The Downtown Dive was born out of our love for classic American dive bars and barbeque joints. Located in Downtown Knoxville the Dive caters to people who want to enjoy the same great food in the Scruffy City’s ever growing art district. With a great selection of craft beers and an eclectic wine list you can sit outside and enjoy what we think is Knoxville’s best beer garden.
Walkways are still open except at the intersection of Jackson and Gay. Use the stairwell at the intersection to get to both West and East Jackson. There are arrows pointing the way to our tasty treats! All parking lots are still open too! Park where you normally would, but note that the only car access points to Jackson Ave are from Broadway and Central, not Gay Street.
Tuesday: BBQ Burritos, Nachos or Quesadillas your choice – $7
Wednesday: Red Beans and Rice – $7.50
Thursday: Smoked Meatloaf with your choice of 2 sides – $10
Friday: Smoked Andouille Sausage plate with your choice of 2 sides $9
Saturday & Sunday: Featured Item
Six huge smoked wings, flash fried & tossed in spicy garlic BBQ Sauce or tossed in soul rub for a dry wing. Order any number you want at $1.25 per wing.
Spicy fried pickle spears with our soul sauce or our original fried pickle spears served with ranch.
Served warm or ask for it cold. Served with fresh cut potato chips seasoned with our soul rub.
Boston butts smoked low and slow with a mix of white oak & hickory on our custom pit smokers.
Hand-pulled lean pieces of our smoke ‘n’ soul chicken.
Bone-in rubbed & smoked chicken quarters. Choose breast & wing or thigh & leg.
Smoked slices of our tender beef brisket.
Dry rubbed St. Louis cut pork spare ribs from our custom smokers.
Our famous smoked pork or chicken BBQ served with 2 sides. Also available with Smoke ‘N’ Soul Chicken quarters. Ask for a bun or corn muffin if you’d like.
Our tender beef brisket smoked, sliced and served with 2 sides.
Delicious dry rubbed St. Louis cut pork spare ribs served with 2 sides.
BBQ pork or chicken sandwich, ¼ rack of ribs, beef brisket and 3 sides.
Stuffed with BBQ pork or chicken, pintos, slaw, cheddar, & choice of BBQ sauce. A smaller version of the famous El Gigante Burrito as seen on “Man v. Food.”
Pork or chicken sandwich served with one side and a drink.
Grape tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow peppers, blue cheese crumbles, and zesty vinaigrette.
A bed of organic leaf lettuce, tomato & blues salad, drizzled in vinaigrette.
All sides are vegetarian except greens & things. Sub Tomato & Blues Salad as a side for an additional – $1.50
A classic done right. Loaded with cheese and our secret spices this is the real deal “a can’t miss item.”
Pinto beans slow cooked with, onion, garlic, and spices.
Smashed potato salad with onion, green pepper, and eggs. A family recipe that never disappoints.
Sweet and tangy; a perfect perfect compliment to anything on the menu.
Fresh steamed green beans with onion and garlic and cumin.
A soul food staple with a modern twist. Collard greens sauteed with carrots, black eyed peas, celery and bacon.
A southern favorite that never disappoints.
A traditional East Tennessee sauce tomato based with just the right amount of sweetness.
This one of a kind vinegar based sauce blends the best of Tennessee and North Carolina’s sweet and tangy flavors.
Our thin sauce with a chipotle puree. This is not a tongue scorcher but a subtle smokey heat.
Take home a pint of the driving force behind our culinary creations. Rub it on your meat of choice or kick up your favorite recipes. It seems to work for us.
410 W. Jackson Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Map & Directions
|Tuesday||11am – 9pm|
|Wednesday||11am – 9pm|
|Thursday||11am – 9pm|
|Friday||11am – 10pm|
|Saturday||11am – 10pm|
|Sunday||11am – 9pm|