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Cafe 4

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4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430 (Union Avenue)
+1 865-544-4144
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun 09:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri 07:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the drunken mussels and the fried green tomatoes as starters and they were delicious. I had the half roasted chicken as entree and was the most perfect roasted chicken I have ever had, apart from my mother's, ha. Would come back anytime when in town.

Thank GuiomarGarcia
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were running close on time had 45 minutes to seat serve and be gone we were seated properly for lunch had meatloaf mashed potatoes green beans come out quickly are meatloaf was a little over grilled but was still tasty and we enjoyed every bite and finished it up with a glass of wine service was good food was... More 

Thank Gary R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor management. Won't return. Had reservation. 2 open outside tables. Asked for one. Was told outside tables don't apply to reservations. Said there were 8 names waiting for those tables. After being seated for considerable time, same 2 tables still open, plus 2 more. Total of 4 outside tables now open but no urgency to seat, but would not allow... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hosted group of 15 on a Saturday evening. We were seated upstairs on the mezzanine...it was an outstanding experience. Pope provided us with wonderful service. The food, drink, and atmosphere were extraordinary!

Thank AngCrab
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here yesterday on a beautiful spring day. Got a table overlooking the square outside on their covered patio. Great people watching. Food was delicious but the cocktails were the star of the show. They do something called 'Shrubs'. Its a hip new trend in the cocktail world that I had never heard of before. OMG!!!! I will be back... More 

Thank P M
Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With moderate prices. Drunken mussels and Pecan Salmon were outstanding. Sat in the sun on a beautiful day. Doesn't get any better than that.

Thank stewcrew99
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the lobster Mac and cheese. Nuff said. Nice little bar upstairs. Good drinks. Warm pimento cheese appetizer is awesome

Thank rich-queenie
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I could say more about the overall menu, but I got the Lobster Mac the first time and I have not been able to go back. The granddaddy is a huge portion so I can split it with my SO and have room for some truffle fries or brussel sprouts. SO GOOD

Thank Kayla I
Dyersburg, Tennessee
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a late supper. Sat outside which was nice. Mac and cheese was awesome as was the truffle fries. They make their own shrugs and some had sold out. Make sure you test this out.

Thank judy h
Knoxville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like going to this restaurant because the food is good, the prices are reasonable, and I like to sit outside on market square in downtown Knoxville. At my last visit I had caprese salad with salmon and my daughter got a Caesar salad with blackened salmon. The salmon was cooked exactly how we requested it. I was not thrilled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
    (Union Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-544-4144
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?