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“Love the Petro!”

Petro's Chili & Chips
Ranked #568 of 1,164 Restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: Mexican, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Knoxville, Tennessee
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210 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Love the Petro!”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

A petro is kind of like a walking taco in a cup. Personally, I think the best ones are at Neyland Stadium!

Visited March 2012
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love, love, love”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

Started eating petro's at the 1982 worlds fair and I still love it!!! Best sweet tea ever!!!

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Rocky Top, Tennessee
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167 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Don't miss this K-town original!”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

A 'complicated' mixture of corn chips, chili, cheese, sour cream, etc. Everything layered just right, delightful. Try one original, or they have both a pasta version and a low-fat one with fat-free cheeses and sour cream. Still great!

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Williamsburg, KY
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“good inexpensive fast food with local flair”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is a place that began during world's fair in Knoxville. You can read about the story on google if you want to, but it's been around for decades. Most serve Nathan's hot dogs, they are also in the malls, but known for two things.
1- chili with fritos and add ons (sour cream, chives, tomaties, sour cream, cheese, etc. They assemble it for you. Tastes great, and is something different from a burger. It will also fill you up.
2- Orange tea-there are lots of people who go there just for that. You can even take it home by the gallon. Great stuff.
There are other items too that are good. They used to be known as one of the healthier options compared to some of the other fast food choices- now everyone has salads, etc. But this is still one of my favorites, and I look forward to each visit. For its food category, I think it is a great value and recommend.

Visited January 2012
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“Love the orange tea.”
Reviewed July 9, 2008

Love the orange tea.

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