I remember my in-laws telling me about Willy’s several years ago when they first moved to Knoxville. I was a bit reluctant at first because how can a restaurant in a landlocked state have good seafood. However, I decided to try it because I’ll try anything once. Boy was I wrong about the seafood. They used to have a grouper sandwich that was out of this world. The last time we went in May 2017, the sandwich was gone from the menu, they still had the fish & chips which are delicious.
No trip is complete to Willy’s without the Pirates Booty. This is a concoction of vodkas and juices that tastes that will knock you on your booty, if you’re not careful. There is a limit of two drinks per person.
Willy’s sit right on the Tennessee River and has plenty of outside seating although it can get crowded in the summer. Willy’s Bar and Grill is located at 2600 Whitten Lane, Knoxville, TN and they are are only open at certain times of the year so be sure to check their Facebook page before you go.