About Us

Since May 21, 1986, Pete’s Restaurant is where Knoxville eats.

Opened by Pete and Rita Natour, Pete’s Restaurant aims to provide quality home-cooked food and customer service in a clean environment.

Over the years, Pete’s has become a regular Knoxville staple. Downtown workers, families, university students, and tourists enjoy comforting food in a friendly environment. Pete, Rita, their sons, and their great staff take pride in treating their guests like family–they will always know your name!

Welcome to the Family

So where do the locals eat in Knoxville, Tennessee? If you’re looking for wholesome and delicious breakfast and lunch options, quality service, and a comfortable environment, then Pete’s Restaurant is at the top of the list.

What makes Pete’s different is the attention to the three Cs: Courtesy, Consistency, and Cleanliness.

Attention to detail translates into quality work, which translates into customer satisfaction, which translates into repeat business.

If you’re new to town or just passing through, pull up a chair at the counter and get to know why Pete’s is an iconic part of downtown Knoxville. If the lights are on, come in and say hi!

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Come by our restaurant and check out our photo gallery. How many celebrities can you find?

Pete's casual downtown restaurant gallery wall