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Petro's Chili & Chips

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7005 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5706
+1 865-450-5004
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Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I am in Knoxville about every two months, and I love visiting Petro's. I have not had one bad experience there, and the food is both delicious and fun! Eating here makes me feel like a kid again! They are basically a frito chili pie place, so don't come expecting something fancy. Their specialty tea is good as well. The... More 

Thank William M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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541 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I have been to the Petros many times, and have used them for a catering event one time, in which they were excellent. They have the best tea in town, and you can buy the loose tea to make at home. The establishment is clean on the exterior, and appears to match on what is visible on the inside. The... More 

Thank heyjudithz
Deltona, Florida
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374 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I can't imagine how you can ruin chili but Petro's managed to find a way. I was famished so I stopped in the W.Town Mall food court and with all the restaurants to choose from unfortunately I chose this once. First, I got there at 11:05 am which is not what I call rush hour. I had to wave and... More 

Thank Mike D
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Got the frito Chili bowl, it was great. The whole family loved this place including my mother in law. We liked the orange tea as well. We will have to make it back one day when we go through Knoxville again.

Thank Pat H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch on a Sunday. 6.79 before tax and kind of skimpy portions in my "Large". Family got mediums and theirs was on the small side also but they had started eating while I went to grab my phone from the car. Also they charged .25 for water--seems kind of gougy especially since they made almost $20.00 on chili... More 

Thank Jeff B
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We love Petro's so much we try to make them at home. We always fall short even though it seems so simple! Get it with everything!

Thank Stephen U
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

I read these other reviews and wonder where these people ate at. There is a difference between eating in a place versus take-out so my comments are on the take-out orders. Here's my grade D- Order was two chili dogs loaded. It was so bad I didn't finish the first dog and never ate the second dog. For that kind... More 

Thank JEF G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This place is always a winner. I love stopping by Petro's every time I am back in Knoxville. They are such a local favorite that they even serve Petro's at the Tennessee games. My favorite part is always a big glass of the orange tea! Make sure to stop by this place for a really good meal.

Thank Heyb7
Knoxville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

No matter what I order, the food is consistently awesome. My fav is the queso petro which is equally matched by the classic version. I love that you can make it your own by adding or leaving things off. And I could not possibly do justice to a review of Petros without mentioning their AWESOME hint of orange tea. It... More 

Thank K T
Memphis, Tennessee
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

I had my first Petro in a cut-open Fritos bag at the 1982 World's Fair, and keep coming back when I can. It is fun food and tastes great- a good combination of tastes that is also filling. And have some of their unique ice tea!

Thank Arlycat

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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
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7005 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5706
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-450-5004

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