Knoxville’s first authentic London gastropub offers high-end dishes inspired by traditional British and modern European flavors. Try small plate items such as Mediterranean Mussels and Maryland Blue Crab Deviled Eggs, sandwiches like Dublin Steak Sandwich, and and main dishes ranging from traditional Fish ‘n’ Chips to Slow-Roasted Maple Leaf Farms Duck Confit. There’s also an outdoor English Beer Garden (with 18 hand-crafted beers on tap), the Underground party room, and free parking and free Wi-Fi.

From YUMMM! The Metro Pulse Restaurant Guide

The Crown and Goose now has even more English charm to love. The Old City fixture and Knoxville’s favorite gastropub recently expanded to include The Underground lounge in an adjoining space. The new place plays on the idea of a London Underground station, complete with ceilings and tile work to match, with an entrance through an English telephone booth door. It also provides a new performance space for live music with a stage ideal for two- and three-piece bands. The Underground is also the perfect venue for a gathering of 30-40 people and is available for private events.

The new addition is a vision fulfilled for chef and partner Jeffrey DeAlejandro because of its food offerings as well. “What makes it special is very close to my heart, it’s Knoxville’s first raw bar, and the idea has really taken off,” he says. Oysters are a prominent anchor on the Underground menu, with 12 varieties, flown in from points Pacific Southwest, California, Boston, and East and West Canada. “These are so fresh, so high quality,” says DeAlejandro. Add to that creative dishes that highlight fresh seasonal ingredients sourced locally and from around the world. Some recent attractions were homemade pork rinds, alligator taquitos, and Tasmanian king crab sliders, for example.

The original Crown & Goose has also expanded to add an additional 30 seats and an area to accommodate semi-private events. All the better to enjoy the seasonal menu, which is printed daily. In addition to contemporary daily features, the British classics like Shepherd’s pie with lamb chops, fish and chips, and bangers and mash remain. “A few things will never change,” says DeAlejandro. The gastropub will always use the freshest local ingredients available to prepare delicious, made-from-scratch neo-American and European dishes. The 19th century style bar still offers an outstanding selection of old- and new-world beers, and the Crown and Goose beer garden will always be a hidden gem, an escape within city limits. And the pub’s easygoing atmosphere and “home away from home” attitude, that’s here to stay.

“Four years into its run,” says DeAlejandro, “we’re still a mom-and-pop place, we’re comfortable. We’ve found our niche—we’ve hit our stride.”


Restaurant Details

Locally Owned Wifi Patio Live Music Accepts Reservations Party Room (20+)
Kids Menu Delivers Buffet Waterfront Vegetarian Dishes Vegan Dishes

Bar Details

Happy Hour Hard Liquor Dance Floor Live Music Karaoke Glow Sticks
Darts Foosball Pool Tables Shuffleboard Trivia Night Outdoor Seating

Hours

Day Opens Closes
Sunday 11 a.m. 3 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. 11 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. 11 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. 11 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. 11 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. 1 a.m.
Saturday noon 1 a.m.
Day Business Hours
Sunday 11 a.m.
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3 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m.
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11 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m.
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11 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.
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11 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.
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11 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.
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1 a.m.
Saturday noon
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1 a.m.

Comments » 4

CMP writes:

I finally had the chance to visit the Goose last night for dinner and a drink. The atmosphere was authentic and the patrons friendly. My wedge salad and fish & chips were delicious, with perfect sized portions. I would definitely go back.

crazycarltn writes:

We arrived at the pub at 4:25. Seating hadn't begun yet (4:30) and I tried to order a beer. I was refused service because they weren't ready to serve. Fair enough, yet there were about 7 other people drinking at the bar--bad impression.

The restaurant was empty upon our arrival. I asked to be sat for dinner, now that it was 4:32. The hostess made it seem as if I was bothering her by asking for a table, she had to "check and see if there was a table availble." We remained the only patrons in the restaurant for at least 30 minutes upon finally getting a table, by that time we were eating our main course.

The food was excellent, and the beer satisfying. We will try to go back to the gastropub in hopes that the service is more friendly. I'm excited about having a local establishment like this and hope the beer garden is great.

mellowfelllow writes:

I don't know why it took so long to try out this place? I frequent Knoxville Cigar across the street quite often along with Pasta Trio. Maybe it was the name? Gastropub? I thought it was going to be granola food with organic-this, free-range chicken crapola these quasi-nuvo restauranteurs try to appeal to?

Atmosphere: Goods: Neat looking inside. Man bar! Lots of hardwood, TV's, very lively. Bads: Place has to be the loudest in Knoxville! Please C and G buy some of those noise absorbing thingies! The place was probably 80% full when my future wife and I came and we had to talk very loud the entire meal.

Menu: Good. A bit limited. A bit pricey but that will eliminate some from visiting and that is ok. No kids menu!!! I have kids but I was thankful for this. WE have enough o'charleys, applebee's and various other chains to take care of that.

Food: I had the duck and i eat duck alot at nice restaurants. IT WAS THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD! Everything was fresh, hot, and outstanding! My date had prime rib...again...as good as I have ever had! Presentation and flavor was suberb.

Service: Our waiter was very busy and did a great job. Not to slow, not to fast.

Overall...this is a solid restaurant and thank God not another chain! I will frequent this place just for that fact alone. I love to see entrepeneurs make it. The only knock is the noise in the place. It is almost unbearable at times. I would hate to see it at full capacity. Other than that---highly recommended.

ebb1107 writes:

I had a wonderful New Year's at the Crown and Goose. I was pleasantly surprised to get amazing lobster in Knoxville! I've been to this restaurant about five times now and always have good food and fun times.

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