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Tepee Pete's Chow Wagon

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7632 US Hwy 20, Cherry Valley, NY 13320
607-264-3987
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Do Not Miss This Fabulous US Hwy Attraction

US Highways never disappoint, and in Pete's we found a particular treasure. Pete operates a tepee food truck adjacent to an old-school (sizeable) Native American gift store. He takes great pride in his food, and really seems to love his vocation. He makes his own chili using all kinds of game and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

US Highways never disappoint, and in Pete's we found a particular treasure. Pete operates a tepee food truck adjacent to an old-school (sizeable) Native American gift store. He takes great pride in his food, and really seems to love his vocation. He makes his own chili using all kinds of game and meats, and for us vegetarians he happily brought... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

When we first visited the area several years ago, we drove right past the Tepee not noticing that there was a chow wagon. As we planned our recent trip to Albany, we decided to drive home via Route 20, mainly so we could stop in Sharon Springs. We stumbled across the ratings for Tepee Pete's and decided to give it... More 

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Thank NYKnitNerd
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My betrothed and I stopped on our way from Cooperstown back to Albany, lured in by the sign for "Hot Dogs and Cold Soda." We each ordered a Blitz Dog, mine had the special Elk and Bison Chili, my companion went for the mild flavor. We also got an order of Petey Chips with Salt and Pepper. Everything was delicious... More 

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Woodstock, New York
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a fun discovery! I've known the Tepee for years, but with Pete's little cooking camper alongside, there's now someone who is deadly serious about his chili and is anxious for you to try it. Pull off, ring the bell and say hello. You are guaranteed an excellent chili and some friendly conversation.

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Suffern, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

TeePee Pete's 7 Pepper Chili is truly outstanding. Not for the faint of heart, it packs plenty of heat but that heat doesn't overtake the deep flavor with sweet notes and fresh garden veggies. If you are within 20 miles of the Chow Wagon you must stop by or you will regret it. I always stop by when I am... More 

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TepeePete, Owner at Tepee Pete's Chow Wagon, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your experience at my wagon. and we will see you again next time you are in the area. Thank You, TePee Pete More 

Cobleskill, New York
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I reviewed Tepee Pete's back in 2012. I wanted to review it again because we love it so much. I have never been disappointed here. Some eateries can be disappointing from time to time. Not Tepee Pete's. Between his awesome food, personality, & the view, ya can't go wrong. Go into the gift shop while ya wait..Pete's salsa & bbq... More 

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Thank Aloe V
Wayne, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The TeePee is just as good as I remember as a child, and I will be making an effort to travel via Route 20 from now on. Fantastic scenery and attractions along most of the Route. Pete's Chow Wagon was fun and had excellent food. My sister had a bison burger, which she thought was great. I loved Pete's fried... More 

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Broechem, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was introduced to Pete through a friend on our way from Boston to upstate New York (she knew the place from a previous bike trip). As soon as Pete discovered where I was from he asked me if I wanted to taste his hot chili....in dutch with even the accent correctly pronounced. Can you believe how a surprise that... More 

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1 Thank Stefan V
Utica, New York, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

stop there ever time we go out to my inlaws in aug pretty good food good prices cant beat the view its the only place to eat between there and my inlaws plus its good to get out and fuel up and rest a little while

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1 Thank Donna M
Goose Creek, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Tepee Pete's Chow Wagon is part of The Tepee souvenier shop that has been in business since the 1950's. Food is great, especially the chili - whether you like chili hot hot or sweet and mild, Pete makes it. Try the sweet potato fries with blueberry vinagrette on the side Yum! When in the Sharon Springs, Cherry Valley NY area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7632 US Hwy 20, Cherry Valley, NY 13320
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cherry Valley
  • Phone Number: 607-264-3987

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?