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260 North Peters Road, I-40 @ Exit 378 at Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 691-1960
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New Years ever dinner

After an early movie, we chose Puleo's for dinner. Good choice. All 4 in our party enjoyed their entree's and wine. Service was excellent and so was the atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Halsie
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly place. Great service. Lots of ambiance. Great food. The fried Green Tomatoes are wonderful and the Shrimp and Cheese Grits are to die for. A very varied menu.

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Thank Paula B
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad you enjoy our Fried Green Tomatoes & Shrimp and Grits! Can't wait to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at Puelos. We are out of Towners looking for a good place to eat. Since the weather was bad we weren't sure where to go most places were closed. Lucky for us Puelos was open. We weren't sure if this was a good local spot but we tried....wow!!! We were impressed. They were short staffed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Slanesville G
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

We are so glad we were able to provide you with a great meal and service during your travels! Thanks so much for coming & leaving a great review! We really appreciate your feedback and can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an early movie, we chose Puleo's for dinner. Good choice. All 4 in our party enjoyed their entree's and wine. Service was excellent and so was the atmosphere.

Helpful?
Thank Halsie
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

We are so glad you chose our location to dine at after your movie! Thank you for the review and feedback! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cajun seared ahi tuna was well prepared. Salmon was not medium rare as requested, but well done and therefore was dry. Chicken salad sandwich was very dry but mushroom soup was good. Place Was clean and staff was knowledgeable. Prices reasonable. Would have been better with libations.

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Thank Armina H
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and feedback on your experience. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon! More 

Sterrett, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We were in Knoxville for Thanksgiving weekend looking for a meal Thanksgiving Day. We stopped here and was told it could be a 40 minute wait for the buffet unless we wanted to eat at the bar. We chose the bar and buffet, service from the two bartenders was superb. The meal was one of the best we have eaten... More 

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Thank Dave B
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that, Dave! We are glad you celebrated with us and we thank you for your review and feedback! See you again soon! More 

Navarre, Florida
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262 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This is the second of the Puleo's restaurants we have eaten at in the Knoxville area. Though the building appeared older then previous restaurants we had eaten at, we fund from the minute we walked in the door until the time we left that our service was excellent. Heather, our server, made us feel welcome and knew her menu to... More 

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Thank rvtraveller_10
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and feedback! We really appreciate it and are so glad you enjoyed your meal and experience with us. Hope you visit again soon! More 

Clearwater, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

My wife and I were travelling through the area on Thanksgiving and had made a reservation at Puelo's for their Thanksgiving buffet. We were one of the last parties to be seated for the evening and there was still plenty of food. I don't know if their Thanksgiving buffet was representative of their normal food quality; however it was a... More 

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Thank paulwilder
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback on our Thanksgiving buffet! We are so glad you celebrated with us during your travels and we hope you will stop by again soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited last weekend while in Knoxville visiting. The menu has something for everyone. The shrimp poboy was flavorful. The cheesesticks and fried pickles were great. We didn't save room for chocolate lasagna unfortunately.

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Thank lavish l
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are so glad you visited our location. We hope you stop by again soon, this time for dessert! More 

Gales Ferry, CT
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269 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

A chain restaurant with a nice selection of both Italian and Southern home cooking. Something for everybody. Enjoyed the fried green tomatoes appetizer and shrimp and grits.

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Thank oompahdave
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had not gone to Puleo's because it looked old fashioned and the several offerings outside made us think their food quality wouldn't be up to par. QUITE A MISTAKE!! I lost one full year of excellent food and great service! Loved every dish we ordered, loved the great service and have decided Puleo's will now be our first stop for... More 

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Thank O. Fernando T
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

We are so glad you decided to stop by our location! Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260 North Peters Road, I-40 @ Exit 378 at Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN 37923
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: (865) 691-1960

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 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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