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“Gone down hill since Big Ed no longer with us.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Big Ed's Pizza

Big Ed's Pizza
101 Broadway Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-5436
865-482-4885
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Ranked #5 of 83 Restaurants in Oak Ridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Knoxville, Tennessee
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95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Gone down hill since Big Ed no longer with us.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Big Ed's used to be a favorite hang out for us and our children's soccer team. It was lively and fun. Now it is lively but the pizza is just not the same at all. Used to be the best in the area. This lunch trip was with my husband, my son and my grandson. We were excited about going again as this was the first in many years. We waited absolutely forever for our pizzas. The pizzas all slid off the crust. We had to eat with a fork on this very tiny paper plate with tiny napkins to try and wipes our messy faces. The tables were not clean at all on top. So service not good. Food not very good. Atmosphere not good. And the best of all: it cost $50 for four of us to eat lunch pizza with a soda to drink. Just not a good deal nor good experience.

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  • English first
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“Best pizza in area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Always great. Don't bother if you don't like no frills and lots of sauce. Given a choice and no price limitations this is by far my favorite pizza. It's its own genre of comfort food!

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146 reviews 146 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“What a tradition,what a pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

The pizza has never changed. The meal is great and consistent. Big Ed has made a great contribution to the local community by giving back. The restaurant is a proud supporter of our troops. Go on to Big Ed's and have a wonderful meal. I love this place.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Joliet, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“All The Way To Memphis”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Well, we drove all the way to Oak Ridge one afternoon just to feast on Big Ed's sausage...pizza. The drive was long, but, amazingly, it took even longer for us to receive our pizza even though there were only a few other patrons in the place.

The crust was boring. The cheese was boring. The soft drinks were too soft (okay, not really, but you get the point. If you're in Knoxville, save yourself and long trip and longer wait and go to Roman's Pizza instead. If you're in Oak Ridge, go to Roman's Pizza instead. You'll probably make it back home sooner.

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Lewisville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

When researching restaurants in Oak Ridge, Big Ed's kept popping up. We were greeted promptly and informed they now only serve pizza. (website said otherwise) Service was good and pizzas arrived timely. They were of great quality, but honestly, not the best I've ever had. I would visit them again and I wouldn't mind the menu changing from pizza only.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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