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Cafe 4

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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430 (Union Avenue)
865-544-4144
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7:00 am - 10:30 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: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 219
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  • 162
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food & choices

Broad menu, from mac n cheese, to fresh salad choices, to steaks and seafood. Green fried tomatoes were excellent appetizer. Slightly sweet vinaigrette dressing on the beet salad with salmon was a lovely meal sized portion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Patti K
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Beloit, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Broad menu, from mac n cheese, to fresh salad choices, to steaks and seafood. Green fried tomatoes were excellent appetizer. Slightly sweet vinaigrette dressing on the beet salad with salmon was a lovely meal sized portion.

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We take great pride in our creative menu items. Come by on Saturday or Sunday to enjoy our extensive brunch menu. More 

Evansville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My fiancé and I recently transplanted to Knoxville. We decided to check out the Market Square area and had recommendations to visit Cafe 4. Cafe 4 is the place we would feel comfortable bringing a group of friends and entertaining as if it was our own Kitchen... except the food is waaaaaay better. The dinner itself was top notch, the... More 

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We are glad to hear that food and service you experienced were up to the standards of excellence we pride ourselves on at Cafe 4. We really appreciate your patronage and your feedback! More 

Sevierville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The grilled sandwich with tomato soup was so soothing. Love their muffins and pastries which are a great hold-me-over while waiting for a table.

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal. Come back and enjoy our warm Chicken & Dumplings on Thursday's! More 

White Pine, Tennessee
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This really is a great restaurant. Inside and outside setting. A great menu with variety. Great for coupes, family or business. Highly recommend

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your business and your recommendation. More 

Bethesda, MD
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great outdoor dining with street musicians nearby and excellent cuisine. Several choices of mac n cheese (three cheeses!), grilled salmon with a maple glaze and toasted pecans (mouth is starting to water), and sauteed brussel sprouts with bacon--all were perfectly prepared and reasonably priced. Energetic, friendly wait staff round out a very nice restaurant.

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed some of our favorite menu items. More 

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Server was very personable and attentive, gave great recommendation as I was torn between two options...glad I followed his recommendation. I ate outside and it gave me the opportunity to people watch while enjoying good food.

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you got to experience some Cafe 4 hospitality. Come back for Brunch on Saturday's and Sunday's to enjoy a bustling morning downtown! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Fabulous food. Beautiful restaurant. Relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend for business or pleasure.

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

We appreciate your review! Come back and enjoy our patio and try a cupcake from our bakery! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Market Square is the place to go in Knoxville for good food, market on Saturdays, street music, etc. We stopped at Cafe 4 because another restaurant had a 1.5 hr wait. Cafe 4 could sit our part of 8 immediately. This was at dinner time on the weekend. The service was great. We had one server who did an excellent... More 

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback! We're so glad your group enjoyed it. Come back on Mondays for $5 Cafe 4 Burgers! More 

Carmel, Indiana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Loved the location on Market Square. Walked there from Gay Street before a sorority event and went again with my fiancé in September. Be sure to get the seafood pasta. It's super good! Also, stop by the bakery before you leave. Coffee and macaroons are a great way to top off the meal.

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Lori K, Owner at Cafe 4, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal. Our bakery features different cupcake and macaron flavors each month! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great staff; Food is excellent - best known for there mac and cheese which is awesome - reasonably priced as well with a very nice outdoors space looking at the square

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We're glad you enjoyed the Cafe 4 hospitality we pride ourselves in. Keep an eye out for our mac and cheese entrees featuring different meats and toppings. 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 to 30
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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?