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Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
+1 865-523-2860
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (29 reviews)
“biscuits” (19 reviews)
“home fries” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pete's is a great place for breakfast. I usually get the sausage and egg sandwich with a biscuit and gravy. Of course after all of that I am done until dinner. Very well prepared and reasonable prices. The times we have been the service has...More

Thank vbjones
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to Pete’s for breakfast and as before I loved the vibe of the place which serves an extensive breakfast menu. Last time solo this time with my wife. Delicious breakfasts again though it has to be said the coffee on both visits...More

Thank MartynG_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with co-workers for lunch (actually kinda sad it wasn’t breakfast). Good daily specials. I went with the Chicken ‘n Dumplings. The co-workers the Veal Parm with Spaghetti. All the food was nice, American Diner ‘comfort’ food. The waitress was super friendly and you...More

Thank Bethany M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is fantastic, if you are white. I am a father of three great children, my oldest daughter has married a nice non-white man. My eyes have opened and saw the racism from the staff at Pete's. So go enjoy it if you are...More

Thank DaleSteinbeck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we go to Pete's we get the same thing; the Pete's special with 2 eggs over easy, bacon, home fries, and toast (rye for me, white for the spouse). Service is always quick and friendly and for only $5.99, a great value. They...More

1  Thank MtnTraveler33
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We were in town for a college football game and decided to park downtown, eat at Pete's, then walk to the game. It is located right downtown. We predicted it would be busy prior to the game and it was. It is normally a "sit...More

Thank Amos C
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

When my daughter attended the University of Tennessee Pete's was "the place" for breakfast. I was happy to see on a recent visit back that Pete's is still "the place" for breakfast, especially in the wonderful Market Square area!

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Good place for breakfast and lunch. There is a good variety of dishes to choose from and often daily specials.

Thank TennesseeCounsel
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A solid once a week lunch spot for anybody working in downtown Knoxville. Its cheap and the food is a reminder of 1950s diner. Tasty food and a decent size menu. Shakes are great as well. They also serve breakfast which was just as good...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very good breakfast place. Not very big, so you may have to wait, but they turn tables fairly quickly. The only issue we had was, last time there, they gave away my wife's pancakes, not once, but twice. She ended up with no breakfast. Mine...More

Thank llstom
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17 October 2017|
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Response from JymResciniti | Reviewed this property |
Yes petescoffeeshop Scroll down to the bottom and click on “breakfast and lunch menu”
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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