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The French Market

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526 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
+1 865-540-4372
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I went to the French Market when we visited New Orleans. It is set up like a flea market. You can find anything from alligator heads, to rare Lego figurines, pretty much anything! I found some great New Orleans t shirts for 5.00 dollars, a piece. I even bought a cold piece of sugar cane that was... More 

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Woodstock, Alabama
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In town for a concert and we found this place. Dinner was so good. Real traditional style crepes. The savory ones were outstanding and the desert ones will make you forget your diet.

Thank Vann L
Knoxville Tennessee
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first windy and cool morning made bright with a sweet crepe and dark roast coffee. Ready for the day now!

Thank Silentflier
Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there after church on Sunday. Maybe the crowd made it less attractive and just not as good as we expected.

1 Thank wmfrancis57
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place for lunch on a Tuesday in October while passing through Knoxville. The visit was based on Trip Advisor ratings. The restaurant was right downtown. It was hard to get to because of all the street construction going on and there was also construction right at the restaurant in the front so not the most pleasant experience... More 

1 Thank Richard W
San Antonio, Texas
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300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being gluten free, no Creperie gets fives stars from me unless they have buckwheat flour (which, despite its name, is not wheat and has no gluten). Buckwheat crepes are a staple in the Brittany area of France. Well, French Market does have buckwheat. Hurrah. And everything else you could want. The atmosphere is charming, as are the people who work... More 

Thank Robert F
Hartford, Connecticut
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is adorable. Love the style and decor. The options for local eggs got me excited however I ordered the French Dip special for $8. I also bought some macarons for 9.50 and an Izze soda. Only giving it 3 stars because the sandwich wasn't great. There wasn't much roast beef on it and the French bread was just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I loved this place! 1st visit, latte, rose petal jelly and orange blossom mints...2nd visit, latte (still amazing), violet petal jelly, macarons, violet mints...and of course, strawberries and ricotta cheese crepes...wonderful food, fun French treasures and the sweetest ladies behind the counter! Highly recommend!

1 Thank Inez E
Gainesville, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent little cafe in downtown Knoxville. We had crepes for lunch and I had a Pain at Chocolat(chocolate croissant) and my brother had the Crepes Suzette. Everything was fresh and delicious.

1 Thank Robert S
Merced, California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The savory and sweet crepes are very good with a nice variety to suite every ones taste. Service is fast and friendly and the location is convenient for visiting downtown.

1 Thank Jeffrey L

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 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 8th year with two area locations... Downtown Knoxville on Gay Street at Clinch Ave, and in Farragut at Campbell Station Rd and Kingston Pike!!

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