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430 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1176
+1 865-219-1676
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“beignets” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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430 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1176
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get or go into downtown Knoxville, Gay Street area, make a point to stop in Five on South Gay Street, you'll be glad you did. The menu is limited, which most foodies recognize as "made to order" and not prepared in advance and...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had shrimp stuffed avocado - yummy and warm. Fish tacos - great. Great fun interior with lots of random chandeliers.

Thank herewego1997
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Beautifully decorated old downtown building. Old chandeliers hang throughout. Sunday jazz brunch should not be missed! Food is superior and service is amazing.

Thank RCWAlabama
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Great place for Sunday jazz brunch, build your own Bloody Mary bar. Menu for brunch has 6 items all of which are very good. Delicious fried chicken and waffles. Burrito is huge and tasty. Quiche is good and the crab eggs Benedict is great.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place has all of the hallmarks of a what a cool downtown restaurant is supposed to be these days: very high ceiling, exposed brick, eclectic pictures/photos on the wall, big bar. The name comes from the choices they have : choice of five appetizers,...More

Thank hinto1
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Very bad experience. Server never showed up for first 25 minutes, after we inquired one person came to take order. We had confirmed at front desk if they have vegetarian options even before sitting. After waiting another 15 minutes we were told they can not...More

Thank Knoxville_KR
Reviewed 27 June 2017

nothing else was great about this place. its not that this is a bad restaurant, its just that there was nothing special about it. prices were a little high, menu limited, food was very average imo. service was good, but slow. parking not too far...More

Thank stkdog
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We love Fives menu especially the fresh seafood for dinner. Wonderful ambience especially the unique chandeliers. The jazz brunch with the custom bloody Mary's is really special

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Sorry about the pun. But I love the concept of Five. 5: Appetizers, Five entrees, etc. I love the concept. The restaurant is fun in decor. The host/waiter was very upbeat, positive (you could tell he loved his job) and very helpful with selection of...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This little bistro is really a welcome AND welcoming place in downtown Knoxville. Their menu is interesting, and fresh. Sundays with jazz are especially fun!

Thank Cooley59
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Questions & Answers
Ray C
3 August 2016|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
They do not accept reservations or call ahead at this time. Place your name on the list and visit Market Square.
Linda A
25 September 2015|
Response from FiveKnoxville | Property representative |
Absolutely! We have a great setting for gatherings and good conversation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1176
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-219-1676
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