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Pope's Cafe

120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160-3935
+1 931-684-4100
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average1%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160-3935
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Food & Service. Staff was very friendly and the food was prepared perfect and brought out in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Especially their omelets.

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Pope's Cafe... They always have a daily special, ex: meat & veggies, can be meat and 1,2,3, etc. The owner, super nice man that's been in the restaurant owning business for quite some time. The food is always good as well as the...More

Thank sStone0508
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fries and burger were frozen. Ok, better than fast food but I hoped for better.friendly folks, clean.

Thank ATKB
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

So I've lived in the area for about 3 years and discovered there was a cafe on the square last October but did not stop in. A coworker was talking about it recently and today I decided to stop in to see if it was...More

Thank Varneysa
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We live on the outskirts of Shelbyville, but love to eat at Popes! Chris and Amy are very friendly and do an amazing job of keeping their customers happy. They have a complete breakfast for less than $5. They make amazing hamburgers, BLT's and veggies....More

Thank BBTNTravelers
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This place is on the historic square in Shelbyville, serving typical meat & three type meals for lunch and early dinner. They close at like 5 PM so don't expect a late dinner there. All that said, they use very high quality beef and make...More

Thank Whitechris1
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you search for good cheeseburgers, you must go to Pope's. Fresh ground beef, probably 1/2 pound, very flavorful and juicy, tasty bun. You'll tell your friends about it.

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Found this little place in the town square. Very friendly. We were too late for full breakfast, but had eggs and bacon, so we were good. Even decent decaf coffee-we have trouble finding that! Would go there again.

Thank usnamom97
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This cafe and it's owners deserve credit where credit is due. The owners at this cafe are excellent folks who serve up some excellent food! In the previous negative review,which was insulting, the owners were deemed as rude due to an incident in which a...More

Thank mrstot39
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I don't normally write negative reviews but an event that happened at Pope's this morning has me steaming. A nice middle aged lady who used to live in Shelbyville and has done loads of wonderful things for the town, came in to say hello to...More

5  Thank msmeower
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160-3935
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-684-4100
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Pope's Cafe remains unchanged in the quaint country charm and good cooking that has made it a landmark in the South since its doors opened in 1947. Home made dessert and good ol' fashion country cooking make this an international destination.
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