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2810 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3117
865-970-2709
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Abundant food

Wanted to eat light but couldn't just get fruit bowl off salad bar without waitress getting it. Came back with a small bowl, mostly canned fruit. Asked about strawberries and she did bring me some of that...no watermelon. Brought pancakes by the single price which was appreciated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
sandrag55
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Tennessee
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Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Wanted to eat light but couldn't just get fruit bowl off salad bar without waitress getting it. Came back with a small bowl, mostly canned fruit. Asked about strawberries and she did bring me some of that...no watermelon. Brought pancakes by the single price which was appreciated.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

First ever visit to a Shoney's. Loved the breakfast buffet. Super nice staff and very attentive to our needs. Highly recommend this location of this chain.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As always excellent breakfast. Best bacon anywhere. The fruit was great. Enjoyed everything. Its just a little was from where you hit 140 to get to I-40.

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Rochester, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Old building inside. Buffet was not that appetizing looking. The meat was buried in some sort of sauce, whether it was bbq or gravy. I had to find a piece of meat in the sauce to know what it was. The only thing that was good on the bar was the box mashed potatoes and the can gravy. Very disappointed... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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194 reviews 194 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had a great burger here..had not eaten at Shoney's in a long time as they are not in the area where we live now ....It was busy but we were seated promptly and the service was fast and friendly.

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Grove City, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food was very good and just what I wanted. I usually do not do buffets but it was one of the better ones. Every item seemed so fresh and tasty also I was really impressed with the service.

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Florence, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Your typical Shoney's with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner available. Attentive and kind wait staff. Beverage glass was never empty. I have visited this location twice and would go back again when in the area. Very convenient to the airport so if you would like a filling, decently priced meal before you fly...stop by this Shoney's.

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San Diego, California
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16 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This was a pretty nice Shoney's. I pretty much stopped going to them because they tend to be a bit schuzzy. I came in shortly before closing and the salad bar was already closed. I asked for a big salad and they were very kind to prepare a really nice salad plate just before closing. Everything was very fresh and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This place is the way all you eat should be, so good in fact that I am often tempted to stray into the mac and cheese and other fat, not free, filled foods. They do it right and the price is right.

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Kentucky
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125 reviews 125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I had the buffet dinner here one night and food was average.. service was fair. maybe if i go back again service will improve

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2810 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3117
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: 865-970-2709

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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