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Puleo's Grille

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7224 Region Ln, Strawberry Plains, Knoxville, TN 37914-9560
+1 865-673-9101
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must stop on I-40, Strawberry Plains (south Knoxville), TN

We stop here anytime we are in the area. Thursday, we had the Cheeseburger & FF special. Best burger we've had in a long time! Monday, on our way back through we stopped again. This time we had our usual of a pizza Margarita and a fried green tomato BLT, always good. We have also eaten dinner here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Joanne W
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Rutherfordton
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Rutherfordton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We stop here anytime we are in the area. Thursday, we had the Cheeseburger & FF special. Best burger we've had in a long time! Monday, on our way back through we stopped again. This time we had our usual of a pizza Margarita and a fried green tomato BLT, always good. We have also eaten dinner here on several... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The hostess was friendly and inviting. We were immediately seated. It took a while for our waitress to appear, so another waitress took our drink orders. Our orders were fulfilled promptly by the kitchen. The food was tasty and prepared well. Our waitress was absent quite a bit, but seemed to reappear after other waitstaff took care of our requests... More 

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Dayton
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

After being on the road all day, this was a pleasant surprise, a grille with unique appetizers, upscale entrees, great bar, and no hokey birthday customs, just a great wait staff and relaxing ambience. Try the cheese grits covered with yummy fried green tomatoes for a great change of pace, especially if you're not from a region that regularly serves... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Pile is has been a favorite for many years. The food and service have never changed or diminished over the past 9 years. The best the bomb the yummiest thing I must have every time is the Fried Green Tomatoes. Must try.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I ate from the buffet bar, The food was excellent and the atmosphere was enjoyable. All in al a pleasant dining experience.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stopped on the way from NC to Ky. We both were very happy with our late lunch and service. We travel thie route several times a year so got a take out menu & wrote the exit # on it to keep in the car. We were at the original one-guess there are four. My husband had shrimp &... More 

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Manassas VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went here while staying at the Best Western and were very surprised at what a great restaurant we found off of an interstate. Great selection of food, great prices and the staff were very friendly. The atmosphere was also very plesant.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I recently spent a long weekend in Knoxville and Puleo's is located next door to my hotel. I had the pleasure to dine on three occasions during my stay. The food was very good, but our server, Mike, was excellent. He was kind enough to recommend items from the menu and all of his recommendations were excellent. He kept tabs... More 

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Cookeville TN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I've been to Puelo's several times in the past with great results. However, on my last visit, I felt insulted by the server, Chris. I was on a weekend shopping trip with a girlfriend and we went to Puelo's for dinner on Friday evening around 8 pm. The server came to our table and immediately commented about how blonds did... More 

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northern Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We were staying nearby and read all the positive reviews and so glad we had dinner there. After a previous night's bad experience at a chain, it was refreshing to go to a more traditional restaurant with professional staff who know how to make an honest bar drink and good food. We had steak and shrimp, delicious Caesar salad, and... More 

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Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks so much for your feedback. We really appreciate hearing about you experience with us here at Puléo's Grille. The 3 biggies we work hard to provide is great food, atmosphere, and Excellent customer service. Looks like we succeeded. Hope to see you again soon! Puléo's Grille More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7224 Region Ln, Strawberry Plains, Knoxville, TN 37914-9560
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-9101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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