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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
Much better than expected....!

The mother in law's flight was delayed so my wife and I decided to grab a late breakfast. I had never been in a Shoney's before and always thought it was a few notches below Denny's. Wrong again! It was neat and clean with a very friendly staff. They had a great looking breakfast buffet going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Thomas H
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Fletcher, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a negative experience, but I think our waitress was just overly tired or something. She was terrible at keeping our drinks refilled. The food was not the best. My husband's food ended up not being even the least bit appetizing that he had to eat some of mine. The club sandwich was wonderful.

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The mother in law's flight was delayed so my wife and I decided to grab a late breakfast. I had never been in a Shoney's before and always thought it was a few notches below Denny's. Wrong again! It was neat and clean with a very friendly staff. They had a great looking breakfast buffet going and it was tempting.... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was looking for breakfast and decided to stop in here. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food on the hot bar was. Breakfast buffets can be.....mediocre at best. Not this one. Food was hot and fresh, well cooked and the bar itself was spotless. Wait staff was super friendly and attentive. I would definitely eat here again.

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Cascade, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The server was very nice she had a great sense of humor, the buffet has a wide variety to choose from, everything was authentic Southern style cooking.

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Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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 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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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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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
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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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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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