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144 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, TN, US, 37912

  • Phone: (865) 247-0222
  • Fax: (865) 247-0220
4.3 out of 5 (162 reviews)
86% of guests recommend this hotel


»Litton's Market Restaurant and Bakery

Litton's Market Restaurant and Bakery is popular for its mouthwatering deserts and sumptous burgers. The huge 10" burger is its USP. If you are looking for sides, then try their fries and onion rings, very well prepared and not very greasy. At this Knoxville diner, do not miss out on indulging in their delectable amaretto cheesecake or even the equally delicious Italian cream cake. Shortcake served here melts in your mouth and beguiles your taste buds like no other.

2803 Essary Road
Knoxville, TN 37918

»Magpies Cakes

Magpies Cakes in Knoxville has grown to be a favorite among locals for their cakes and cupcakes. This bakery is dedicated to making one thing and stick to doing just that as they are passionate about it, that one thing is cakes! Their principle is to make everything fresh, hence they bake their cupcakes and cakes everyday using some of the best ingredients available. They specialize in baking elaborate and elegant wedding cakes and also bake custom cakes for other celebrations.

846 North Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37917

»The Crown and Goose

This gastropub brings the flavor and atmosphere of London's pub culture to Knoxville's Old City. Opened in 2008, The Crown and Goose provides the right environment to sit back and enjoy a game of soccer and drink some beer or eat traditional British food. The menu offers a mix of British cuisine and European cuisine. So you can enjoy Henry VIII's Shepherd's Pie and Confit Duck Legs or Spring Vegetable and Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Pork Osso Bucco or try The Crown and Goose Signature Fish 'n' Chips. The restaurant also offers a variety of salads, sandwiches and 'small plates' for those snacky moods. You can end the meal with a dessert or two from the list of homemade sweets. The restaurant also offers a host of drinks, like beer, wine, cognac, scotch and some house cocktails to help you wash down your meal. The restaurant's London gastropub design comes complete with a beer garden to allow customers to enjoy their beer in a relaxed garden-like area that is decorated to give the feel of London. The restaurant also has 'weekly specials' where customers can either enjoy live musical performances or discounts on food and beverages. 

123 S Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

»Just Ripe

Just Ripe in Downtown Knoxville is a departure from other fast food joints in this area. Their menu consists of various delectable items which include Sunburst Sandwich, Pig & Fig Sandwich, Vegan Breakfast Burrito and other tasty items. Do not miss out on their Mole Sweet Potato Burrito. If you have never liked slaw, then Just Ripe offers you the best slaw in this region that would surely make you a fan of this preparation. This restaurant also offers cookies, quiches, coffeecake, scones, pies, tarts and other goods baked at their in-house bakery.

513 Union Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902


Using local produce as far as possible, Sapphire serves you some delicious Southern fare. Whether you want to drop by for a full meal or just a quick drink, this restaurant and lounge will have something to satisfy you. You get to gorge on delicacies like boneless pork rib-eye, grilled barramundi, Cajun chicken sandwiches, beef tenderloin medallions and more. The lounge is a great place to kick back with a drink and catch the live sporting action.

428 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

»The Tomato Head

Opened as a french bistro, The Tomato Head later developed into an eating joint specializing in incredible pizzas, sandwiches, salads and other foods prepared with the 'freshest' ingredients available. The restaurant gradually blossomed into a cultural hub and it now is the venue for poetry readings, performance art, and monthly shows that give center stage to local artists. The restaurant offers a variety of pizzas with an array of toppings to the customers. It even caters to the more conscious customer, serving  pizzas made with organic tofu and soy cheese. Customers can even make their own pizzas or calzones, thus choosing only that which they like or want. Besides pizza, the restaurant also serves sandwiches, burritos and quesadillas, all made with fresh ingredients. There is also a 'Kids' Menu' that caters to the palettes of the younger customers. Some of the dishes offered by this menu are Simon Plate, Pasta Plate and Ketchup Pizza. The restaurant also offers a 'Sunday Brunch' that is served between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

12 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902

»Cafe 4

Cafe 4 is a place that offers that comfy, artsy atmosphere to all who want to just sit at a cafe, drink a cup of brilliant coffee and indulge in a conversation, or read that long pending book, or just surf the internet, courtesy the complimentary WiFi. This restaurant/cafe offers a host of 'comfort' foods that give that much required boost at the end of a hard day's work. The food offered by the Cafe 4 ranges from simple breakfast options to a heavy meal for lunch or dinner. Customers can enjoy some good old cereals or butterscotch and pumpkin pancakes, or the Cafe 4 special for breakfast; for lunch and dinner customers can enjoy salads, sandwiches, gourmet french cuisine or steak, among other things; and as the final act, customers can indulge in some well thought out deserts, like Strawberry Shortcake, Key Lime Tart or Fresh Berry Cobbler. As an accompaniment to a meal, customers can relish excellent wine or cherish the taste, or after-taste, of great beer. The restaurant/cafe also offers weekly specials that include discounted rates on drinks and food, and monthly specials, which include performances by budding Knoxville artists, a Celebrity Chef night and even Piano Bar and Wine Tasting.

4 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902

»New Amsterdam Bar and Grill

The modest New Amsterdam Bar and Grill serves classic American fare and hosts concerts.

1836 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916-3010

»The French Market

If authentic french food and great coffee or tea are teasing your palate and creeping into your consciousness, then head straight for 'The French Market', Knoxville's premier stop for all your crepe, baguette or croissant needs. The food at this 'crepe restaurant' is made from batter that is imported weekly from France and then baked to perfection. You can choose from a wide variety of crepes that are custom made to cater to everyone's tastes. You can savor the taste of a 'Vegetarian Deluxe' crepe or a 'Ham and Cheese' crepe and 'Smoked Salmon' crepe, or an 'Organic Maple Syrup and Butter' crepe or a 'Strawberry Jam' crepe to satisfy that sweet tooth. Besides the crepes, this cafe/restaurant also offers baguette sandwiches, croissant sandwiches and salads, so you can enjoy the taste as well as the nourishment. You can also enjoy a delicious petit dejouner or breakfast choosing from a variety of crepes and other items from their breakfast menu. Of course you can wash down your meal with beverages like iced teas, juices, tea or LavAzza coffee. So if you want to taste authentic french crepes and other goodies, then make your way to The French Market, the recipient of the Metro Plus Best of Knoxville award for 2009. The cafe/restaurant is closed on Sundays.

526 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

»Cairo Cafe

The Cairo Cafe strives to bring the flavor of its namesake to the city of Knoxville. If you crave spicy Egyptian cuisine, then this restaurant/cafe is where you should head. The menu offers a wide variety of traditional Cairo cuisine, like the Shish-Kebab, Vegetable Mashi, and Kafta-Kebab; at the same time it also offers some European delicacies like Chicken Penne and Pestitsio. You can also savor the taste of traditional soups, like Tabouli  and Baladi, while ordering Cairo Sticks to go along with it. The Cairo experience continues with traditional desserts like Konafa or Basboosa and some great Arabic tea or coffee. Enjoy  the complete Egyptian meal at a reasonable price at Cairo Cafe.

718 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

»The Bistro At The Bijou

The Bistro at The Bijou rests in a historic building which has seen presidents come and go and famous generals take rest during the Civil War. Placed right next to the  Bijou Theatre, this bistro is a convenient spot for avid theatre goers. The menu offers a variety of dishes from around the world, as well as some local favorites. You can enjoy the famous Black and Bleu Burger and have Black Eyed Pea Falafel as an appetizer. The Bistro makes sure that its vegetarian customers do not feel left out of the culinary experience, and so it offers a separate menu catering only to the green palate.  It also offers 'light lunch' to those with 'special dietary needs', which includes a small meal that is served with the customer's choice of two side dishes. The happy hours of this restaurant are from Monday to Friday between 3:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m.

807 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

»Big Fatty’s Catering Kitchen

Popular as a 'soul food' restaurant, Big Fatty's Catering Kitchen is your favorite haunt for tasty and wholesome burgers, salads, sandwiches and a lot more. This joint offers a wide selection of delicacies for even those who prefer vegetarian and vegan meals. Their banana pudding is simply mouth-watering and so is their black bean burger. Sunday brunch at Big Fatty's Catering Kitchen features delectable items like Crab Cake Po' Boy and Seafood Omlet. Dont mistake this restaurant as a purely Southern cuisine joint since it also serves great barbecue delicacies in town.

5005 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
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