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Shoneys Family Restraurant

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Main Hiway Location, Franklin, NC
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Benson, Arizona
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I have been going to the Franklin NC gem shows for years and Shoneys has always been one of my favorite places to eat. this last trip there was a noticeable change in the variety of the food offered on the buffet from other Shoneys I visit. There was a lack of fresh fruit and melons i always had. I... More 

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STL
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This place is pretty gross. There are ceiling tiles that are moldy. The breakfast buffet is sad. The employees appear to be a little unkempt. The menu has minimal items on it. The price was outrageous for the quality of food. I went here because there used to be Shoney's in my area and now I see why they are... More 

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Thank KobraKai1216
Franklin, North Carolina
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went here with a group. Food came out for 3 or 4 people at a time. By the time the last were served the first were finished. Food is pretty good but hot things weren't piping hot and cold things weren't cold-cold. Not quite severe enough to be a health hazard but coming close. We're local but probably won't go... More 

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Thank Charlotte C
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We expected the restaurant to be full on Sunday lunchtime, but it was not too busy, probably due to lovely weather encouraging outdoor activities. Our waitress was an older lady who was energetic, enthusiastic and thorough. We and our friends enjoyed our meals and would be happy to return.

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Thank PhilatStoke
Indiana
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Great breakfast bar. Hot and fresh. Waitress very nice and kept our coffee cup filled. There was a gentleman behind the bar cleaning and making sure the food was fresh. We visited January 6,2016 around 8/9 am.

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Thank NariK
Somerset, Kentucky
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We met family at Shoney's for breakfast. In the past, it has been packed. Not this time. We noticed that the price for the buffet had increased, but the selection was somewhat limited. More attention could have been given to maintaining hot/cold temperatures. It was just rather plain.

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Thank Dawna Leigh W
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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182 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Well, it is a average Shoney's, nothing more nothing less. Franklin has a lot of great restaurants, but if you want a breakfast buffet this is the place.

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Thank landyachty
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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant that is clean. Shoney's offers something for children and adults alike. They have a menu with a wide selection from steak, ham/cheeseburgers, and chicken tenders to the most amazing deserts. If you haven't tried hot fudge cake, you need to try it, it's amazing. They also have a buffet bar that is available for breakfast and lunch... More 

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Thank Jill T
Franklin, North Carolina
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

Took my family here for just a quick meal on Christmas Eve.. I'm from the north personally and am more used to something like Shoneys but called Pondarosa & Big Boy.. Thought Shoneys would win before stopping in here.. Great service, very sweet with southern hospitality. But the food was not so great... The vegetable bar looked a little dry,... More 

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Thank ChristopherjameSmith
Young Harris, Georgia
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

We went to Franklin for a concert and ran short on time,so we decided to go to Shoney's for a quick bite. The server was wonderful. She had a pleasant personality and was right there when we arrived until we left. The food was actually very good even though it was the basic burgers and fries. The restaurant was clean... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Hiway Location, Franklin, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?