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Trio Cafe

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13 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
+1 865-246-2270
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here before a show at the Tennessee Theater. It was raining and everywhere else was packed so we were glad to able to get in here and be seated immediately. We had the chips and salsa (the salsa is creamy so it has a different taste and consistency than traditional salsa . I liked it but my husband... More 

Thank DanaAU
Wooster, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time visiting Knoxville, the food was good and reasonably priced. It had a nice cafe type vibe outside on the patio. Beautiful area! Our waitress, Vanessa, was extremely friendly and wonderful. We will definitely go back again the next time we visit family.

Thank pozsha81
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from out of town and I wondered in for a quick bite to eat and everything was excellent! The food was good and the service was even better! The bartender, Vanessa, was a bunch of help and extremely friendly. Also, Leslie gave me a huge heads up about things to do in town while I'm here!! Everyone was really... More 

Thank Keana F
Knoxville, United States
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had breakfast here last Saturday morning. Food was top notch and the staff was wonderful. The only thing I didn't like there was no place to give our wonderful server a tip. So I went to the ATM and came back. So bring cash for tips for these wonderful servers.

Thank 87daled
Windsor, Canada
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187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Tried the Trios Cafe in Market Square. Very good burgers and a $5.00 picture of beer. Service was good and friendly. Clean and well maintained. Would try again.

Thank drummerhill
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The place was empty on a Saturday morning so we stopped in for a mid morning breakfast. The choices are good and the prices are also good for Market Square. The service and kitchen was just plain slow. No one was rude. Everyone was working. However, just plain slow. So if you are willing to wait and not be upset,... More 

Thank Alex G
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Had breakfast here while in Knoxville and had great service and food. The waitress (who for the life of me can't remember her name) was super friendly, we talked about Knoxville and travel. Super approachable and made me want to go back if I visited again.

Thank echittim
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Food was great, but Candace was so friendly and helpful we really enjoyed our visit. We will definitely come back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I was there for lunch today and ordered the beautiful entree featured (Salmon). It smelled very fishy when she delivered to the table, it did NOT look like the photo. No I get it, most items don't, but there were no tomatoes, no sauce over the top, there was more Arugula than spinach, the white beans under the spinach were... More 

Thank Patrice J
Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for breakfast Saturday morning. Food was good. Reason for review.. this is the first restaurant that isn't powered by tips. The waitress was happy to say her restaurant is different, they are all paid more than minimum wage and tips weren't expected. I can't believe my first experience with this novel idea was in Knoxville. Love it.

Thank Edward G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-246-2270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?