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Cafe 4

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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430 (Union Avenue)
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
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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
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience here. Loved all about it!! I definitely would return here and recommend it. Felt like I was royalty the way I was treated.

Thank Khris C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe 4 has an appealing and appetizing menu, a slightly quieter atmosphere and attentive friendly service. They take reservations which many other venues on popular Market Square do not. Prices are reasonable for the quality offerings.

Thank Howard F
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant on Market Square is a great place to eat. Great food and good service. They have lots of good items on the menu and everyone can find something to their liking.

Thank norabean
Bristol, Tennessee
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Started with a decent long wait, in an upstairs bar, that was more upscale than most in MS, then Chase, a host, told us that Andrew would be our server, and would be great, and he was. The fried green tomatos were good, I normally love goat cheese, but these had a lil too much for my liking, but at... More 

Thank DeniseBeth
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is carefully made and you get what is promised. It is a great place and has friendly service. It has to be tried out.

Thank Arnoldo84
Greeneville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not what we have experienced in the past Definitely our last visit! Nothing more to say! So much more on market square!!!!!!

Thank allvolgvegas
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of choices to dine at the Market and glad we chose this place. The server Chase was attentive and great. I had the tostada salad with chicken. .it was great except the lettuce was limp. The lobster mac n cheese was delicious...actually awesome..but the wedge salad was missing that crunch in the lettuce too. We enjoyed sitting outside watching... More 

Thank Susan J
Searcy, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We decided to to try three things we had never had before: the truffle fries (fries tossed in truffle oil and Parmesan cheese), shrimp and grits, and the mac and three-cheese lobster.The portions of each were large, and all of them tasted great. The service was efficient on a busy night (Tuesday), and I was impressed with how the restaurant... More 

Thank treely2014
Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good but I'm writing this review to recommend the Champagne Cocktail...which is comprised of your choice of flavored liquor + champagne + a sugar cube. Yum. I tried the peach, ginger, and lemon. Peach was my favorite AND not because I was sloshed...had the peach first.

Thank Dandy2003
Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here for a business meeting. We were seated promptly, had no trouble hearing each other and the service and food were great. Love the grilled pimento cheese, fried green tomato with bacon sandwich. Amazing!

Thank pporterbeeler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
    (Union Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 18655444144
Cafe 4 entered the downtown scene almost a decade ago, truly becoming a pioneer in Knoxville's substantial urban revitalization. Unbelievable to those who have only seen Market Square in its enlivened state, downtown Knoxville was anything but desirable at the time of Cafe 4's founding. The restaurant was birthed from a desire to bring light to a dark place, and the transformation that has taken place since has been truly remarkable. The front doors open up to the restaurant and a cozy mezzanine bar that is frequented by coffee drinkers, cocktail lovers, conversationalists, and passers by. The back of the building is home of The Square Room, an elegant space used for concerts and events. Swing buy for a cupcake, a cup of locally roasted coffee, or have a seat at the cafe. You're sure to be greeted with southern hospitality and urban taste.

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