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Shelby Forest General Store

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7729 Benjestown Rd, Millington, TN 38053
+1 901-876-5770
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try their steak dinner on Friday nites with a live band playing folksy music. Make sure to look all around with the deer heads, snake skins, and stuffed wild turkeys hanging on the walls.

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Thank Maureen F
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A Trip Advisor top-rated restaurant in Millington. Our group arrived early for dinner and was greeted warmly by staff. Old general store with period decor and small tables in back and a huge soft drink selection. Live bluegrass music on Friday night. We then discovered that the menu was limited to four items-steak, fried shrimp, chicken fingers, or a grilled... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting the Shelby Forest General store was like a trip back in time. Old building and run by a delightful couple. The food was good and the wife/cook took time to help me select a salad, one of her specialties. My grandson enjoyed his hamburger also. Hunters seem to enjoy eating there also. Good experience as long as you realize... More 

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Thank lindagA2994BQ
Pensacola, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Cute store, great place to eat. Rustic environment. People were very nice. Really like walking thru the store.

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Thank Cynthia T
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Shelby Forrest General Store is very well know for their food. Pretty much everything is good. They say home of the giant hamburger but I would disagree with that. I've been eating at Shelby Forrest General Store for 35 years and the burgers are a lot smaller and a lot more expensive with the new owners. A burger, fries and... More 

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1 Thank Crich426
Southaven, Mississippi
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Just because a place is featured on television doesn't mean it will be better than any other place. Shelby Forest General Store is such a place. The wife and I visited the store for lunch and discovered the the building is old and in need of repair. Inside, the many additions show that expansion was hap hazarded at best. A... More 

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2 Thank LaptopWillie
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

If you are staying at the state park... this is the closest thing you will have to a store within 30 miles or so. Great food and great service! It closes pretty early... like 3 or 4 o'clock.

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Thank jlnevels
New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The couple that runs this place are some of the nicest people you will meet. They were very welcoming and the owner walked outside to personally escort our group with an American flag. What a special place to visit.

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Thank Rayburn C
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

In the heart of the forest is this special little general store that gives you a blast to the past. It's not made to look old, it really is old. They serve hot food and have banjo players.

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Thank Mary L
Germantown, Tennessee
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249 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I was watching Tennessee Crossroads on Thursday night and saw the two owners on that show. I decided that I would drive over and see for myself what the hoopla was. Well let me tell you, this hard working couple make a great double cheese burger. I had mine all the way with fries and a Cherry 7 Up. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7729 Benjestown Rd, Millington, TN 38053
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Millington
  • Phone Number: +1 901-876-5770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?