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Shoney's

2120 North Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 282-2371
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Ranked #121 of 257 restaurants in Johnson City
Cuisines: Family Fare
Most recent review
- Oct 6, 2013
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New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Second trip to Johnson City this year. Enjoyed eating here enough the first time that we came back for more (twice more this trip). Had the breakfast/lunch buffet one day and the dinner buffet another night. We seldom ever eat from a buffet but everything looked so good and was extremely inexpensive. Everything was tasty and well prepared, especially the... More

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New York City, New York
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161 reviews 161 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I received a discount for eating at Shoney's for staying at the nearby Red Roof Inn. I'd seen branches of the restaurant around, but this was the first Shoney's at which I'd eaten. I came here once for lunch and once for dinner. The buffets were filling with some nice dishes, including chicken and dumplings. Almost everything seemed fresh, and... More

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Spruce Pine, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went in at 11:30 AM on a Wednesday and along with lunch they were still serving breakfast, and this was just what we wanted, but we figured at the time it was lunch would be the meal being served. We came here because the Holiday Inn wasn't open for lunch.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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243 reviews 243 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

stopped in for breakfast at shoneys. got the bar and was satisfied with everything on the bar excepts for the bacon. it was a pan of dried up, burnt bacon, with no life to it whatsoever. every patron I saw go up to it looked at it and kept going. no one was getting the bacon. at one point I... More

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Germantown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Shoney's seems to be the southern version of Denny's. The food is good, the service is quick and friendly, and the prices are easy on the wallet.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Normally I avoid Shoney's. Not good past experiences at other ones in other areas. However, this was great. The seafood ( and other choices) buffet bar was fresh, and tasty. Lots of salad and fruit options. The staff was friendly and attentive. They even had a little gift shop that was charming

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Taylors, SC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We decided to try to get into the Johnson City Shoney's on, of all days, Easter! The place was packed, yet staff managed to find us a nice table. The food on the Easter buffet was terrific! It was just like home cooking, and the variety was outstanding. Service was very good also, considering how packed the place was. The... More

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Enterprise, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nothing special. They did have the buffet and I liked it but my 11 yr old didn't like anything so $10 down the drain.

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was the best Shoney's I had been to. The food was great. It was clean. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was friendly.

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Boone, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time my wife and I have eaten at this restaurant in the past two months. We had the senior buffet in the early afternoon. It was excellent in all respects! The salad bar was fresh and crispy and all of the food was well prepared and tasty. Highly recommended!

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