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Pete's Cafe

540 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 523-2860
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Ranked #13 of 932 restaurants in Knoxville
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18 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
Austin, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This was one of our first places to vist, when we moved here. Breakfast is great, and location is nice, so you can walk it off downtown afterwards!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

It's like Cheers - everyone knows your name and is super friendly. The ladies have worked there for over 10+ years. Sweet and quick. The food - breakfast: I'm addicted to the blueberry pancakes! Our dog Mollie loves the bacon! Lunch; ANY daily special, club sandwich, Joey burger!, best BLT and soup w/grilled cheese like you mom use to make.... More

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Pennington Gap
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Have eaten here a couple of times for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Always a huge crowd awaiting a table. Staff seem friendly. Food is great.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Pete's is an excellent breakfast venue. The service is great and the food is outstanding. The proprietor is accessible and engaging.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I have enjoyed many tasty lunches at Pete's! Friendly service and everything on the menu is a good value.

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stratford, pe, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Homecooking kind of breakfast and lunch place. clean, reasonable. And filled with locals...Great value and good food...A local institution!!

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012 via mobile

Great restaurant. I enjoyed my breakfast. Why isn't there more restaurants around like this?

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

This cozy cafe situated on a corner (Union and Locust) in downtown Knoxville is still the best cafe for breakfast and lunch. The atmosphere is exactly what you'd expect in a cafe; home-like feel, friendly and smiling staff, and great food. I went by for breakfast and sat at the counter, but there are plenty of tables and booths. It's... More

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