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Pete & Sam's Restaurant

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3886 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-6635
+1 901-458-0694
04:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 04:30 - 21:30
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Pete and Sam's. I saw some of the negative reviews, and I was surprised. The food is consistently excellent and never disappoints. It can be slow on the service at times, but you just know that going in and you have fun with it. The servers are attentive and make sure that you are taken care of. Kids... More 

Thank rhodac8
Memphis, TN
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Pete and Sam's a number of times. The last two experiences were not good. I assume the original owners are no longer working there as we didn't see them and I believe the son was running the place. Both the service and the food has declined from what used to be one of the best places in... More 

Thank biztravel2
Mae Faek
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe was good once. But it isn't now. Good that you can bring your own wine. You can buy beer (only) there. The house salad was good. The bread seemed stale. Meals are large. But everything was way too salty. The place is very run down, almost in an unclean way. Oilcloth tablecloths were cracked & frayed, having outlived their... More 

Thank mas1105
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10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food is always over to top for me. Love the spinach and the cannelloni. Pizzas are also very good along with the salads. The reason I rated a 3 star is that I really think they need to concentrate on the cleanliness. Food was all smeared inside and outside of my menu and the salt, pepper and cheese shakers... More 

Thank Sheree T
Evans, Georgia
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Family Christmas Celebration at Pete and Sam's last night... Food was quite good and plenty of it!!! The restaurant was lively with other large groups enjoying the Holidays... A great restaurant for small and large groups. Filet Mignon, Ravioli with Meat Sauce, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Cannelloni, pizza, "spinach"... Everything was delicious! Our Server was super... Very attentive, without being... More 

Thank Polly313
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I was very disappointed in my recent visit. I have been a frequent visitor for the past 50 years, so I know the food like the back of my hand. The beacon salad was different. They changed the bacon and the salad dressing. The baby pizza had just a tiny bit of Italian sausage and wasn't served on the little... More 

Thank Cindystoner1
Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

All as it was for the last 50 years. New carpet from 10 years ago was selected because it matched the spaghetti sauce. Nothing fabulous here, just good old reliable basic Italian classics. The Beacon salad was quite tasty. Hard to find these sole proprietorship kinds of places these days. Still draws standing room crowds. Not a window in the... More 

Thank JBT2
Arlington, Tennessee
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Now I feel like I found some Memphis root. This establishment draws locals and has been drawing locals for generations. The building is showing it's age, but the folk show the hospitality. The toasted ravioli was tasty, but the regular ravioli was even better. Fresh pasta with great sauces. We were full, still ordered a tiramisu to go. That... More 

Thank NVTravelGuide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Enjoyed everything I ordered, and I ordered a lot. Had a salad, bbq pizza, spinach and lasagna. Combine that with an interesting atmosphere, I would definitely go back.

Thank Ronald N
Columbia, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I grew up about a mile away from here. So on my return I decided to eat at the old favorite. I saw some of the reviews and was curious. We got here at about 5:45 and it was not crowded. We were seated immediately. They still allow you to brown bag so our waiter opened our bottle immediately. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
04:30 - 21:30
04:30 - 21:30
04:30 - 21:30
04:30 - 21:30
04:30 - 21:30
04:30 - 21:30
04:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3886 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-6635
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-458-0694

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?