REVIEW Newk’s Eatery
Newk’s Eatery 9/6/2016
Knoxville, TN (Cedar Bluff)
This was our first visit to Newk’s Eatery and was a recommendation of a friend and we’re so glad she recommended it to us. It is our new favorite place for dinner on Tuesday nights.
Our first time there we were greeted by friendly staff (Mya especially) but all of the staff members were pleasant. We were surprised at the number of menu choices there were on the board. It was quite difficult to decide what to order since everything sounded great.
I opted for the 10-inch Margherita pizza and a cup of Lobster & Crab Bisque soup. I figured the pizza would probably be good but I wasn’t sure about the soup as it seemed like an ‘elevated’ kind of soup for a little restaurant like Newk’s Eatery.
After ordering we were invited to visit the Roundtable. It was a large “round” table with a variety of choices on it from crackers, parmesan cheese, capers, pickles, and much more.
Something that I liked was that, if you order a large drink, you get a heavy-duty plastic cup that comes with free refills and you can take with you.
Our order didn’t take that long and was very hot. The pizza was delicious and probably the best margherita pizza I’ve had in a long time. The soup – the one I was hesitant about ordering – it was as delicious as a 5-star restaurant. It came in a large bowl and, at first, I thought they gave me a bowl instead of a cup. They use the same bowl but only fill it half way for a cup. It has become my favorite soup!
I noticed that all of the staff appear to work very well together and are all friendly with one another. The same person that takes your order could also be the person that delivers it, or maybe the person in the kitchen that made your food.
I like the fact that you can see the kitchen while you’re seated. The kitchen staff wear gloves and I constantly saw them wiping down the counters and washing their hands.
Since the initial visit, we have ordered, and very much enjoyed:
– The Cuban Sandwich
– The Chicken Salad Sandwich
– The Newk’s Club
– The Chicken Noodle Soup
– The Debra Pizza (this is probably my favorite between the Margherita pizza and The Debra)
I highly recommend any of these items.
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