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Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

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American, Diner, Cafe
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540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been to Petes a couple times when I was down town for business with some Co workers. Would not recommend going for breakfast a Co worker made that mistake and found hair in her food. The lunch I had was average at best. I do not plan on going back to Petes.

Thank Tracy L
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and food came out very quickly! Only reason I didn't give an excellent rating is just because of my personal preference. I ordered the veggie omelette, which I definitely recommend, but I like my vegetables to be bit softer versus crunchy and in smaller bites. Omelette was yummy and I ate almost all of it. Definitely recommend for... More 

Thank Ashlea J
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a fan of the old school diner, and Pete's is now on my list of faves. Sure, I had to wait in line, but they move you through quickly, the food and service are fantastic, and the prices reasonable. A great start to my day in Knoxville!

Thank DCLDad
Carmel, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was so packed when we got there I wasnt sure if we would ever get to eat. But they sat us quickly and the food was great!

Thank burtslawncare
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locally owned. Great service and food for breakfast and lunch. Loved the blueberry pancakes, and the sandwiches have plenty of ingredients.

Thank John P
Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The choice was made, based on location from our hotel ... lucky us ! Great food, outstanding service and not overpriced. We went 5 for 5 on the meals (and with my 4 gals, that's a rarity).

Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always reliably quick, and delicious. I love their hamburger and deep fried crinkle fries are my absolute favorite!

Thank MSBeccaJ
Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Pete's! I always get the country breakfast and it is amazing. The country ham is perfect. Also, their potatoes are the best I've had in a restaurant! They're seasoned so well. Their grits are always, perfect, too. I could go on and on... The point is, you can't go wrong with Pete's. The service is incredible. Your coffee... More 

Thank juliusandclancy
south carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten breakfast at Pete's on 3 different occasions. Each time has been a great experience. All of the staff is super friendly and knowledge. If there is a line, don't worry.....you won't have to wait too long. Pete's is extremely efficient in getting you your breakfast in a timely manner. A great alternative to large chain restaurants for... More 

Thank trexaiken
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great spot for homey food in a laid back atmosphere without breaking the bank. Love my breakfast here!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-523-2860

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?