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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 #52 of 947 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Two things that you must try here are the shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes. Really all of the food choices are good. I had them cater a wedding and everyone that came loved the food. Good solid unique restaurant.

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The waitress was good at her job but she couldn't cook the food unfortunately. I ordered turkey and dressing with mashed potatoes. My food was lukewarm at best but the potatoes tasted like they came out of a box. My meal was terrible! Won't go back. Very disappointed in this restaurant.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was so disappointed after paying almost $50 for an appetizer and 2 entrees. We got the spinach artichoke dip which was your average dip of its kind. It was hot so that was a plus. My partner got the turkey and dressing with a side of mashed potatoes and a small cup of cranberry sauce. The turkey and dressing... More

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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