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Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

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American, Cafe, Diner
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540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
+1 865-523-2860
Today
06:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the veal and the spaghetti for lunch with the salad. I was good and full. Needed a nap afterwards. I told the waitress, if they are going to cook good they need to put some Lazy Boy Loungers in the back for quick naps before we return to work. Great place. Great service.

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Thank 563francesh
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a native of Knoxville, TN and have eaten at Pete's, and find it to be over priced and over rated. Eggs, usually luke warm, bacon very salty, and gravy to spicy but the biscuits are ok. I give Pete's a 4 out of 10.

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Thank mark b
Knoxville, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday Morning, Race Day it was busy, you line up and had maybe a 5-10 minute wait and were escorted to your seats, ours were at the counter. We came in for breakfest I had a fresh spinach Omelot with Swiss Cheese, bacon and coffee. Our Coffee cups and waters were refilled as getting low and after we were asked.... More 

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Thank Rose C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot to go for biscuits and gravy and meat and three! Sit at the bar or outside table with your dog.

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Thank Henderson02
Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I have ate here several times throughout the years as I work downtown. the prices are great , food is good, daily specials and the staff is awesome

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Thank mcmahan865
Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

After traveling for the past week between NC and TN finally found a very good breakfast spot in downtown Knoxville. Convenient, good and very reasonable prices.

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Thank David S
Windermere,Florida
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167 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Every town should be so lucky. Great breakfast. I had eggs, crispy bacon and a biscuit with gravy. It was all delicious and cooked just the way I like. It also came with wonderful potatoes. Service is swift and very friendly. Prices are low; an excellent value. University of Tennessee Homecoming added an almost all Orange "dress code". Wonderful !

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Thank AustinM
Franklin, Tennessee
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Standard breakfast menu (although we were disappointed that there was no oatmeal) with quick service even on UT game day. We have eaten here several times and always pleased.

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Thank cphannah
Fairview, Tennessee
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had a delicious corn beef reuben with fries that couldn't be beat. The atmosphere is great as is the location. Can't wait to go back and try their breakfast!

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Thank Michael L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I had the breakfast bowl very tasty. This is a pretty cool place. It is kinda like a waffle house but better.

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Thank joshuak889

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:30
Thursday
06:30 - 14:30
Friday
06:30 - 14:30
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-523-2860

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