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Puleo's Grille

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260 North Peters Road, I-40 @ Exit 378 at Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 691-1960
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Kelly F
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Thank bobchi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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
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23 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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 

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Thank heyjudithz
Knoxville, TN
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15 reviews
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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!

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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 

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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 

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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Being from out of town, I was not familiar with Puleo's Grille. From the name, I thought it was a Mexican restaurant. After reading the sign, it stated "steaks, Italian and southern. They accommodated our large party on short notice. The servers were very pleasant and attentive. The food was really good and delicious fresh baked bread. Kids meals were... More 

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Thank Drg338
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and feedback! We are so glad you and your party enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Was just passing through on a long road trip with my partner and decided to stop at Puleos off of the Cedar Bluff exit on the interstate. He is really picky about his cocktails and almost always complains but Chris nailed it and did a great job walking us through the menu, but it wasn't just the service that exceeded... More 

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Thank subbottom4bigcock
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at Puleo's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and feedback! We really appreciate it and can't wait to see you again! More 

SEYMOUR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We've dined here for yrs, but the last couple of visits haven't been quite the same. Food) the pizza was ok, but the ceasar salad was bland. And the chkn parm was cold. Service) Service was good both visits, but not as good as it used to be. We've always liked this place, but I think the ownership has thinned... More 

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. We really appreciate it. If you would like to speak to a manager about your service and meal, please visit our website's secure contact page. More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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