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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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Metairie, Louisiana
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service was fair and the waiter was pleasant and the restaurant itself was nice, however the reason for dining out is the food and here you waste your money. We ordered grilled founder and I also had minestrone soup. The soup was bland and this can possibly be forgiven due to different taste, but what the cook did to... More 

Thank Larry T
Arlington, TN., United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Pete & Sam's at 14 years old, on my first date. My husband threw my 60th birthday there. The food and atmosphere is still remarkable now as it was then. Highly recommend. Best Italian food I have ever had!!

Thank Gaye W
Davenport, Iowa, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, Steve, and I always try to eat at local restaurants while on vacation. We really try to eat where the locals eat. Sadly, Pete and Sam's fell way short on the mark of good dining. The only thing that Steve and I agreed on that was good at this restaurant was the bread, the decaf coffee and I... More 

Thank Pam S
Southern Kentucky
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying it is a classic place. Love the atmosphere. Hunter is an amazing server, be sure to request him! Toasted ravioli is Devine and my daughter almost lost her eyes as they rolled around while eating her fettuccine alfredo. My picky son had a cheeseburger and he said it was great, and when he gives a... More 

Thank belcherfamily
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
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

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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
US$20 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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?