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Tepee Pete's Chow Wagon


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner


Fast Food, American
Lunch, Dinner
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

This place is super cute. Pete was extremely friendly and we chit chatted about his chili which was amazing. I had the one where you had to sign the waiver which was HOT!! But I love spicy. Good price for the amount. Inside, I believe...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

After reading all the reviews I was very excited to stop for an elk burger as I can rarely get them anywhere. The burger was fine, but it was not seasoned and there was nothing notable about it. Its the size of the standard thinner...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Peter L, Owner at Tepee Pete's Chow Wagon, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you for you review. I'm sorry that you may have found the Elk burger bland... That said Elk has almost no flavor as a meat. It is a subtle flavor that I want the customer to taste for the meat that it is. Everyone...More

Reviewed July 5, 2018

The Drunken Blitz hot dog was the very best. Hot dog, grilled onions, kraut, and beer chili is combination you have to try. Great food, nice view, and really good people.

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Tina B
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Under the 105 degree and (80% humidity) of the blazing New York sun, the last thing any sane person would want is a bowl of hot, mad spicy chili. But that was exactly what I wanted… after eating my first 2 chili dogs. After I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Jason W
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I could not bear the Thruway any longer so drove part of my journey on the old highway. You never know what you will find when you get off the big roads. In this case...a teepee. And not just a teepee but a really nice...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed December 3, 2017

My wife and I stopped here on our honeymoon (from the UK) back in August. Out of three weeks visiting Toronto, Niagara and NYC, this was one of our highlights! Pete's chili is amazing and probably the best I've tasted. You have to try it....More

Date of visit: August 2017
3  Thank Adam N
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

A must visit of your traveling through cherry valley on Hwy 20! Burgers were great and made with fresh ingredients. Pete was entertaining and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The view of the valley below is breathtakingly beautiful. Great gift shop, too!

Date of visit: October 2017
2  Thank Terri S
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We stopped at this place coming back from Cooperstown (our B&B had a Tepee brochure and when I told my husband there was chili available, there you go). It was Native American Artisan Day, so the place was packed. My husband had the harvest chili...More

Date of visit: October 2017
2  Thank sullific
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

The four of us enjoyed a lunch sharing quarters of 4 burgers: Blue cheese w/mushrooms; Philly Cheese; Buffalo Wing; BBQ Pete's enthusiasm is contagious and the store is fun to shop in while you wait for your food. The view and setting are a charming...More

Date of visit: September 2017
3  Thank DonnaM309
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Zack attack burger is awesome, teepee has great items inside as well, view out a awesome as well, rt 20 great scenic drive

Date of visit: August 2017
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April 9, 2016|
Response from Peter L | Property representative |
For now I'm just open on the weekends. Limited menu, hot dogs, burgers and of course my great chili's. I will be expanding my menu and days open as the weather warms up.
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