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Poorest Business Practice

We were in Old City craving pizza. Had been wanting to try them. Got there 10 minutes before 5p... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kay V
via mobile
Just Okay

Enjoyed an afternoon walk around the Old City and Market Square. A little disappointed that many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Daylene A
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Rejuvenated section of town with lots of live Jazz, blues and rock music.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“crown goose” (3 reviews)
“melting pot” (5 reviews)
“dance clubs” (3 reviews)
Knoxville, TN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Old City craving pizza. Had been wanting to try them. Got there 10 minutes before 5p when they opened. At 5pm girl came to door & told us she was going to be late opening...30 mins until she was going to open...More

Thank Kay V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an afternoon walk around the Old City and Market Square. A little disappointed that many places were closed. Unsure if that was due to the holiday weekend or just because it was a Sunday afternoon. Felt a little unsafe around Old City when we...More

1  Thank Daylene A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At one time, the Old City was the place to go in Knoxville. No more. The crime in the Old City is too much. Instead, go to Market Square, where you'll be safe at least--bored to tears, maybe, but at least safe.

Thank Bookworm2002
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We went on a bus tour. I wasn't impressed. We needed to have a place to park our bodies on the way home. I wouldn't go there again.

Thank JohnWard2013
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Friends and I absolutely the character of the old city. The shops and eateries are fantastic. Can't say enough about the atmosphere. Highly recommend to everyone.

Thank Samuel H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Walking is the best way to travel through the Old City. You see more and don't have to worry about parking. The numerous store employees are happy to help you and take care of your needs.

Thank 12franallpaul
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

There is a variety for everyone in this area looking to get out on the town for fun with friends: dance clubs, pubs, fine restaurants, and a pizzeria with pool hall and live bands. Parking can be an issue but if you're willing to walk,...More

Thank Erica W
Reviewed 22 February 2017

When the sun sets, or as it is setting, head to Old City. Good Bars and restaurants. Crown and Goose. and Boyds Jig and Real is awesome!. What a wonderful selection of scotch!. And the Melting Pot is a great place for dining with friends....More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

There are lots of good places to go in the Old City. Boyd's Jig and Reel is our favorite in the old Manhattan's location.It has good food , good drinks, and good music.Tuesdays at Boyd's is special. Any musician in the Knoxville area may stop...More

Thank slynetlewis
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Young people all around. Unique shopping and dining. Kinds of stores not the usual. Easy to park and stroll. Undergoing a renaissance. Parking easy.

Thank Joseph D
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