Dishing about Double Dogs!

Knoxville used to be ranked in the Top 10 cities of restaurants per capita. While it seems to have dropped off that list, Knoxville still has a LOT of restaurants. We don’t try as many new places as we should; mainly because once we find a place with great food and service, we become very loyal customers. I sense that could be the case with the restaurant we tried this weekend.

Saturday night we tried a new (to us) restaurant in the Hardin Valley area called Double Dogs. Our friend A recommended Double Dogs to us as she had been (for the first time) the night before and loved it. Turns out Double Dogs has been open for fifteen months. Why I haven’t heard more about this place, I have no clue. I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you.

Double Dogs - Hardin Valley
Double Dogs - Hardin Valley

Double Dogs is simple to get to. Take the Hardin Valley exit from Pellissippi Parkway. If you are coming from Knoxville, turn right off the exit and take your first left. There you are!

While they looked packed before we even made it in the entrance, we were seated right away. They have a huge dining room and use every inch of it. The only negative I can say is that you are very close to the table(s) next to you.

They have TVs everywhere. We were sitting next to a wall that had 9 HUGE TVs – each with something different on. From sporting events, to TV shows, to local news programs. On a side note, we watched 6 Around Town and decided we definitely want to visit Wilderness at the Smokies and their new Adventure Forest.

Double Dogs is family friendly. There were lots of families, a few birthday parties, etc. There were also couples on date night and groups of adults. A little of everything.

Double Dogs - Beer on Tap
Double Dogs - Beer on Tap

Looking for beer on tap? They have a very wide selection with approximately 15 beers on tap. Being that I don’t drink beer, this is not an issue for me, but hubby liked their selection.

Double Dogs - Peel and Eat Shrimp
Double Dogs - Peel and Eat Shrimp

We were excited (and surprised) to see Peel and Eat Shrimp on their menu. Definitely a healthy option and the price was excellent. $13.99 for a pound of delicious shrimp (chilled or hot) with cocktail sauce. Truly an excellent value if you have bought shrimp recently.

Double Dogs - BBQ Chicken Pizza
Double Dogs - BBQ Chicken Pizza

Later this week they are launching a new menu that will include 7 different kinds of pizza. They were passing around samples and we tried the BBQ Chicken Pizza. It was delicious. A and hubby also split a piece of the Veggie Pesto Pizza and loved it. We will definitely be visiting Double Dogs again for their new pizzas.

Double Dogs - Wings & Fries
Double Dogs - Wings & Fries

Hubby and I decided to share a couple of dishes. First up was the Wings and Fries. We had Thai Garlic and Smokin’ Hot as our two flavors. We really think they would be perfect mixed together. They were yummy, good-sized wings. Personally we would have both liked hotter flavors, but I am sure they can accommodate us next time.

Double Dogs - Shrimp
Double Dogs - Shrimp

We also split a pound of the shrimp. Huge, beautiful shrimp chilled on a bed of ice. More places should offer this as an appetizer/meal. They offer the shrimp by the 1/2 pound and the pound.

Double Dogs - Caribbean Paradise
Double Dogs - Caribbean Paradise

For dessert, I tried on of their frozen drinks – the Caribbean Paradise. It consisted of margarita, strawberry, mango, and rum. Being that I am a huge fan of frozen, fruit drinks – this was right up my alley.

The service was truly excellent. Our server was super friendly, answered any questions we had, and made sure we had everything we needed. Drinks were always refilled and we didn’t feel rushed (I believe we spent two hours there).

I highly recommend giving Double Dogs a try. We will definitely return.

Double Dogs
10639 Hardin Valley Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 470-4447
Fax (865) 470-4474
Find them on Facebook here.

Hours of operation:
Sunday – Wednesday: 11:00 AM to midnight
Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Hope to see you there!

Please note that all opinions expressed are mine. I was not in any way compensated for this post.

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  1. I love reading your restaurant reviews, even though I’m completely across the state and will probably never get the chance to eat at any of them! I know you’ve said that you don’t cook, so I was just curious if you and your husband eat out every night? If so, how do stay within your daily calories that My Fitness Pal has assigned? I could use some tips on eating out and keeping calories in check.


    • Glenneth

      Hi Tammy! We don’t eat out every night, but probably 3-4 nights a week. I *TRY* to make healthier decisions now. Saturday nights are usually an anything goes night. We do eat a lot of sushi out – so that is pretty healthy. I am logging everything and trying to get a sense of portion sizes, etc. And sometimes eating out really is bringing Subway home.

      Glad you are enjoying my reviews. I really did love this restaurant. Can’t believe they have been there for 15 months.

  2. I’m already ready to go back! Can’t wait to try the new pizzas. I loved the pesto veggie. Yummm…

  3. Jennifer

    We also like Double Dogs. They are really great with our girls there and their food comes out in little doggie dishes..which they love of course :) If you go before 4..the price on their burgers can’t be beat..almost fast food prices..but way tastier. They also have a military discount…much love to the companies that do this. Taking just 10% off can mean a return visit people…….and it shows us you care :)