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The French Market

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526 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
+1 865-540-4372
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Since 2008, we have been serving authentic French Crepes! We import all of...
Since 2008, 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 to happy customers. Now in our 7th year! Two locations... Downtown Knoxville on Gay Street at Clinch Ave, and in Farragut at Campbell Station Rd and Kingston Pike!!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Taste of France in East TN

We love this place - it really is something special. The crepes are to die for and the atmosphere will have you feeling like you've stepped into a French cafe or bistro in Paris. The chestnut butter crepe is still one of our faves! It's so unique for a sweet crepe offering. Lemon and blueberry is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Kara B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'd seen lots of 5 star reviews for this place, so on our anniversary we started the day with breakfast here. The staff was friendly and offered several suggestions for first timers. We ordered one sweet crepe (strawberries and cream) and one breakfast omelette with spinach, tomatoes, and swiss cheese. The first disappointment was how incredibly long it took to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We love this place - it really is something special. The crepes are to die for and the atmosphere will have you feeling like you've stepped into a French cafe or bistro in Paris. The chestnut butter crepe is still one of our faves! It's so unique for a sweet crepe offering. Lemon and blueberry is also a winner as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This will be a daily stop on our next visit to Knoxville!!! Our favorite meal in town. We tried salmon crepes benedict, chestnut, and lemon. Each one was totally different but fabulous. If I had to pick a favorite I'd say that silky chestnut cream is hard to beat! But all were soooo good. They have a great selection of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped with my family for crepes late on Saturday night while in town for a visit. My wife and daughters had been there before, but it was my first time. I had a strawberries and cream crepe that was very good. It's a small quaint storefront with outdoor sitting area. Very nice location just off Market Square. The staff was... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I tried the Monte Cristo crepe with ham, cheese, strawberry preserves & topped with a fried egg and it was delightful. Also had a nonfat Almond Toffee latte which was also tasty.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First off, service was plenty fast. The man behind the counter took the order quickly and delivered one cinnamon latte and one dirty chai, hot, with a quickness. I'm not entirely sure how log our order took because I was enjoying the patter of the rain from the patio but it certainly wasn't more than 15 minutes. The blueberry-lemon crepe... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The 3 of us went for a late breakfast and hadn't had Crepes in a while, it can be difficult to find good ones. These were EXCELLENT; so good that we went back the next morning to try different ones...repeat experience. They're made from scratch, made to order and high quality. Service is fast and friendly and the tables outside... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My friends from church love love love love love this place. I say to send texts atmosphere they say it's a great place to be lots of fun meet new people great atmosphere loved it

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food and service here is excellent, not simply because it provides a kind of food that is unique to Knoxville, but their crepes would be excellent in any French bistro...in France. Sweet or savory. If only they had more comfy chairs. It may sound like incidental kvetching, but if you can't sit comfortably to enjoy your meal, it sort... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Came here for the first time with my French class in high school and kept confidential back with friends throughout college. Great spot for coffee and croissants in the morning or a quick glass of wine or tea in the afternoon. Always a must when I'm back in town!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 526 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-540-4372

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Since 2008, 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 to happy customers. Now in our 7th year! Two locations... Downtown Knoxville on Gay Street at Clinch Ave, and in Farragut at Campbell Station Rd and Kingston Pike!!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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