We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Petro's Chili & Chips

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
800 S Gay St Ste R100, Knoxville, TN 37929-9729
+1 865-546-9600
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Good fast food and worth trying at least once. If you opt for the chili over Fritos, eat it right away ...soggy Fritos are not good! My husband prefers the hot dog with the same toppings...chili, sour cream, jalapeños, etc....you choose. Don't miss the tea!

Helpful?
Thank mandmnana
London, Kentucky
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

I have always liked Petros, but only when their hot. Once they get cold, they aren't very good. The only thing I dislike about Petros is there is not enough locations outside Knoxville as I live out of state.

Helpful?
Thank Donnie M
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

I don't like their food, not that anything is wrong with it. I don't care for chili. But they have really good baked potatoes, chips & queso and the best sweet tea ever. EVER!!! Every year I buy the travel mug and get the 99 cent refills. It will last me all day long. AWESOME.

Helpful?
Thank KrisMack
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

If you want fast food and are looking for something unique to Knoxville, find a Petro's. Combination of Chili and Fritos that you can customize with toppings (sour cream, cheese, black olives, tomatoes, etc)

Helpful?
Thank LeapingL123
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

I know that Petros is a Knoxville thing, but the chili is not very good. I tried this location and was dissapointed with the chili. I asked where the chili was made and I was told that the chili comes from a can by the Petros employee.

Helpful?
Thank James W
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

This is a great place to get a pretty standard walking taco. There's really nothing else on the menu, so the selection is limited, but they're great at what they do.

Helpful?
Thank Derek P
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

At the beginning the Petro was made in a Frito's bag, but now you get a bowl, it's easier to eat that way. There is nothing like a Petro with everything. Don't forget to get a side of marinaded cucumber. It wouldn't be a trip to Petro's without it.

Helpful?
Thank WaltR62
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

Petro's got its start at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville. A "Petro" is the perfect combination of Fritos, chili, and toppings. It's one of the most delicious foods in Knoxville! They also have a vegetarian Petro which makes it even more fabulous. Their queso and chips is quite tasty, as well. And don't forget the hint of orange sweet... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tiff05
Dandridge, Tennessee
Level Contributor
225 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

We like the Petros food for a fast meal that is different than the standard burger and fries fast food. Excellent quality and value.

Helpful?
Thank ComputerMaverick
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
180 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

They make it the way you tell them and it is ALL GOOD!

Helpful?
Thank NYpizza

Travellers who viewed Petro's Chili & Chips also viewed

 

Been to Petro's Chili & Chips? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food
Meals
Lunch
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 S Gay St Ste R100, Knoxville, TN 37929-9729
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-546-9600

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Petro's Chili & Chips staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?