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Cafe 4

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American, Coffee Shop, Bakeries
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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430 (Union Avenue)
865-544-4144
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Today
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fish tacos!

Went to celebrate a family occasion! I ordered the "Steak and Cake", which is a filet and lobster cake. It was phenomenal! My wife ordered the fish tacos, which she was apprehensive about because she is quite picky about seafood. She couldn't wipe the smile off her face about how delicious they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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374 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

With friends during the recent ROSSINI festival....I had the Open Face Meatloaf which was ACTUALLY a burnt hamburger with absolutely NO FLAVOR. Friend had the Grilled Cheese with Fried Green Tomatoes sandwich...old oil taste and overcooked. Menu description versus actual meal very disappointing. Wait staff felt annoyed that they were working. Definitely would not return.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Went to celebrate a family occasion! I ordered the "Steak and Cake", which is a filet and lobster cake. It was phenomenal! My wife ordered the fish tacos, which she was apprehensive about because she is quite picky about seafood. She couldn't wipe the smile off her face about how delicious they were! We decided that Cafe 4 is our... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We love Cafe 4. On numerous times on our outings to Market Square we have chosen to eat here at Cafe 4. All the entrees we have ever ordered are delicious and beautifully prepared. The service has always been wonderful too. When the weather permits we love setting outside overlooking Market Square eating great food and having great conversation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times in the last few years. Unfortunately there has been very little consistency at this restaurant. Food is great one time and lacks flavor the next. Waiters walk on water one time and practically forget you're there the next. It's good when it's good and bad when it's bad.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Comfortable restaurant, in the core of historical Market place; nice regional southern dishes, the waitress was very kind and helpful; however I can't say that much about the hostess courtesy; she seems to be not happy at all.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Whatever you order, get the mashed potatoes. Just buttery goodness. The flash fried calamari small plate is a must have as well.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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128 reviews 128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Came here for dinner and enjoyed the patio seating. We decided to share several small plates. So glad we did. Fried Green Tomatoes with goat cheese was excellent. Recommend. Also enjoyed the Lobster Mac, and the Lobster flatbread. The chicken flatbread was not recommended. Good wine and beer options too. Very nice dinner out. Will return.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great for a business lunch and enjoyed sitting outside and people watching on Market Square! Great service and tasty food, resonably priced! Recommend!

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Byron Center, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Awesome prices and great food which is nice for a family that is from out of town traveling. Also had lunch there too. Excellent!

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Michigan
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stopped here for breakfast when headed south through Knoxville. It's not far off highway 75, and a way better breakfast option than some boring chain. The building/space is really nicely designed and decorated. Industrial but cozy. You order at the counter, then seat yourself in either the 'restaurant' type of room or the upstairs, 'living room' space. We sat upstairs-... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
    (Union Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-544-4144

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?