Rafferty’s Restaurant & Bar at a Glance COST:  $$$ SERVICE:  *** FOOD:  *** ATMOSPHERE:  *** STYLE:  Casual BASE:  Regional Chain Restaurant HOURS:   Monday - Thursday  11am - 10pm;  Friday & Saturday 11am - 11pm;                   Sunday  11am - 10pm RATING:  ***                              **** HEALTH INSPECTION RATING:  82  (02/29/2012) Official Website:  www.raffertys.com        Appetizers Batter-Fried Mushrooms Fresh hand-battered Mushrooms fried crispy golden. Served with mustard horseradish dipping sauce. Pickled Paw Prints A generous portion of golden-fried Dill Pickle Chips seasoned, then served with freshly made smoked tomato horseradish sauce. Rafferty’s Supreme Nachos Crispy Tortilla Chips topped with seasoned refried beans, chili, sausage, Jack & Cheddar cheeses, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream and jalapeño peppers. Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Lightly breaded Mozzarella cheese with zesty homemade marinara sauce. Ol' Boy Bacon Cheese Fries Hand-cut French Fries smothered with melted Monterey Jack & Cheddar cheeses and hot chopped bacon. Served with spicy ranch dressing. Nutty Honey Butter Croissants A new twist on a Rafferty’s classic. A basket of our hot-from-the-oven Croissants drizzled with honey butter then topped with chopped nuts. Chicken Finger Filets Now SERVED TWO WAYS ~: ORIGINAL: Deep fried tender and flaky.  Served with our special Sweet & Spicy dipping sauce. TOSSED: Deep fried and tossed with your choice of one of our made-from-scratch sauces: Spicy Original Buffalo, Smokin’ Hot, Thai Garlic or Hot Thai.  Served with Garlic Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing.  5 Filets / 10 Filets / 15 Filets Chicken Entrees All chicken entrees come with one side item. Chicken Finger Platter A generous portion of boneless Chicken Tender Filets lightly breaded and fried golden brown. Served with our signature Sweet & Spicy dipping sauce. Kona Chicken A boneless Chicken Breast marinated in pineapple juice and soy sauce grilled over hickory wood then topped with grilled ham, Monterey Jack cheese and a slice of pineapple. BBQ Chicken Hickory-grilled Chicken Breast basted with our sweet & zesty BBQ sauce then topped with Monterey Jack cheese and hickory smoked bacon. Hot Finger Platter Chicken Tender Filets tossed in our Spicy Original Buffalo sauce Seafood Entrees Seafood entrees served with one side item. Salmon A 7-oz. Salmon filet seasoned and delicately cooked over hickory wood. Southern Bourbon Glazed Salmon A 7-oz. hickory wood-fired grilled Salmon filet topped with brown sugar bourbon glaze. We suggest roasted sweet potato rice pilaf as your side item. Catch of the Day Our Fish-of-the-Day grilled over live hickory coals. Brushed with olive oil and seasoned or basted Cajun style then blackened. Served with herb tartar sauce. Catfish Platter Farm-raised Catfish breaded and fried golden brown. Served with herb tartar sauce. Pasta Chicken Alfredo Penne Pasta tossed in a creamy Alfredo sauce with tender chunks of chicken. Served with Italian cheese toast. Deep Dish Lasagna Our Deep Dish Lasagna is layered with meaty Italian red sauce, Ricotta, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses. Served with Italian cheese toast. Steaks & Chops Choose from three savory steak toppings:  Hickory Grilled & Lightly Seasoned: For that classic flavor.   Six Shooter Cajun Butter:   Rubbed with a zingy blend of six herbs and spices.  Bleu Cheese Butter:  Made with fresh Bleu cheese crumbles. Wood-Fired Pork Chop 6-oz. Hickory grilled center cut Pork Chop. Cowboy Sirloin* A tender, juicy 10-oz. Sirloin. Ribeye* A hearty 12-oz. Ribeye steak well marbled for full-bodied taste. Specialty Beef Slow-Roasted Prime Rib* Our aged USDA choice Prime Rib is seasoned then slow-roasted for tenderness and flavor. Hand-carved to order and served au jus. Jackson Hole Filet* A thick & juicy 8-oz. Filet slow-roasted over hickory wood. The most tender of all our steaks! Classic Marinated Ribeye* A 12-oz. Ribeye marinated in pineapple juice & soy sauce for a great savory taste. BBQ Ribs & Combos All Beef and Pork entrees served with one side item. Hickory-Smoked Baby Back Ribs Our Baby Back Ribs are hickory smoked for tenderness then basted with our sweet & zesty BBQ sauce. Baby Back Ribs & Chicken Finger Combo A half-rack of fall-off-the-bone hickory smoked Baby Back Ribs served with five Chicken Finger Filets. Sirloin Steak* & Chicken Finger Combo A 10-oz. Sirloin grilled just the way you like it paired with five Chicken Finger Filets.   RETURN TO KNOXVILLE DINING 8906 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 865.539.1323    
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Soups and Fresh Salads House Mustard-Honey Hot Bacon / Garlic Ranch / Bleu Cheese / 1000 Island / Mustard Honey / Vinaigrette / Hot Bacon FAT-FREE: Catalina / Ranch Our Famous Potato Soup Our signature Potato Soup topped with cheese and hot chopped bacon. Soup of the Day Ask your server for today’s fresh-made soup! House Salad Fresh crisp mixed greens with chopped eggs, diced tomatoes, crisp potato sticks and hot chopped bacon. Topped with your choice of dressing. House Salad & Soup A great combination! Our piping hot made-from-scratch Soup & crisp fresh House Salad topped with your choice of dressing. Chicken Finger Salad A Rafferty’s classic! Cold mixed greens topped with chopped eggs, fresh diced tomatoes, crispy potato sticks, Monterey Jack cheese and chopped Fried Chicken Finger Filets. Spicy Original Hot Finger Filets atop cool fresh greens with chopped eggs, fresh diced tomatoes, crispy potato sticks and Monterey Jack cheese. The Chef Fresh greens topped with smoked turkey, ham, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, chopped eggs, fresh diced tomatoes, crisp potato sticks and hot chopped bacon. Caesar Salad Fresh hearts of romaine lettuce tossed to order with seasoned croutons, Parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing. Add Grilled Chicken / Add Grilled Salmon.  All add ons are an additional charge. Frisco Salad Seasoned Grilled Chicken, chopped eggs, fresh diced tomatoes, crispy potato sticks, Monterey Jack cheese and artichoke hearts on a bed of cool crisp greens. Topped with Rafferty’s own Vinaigrette dressing. Sunshine Chicken Salad Our homemade Chicken Salad served with fresh fruit and melons. Topped with chopped mixed nuts and Sweet Orange dressing. A lunchtime favorite! (Cottage cheese may be substituted for chicken salad). Chicken Salad, Croissants & Soup Two Croissants served with homemade Chicken Salad and choice of soup. Sandwiches Ultimate Club Sliced smoked turkey, ham, Monterey Jack cheese, Cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and our signature Mustard-Honey dressing.  Served on toasted wheatberry bread. Bluegrass Special A boneless marinated hickory-grilled BBQ Chicken breast topped with bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, pickles, sliced tomatoes, lettuce and mayonnaise. Served on your choice of toasted egg bun or toasted wheatberry bread. French Dip Thinly shaved Prime Rib smothered with melted Monterey Jack. Served on Ciabatta Bread, au jus. Big Memphis BBQ Sandwich Smoked pulled Pork slathered with our sweet & zesty BBQ sauce piled high on a toasted egg bun and topped with pickles. Open-Faced Prime Rib Sandwich* (Available after 4:00 pm) A juicy cut of our slow-roasted Prime Rib served on crispy Ciabatta Bread. Served au jus. Ranch Chicken Wrap A spinach tortilla stuffed with hot grilled Chicken, romaine lettuce,  Parmesan cheese and our made-from-scratch ranch dressing.  Served with salsa. Classic American Cheeseburger* A thick juicy Black Angus chuck patty grilled on hickory wood then topped with two slices of American cheese, crispy lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions, pickles, mayo and mustard. Served on a toasted egg bun. Bacon Cheeseburger* Our Classic American Cheeseburger topped with crispy bacon. Backyard BBQ Burger* A Black Angus chuck patty topped with smoked bacon, charcoal grilled sweet onions, smoked Cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce. Sides Hand-Cut French Fries Creamy Cole Slaw Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Baked Potato Spike’s Mean Beans Roasted Sweet Potato Broccoli Baked Sweet Potato Cottage Cheese Fresh Fruit Bowl Rice Pilaf Desserts The Brookie A tasty combination of a coconut chocolate nut brownie and a cookie. Crowned with rich French vanilla ice cream, drizzled with Hershey’s® chocolate syrup. White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie A graham cracker crust pie filled with banana cream, a hint of white chocolate, sliced bananas then topped with fresh whipped cream and white chocolate shavings. Apple Walnut Crunch Warm fresh baked apples with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg covered with a crunchy crust. Topped with French vanilla ice cream and mixed nuts. The Best Cheesecake Smooth creamy Cheesecake in an extra thick graham cracker pecan crust. Nutty Honey Butter Croissants A new twist on a Rafferty’s classic. A basket of our hot-from-the-oven Croissants drizzled with honey butter then topped with chopped nuts. Junior Meals Kids 12 and Under only.  All Junior Menu items are served with kid’s beverage. Kid’s Chicken Fingers Hand-breaded Chicken Tender Filets served with French fries or fruit and our sweet & spicy sauce. Kid’s Macaroni & Cheese Macaroni noodles in a creamy Cheddar cheese sauce. Kid’s Cheeseburger A grilled Burger served on a toasted egg bun with pickles. Served with French fries or fruit. Kid’s burger is prepared well done only. COMMENTS ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT CAN BE POSTED HERE. Menu and Prices are subject to change without notice. Minimum $10 order for delivery. No Alcohol Service This page was last updated 04/02/2012
Rafferty’s is a regional chain restaurant which operates locations in their home base of Bowling Green Kentucky, to locations in Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Indiana.  The chain is a family friendly atmosphere that offers fresh entrees, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, chicken and salads in a variety of combinations.  After opening a successful location near Cedar Bluff, the chain opened a second location in North Knoxville on Cedar Lane.  In an effort to slightly downsize under performing locations, Rafferty’s closed the Cedar Lane location but continues to operate the Cedar Bluff area location.  The Cedar Bluff area location was previously flanked with a smoky bar and dining room that led to the non-smoking side of the restaurant.  With the change of laws, the entire restaurant is now smoke-free.  The Knoxville Dining Crew has always had generally mediocre service and food at the Cedar Bluff location.  In any aspect of our reviews, this restaurant location averages a score of “average”.  It just depends on what those taste buds are after.  At Rafferty’s there is average offerings at expected prices and nothing to write home about.