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Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
+1 865-523-2860
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Diner
540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was good but the service a little spotty. Not quite as "Southern " as we might have expected. Highly praised by locals and for very good reasons. The menu had nothing unique but everything was prepared well and quickly. We had four fairly...More

Thank eph62
Reviewed 6 days ago

Biscuits and gravy to rival my Mamaw's. Excellent service and very quick turnaround before the work day.

Thank Crabbycrabber
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pete's is an institution downtown. The menu is basic diner fare with daily specials thrown in for good measure. The food is consistently as good as the wait staff. You will occasionally see the local politician setting next to a visiting celebrity on any give...More

Thank Bryan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service, food and atmosphere is outstanding! Probably the best biscuits and gravy I've ever had in my life! The coffee is delicious and smooth, not that bitter kind they have at Starbucks.

Thank Daryn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a great breakfast. My husband loved the pancakes, my 20 something daughters and I had eggs. My spinach omelette was so yummy. Reasonably priced. Will go back next time I'm in Knoxville. Go Vols :)

Thank JerseyNancy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast at a great price, perfectly cooked - every time. Eclectic lunch menu offering house-made great tasting food. But all that aside, it's the people that make this place my favorite lunch spot. I always leave there in a better mood than when I...More

Thank JymResciniti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pete's is a great little diner for traditional breakfast and lunch. No supper served. Can be crowded especially for breakfast.

Thank Art C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! An old friend who lives in Knoxville took me to Pete's for a late meal. Everything appeared to be from fresh ingredients. I saved part of the huge sandwich which was kindly wrapped in tinfoil for my five hundred mile drive the next day...More

Thank 45_Chuckles45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, I had two eggs and 2 blueberry pancakes....and was it good!!! The pancakes were big and fluffy. My daughter in law got biscuits with gravy and eggs and pancakes and she loved it. My granddaughter got a chicken biscuit and it was yummy -...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my, I had Pete's Breakfast Special and it was certainly special! The biscuit was so fluffy, light, and freshly homemade. Gravy, perfect! Crispy bacon! My husband had the Egg Club Sandwich and said it was delicious. The bread is clearly homemade. My son had...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-523-2860
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