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Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

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540 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
865-523-2860
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 92
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place!!!

Been eating there for several years!! Always busy and great!! Food is very consistent and taste great!! A must do place!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Jerry E
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Been eating there for several years!! Always busy and great!! Food is very consistent and taste great!! A must do place!!

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My cab driver recommended this place. I'm so glad he did. Appears small but there's much more seating than you think by looking in the window. I ate there two days in a row while in Knoxville on business. Wait staff are welcoming, friendly, and accommodating. Service is fast. Food is delicious. Opens at 6:30 a.m. for breakfast so it's... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have lived in Knoxville forever. Everyone always says that this is the best little place to eat. My kids have been here a lot...friends all say it's great. For some reason, we had never eaten here until recently. Yes, I must agree. This is the best little place to eat downtown. Like most other places downtown, it is small.... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Unique self-seating restaurant. If there's a line, you watch for a table to leave, and go claim it while the wait staff cleans it up. Tables turn quickly. On the morning I was there, the special was 2 eggs, 2 bacon or sausage, and 2 pancakes, regular, pecan or blueberry for $8. Individual tickets for each guest aids the wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were in town for a car show. We found Pete's and it turned out to be our favorite place for breakfast every day for 5 days. the wait staff was awesome and remembered our drinks from the day before. Prices were very reasonable. Will always go back to Petes when I'm in town.... Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Don't let the sear yourself line deter you. There are plenty of seats turning over that even on a busy Sat it goes fast. And even tho packed, it's a well oiled machine and the servers are warm and friendly. Food was great. Do not moss the home made biscuits. Not a biscuit lover, necessarily and loved these coming warm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was close to our hotel so we went there for breakfast. It was good and cheap. Get eggs and pancake and our cafe mugs were never empty

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great Breakfast or lunch spot, try the bacon cheeseburger or the specials. A downtown institution really. They close at 2pm.

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knoxville, tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great local restaurant; daily specials plus regular sandwiches. Breakfast is very good. Pete's supreme sandwich and his Roast Beef Club sandwiches are tasty.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love love Pete's. It is worth the sometimes long wait for a table. The menu is diverse and has something for everyone. The food and service is excellent. Their biscuits and gravy are some of the best I've had in Knoxville. I just wish they were open past 2pm. They would have a ton of business if they also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-523-2860

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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