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Fishtales Pigtales Cafe

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2131 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620-6708
423-764-3474
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dinner near the track

My husband and I arrived on Tuesday afternoon for the August Nascar race and decided to try Fishtales Pigtales Cafe. The host, waitress and owner/manager (not sure) were all extremely friendly and nice. I had a seafood platter of scallops, catfish nugget, and blue crab cake. My husband had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
Mickey N
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Food was mediocre, some of it was actually cold. Service was OK, nothing special. On top of it all, floor was extremely sticky thought entire restaurant. Needed a good mopping, bathrooms as well. Might try again if around track, but I doubt it.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I arrived on Tuesday afternoon for the August Nascar race and decided to try Fishtales Pigtales Cafe. The host, waitress and owner/manager (not sure) were all extremely friendly and nice. I had a seafood platter of scallops, catfish nugget, and blue crab cake. My husband had the buffalo chicken tenders. He was very happy with his chicken... More 

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Blountville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Service here has always been really good but the food quality has gone downhill. When they first opened up all the food was excellent. We would visit here atleast once a week. Once they started their buffet, the quality was awful! Chicken was always burnt, fish was never cooked through and the salad was always brown or wilted. After so... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My mother and I went on Friday May 16th, 2014. We got there by 12:15pm right in what should have been the Lunch hour to make sure we didn't the "leftovers" at a later hour. There was no lettuce or little else to make a salad. The mother said the corn tasted like it was straight out of a can.... More 

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The atmosphere is dated; it feels like it was last decorated in the 1950s. It is a huge restaurant, but surprisingly hardly anyone was there for Sunday night dinner. The food is good and served in large quantities. The entree comes with a big salad, plus a side. My scallops were bland and luke warm, and my veggie kebabs were... More 

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jacksonville beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

A good find Bristol! Hush puppies were very good! Hubby LOVED the Catfish! The jumbo fried shrimp were done well. Like the fried corn on the cob!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

the owner comming by to each table was wonderful! what a sweetheart! we always eat here and will continue

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Bristol, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Great food, great service, great prices. Known for their great seafood dishes and barbeque plus their fresh, never frozen chicken.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

very cute atmosphere and great service. our server was very polite and we got everything we needed quickly. the food was surprisingly very tasty and the presentation was nice too. The prices were very reasonable, too. we'll definitely go back next time we visit Bristol.

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Erwin, TN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Mediocre food. I think they boil their ribs and then just put bbq sauce on them. I'm a snob when it comes to bbq and should have known better when I didn't smell any smoke outside. The calabash shrimp was good but nothing special. They did have tiny hushpuppies that were tummy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2131 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620-6708
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 423-764-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Dessert, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?