Ye Olde Steak House

6838 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About Ye Olde Steak House

4.3 / 5

from reviews

    Ye Olde Steakhouse is a legendary family owned and operated southern landmark. Her rustic ambiance and memorable meals have beckoned patrons since 1968 serving the best Iowa grain-fed beef. The steak house has become especially well known to University of Tennessee Football fans. It's on the list of the 100 Best Things about Tennessee Football and the 100 Best Secrets of the Great Smoky Mountains and one of the ten best steak houses in America.

    Katie Pierce
    June 02, 2022

    I am truly disappointed. This was not our first time here, but it will be our last. My husband and I ate here for our anniversary Tuesday night and everything went down hill after we were seated. My husband tried to order prime rib but was told that one of the staff didn’t turn on the prime rib oven in time, so they couldn’t serve prime rib rare but could serve it medium well, how can you cook something medium well but not rare? Ok, he was sad, but we decided to split the porterhouse steak like we had the time before. When this steak came out, it looked decent until we cut into it. We ordered it medium rare and parts were over cooked, parts were undercooked, and some parts were fine. After each one of us took a bite, we looked at each other and said “I don’t think they seasoned the steak.” And I mean I don’t even think they put salt and pepper on it-it was just cooked meat. We decided to let our server know and she took the steak back to the kitchen. They took the steak we had cut into with the forks we’d eaten our salad with and put that steak back on the grill after they actually put some seasoning on it. We’d finished eating our sides by the time they brought the now seasoned mostly overcooked steak back out to us. There was so much char on the outside of the steak the picture with this review was what we had to cut off just to be able to eat it. At least the Red Velvet cake was still up to par. We never once saw a manager and I couldn’t even tell you who that was supposed to be.

    Connie Baptiste
    December 09, 2021

    As a chef I am always looking for a great place to eat, read the reviews on this steakhouse and it proved everything that everyone had written!! The steak was flavourful; it was beautiful to look at, the portions generous. If you are ever in Knoxville in Knoxville, this is a must stop Place!

    Ron Higdon
    August 25, 2022

    It has been at least 10 years since I had been to Ye Olde so I was looking forward to my visit The wait time was short and the service was very good. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. My wife and I both ordered the filet. She got the baked potato and I got the woodshed potatoes. The steaks were cooked as we ordered them. To be clear the steaks were good. My wife and I have traveled around the Knoxville area checking out steakhouses over the past 2 years. We have tried dozens of filets, many at far cheaper prices than Ye Olde (and some much more expensive) I would rate Ye Olde steaks as about average. I think my expectations were very high and while w e enjoyed our experience we were just a bit disappointed overall.

    Jeff Brown
    September 06, 2022

    I hate having to leave a bad review because I have fond memories of coming here when I was younger. Maybe it was an off night, but it will be a long time, if I ever give it another shot. I ordered a med-rare Prime rib. It came out med-well, and unevenly cooked. They ended up bringing me another one that was even more well done, which was kind of insulting, and would've preferred them being upfront if they were just out of it. The third time they brought me a medium, at that point, I didn't want to complain anymore and just ate it. It wasn't bad but not that melt in your mouth, rich flavor I remember. Then my wife's salmon was unseasoned, (fine but not that great), the red velvet cake was extremely dry, and a culmination of other small things not worth mentioning. But they comped it, and everyone was nice, so I tried to get past it and cut my losses, even though it was pretty disappointing for my birthday. But then I woke up in the middle of the night terribly sick with some of the worst food poisoning I can remember. I obviously cant say for sure I got it from there but the timing was awfully coincidental and it seems more unlikely to be from anything else I ate. Which was final nail in coffin for me. If a chef sends a more well-done steak on med-rare re-cook, it makes me wonder.

    Gary Guinn
    September 07, 2022

    Haven't been in probably 15+ years and it didn't disappoint!! Excellent steaks!

    Ye Olde Steak House

    Our Address

    6838 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

    “Food Fit For A King”

    One of Knoxville’s Oldest and Most Popular Fixtures

    Reservations Call : (865) 577-9328   (6 or more)
    For Carry Out Orders: (865) 250-3724

    Ye Olde Steak House

    6838 Chapman Highway Knoxville, Tennessee, 37920

    (865) 577-9328


    Sunday – Thursday: 4-9:00 pm
    Friday – Saturday: 4-9:30 pm
    Call for holiday hours, game days and reservation for 6 or more

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