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“Great local restaurant and icon” 4 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 #12 of 79 Restaurants in Oak Ridge
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant and icon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Great pizza and friendly staff!! We went on a busy Saturday night with a large group (18 total), we were disappointed that we could all sit together but, we made it work anyway. We got two tables close together, after a short wait. Our waitress was on top of things all night!! Only one person in our group got their order messed up and the manger more than made up for it!! Don't get expecting anything more than pizza and beer though, they don't have it!! Pizza is what they do and they do it well!! No wings, salads, breadsticks or desserts.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
knoxville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great pepperoni pizza!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

It had been at least 15 years since I had big eds pizza. DELICIOUS!!! the pepperoni is the best and I love that it is thin crust. Definitely a must if u r ever in oak ridge. However, go there only for pizza as that is The only food they serve. No apps, salad or any other Italian dishes. Just pizza! Just delicious pizza!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best yummy pizza around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a great place. The pizza is amazing, especially if you get tired of the big pizza places stuff. It's a little pricey. You pay per topping and your drink does not have free refills. And bring cash or check. Be prepared to get a little messy (even for large pizzas, you get a tiny paper plate).

The place has its own, unique atmosphere with a lot of local history on the walls. It's a busy place, but there is a no rush kind of feeling to it. It takes a little while to get your pizza, so don't expect to dash in and out (especially if the line is already out the door), but it's worth the wait.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Knoxvi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“best pizza ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I have been going to this place since I was little. They kept the awesome atmosphere. Big Ed would be proud!

Visited October 2012
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“This place is pizza heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

If you live in Oak Ridge or have ever been to Oak Ridge, you'll know about Big Ed's pizza. It seems that everyone in town has been here at least once and truth be told, they do make terrific pizza. Big Ed's is all about pizza - forget the sparkling decor with Italian opera in the background. Here it's all about families, pizza -- large communal tables and great value.

Beware that they only accept cash! Other than that brave the crush and push ahead for some of the best pizza prepared anywhere.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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