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Congress Parkway, Athens, TN
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  • 5
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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
American Food, Small Town USA

Michael's is a small chain, they serve a good Americanized Menu. They specialize in a BBQ style of food, but also serve Pasta. My wife loves their Philly Spud, basically a big baked potato stuffed with BBQ brisket smothered with onions and peppers. Prices are fair, and the restaurant can host a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
John P
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Riceville
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Riceville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Michael's is a small chain, they serve a good Americanized Menu. They specialize in a BBQ style of food, but also serve Pasta. My wife loves their Philly Spud, basically a big baked potato stuffed with BBQ brisket smothered with onions and peppers. Prices are fair, and the restaurant can host a large party of people in one of their... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Options are limited in the area but thankfully this place has it all! We were with a very large family group and were seated in a separate room, and received great service! The menu is HUGE! If you can't find something on this menu you are just not hungry! I had a chicken dish sautéed with a spinach, lemon butter... More 

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Athens, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Can't beat the price and quality and quantity on Tuesday if you want catfish! Potato wedges are the best along with white beans. Tuesday special for two is $12.95!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a great place to eat in Athens, TN. Everyone in our family (3 adults & 3 children) found a dish they loved. The BBQ items were all delicious. For being a BBQ place, our one child got a pasta dish that was equally amazing! Our waitress, April, was awesome! She was attentive, patient, & friendly. Two thumbs-up for... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 reviews 12 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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