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Boyd's Jig and Reel

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pub, Scottish
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101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
11:00 - 02:30
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 02:30
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 02:30
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Panajachel, Guatemala
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you step into Jig and Reel you instantly feel at home. No matter what drink you fancy, there's something for everyone. Magners is on tap for the cider lovers, drafts and bottles for the beer crowd, and over 700 whiskies for the whisky-lovers. Thursday's are dram nights - all whiskies are 1/2 the usual pour (1/2 oz each) for... More 

Thank granolabeth
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter and son-in-law were in town for Christmas and since his last name is Boyd we had to bring them here. Authentic Scottish dishes and Awesome Scotch. Great music too!

Thank Pam D
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG.. Best selection of Scotch in Knoxville. Great food and friendly establishment. But SCOTCH!!! check out the flights. Amazingly good varieties and well versed servers to help your experience.

Thank Doug S
Aiken, South Carolina
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

At a place that says "seat yourself " the waitstaff should do a better job of checking the tables. We sat for quite a while before anyone approached our table. We then ordered a Scotch Egg which was the worst one we've ever had, it was very dry. I had the mac/cheese and husband had soup/salad, none was really good.... More 

Thank LuAnne322
Nathan J, General Manager at Boyd's Jig and Reel, responded to this review

LuAnne, We apologize that you did not enjoy visit to the Jig & Reel. In the future please let a manager know, during your visit, that you are unhappy with the quality of the food and we will take all steps necessary to correct any issue . We pride ourselves on the quality of product and service that we provide... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My wife and I just had our first and last dinner at the restaurant because it was horrible. We both ordered the steak and ale pie, which was a favorite of ours when we traveled through England and Scotland. The pie we were served literally had the consistency of canned dog food. Neither of us could even eat half the... More 

Thank Hallsboy
Johnson City, Tennessee
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311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stopped in here Friday night for a drink and to listen to the band. Good number of lagers and ales on tap and a large drink menu. We did not eat anything but the food looked good going to the other tables. Our server was very good and kept our drinks coming while we were there. The bar has a... More 

Thank MaccaFan1
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Just wish it was open earlier than 4 on the weekends. Large place and decorated really neat. My boyfriend is part British and grew up in England and he loved it. We plan to bring our kids there to try some of the food he grew up eating.

Thank Rachel C
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were celebrating our 13th anniversary and decided to try Boyd's based on the reviews and the Scottish theme. We are restaurateurs, but are not snobs. The wait staff was cheery and attentive. She gave us recommendations and being new to this eatery, we went with them. My wife had bangers and mash. I had the steak... More 

Thank Empat57
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Greeted immediately upon entering,Seated menus, waitress arrived quickly, asked if we had questions,we did, was very pleasant. Ored drinks ,given samples, .Drinks were cold food arrived quickly,hot and great quanity.Food was tasty could not finish it all.Take home!! Whole experience was great will return. Very helpful and pleasant employees. Only negative is outside Parking on street is very limited,parking lot... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Boyd's Jig and Reel was recommended to us by a Bell Hop at a nearby hotel in downtown Knoxville. It did not disappoint! The ambiance alone was worth the short walk to get there. It is a Scottish bar (and not an Irish bar as indicated on their humorous t-shirts) and had an extensive collection of Scotch Whiskey. There were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
16:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 18652477066

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?