We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Puleo's Grille

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
260 N Peters Rd, I-40 @ Exit 378 at Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN 37923-4909
(865) 691-1960
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 184: English reviews
Clinton, Tennessee
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have not been to this Puleo's in a while, but had the pleasure of dining there last night. It was difficult to order because so many of the choices were so tempting. Let it suffice to say that the food was delicious. The service was excellent...friendly, just attentive enough without being overbearing. I was with friends I had not... More 

Thank John S
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

They had no idea what to do with gluten free.WAITRESS said first time anyone ever ordered off gluten free.Chicken was dry and tasteless.chef didn't know what to cook it in.maybe never heard of olive oil.Run.from this restaurant if you are gluten free.no one cared

1 Thank gregory a
Level Contributor
65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

My wife and I live 10 minutes from here but had been several years since our last visit Past experiences (2-3) food was ok but nothing great.. Last night we (along with good friend) thought we would give it a try. For a Friday night at prime time we were immediately seated and met by our server. We our often... More 

Thank rpgovols
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We have changed locations from time to time but no matter which location Puleos always satisfies. The staff is always friendly and fast, the food is amazing and while the prices are a little high; you get what you pay for and we are always willing to dine here. The simplest items on menu are delicious.

Thank Kelly F
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Pulled off the highway for lunch, saw Puleo's and thought we would try. A good choice! The menu was varied and had a great mix of cuisines. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

Thank bobchi
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Food was great, staff was great, environment was great. Not big crowds. Didn't care for the music that was oldies played a bit too loud.

Thank Valerie R
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a review about your experience at our restaurant, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your observations regarding the quality of our food, customer service and environment. Our team members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide... More 

New York
Level Contributor
54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Extremely slow service, overpriced, food just edible. Server inattentive and although, for health reasons, I asked for no salt on potatoes they were loaded with salt. I don't think that was an unreasonable request.

Thank Msjit
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to communicate to us why our product / service did not meet your expectations. We have every desire to address your needs and provide the best solution available to resolve your issue as soon as possible. We would really appreciate if you could visit our website and leave us you contact information to ensure... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
416 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

For atmosphere, I prefer the Strawberry Plains location. It has a good ambience. Second choice is the Merchant Drive store, which used to be a Western Sizzlin' Steak House! What a pretty remodel they did there. Since this visit was for take-out, the Peters Road location would suffice. Puleo's does a respectable job of take-out, and this has not always... More 

Thank heyjudithz
Knoxville, TN
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

There were a group of us that we reserved space... Everything was delicious! I will give them a 9* for food, service and cleanliness!

Thank trvl10
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a spectacular meal, the chicken parm was great and huge portion had to take some with me which I enjoy. The next day I realize my wallet was missing I called them up and manger Stacy was wonderful and had my wallet in a secure place needless to say I am very grateful and recommend this place for anyone... More 

Thank Ozzy T
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback! We are so glad we were able to secure your wallet for you! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Travelers who viewed Puleo's Grille also viewed


Been to Puleo's Grille? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 N Peters Rd, I-40 @ Exit 378 at Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN 37923-4909
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: (865) 691-1960

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Puleo's Grille staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?