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Open for cocktails at 4pm with full service beginning at 5pm.

We are a neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Maryville, Tennessee. Our menus are a reflection of the seasons and of the farms that provide us with ingredients. Hospitality is shown with courtesy and creates experiences that are sure to become lasting memories.

Ashley Gaylor’s standing as an exceptional butcher was built on experience and offering the finest cuts of meat.

He was 8 years old the first time he tried his hand at butchering. It was in the meat department at his great-grandfather’s market — the memorable Cas Walker.
— Knox News
A small retail butcher counter will give Maryville residents the opportunity to take home the local beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and fish that Rule plans to serve. Plus, the Walnut Kitchen’s location, on a route that leads to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, means that the retail operation, which will also offer burgers, steaks, chicken, and other meats, will fulfill national park visitors’ grilling needs.
— Eater
David Rule grew up in Maryville. He is the fourth generation of a family whose “roots run deep in this town.” It’s those roots and his love for the people that made the decision to open his first restaurant there an easy one.
— Knoxville News Sentinel
(Butchering) was not something that I really had a lot of experience in, but Sam gave me the opportunity to learn more while working with Blackberry Farm...now it’s a huge part of who I am and what I do as a chef.”
— Tennessee Farm Table
As I’ve got older and traveled, I’ve thought a lot about where I want to live. My heart has never strayed. I love this town. It means everything to me.
— The Daily Times