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Tepee Pete's Chow Wagon

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7632 US Highway 20, Cherry Valley, NY 13320-2320
+1 607-264-3987
10:00 - 19:00
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Thu - Mon 10:00 - 19:00
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stop at the TeePee. Yes it is a very random road trip stop but that is why you have to go there. Pete is a real character and is very into his food. He made me sign a waiver before trying some of his super hot chili. His chili is excellent. Don't miss his tortilla chips either. My son had... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Every year during Harvest Fest, I buy his Harvest Chili. The chili is fantastic. It's not spicy, and just makes you think of fall. It goes great on a chili dog!

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Peter L, Owner at Tepee Pete's Chow Wagon, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to see you at the festival. Thank you More 

Utica, New York, United States
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

we stop here every yr while going out to see in laws and grap a bite to eat after leaving gift shop food is always good and great portion size pete always has a smile on his face

1 Thank Donna M
Albany, NY
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151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stopped by recommendation from a faithful fan and are so happy we did. We were lucky enough to get to meet Pete on his birthday - and he served us up a wonderful lunch!! There is so much good food on the menu its hard to choose what to get, so we will definitely be back. We sampled the... More 

2 Thank athena15AlbanyNY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

After reading the reviews on Yelp we decided to turn around and go 5 miles back to just check out this place. It was a great experience. The chili was AWESOME. I was a bit scared of the hot but decided on the mild and I wanted it a little spicier... so Pete hooked me up by mixing a little... More 

2 Thank Melissa H
Cherry Valley, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I swung by the Teepee just to check it out and we're we surprised!! We were expecting the ordinary food from a souvenir place of plain burgers and the like...what we had was elk and buffalo burgers with amazing toppings that you wouldn't find normally out together. The cook was also a pleasant surprise that we stayed... More 

2 Thank Stacey B
Peter L, Owner at Tepee Pete's Chow Wagon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I look forward to serving you again More 

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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wonderful stop! My hubby bought an animal pelt! He never buys anything! I bought a great book about stops along RT 20. I also bought a medicine dreamcatcher of my sick son. Great conversation. Then, of course food and a splendid view! This place is what a road trip is all about.

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new castle, Delaware
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stopped while in the area and fell in love. The gift shop and view are awesome but Pete's is the best!. We tried his shot of hot chili and loved it. We talked with him for a while and he is great. I had a shroom burger ( Blue cheese, mushrooms and onions on a beef burger) I say... More 

3 Thank Hubers6
Rome, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Tee Pee Pete's was amazing. Drove an hour and a half from Rome, NY to check it out. Pete is great, the chili dogs were just like I love them' and the gift shop next door was really cool. Reminded me of places I visited when I was young. Tons of cool stuff. Great view of the valley to enjoy... More 

2 Thank dockoby
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Yes!!! Teepee Pete's is a must-do if you are going to or from Cooperstown or just looking for some delicious and creative grub served with a huge smile and lots of upbeat banter. Teepee Pete is beyond enthusiastic about his job, food and the stunning view of the mountains from his "office"👌🏽.He even said he names good sandwich creations after... More 

2 Thank Laura D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Fast food, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7632 US Highway 20, Cherry Valley, NY 13320-2320
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cherry Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 607-264-3987
This is not your typical Hot dog stand. Pete, Tepee Pete is just a guy with a pot of chili and a dream. Serving roadside eats, outside dining only. Only open seasonally May to October.

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