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Pope's Cafe

120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160
+1 931-684-4100
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pies” (6 reviews)
“hamburger” (6 reviews)
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120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Service was ok. Tea was sour and tasted terrible. Burgers held more grease than a French fry fryer would hold. Burgers were VERY undercooked and the buns were so soggy you probably could be rung them out. We probably will not return....

Thank cddye
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Always friendly and food is good.Old downtown diner. Perfect "hole in the wall" type of place which we love! We eat here every year when in town for a horse show.

Thank bskp04
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The owners are friendly, always have a smile on and welcomes everyone. I go every chance I can, the milk gravy and biscuits are amazing. Their lunches are just as good as their breakfast. You will not go wrong at this place.

Thank susiegregory2
Reviewed 21 April 2017

With a flat top griddle, deep fryers and a stove of sides, Pope's is a great place for lunch in Shelbyville. Yummy, thick fresh burgers. Fresh crispy fries. Friendly smiling faces of the staff and the owner who greets all of his customers. Get a...More

Thank Realty_Appraiser
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here after a day in Lynchburg. The burgers are delicious! Three of us shared the krinkle cut fries to go with the burger. The burger is huge, much bigger than the bun. But the best part of the meal was the chocolate...More

Thank Juli S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had never been here before. We were looking for a good breakfast place. The food was Amazing! This place has been here a very long time. A must stop if you are in the area. Prices were reasonable for the amount of food. We...More

Thank Exiledmercenary
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good Food served at Pope's. It's a counter and tables experience that brings back wonderful old memories. Good place for a lunch break or coffee & dessert break.

Thank Vickie Y
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Angie R
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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!!

Thank bgmr7558
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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

Thank Brigitte C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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
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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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