Highest-rated breakfast restaurants in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

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November 12, 2021
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Highest-rated breakfast restaurants in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness. And when it comes to the most important meal of the day, few people are on the fence about their favorite go-to spots. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants for breakfast in Knoxville on Tripadvisor.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven’t been to yet.

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#28. Cosmo's Caffe

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5107 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5152
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#27. Mahogany's at the Crowne Plaza

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Crowne Plaza, Knoxville, TN 37902-1416
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#26. The Drawing Room

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: European
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 531 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902-2810
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#25. Tracy's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Diner, American
- Price: $
- Address: 3913 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921-4452
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#24. The Lunch House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $
- Address: 3816 Holston Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914-4017
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#23. Amber Restaurant -

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Diner, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 6715 Maynardville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918-5308
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#22. Cracker Barrel

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (156 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, International
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5001 Central Avenue Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912-3516
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#21. Cafe Vicolo

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 625 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1669
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#20. First Watch

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Healthy
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5144 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37918-2342
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#19. First Watch

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 111 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934-1904
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#18. Cracker Barrel

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (180 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, International
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9214 Park West Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4401
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#17. Maple Street Biscuit Company - Sherrill Hill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $
- Address: 9314 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922-2326
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#16. Cafe 4

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,059 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1430
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#15. Ruby Sunshine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 37 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
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#14. Rami's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $
- Address: 3553 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917-3117
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#13. Mimi's Cafe

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (357 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10945 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934
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#12. Scrambled Jake's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (148 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Healthy
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7428 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919-8822
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#11. Rankin Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (69 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $
- Address: 2200 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917-5221
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#10. Gourmet's Market

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (95 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5107 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5152
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#9. Cracker Barrel

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 716 N Campbell Station Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934-1602
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#8. Colonel's Delicatessen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Greek
- Price: $
- Address: 4809 Newcom Ave Ste 2, Knoxville, TN 37919-5129
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#7. The Plaid Apron

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1210 Kenesaw Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919-7736
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#6. First Watch

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6474 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4863
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#5. OliBea

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 109 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
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#4. Sami's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 9700 Kingston Pike Franklin Square, Knoxville, TN 37922-3340
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#3. Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (424 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
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#2. The French Market Creperie

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (746 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 412 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2101
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#1. Nick & J's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (608 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
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