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Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

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American, Cafe, Diner
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540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
+1 865-523-2860
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06:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want a good burger, breakfast, home cooking... go to Pete's! They have a good variety of food. Lunch specials are available every day and range from spaghetti to fried chicken to chicken livers. They make great burgers and my favorite is the fries. Delicious!

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Thank mmflatt
Ashford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for breakfast on a Saturday while in Knoxville and the place was packed. After getting our breakfast, we could understand why. I got an omelette and it was excellent. My husband got bacon and eggs over easy and was very pleased. Even though they were extremely busy the service was good. We live about an hour away... More 

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Thank Katgoo55
Knoxville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classic place for breakfast, serving all the standards (eggs in various ways with toast, potatoes, bacon, sausages ...), omelets etc. Highly recommended if you are craving a good, hearty meal in the morning. They also serve lunch (have not tried that yet).

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Thank Silke72
Knoxville, Tennessee
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pete's is part of iconic Knoxville--simple, uniques, and super-friendly. If you are staying downtown, you should not miss the opportunity to stop here with the many locals and visitors who enjoy a solid, basic breakfast at this Union Street staple.

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Thank Heminway
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite breakfast/ lunch spot by far!! No matter how busy they are the staff is always super friendly as well!

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Thank chrisssd27yo
Knoxville, United States
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pete's is a must place to go for breakfast and lunch! Maybe some day Supper, I HOPE! The staff is wonder and you won't mide the wait because the wait is worth it. Outstanding food!

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Thank 87daled
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The real deal. Best place for conventional breakfast and lunch and very reasonably priced compared to anything else downtown except for The Bistro.

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Thank earlnemo
Knoxville, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pete's is the best when it comes to a "cozy" place for a great lunch. The food is great and the cost is very reasonable. There's always daily specials.

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Thank roym671
East TN
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been here for years and I have never tried is out till a few weeks ago. Probably because it is downtown and parking can sometimes be a pain, but so much better that the chain breakfast stops. Good prices, order what you want, huge biscuits and gravy that are wonderfully soft and not hard and over bakes... More 

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Thank CatbirdEastTN
Knoxville, Tennessee
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to get up early and travel downtown, and walk around the city admiring the hidden treasures within the architectural shadows of Knoxville, you have to stop at Pete's to eat. It is good southern inspired food. I love the breakfast. It reminds me of waking up to the smells at grandma's house. We will not be disappointed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:30
Thursday
06:30 - 14:30
Friday
06:30 - 14:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?