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All 25 Mountain City Restaurants

Mike's Bar-B-Q & Sub Shop

2591 S Shady St, Mountain City, TN 37683-2000
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Scottsville, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Secret homemade BBQ sauce and hickory smoked meat on premises. Subs are terrific, too! A don't miss in Mountain City!

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Boone, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Negative first: not as consistently good as the Ridgewood. But a lot closer, almost as good and at their best maybe better. I am talking about their sliced pork sandwich. In the 30 years I have been eating here I have only had their bar-be-cue. Not fatty. Perfectly cooked. Sweet sorghum like sauce. Good slaw on the sandwich though it... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I always looked forward to eating here as a kid on my parents travels here and there. One of my favorite has always been their fried mushrooms. I have had their burgers as well and have had their subs. I have to say this is the place to eat at if you ever get the chance. If you get to... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The choices of Bar-b-que were very tasty. I liked the option of putting the coleslaw on the sandwich. Quick service getting the food to you. Now your option is to take it home, or eat it on a bench, under a roof that looks out onto the town's main road, literally. You may actually be there on a day when... More 

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West Jefferson, NC
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

been there a few times, not much to get and go in mountain city. The chopped pork sandwich is good, but eat it quick because you will have really soggy bun if you don't. The staff seems really nice and they are open later than most Mom and Pop eateries in MT City. Not saying I won't go back, but... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lots of people really like Mike's but I'm afraid the pork, the amount of fat and the eating in my car (no dining but a picnic table) keep me from giving an A+. AND I'm still seeking BBQ chicken which this place does not have.

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Mountain City, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sliced BBQ that is very good and is some of my friend's favorite BBQ of al time. The slaw and fries are good also.

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Mountain City, Tennessee
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wish they could BBQ/Smoke 1/2 chickens. Also, Ribs. Need better seating outside. Usually pick up food and take home and is cold by the time we get home on Hwy. 67.

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Colleyville, Texas
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244 reviews 244 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We've grabbed quick BBQ at Mike's several times. I consider it ok but I wouldn't go out of my way to get there. We've had the BBQ combo plate each time. Outside, covered picnic tables to eat on.

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Butler, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

love the thin sliced or pulled pork bbq served here. it drips but we like it that way around these parts! fries are seasoned with some sort of bbq/salt and they are good. Italian subs are great. hot dog with chili and onion is great. Hamburger was big but had little flavor, will pass on those from now on. went... More 

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Additional Information about Mike's Bar-B-Q & Sub Shop

Address: 2591 S Shady St, Mountain City, TN 37683-2000
Phone Number: 423-727-9732
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Mountain City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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