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The French Market

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526 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
+1 865-540-4372
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our Saturday morning ritual, My husband and I travel an 1 1/2 hr almost every week just to have breakfast! Love the environment, the staff and the owners have become good friends !! The food is wonderful !

Thank David R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love the veggie deluxe crepe add an egg and I'm not even a vegetarian. You can't go wrong. Absolute best coffee in town.

Thank keith s
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love being able to get some French deliciousness right here, in our backyard. I love both the sweet and the savory crepes.

Thank GypsyvolTraveler
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed with the restaurant though the price was definitely more than expected. We will be back to try the dessert items as we were too full this visit. The ham/cheese crepe was delicious, you can tell the cheese was upscale. This was the first time I have had what I consider real french onion soup since I left... More 

Thank K A
Atlanta, United States
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place on Trip Advisor and it lived up to rating!! Had the ham and cheese crepes then had to have some sweet so opted for cinnamon banana caramel 👍👍The place is small but moving to new digs across the street. I'll be back tomorrow 😀

Thank Billy C
Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't have anything like this in Augusta, GA. We have been to France, eaten crepes all over the place, and these crepes and the overall experience were as good or better than any we have ever eaten in a wonderful atmosphere. The decor is French; the music was French; the food is definitely French. You want to try every... More 

Thank Kay M
Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many crepes! For the sweet or the savory tooth. Staff was informative when it came to satiating my food desire. Fresh and yummy.

Thank rrjenkins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location right on Gay Street, too bad it is so small. The outdoor area is accessible year round, however. The food is always good. Get the Monte Cristo. The owners are truly concerned with your visit.

Thank James P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A charming little shop not far from Market Square, this is a great brunch spot. With limited seating, this place often becomes crowded during busy weekend mornings and afternoons. However, this is a nice, quiet restaurant for a weekday bite to eat. The blueberry and lemon curd crepes were a bit of a letdown. However, the salted caramel, smores, cinnamon... More 

Thank A T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great Location, Friendly Staff, Clean and Nice Decor Really Nice Fresh and Tasty French Style Fast Food, nice for business and family. We eat there at least once a month. Also they serve lavazza coffee, very unusual for East Tennessee. Highly recommend

Thank Alexei K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-540-4372
Since 2008, we have been proudly serving authentic French-style crepes! We import all of our flour by the ton from France to replicate flavor & authenticity! Over 500,000 crepes served, both savory and sweet. Now in our 9th year with two area locations... Downtown Knoxville on Gay Street at Clinch Ave, and in Farragut at Campbell Station Rd and Kingston Pike
NOTICE TO ALL! We will be closed the entire month of March 2017. We will be relocating to 412 Clinch Ave., one block west and reopening April 1st in a much larger space with expanded menu!

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