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Petro's Chili & Chips

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800 S Gay St Ste R100, Knoxville, TN 37929-9729
+1 865-546-9600
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Good fast food and worth trying at least once. If you opt for the chili over Fritos, eat it right away ...soggy Fritos are not good! My husband prefers the hot dog with the same toppings...chili, sour cream, jalapeños, etc....you choose. Don't miss the tea!

Thank mandmnana
London, Kentucky
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

I have always liked Petros, but only when their hot. Once they get cold, they aren't very good. The only thing I dislike about Petros is there is not enough locations outside Knoxville as I live out of state.

Thank Donnie M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I don't like their food, not that anything is wrong with it. I don't care for chili. But they have really good baked potatoes, chips & queso and the best sweet tea ever. EVER!!! Every year I buy the travel mug and get the 99 cent refills. It will last me all day long. AWESOME.

Thank KrisMack
Knoxville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

If you want fast food and are looking for something unique to Knoxville, find a Petro's. Combination of Chili and Fritos that you can customize with toppings (sour cream, cheese, black olives, tomatoes, etc)

Thank LeapingL123
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

I know that Petros is a Knoxville thing, but the chili is not very good. I tried this location and was dissapointed with the chili. I asked where the chili was made and I was told that the chili comes from a can by the Petros employee.

Thank James W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

This is a great place to get a pretty standard walking taco. There's really nothing else on the menu, so the selection is limited, but they're great at what they do.

Thank Derek P
Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

At the beginning the Petro was made in a Frito's bag, but now you get a bowl, it's easier to eat that way. There is nothing like a Petro with everything. Don't forget to get a side of marinaded cucumber. It wouldn't be a trip to Petro's without it.

Thank WaltR62
Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

Petro's got its start at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville. A "Petro" is the perfect combination of Fritos, chili, and toppings. It's one of the most delicious foods in Knoxville! They also have a vegetarian Petro which makes it even more fabulous. Their queso and chips is quite tasty, as well. And don't forget the hint of orange sweet... More 

Thank Tiff05
Dandridge, Tennessee
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230 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We like the Petros food for a fast meal that is different than the standard burger and fries fast food. Excellent quality and value.

Thank ComputerMaverick
Knoxville, Tennessee
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180 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2012

They make it the way you tell them and it is ALL GOOD!

Thank NYpizza

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 S Gay St Ste R100, Knoxville, TN 37929-9729
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-546-9600

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