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Congress Parkway, Athens, TN
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  • 7
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Ate here with a large family group on a Sunday evening. It is not always easy to find a place to eat on Sunday evening in the South. The service was very good. The portions were generous and the menu offered more variety than usually seen at this kind of restaurant. Cost was very reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Leesburg, VA
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I've only been here once...might try it again but 1st visit was very disappointing. Glad I wasn't that hungry. I got the lunch special 1/2 BLT and salad. Picture attached. This was a couple of months ago maybe it's better now.

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Leesburg, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ate here with a large family group on a Sunday evening. It is not always easy to find a place to eat on Sunday evening in the South. The service was very good. The portions were generous and the menu offered more variety than usually seen at this kind of restaurant. Cost was very reasonable - fed 6 people for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Michael's offers a fine selection of American cuisine. Steaks, burgers, chicken tenders, ribs, and fried shrimp to name a few. The chicken tenders with pinacoloda dipping sauce are a personal favorite. The down side is that for a casual dining experience in an independently owned restaurant the price tag tends to be a bit on the high side.

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Riceville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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Address: Congress Parkway, Athens, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Athens
Cuisine: American

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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