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Congress Parkway, Athens, TN
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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
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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

3rd time eating here and really enjoyed it had the ribs they fell off bone and the sauce is good. Really impressed with the potato salad can tell it is homemade and not prepackaged, waitress was nice but was a little confused on where to pay and the hostesses were a little unfriendly but they were young and could tell... More 

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Our GPS brought this up as "along our route", Even though it was a few minutes off the expressway. So glad we took the time to stop! We were driving from Florida back to Michigan and it was so nice to have something other than fast food! The atmosphere was relaxing and Connie, the server, made sure our food arrived... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?