There are a plethora of restaurants in West Knoxville. The major chain restaurants are certainly well represented. There is the big and noisy Cheesecake Factory attached to West Town Mall and Chili's and Olive Garden both have two locations in West Knoxville. But, the Volunteer State has never been known for it's herd mentality, so why follow the crowd.
West Knoxville is lucky to have a wide range of formal, casual and bare bones type, small business and family owned restaurants to satisfy the needs of everyone. You might want to have a romantic dinner at Naples Italian Restaurant in Bearden, a business meeting at Sullivan's Fine Foods in Rocky Hill or a stuffed sandwich and fries at Sami's Cafe in Franklin Square.
If you are taking the family and friends for a pontoon boat ride on the Ft. Loudon Lake, Pup's Pit Bbq has great deals so that everyone will be satisfied. For you and your neighbor from the cubicle farm, Anaba Japanese Cuisine has fresh and delicious seafood.
Here, in no particular order, are the Top 10 Small Business Restaurants in West Knoxville
Pero's on the Hill
Pero's on the Hill has fresh beautiful onion rings that are served with both ketchup and the Peroulas family meat sauce. Pizzas galore. Fried chicken, pizzas and a to die for Pastitsio are all on the menu.
7706 S. Northshore Drive
The Shrimp Dock
What isn't there to love at The Shrimp Dock in Bearden. Beautifully fresh and succulent seafood and fresh fish and they will prepare it all for you. A raw bar and the best Catfish Po'boy in town. Craving some real Cajun food? The Shrimp Dock has the fixin's, too.
5210 Kingston Pike
Every single item at Sami's Cafe is delicious. Sami himself is a force to be reckoned with and the man does love what he does. He cooks very, very well. At lunch, the restaurant is packed. Go early and enjoy breakfast.
9700 Kingston Pike
Naples Italian Restaurant
Naples Italian Restaurant is a go to favorite for Knoxville when Italian is a must. Operated by the Luper family, Naples is great for a business lunch, romantic dinner, or, with the banquet room, a large family affair.
5500 Kingston Pike
Anaba is always crowded and for good reason. The food is amazing. Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura or Hibachi Grill, it is all there. There is a kids menu for the undeveloped pallet, and a wide variety of wines and beers for the after work crowd.
9405 S. Northshore Drive
Big Fatty's Catering Kitchen
The picture of the plate of nachos says all you need to know about Big Fatty's Catering Kitchen. Big and bodacious food. Soul food served with love and the girl does know how to smoke meat.
5005 Kingston Pike
Casa Don Galla
Casa Don Gallo is the best Mexican food around. Chips and salsa are not ordinary in any way. The entire menu is delicious in this family owned eatery with a patio.
7741 S. Northshore Drive
Northshore Brasserie serves French Belgian food in a comfortable setting that is great for socializing or for business. The weekday lunch buffet and Sunday Brunch buffet are very popular. The Croque Monsieur is delicious.
9430 S. Northshore Drive
Pup's Pit BBQ
Conveniently located near Ft. Loudon Lake, you can stop by Pup's Pit BBQ and pick up enough pulled pork and fixin's to feed the crowd on the pontoon boat. Pup's smoked pulled chicken is juicy and flavorful. Pup's has a Friday fish fry and delicious chicken and dumplings.
7660 S. Northshore Drive
Sullivan's Fine Foods
Whether you are at Sullivan's Fine Foods for a luncheon meeting or a family dinner, you must try the filet mignon martini. Especially delicious is the Northshore salad with candied pecans, craisins and grilled chicken. Any of the Blue Plates make a fine meal.
7545 S. Northshore Drive