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Puleo's Grille

260 North Peters Road, I-40 @ Exit 378 at Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 691-1960
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Ranked #33 of 942 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I do not like to tell people that they need to do their job better. It is not, after all, my job, but theirs. That aside, it is difficult when their job makes for a bad start to a place where I know I can get a really, I mean, really, good meal, it makes me wish I could have... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our first warning was at about 11:30AM on a Sunday the parking lot was nearly empty. But we were hungry and had eaten here before. So we ventured in. The food was stale and dried out. For the price we paid I had hoped for better, expected better and actually paid for better. Just for grins I decided to try... More

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Clinton, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Give credit where credit's do! Great meal. You can tell it's freshly made. Chicken and grits??? Sounds yucky but don't let this combo fool ya. Not a big grits fan usually but with the italian sausage, gravy, and tender chicken the grits seem to fit just right. Sometimes I like to step outside the envelope. Sometimes I get burned but... More

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I dined here for a Saturday lunch. Our waitress, Benton, provided great menu recommendations and super service - very attentive, but not intrusive. I thoroughly enjoyed the shrimp, sausage and grits dish with tasso gravy. I have eaten this dish several times throughout the south at a variety of venues. In my opinion Puelo's is the best!... More

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Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We've been going to this restaurant off and on for many years now... My brother lives out west and always wants to eat here before he leaves. This is really the only time I eat there. I like their chicken piccata, however I opted for the shrimp and grits, since my brother always raves about it. I wasn't sure about... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Puelo's is a chain in this area and was near our hotel, so we went. It has steak, seafood, sandwiches, some Italian-named items and other stuff. My wife had a dish ecumenically called "Insalata Caprese Salad." This was a special on its own menu card, and the reverse of the card informed you that you could opt for a side... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had a late dinner (~ 8 pm) here on Saturday, 6/14, while staying overnight at the nearby Hampton Inn and Suites. Only about 4 tables of people at the time. Restaurant was very clean and even had a bar area. Wife and daughter's friend both had the Nona's lasagna, which was a large serving. Both really like it. My daughter... More

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Kingston, Tennessee
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141 reviews 141 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Father's day brunch was very good. Breakfast items and roast beef, pork loin, shrimp and grits and more. Smoked salmon on the salad bar is my hubby's favorite. Desserts were a good variety and very good!

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at Puleo's on a trip from NC to Nashville, since it was close to get off and on I -40. This will be a regular stop on our trips this way from now on. The restaurant is super clean, including the rest rooms. The menu is quite varied, and we had a little trouble deciding. My husband is... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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163 reviews 163 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stopped at Puleo's to grab a quick Saturday lunch after shopping at West Town Mall. The service was slow. The brunch was tasty. Omelette with fruit for a healthy lunch. The potatoes were nice an crispy. The kitchen forgot to add the spinach to my omelette and I only had sun dried tomatoes and scallions. It was a different... More

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