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The French Market

526 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
+1 865-540-4372
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Ranked #3 of 915 restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: French, Creperie
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Since 20088, we have been serving authentic French Crepes! We import all of our flour from France to replicate authentic flavor and texture. Over 500,000 crepes served in the past 5 years!
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Our hotel offered free breakfast, but we had read about the French Market on TripAdvisor and wanted to try it out. We were not disappointed! I had a crepe made with buckwheat, ham, cheese, and an egg over easy on top. It was fantastic! My wife had an omelet and it was terrific! The owner waited on us and was... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We go every time we are on Gay Street! I cannot say enough about the food!! Very different and very good!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the monte cristos! Ill admit it didn't sound good at first but not Im addicted!! The Nutella crepes are to die for! Voodoo chips and a must too!! If you are looking for something different this... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The French market is a cute place that adds some pizzazz to downtown. Had the monte cristo crepe, and it was tasty. The seating area is very cramped in the cold weather months when everyone wants to be inside so be ready for that. Def looking forward to going back on a warm spring day.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Wonderful fresh food, on site bakery. Fun to sit on patio and people watch drinking cafe au lait. Menu with good variety of brunch dining.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Fresh Market is wonderful! It is my favorite market in Knoxville! The fruit, fresh flowers and vegtables are awesome! They have an unbelievable bakery where you can buy the best pumpkin loaf in town! The meat counter is also very impressive!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Great crepes, great coffee, and great atmosphere! This place really adds to the charm of our downtown area.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Ordered a baguette sandwich for myself and my wife ordered a crepe. It took about 30 minutes to get either. Although it is a small space, it was not full when we ordered so don't know why it took so long. The sandwich had one thin piece of roast beef. The bread wasn't like a baguette I'm used to....was fairly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Food outstanding Service is A++++++ The place is a little small however During warmer and drier months there are tables to eat at outside so it helps with seating on a busy night I couldn't ask for better service.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Heard good things about the French Market, we decided to try some crepes for lunch. On entering, the lady behind the counter was talking to a customer - not taking an order, just talking. She didn't acknowledge us (very unlike the usual friendly welcome in American restaurants) but carried on talking. We waited and after several minutes the other customer,... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Maybe not even top ten in downtown. Good sweet crepes but not my choice for a meal. I've tried a couple savory crepes but was not impressed, especially for the price. If you are looking for coffee there are better choices, I'd recommend Coffee and Chocolates just around the corner by Market Square. If you do choose the French Market,... More

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