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“Variety of Restaurants and Shops, But Some Seems Under Construction or Vacant”
Review of Old City

Ranked #25 of 210 things to do in Knoxville
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Owner description: Rejuvenated section of town with lots of live Jazz, blues and rock music.
Reviewed July 27, 2017

I enjoyed taking several minutes to walk through part of Old City Knoxville on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. But, although the area contains a variety of restaurants and shops, much of the area seems either under construction or vacant.

The free Knoxville trolley green route runs through part of Old City Knoxville, and I enjoyed riding it through part of the area, too. But many of the shops in Old City were closed that afternoon. Some were only open mornings and early afternoons; others were bars and restaurants only open late afternoons and evenings.

Personally, I enjoyed the Market Square area much more the Old City Knoxville. I highly recommend persons visit Market Square. Still, I think visitors to Knoxville will enjoy taking at least a few minutes for a free trolley ride and/or walk though parts of Old City Knoxville.

1  Thank James G
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Old City is my husband and I's favorite part of Knoxville. We love to visit here and explore all the old pubs in the area.

Thank brittany655
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

I've read some of the reviews of old city and feel they are embellished and overly critical. In fact the best two restaurants in the city are here (lonesome Dove and melting pot - read my write ups).

I've written reports on trip advisor in more than 300 cities and all of them have something just not right about them. This is a little too dark at night as you walk along but there's so many bars and eateries I'd be surprised if you didn't feel safe!

Take a walk in the glass blowing studio while you're down there too!

1  Thank Expattraveler100
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

They have done a lot to fix up the Old City. It's cleaner and nicer but still a little creepy for my taste. If you like unique bars, nightlife, and small restaurants, you might like this. There is also free parking at one end where you can pick up the free trolly to get around downtown. I would just not want to be walking in this area at night without a big group.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

take time and go to the old city, which is not so old anymore. fun shopping and great places to eat. a must

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