Big Ed's Pizza

Big Ed's Pizza

Pizza Place
101 Broadway Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, United States
Open until 10:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–9:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Big Ed's Pizza was started by "Big Ed" Neusel in 1970. David Neusel, his son, is continueing the family tradition.


Based on 113 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Jerry W.
    "Small paper plates."(2 Tips)
    Laura C.
    "if you are new to knoxville its a must try."(2 Tips)
    Jacqueline C.
    "my waitress"(5 Tips)
    David V.
    "Good pizza, great atmosphere and now they take credit cards!"(3 Tips)
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  • pizza
  • good service
  • good for dates
  • family-friendly
  • great value
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • good for a quick meal
  • authentic
  • casual
  • beer
  • dinner
  • good for special occasions
  • lunch
  • takes credit cards
  • Lisa F.

    Pizza! Good service too.

    Lisa Fitzpatrick · August 20
  • christian d.

    PIZZA! It's all they do and they do it well. Been my favorite for over 30 years...

    christian doak · August 1
  • Sandra K.

    Server wasn't very friendly and acted like she was in a hurry.

    Sandra Kerrigan · July 28
  • Kat D.

    Bbq chicken pizza was good

    Kat Deffinger · June 7
  • Jeff M.

    Yum yum damn good

    Jeff Marler · August 15, 2014
  • Chad M.

    One of my favorite pizza places. Now taking credit/debit cards. But leave the checkbook at home no checks accepted.

    Chad Mitchell · August 10, 2014
  • Jacqueline C.

    They take credit and debit cards now! Menus are bigger and my waitress just said that real size plates are on the way.

    Jacqueline Cofer · July 24, 2014
  • Darryl W.

    I really enjoyed Big Ed's classic pepperoni Pizza. Absolutely want to go get "More"!!!

    Darryl Whitehead · July 17, 2014
  • Chadwin D.

    Now take credit cards. But will stop taking checks 7/4/2014.

    Chadwin Davis · June 13, 2014
  • Jessica P.

    Great pizza, but staff is awful and rude. Water tastes like someone peed in the ice machine last year and they never cleaned it. Expect to wait an hour for your food, even when it's not crowded.

    Jessica Poynter · May 25, 2014
  • Kathleen S.

    Greasy pizza, less than great service, and loud atmosphere. Not for me.

    Kathleen Snyder · May 4, 2014
  • David V.

    Good pizza, great atmosphere and now they take credit cards!

    David Vasquez · January 19, 2014
  • Neal F.

    Great pizza. Love the look and feel of the place. Not sure if they sold more pizza's in house or out the door? Either way I'll be back when in the area.

    Neal F · November 25, 2013
  • Alisha M.

    Best pizza ever!! The toppings melt off your pizza pie! If your child takes the white plate up to where they are fixing the pizzas they will give them a handful of cheese. Cash or check only.

    Alisha Massengill · November 16, 2013
  • Kayla M.

    plates and forks are way too small. and the waitress was a bitch when I asked for garlic bread.. sorry its my first time & didnt know!!!

    Kayla Moon · September 3, 2013
  • Joey B.

    Best pie in the Secret City but be aware this place is NOT a secret.

    Joey Bones · July 31, 2013
  • Daniel H.

    Best damn pizza ever.

    Daniel Hallquist · July 11, 2013
  • Jeanne T.

    A trip down memory lane from when we used to bring our boys - best pizza in East Tennessee !

    Jeanne Tapp · June 15, 2013
  • Keith

    Love the scissors to cut the pizza, the small paper plates & tiny forks. An Oak Ridge classic.

    Keith · May 11, 2013
  • Jack F.

    Word of advice bring cash. They don't take plastic of any kind.

    Jack Foster · April 27, 2013
  • Kevin R.

    Awesome Pizza! Nothing fancy, but simply the best. I love how they use scissors to slice the pizza. Oh yeah, you can't leave without a Big Ed's shirt.

    Kevin Richardson · April 24, 2013
  • Justin B.

    Yum! Great pizza and a unique atmosphere...

    Justin Blackstock · March 29, 2013
  • Amanda

    Best pizza! Who care about plates and silverware!? Pizza isnt supposed to be fancy!

    Amanda · February 1, 2013
  • Mitch N.

    If there was one reason to visit Oak Ridge, TN it would have to be Big Ed's Pizza.

    Mitch Norton · November 15, 2012
  • Ashley B.


    Ashley Batts · August 31, 2012
  • Eric C.

    This is the best pizza ever. Definitely worth the drive. Don't listen to Clint S or Jerry W. Sorry guys.

    Eric Cochran · August 17, 2012
  • Bryan M.

    Outstanding place!

    Bryan Moore · August 17, 2012
  • American Museum of Science & Energy (AMSE)

    More people may have heard of Big Ed's than Oak Ridge. If you go, don't leave without getting a t-shirt.

  • Ken R.

    Best Pizza in TN

    Ken Rueter · June 28, 2012
  • Jeremy H.

    World renowned! If you visit Oak Ridge, this is the place you have to try!

    Jeremy H · December 21, 2011
  • Robin

    Don't forget to bring cash. They don't take plastic.

    Robin · December 10, 2011
  • Jim G.

    Good. Pizza. Try the Special. Yum.

    Jim Grubb · December 10, 2011
  • Melinda C.

    Best pizza ever!! Great place!!! Fun times!!!

    Melinda Coleman · October 15, 2011
  • Cyndi R.

    Absolutely the BEST pizza and atmoshere in Tennessee

    Cyndi Reed · October 7, 2011
  • Chris B.

    They've added prosciutto to the toppings menu! As good as Big Ed's Pizza has always been, it's even better now Read more

    Chris Broyles · August 29, 2011
  • Christy L.

    Best pizza ever!

    Christy Lewis · June 20, 2011
  • Bobby T.

    Best pizza ever, worth the drive from any were!!

    Bobby Tarver jr · March 9, 2011
  • Laura C.

    best pizza ever. if you are new to knoxville its a must try. don't expect anything fancy. Menu is smaller than your hand. Just beer and pizza, the way a pizza place should be. If you are wanting a

    Laura Cutter · February 13, 2011
  • April W.

    Take cash or checks. No credit cards = cheaper prices :)

    April W · October 4, 2010
  • Jerry W.

    Small paper plates. Cheap plastic silverware. Are you kidding me? Horrible!

    Jerry Wilkerson · August 21, 2010
  • Jerry W.

    Why can't they get with the times? They don't take credit cards? Unbelievable! Pizza was okay, not worth the drive from Knoxville.

    Jerry Wilkerson · August 21, 2010
  • Lisa W.

    Don't sit near the jukebox on the wall!! But great pizza!!

    Lisa Whitsell · July 2, 2010
  • William W.

    Delicious, even without the nostalgia factor.

    William Wright · March 25, 2010
  • Kelly T.

    For great pizza go to Big Ed's

    Kelly Taras · March 17, 2010
  • David B.

    Simply the best!

    David Bandy · March 8, 2010
  • David B.

    simply the best pizza in the world. Barr none.

    David Bandy · March 7, 2010

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