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120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160
+1 931-684-4100
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Marion, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a awesome place to dine! It is listed as the #1 restaurant in shelbyville & I understand why! It is family owned & both of the owners were so kind to us! They made sure our dining experience was the best! She slipped us a piece of pie in a bag when we left and said it was... More 

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Vanleer, Tennessee
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit here usually about once a week for to go orders to take home. Always very good. Love the Roast Beef and Chicken and Dumplings. Great pies too!!

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Thank bgmr7558
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Were visiting the area with family, had a great time in this restaurant, Nice atmosphere, very friendly and attentive staff and the food was great

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Thank Brigitte C
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This landmark located on the east side of the Shelbyville square houses a meat and three country diner with specialty pies known all over middle TN. Chocolate fudge, & lemon meringue with mile high peaks, yum. Pope's Cafe has been a tradition in Bedford County for years. You never know who you'll spot coming in the door. Add it to... More 

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Fayetteville, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

There are simply not enough superlatives to describe Pope's. In a little, nondescript storefront on the Shelbyville town square sits maybe the best meat and three in the nation. This particular trip we chose the chicken and dumplings. Melt-in-your-mouth delicious. We sampled the roast beef and seriously had never tasted a better prepared piece of beef. The sides we had... More 

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Thank TnMan38
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Very Americana! Menu consists of burgers and ham. The pies were incredible. We had the pecan and chess. Perfect lunch for driving through Shelbyville.

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Thank Megan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Come for the pies and other great foods. Down-home cooking and pies. Wonderful pies. Great pies. Pies that you can't believe. But enough about the pies. Cooking like grandma.

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Thank Dan B
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The hamburgers here are incredible. Another person had the fried chicken with a couple of sides and they loved it. This is a great little find downtown off the original square. The staff is superb! I will definitely come back again when I'm in town.

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Thank Helix88
Grayson, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

There is nothing that rivals the main street charm and cultural heritage of Pope's on the historic square in Shelbyville. It is a tradition of the Tennessee Walking Horse family to dine there regularly when in town for barn visits or shows. The southern family atmosphere is a relaxing and refreshing change. They treat you like family!

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It's our tradition to eat here every time we come to the Celebration. Again, we were totally satisfied! Everyone had something different and we all left happy and full. Great, friendly service to equal the down home food. A must do.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-684-4100
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?