The Tennessee Riverboat Company operates the Star of Knoxville Riverboat cruising the Tennessee River. The Tennessee River is one of the most beautiful rivers you will ever cruise. You will enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in Knoxville. Not only will you see some of the history of the river, you will most certainly be relaxed by the river’s beauty. Join us on a lunch or dinner cruise.
We went for the dinner cruise. The food is served buffet style and it was much better than anticipated. They didn't have any "traditional" kid type food (we had 2 ten year olds with us) but the picky one ate and enjoyed the chicken which says a lot because we thought he just wouldn't eat! The staff was very friendly. They had music on board, a full bar and restrooms. The dining area is on the lower deck which is air conditioned and you can go to the open upper deck for fresh air and wonderful views. I would definitely recommend it.
We enjoyed a lovely buffet lunch on the paddleboat. This celebrated my son's birthday and mine. There was plenty of food and a cash bar. Caryn was our server and was friendly and attentive. A nice was to spend a relaxing afternoon chatting.
Cheerful and friendly staff, great food served buffet style, and interesting scenery during the river trip make this a river cruise worth experiencing. BTW, two hydraulic powered paddle wheels provide the propulsion, something not seen much anymore.
It's a fun two hours get away! Some of the best views of the home of the vols football and basketball arena. The food is nothing to write home about, still gives you that warm southern home feeling.
We went there with family and had a wonderful dinner and a great cruise. The food was really good and the staff were great. You will leave stuffed. Highly recommend