Old World romantic dining at its finest, you’ll find exquisitely authentic German fare here, from herring salad to schnitzels to wursts. Try the wonderful signature dishes like the oven-roasted pork shank known as Schweinshaxe, or the regal Schnitzel a la King Ludwig II of Bavaria—milk-fed veal, simmered in a wine-mushroom artichoke cream sauce. The perfect complement are Linderhof’s quaffs from the Old Country, like their exclusive Weihenstephan draft, brewed since 1040 in Bavaria. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Full bar.

From YUMMM!, the Metro Pulse Restaurant Guide:

Restaurant Linderhof, Knoxville’s only German dining spot, highlights the traditional cooking of Bavaria in such a way that you might think you’ve been to Munich and beyond! After 15 years, the restaurant recently moved into a larger venue at Renaissance Farragut, but expect the same unique dining experience—perhaps seated next to the massive marble fireplace, underneath sparkling chandeliers, walls replete with rich paintings. Or visit the more rustic old-world bar—fully stocked with all your favorite libations, including the finest draft beers Germany has to offer.

With the new location comes expanded hours, and a new lunch menu featuring brats on pretzel buns, signature entrée salads, the best Hamburg’er in town, and lighter fare, all served at a pace to match your daytime schedule. Or choose a more leisurely journey through Bavarian cuisine for dinner, and select from dozens of schnitzels, including new vegetarian options, a wide variety of authentic wursts, or Linderhof’s signature Schweinshaxe, a nearly three-pound roast pork shank, a dish seldom found outside of Germany. Likewise, the Veal Rouladen with its stuffing of onions, pickles, and ham captures the essence of a Bavarian feast day. Another “must try” item is the Beer Cheese Soup, and plan to return for the Hungarian Goulash.

Linderhof may be home to a number of “regulars,” but you can also count on running into more than the occasional visitor—Restaurant Linderhof attracts diners from countries near and far. The restaurant’s slogan—“A little bit of Germany in East Tennessee”—rings true not only with the experience of having been magically transported to another land, but also in the Southern influences that the restaurant’s executive chef, Israel Gilliam, has brought to the menu.

Be sure to round out your trip to Bavaria with a good German draft, like the “house” beer, Weihenstephan—brewed continuously in Bavaria since 1040. If you bring a crowd you might share “Das Boot”—a traditional drinking vessel in the shape of a boot that serves up a whopping four liters! Or if wine is more to your liking, you’ll be delighted to find an expanded wine list featuring a number of German and domestic offerings.
And while you’re there, don’t miss the chance to try some schnapps—especially the special selections. Both the Starry Night and Chocolate Kiss are worth a shot (literally). Even better, schnapps is a great and traditional way to end your visit to Linderhof’s Bavaria, a delicious place indeed.

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


Day Opens Closes
Sunday 4 p.m. 9 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. 11 p.m.
Saturday 4 p.m. 11 p.m.
Day Business Hours
Sunday 4 p.m.
9 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m.
10 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m.
10 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.
10 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.
10 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.
11 p.m.
Saturday 4 p.m.
11 p.m.

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52076 writes:

Without a doubt one of the few Knoxville restaurants that could compete on a national or global scale. Authentic Bavarian cuisine that stands up to the best in Europe. Food prepared to order which ensures not only excellent quality but also allows for properly relaxed dining...there is actually time to savour the food and relax between courses. Yes, at busy times it may take a little longer but better that than bad food served fast. Snitzel, liverwurst brot, and any of the chef's specials standout (lamb shanks are a real winner). Prices are consistent with the quality. The servers and chef are both professional and yet friendly and enjoy conversing with the patrons without the artificial introductions that curse so many waitstaff. And while some may describe the interior as garish (red, purple and baroque interior - think cherubs and stern faced princes), it lends a unique ambiance that defies description and the opera music in the background completes the experience. The wine list leaves something to be desired, but you can bring your own for minimal ($10) corkage. Good German beers on tap. Also, a small bar that allows for a quick beer and the best goulash soup this side of the Black Forest. On a Global scale 8 out of 10. On a Knoxville scale 9 out of 10. Ya, das ist gut.

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