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“Bring a wallet full of money”
Review of Pete's Place

Pete's Place
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Krebs
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family style Italian since 1925
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Bring a wallet full of money”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I was there with a group and the service and food was good. I will admit that the price is a bit on the high side. With only water to drink, the dinner for two with tip was just over $48. It is good but maybe not that good. I only go there for special occasions too. There are other places in McAlester that will satisfy you just fine.

  • Visited February 2014
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Hughes Springs, Texas
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“Interesting concept but less than good food and brew”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Pete's Place in Krebs was described as not to be missed but I wish we had. We were guests and I felt bad for our hosts as the food was pretty expensive and really not good. The concept is that each party is assigned an attractively furnished dining room of their own - complete with a door which is closed by the waitress each time she enters and leaves. Okay, some people might like being closed off. Not me.
They feature their own beer which varies from not particularly good to pretty bad. For instance I ordered a Red Amber style ale which tasted exactly like beer with blueberry syrup. It was immediately replaced by another type (not their own brew) which was okay.
The meals are family style with set sides including pasta, mushy meatballs, chewy ravioli, salad swimming in oil and a small plate of cheese and pickled peppers. You then add an entree. Ours was their own homemade grilled Italian sausage which was very overcooked. The price was around $20 - 26 per person. You can order the Italian Meal which is all of the sides for about $15 per person. The best part of the dinner was the pickled peppers and the company of our hosts. The waitress was very good and personable.
The portion of the restaurant that we saw before being whisked into our cell was attractive enough in a train car corridor kind of way with closed doors presumably leading to other dining rooms. There is a little market area featuring bottled Italian types of condiments. So many have given glowing reviews to Pete's Place that we may have been there on an off night. I hope that is the case but won't go back to find out.

  • Visited January 2014
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ADA
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good food, but pricey”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

I've ate here a few times and the food is good, but its pricey so I only go here for a special occasion. On this trip I got a steak and it was excellent. I enjoy their salad too. It is simple, but has a good dressing. You get a lot of food. The service is always good.

  • Visited November 2013
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Tyler, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Neat Place but Overpriced Lunch Menu”
Reviewed 25 December 2013

My husband and I decided to go out of our way to try this quaint place out, Pete's Place, in Oklahoma for lunch on a Monday. Upon arrival and a fifteen minute wait, it was a nice place with a unique set up for the restaurant, most dinner reservations get their own dining room which was neat. We weren't aware that the prices were so high nor that all of the lunch options were family style only so we were disappointed that there weren't lighter options. Considering it was lunch, we decided that we wanted to share a meal since the portions were very heavy. The waitress then informed us after ordering that you couldn't share meals, you had to buy individual meals only. We were a little taken back by this because the meals were expensive, the lasagna was almost $22 and most entrees were around this price or more. The food was mediocre so for the price we felt that it could had been better. Our lunch cost almost $50 for two entrees and two beers...for lunch! Overall the service was slow but the staff was friendly. They have their own brewery so we did enjoy the house beer at Pete's Place.
Dinner would have been a better choice for Pete's Place. I would hope that they would offer a more inexpensive alternative for their lunch menu to be a little easier on the check book.

  • Visited December 2013
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Dallas
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“For Pete's Sake, Don't Bother”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We ate there based on Tripadvisor reports, and what a mistake! Our visit started with a rude, smart aleck hostess. We asked if they served wine and she gave a flip answer: "No we don't like wine here". Really; an Italian restaurant which doesn't like wine. Oh yes, that's because they bottle their own beer. Maybe wine for those purists who understand Italian food goes well with wine.

Upon being seated, we encountered the same rude standard of service with our waitress which we had already seen in the hostess. Our questions on their menu were clearly an incovenience and/or just boring to her. There are no apps on the menu. We were brought the antipasta plate: four olives, four pieces of Muenster cheese (German cheese?) and two small peppers. Then we got a large bowl of soggy iceberg lettuce drowning in oil and vinegar. It was very limp, and had nothing in it but lettuce. No tomatoes, no olives, no peppers, no onions; NOTHING. For a place with $20 - 25 entrees I expect a real antapasta dish and a real Italian salad; including tomatoes, field greens, etc. What a lame start to an equally lame dinner.

Each person must order a full entree', with no splitting. I am familiar with both the family style concept, and the idea of a fee for splitting an entree. It is a waste of money and food to force you to order more than you want, or need. Not everyone subscribes to the Cheesecake Factory model of serving so much food that everyone takes home an extra meal. Some of us don't want to eat the same thing tomorrow, or the next day.

The pasta, meat and sauce were barely up to the Olive Garden level, much less a family-owned Italian place. And O G is not a $20+ per entree concept. The fried chicken neither fits the concept, nor tastes especially good. Fried chicken and waffles, maybe ok, Fried chicken and pasta; not so much.

If you want Italian in Krebs, try one of the other local restaurants. It can't be any more expensive, and will likely have polite people serving decent food. Pete's ancestors are cashing in, not providing a great food experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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