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Congress Parkway, Athens, TN
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  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So glad we listened!

As weary travelers, we asked our motel registration clerk in Athen's TN for a local dining recommendation. She suggested Michael's. We are so glad that we listened. The casual atmosphere fit our needs as we had driven all day. Upon entering the barbecue scent enveloped us and we both enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Ruthie1945
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As weary travelers, we asked our motel registration clerk in Athen's TN for a local dining recommendation. She suggested Michael's. We are so glad that we listened. The casual atmosphere fit our needs as we had driven all day. Upon entering the barbecue scent enveloped us and we both enjoyed pulled pork platters. Our waitress, Tasha, was delightful and kept... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The food was great like always and I always would receive great service when I do eat here at Michael's.. but on 1/3/2015 I had a waitress that never waited on me before I don't recall her name but she was the only black girl that was there at the time I think her name started with a L which... More 

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Decatur TN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Have been here several times have always been served with delicious food with friendly wait persons. The prices are not exorbitant either.

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Philadelphia, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

on two trips to the new location we were served cold baked potatoes! steak was good on the first trip but on the last time cooked wrong med. was more like rare!!

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Sweetwater, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Waited 15 minutes along with several other patrons for a table that was open when we arrived, sorry waitress asked for butter never received, food alright but not impressive, waitress never checked on us ran out of tea, when i went to pay waitress made change out of her pocketbook? What's up with that? Not impressed at all!!!

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great food and reasonably priced. The best overall place to eat in Athens. Amazing barbecue! Very fast. You wont be disappointed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've eaten here several times and have gotten something different each time. It seems like a lot of people like the restaurant but I've never been too impressed. The food ranges from average to good. The service from poor to average. Not the worst place and definitely not the best. Average all across the board.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant has just moved to a new location @ 925 Congress Pkwy North but still in Athens. Don't let the crowded parking lot fool you. There's plenty of seating in this restaurant. Still have the same menu with lots of choices. Bring an appetite. The house salad has chopped green bell peppers on it, so if you have an... More 

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Athens, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The prime rib at Michael's is huge and was very juicy and tender. I have ordered other items here and have never been disappointed. But, the prime rib is my favorite.

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Orange Park, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were looking for Michael's and also found one in Etowa, TN which was closer. Stopped there and enjoyed a good meal, good service and good prices for our large party of 8.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Congress Parkway, Athens, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Athens

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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