“We want to surprise people with the restaurant with the flavors. We want to wow them with the service. Most importantly, we want to become part of the community and understand better what people want, provide what people want and keep raising the bar for restaurants in Knoxville.” – Chef Tim Love


16 years after the birth of the Lonesome Dove, chef Tim Love opened his third flagship, Lonesome Dove Knoxville. Located on Central Street in Old City, Knoxville, it highlights both new and classic chef Tim Love dishes.

Chef Love has designed a menu influenced by the ingredients, traditions, and cultures that have been part of the West since the first adventure began on the Goodnight-Loving and Chisholm Trails—with an added level of modern sophistication.

Lonesome Dove Knoxville features both classic and new tastes, with Knox-inspired dishes & drinks that showcase Love’s creative use of bold flavors, wild game, and signature wood-fired cooking techniques alongside a diverse wine program. The menu is divided into several sections, beginning with Love’s proprietary Wild Game Fettine. It features a selection of choice cuts spit-roasted over open mesquite fire, such as DUCK, RABBIT-RATTLESNAKE SAUSAGE, PISTACHIOS, and QUINCE; ELK, PORK SPINALIS, HUCKLEBERRIES, and BLACK GARLIC; and LAMB, QUAIL, TEXAS HERBS, and CITRUS-CHILI PASTE.

Social Dove is open Friday’s and Saturday’s with outdoor seating and featuring Live Music and an outdoor bar.

Lonesome Dove Knoxville

100 N Central Street

Knoxville, Tennessee 37902