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116 Main St, Caryville, TN 37714
+1 423-562-7839
06:00 - 00:00
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Berea, Kentucky
Level Contributor
100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a Shoney's. What can I say? This is a chain from decades ago -- and it shows. The restaurant is tired, the wait staff is tired, the patrons are tired -- except when it comes time to belly up to the bar and load up. We sat and watch people with overloaded waistlines overload food onto their plates. To... More 

Thank Martin R
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of then only restaurants open when we arrived at 9 pm. The food and wait staff were very down home and welcoming. The buffet offered a wide variety but was a little high prices.

Thank Debbie W
Level Contributor
423 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The place was clean and the service was friendly and efficient. The salad bar was very nice and fresh. The two kinds of soup offered were very tasty. The Buffet offered a lot of different selections and was enjoyable for the price. Not much in town to choose from in the way of restaurants so this is a wise selection.

Thank Greg P
Caryville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The bar is always clean but the food just isn't up to par. The building is older and could use lots of attention.

Thank Fishingforacure
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to dine at Shoneys because there really wasn't many options at Caryville. We had the buffet and the kids really liked the all you could eat option. There were a wide variety of choices and some southern specialities that my kids enjoyed trying. Staff was very friendly. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank Monica S
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Close to the interstate, staff was friendly and great service. Very clean and full of fresh food. Buffet had a lot to chose from, food was great! Restrooms were clean too.

Thank Stacey L
Fairview, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Terrible food. Although the buffet was clean and servers were nice the food was awful. We chose Shoneys because it was close to our hotel. I recommend going the extra mile for better food.

Thank Robin K
Moore Haven, Florida
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast EVER. Been coming here since I was a kid. Friendly atmosphere, and Super 8 motel is very close by. I really enjoy the breakfast buffet. Can't wait to visit again. It is definitely worth stopping in.

Thank Eddie M
Humboldt, Tennessee
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Not much to choose from, but the staff was good. Food was fair. I would not choose to eat there again. I am not a Shoney's type person. But, the place was very full so there are people who do like it.

Thank 812default
Palestine, Arkansas
Level Contributor
41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Foods good and service is ok. It's close to the hotels so it was convenient. Buffet had a good variety and the Mac and cheese was pretty good.

Thank kgibs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Main St, Caryville, TN 37714
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Caryville
  • Phone Number: +1 423-562-7839

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