signature Fish 'n' Chips. The restaurant also offers a variety of salads, sandwiches and 'small plates' for those snacky moods. You can end the meal with a dessert or two from the list of homemade sweets. The restaurant also offers a host of drinks, like beer, wine, cognac, scotch and some house cocktails to help you wash down your meal. The restaurant's London gastropub design comes complete with a beer garden to allow customers to enjoy their beer in a relaxed garden-like area that is decorated to give the feel of London. The restaurant also has 'weekly specials' where customers can either enjoy live musical performances or discounts on food and beverages.
Old City Java is where you can sip your favorite coffee and munch on some divine snacks and bites. This coffee bistro in Knoxville uses the right frothing technqiue and espresso pulls. Ambiance at Old City Java is casual and relaxed. This coffee shop bakes stuff at its in-house bakery and they too are simply delicious and savory. At Old City Java, their mellow croissants are a must try, particularly the cream and almond one. Old City Java offers a great blend of college chic and old city charm.
There's no need to travel all the way to Ireland to experience the famous pub sessions of an Irish pub. A visit to this little Irish gem on South Central Street, is enough to transport you to a traditional Irish pub in Glasgow. Red brick walls, a long wooden bar at the side dominate its decor. The Irish theme is well-supported by beers on tap, tantalizing native dishes and vibrant Irish music; all of which make you come back for more.
This place is a quintessential pub and bar which believes in conversations along with a good and well stirred cocktail. The Public House in Knoxville serves some refreshing cocktails like their house special Spritzy Shrub, they also have a small but classy collection of wine and a long list of bottled beers for you to choose from. In addition to their drinks they also offer some delicious pub food which includes a long list of hot dogs with various toppings. So come on down here to enjoy a good talk over a few drinks and eats.
Housed in a century old Victorian structure, Sassy Ann's is a great place to unwind with your friends. The vibrant antique decor and the woody interiors surely create the right atmosphere at this quaint bar. Sassy Ann's also serves a delectable menu of burgers, fresh cut fries, hot dogs and many other bar eatables to complement your favorite poison at the bar. The balcony on its third floor is an enclosed space and overlooks the small dance floor located below.
Satiate your sweet tooth at The Apple Valley Creamery and Bake Shop. This place pampers your cravings by offering a variety of hand-made, delicious ice creams and a delightful menu. In addition to their creamy ice creams, try the apple slushies, banana splits and fudge brownies which have gained them many fans.