Elkmont Station Crafty Food and Drink in Knoxville



We invite you to enjoy our ever-evolving menu of handcrafted food and drinks in an atmosphere that honors the spirit of one of our region's most special places.

Welcome to Elkmont Station in Knoxville, TN

A gathering point to enjoy local, handcrafted food

Come visit us in Knoxville, Tennessee. We are a community-driven restaurant with an ever-evolving menu of hand-crafted food and drinks. Click below to learn more about us.

About Our Knoxville Restaurant

Perhaps the best-kept secret of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park...

...is the role and impact that Knoxville played in the origination of one of America’s greatest treasures. If it weren’t for the many influential, inspired residents of Knoxville who spent countless hours opening avenues to create awareness, exposure, and the necessary funds, then the realized dream of this iconic national park might never have come to fruition.

A symbolic illustration of this special connection between Knoxville and the Smokies was the railroad between Elkmont and Knoxville, which was built and operated by the Little River Railroad Company (LRRC). Originally built to transport lumber, the LRRC added an observation car to the logging train in 1909, which spurred tourism and recreation in Elkmont as one of the most prominent sections of the GSMNP. Legend has it that the train service between Elkmont and Knoxville was affectionately referred to as the "Elkmont Special." Nestled along the Little River, Elkmont was a regular stopping place and gathering point for folks to enjoy one of the most beautiful, unique sections of the Smokies.

More than 100 years later, while the Elkmont Special is no longer in commission, our Knoxville restaurant, Elkmont Station, was created to celebrate this extraordinary link that exposed so many people to the rich history of the Smokies. The word “station” is defined as a regular stopping place on a public transportation route, and we want to be just that for visitors. We invite you to enjoy our ever-evolving menu of handcrafted food and drinks in an atmosphere that honors the spirit of one of our region’s most special places. No matter the occasion, our hope is that our community-driven restaurant serves as your regular stopping place. Cheers!





We offer a unique selection of handcrafted drinks and food using the finest alcohol and fresh ingredients.

Our ever-evolving menu showcases the best local flavors and features something for everyone.

We use high-quality and fresh ingredients to prepare our handcrafted meals and drinks.

We aim to be a regular stopping place where everyone can gather in Knoxville, TN. 

Our Food

Enjoy Handcrafted Food & Drinks

At our Knoxville restaurant, we invite you to enjoy our ever-evolving menu of handcrafted food and drinks in a unique atmosphere that honors one of the most beautiful areas of the Smokies.

Come Join Us

Visit Our Knoxville Restaurant

If you're looking for a delicious meal in a special atmosphere, then you've come to the right place. Elkmont Station promises to provide a unique dining experience for all who visit. Join us at our community-driven Knoxville restaurant to celebrate Elkmont and its history.

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Hours of Operation

Sun – Thu: 4:30PM – 9PM
Fri – Sat: 4:30PM – 10PM

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