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Star of Knoxville Riverboat

300 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2415
+1 865-525-7827
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Sardine packed, old tough steak and little debbie brownie for dessert

if you like having people seated two inches on both sides of you, come on. The buffet is lacking... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee
Lots of Fun

Seven of us went on a Friday evening dinner cruise. As always the food is pretty darn good for a... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
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The Star of Knoxville Riverboat is an authentic 325-passenger sternwheel riverboat offering sightseeing, lunch, dinner, entertainment and moonlight cruises along the Tennessee River.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (14 reviews)
“lunch cruise” (12 reviews)
“green beans” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
300 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2415
+1 865-525-7827
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

if you like having people seated two inches on both sides of you, come on. The buffet is lacking, the salad is lettuce, carrots and cheese. The rubber chicken and tough steak was awful... The dessert was a little Debbie brownie, not kidding. Go to...More

Thank teamthig
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Seven of us went on a Friday evening dinner cruise. As always the food is pretty darn good for a buffet. There is plenty and the line is organized. After dinner our granddaughters had fun requesting songs for the DJ to play. Even though it...More

2  Thank Buckeye017
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Very very disappointed.. boat was to load at 3. Crew was still bringing food and ice on.. very disorganized..310 they opened the boat.. seating was very cramped..air conditioning must not of been working. Watched thermostat climb to 81... moved upstairs to open deck.. seating was...More

1  Thank babybeant
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had a Very nice buffet lunch, the service was great! The whole staff was very helpful and congenial. Very pretty ride down the Tennessee River. You travel past the University of Tennessee football stadium and past the Tennessee basketball arena, traveling on down passing...More

Thank lusks46
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I enjoyed the cruise along the Tennessee river. The weather and views were amazing. My only reason for ranking average: 20 min wait line for a cocktail, small unkept restrooms, and not enough seating.

1  Thank 4ginad
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Had a wonderful time with great food and entertainment, sights weren't bad either! We took our family from Florida and they thoroughly enjoyed it too. Thanks TN Riverboat!

1  Thank darlene s
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I attended the evening cruise. The prime rib was cooked to perfection. The staff was friendly and attentive. It's a lot of value for the money. I highly recommend this cruise for people of all ages. Thank you for your hospitality. We...More

1  Thank Josh J
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I was on the cruise with my family and we really enjoyed it! We drove from Nashville for a long weekend and felt the staff really took care of us. We also enjoyed the deluxe dinner! If we could take the food home we would...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Live entertainment did not exist! 2 hour dinner cruise consisted of 20 minute boat ride. Nonflushing toilets in the bathrooms that were nasty. Less than satisfactory food. We were all told their was a malfunction on the boat the last thirty minutes we were there...More

Thank traceywintersjenkins
TNriverboat, Manager at Star of Knoxville Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Tracey, as i said on my google review and facebook reply. We are terribly sorry about the generator malfuntion. It was an unforeseen situation and we are currently still working on it. Please call us at (865) 525-7827 so that we can rectify the situation....More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a great cruise with scenic views up and down the Tennessee River and tremendous customer service, too! Highly recommend this! They have a great location a few blocks from downtown with ample parking and easy access to the boat. Two levels and the...More

Thank TNchuckc
TNriverboat, Manager at Star of Knoxville Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for the review!! We are so glad you had an excellent experience with us! We hope to see you again and again!

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7 October 2017|
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Response from Buckeye017 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking right bt the star...however the parking is shared somewhat by calhouns...we always get there early and enjoy the waterfront
Sherry T
7 February 2017|
Response from F B | Reviewed this property |
I'd say so, yes. I remember the gangplank to be wide enough for a wheelchair. It was quite sturdy, no describable difference between dock & boat. There is plenty of space in the main cabin/dinning area to maneuver. There... More
Marguerite L
9 September 2016|
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Response from bradycabin | Reviewed this property |
The attire is casual most wear dressy casual . Linda

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