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Mike's Bar-B-Q & Sub Shop

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2591 S Shady St, Mountain City, TN 37683-2000
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Had a little lunch after riding the Creeper.

Nice little place with good food. Be certain to check out the specials which look great (we overlooked them).

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Nice little place with good food. Be certain to check out the specials which look great (we overlooked them).

Thank LtRogerWilco
Brooksville, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Do not like any of the food. It was not Barbecue at all. Was served boar meat. ate their in the 1980's gave them a try in the 1990's and never went back.

Thank Pam P
Boone, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a roadside stop, with a limited menu. Of course, B-B-Q is the featured dish. You drive up, order your food, wait to get it in a bag, and then leave or eat at the covered picnic shelter on the premises. The B-B-Q is excellent, smoked out back and fixed inside. My wife has to have it twice a... More 

Thank Bob G
Hudson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

WOW it is one of the best BBQ and Burger and fries we have had and BIG...We will be going back very soon.I have been saying the past few days I want more so thinking one day this week we will be there..Thank you guys so much for putting true love in your pit bbq..

Thank donna682015
St. Petersburg, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've tried 4 different barbeque restaurant's since staying in the Boone area and have found this to be the best. The smokey flavor is there like none other. It is sliced but you can ask for it to be chopped. They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. It is take out but there is a picnic table on the side.

Thank maggieusf
Boone, North Carolina
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Mike's is a well known local favorite BBQ and Sub takeout establishment in Mountain City on the right side of HWY 421 N just down and across the highway from the Red Tail Golf Club. The BBQ Sabdwich with coke slaw is big and sloppy good! Lots of thin sliced pork cooked on site in an earthen mound cooking pit.... More 

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Creston, North Carolina
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I have come back several times to get the basic Pork BBQ sandwich. Delicious, top quality, smoked nicely and sliced not shredded. It is a fast food order at the window place. they make everything as ordered so they are not fast, and not so organized. It seems to be a family run operation as I see the same people... More 

Thank AdirondackTom
Mountain City, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Mike's BBQ is sliced not shredded. They use Boston butt which is the best cut for BBQ and it is smoked with real hickory smoke and the secret BBQ sauce makes it even better. Also try the subs the are great as well.

Thank dougdec25
danville, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in while day tripping from Boone, NC to Damascus, VA with the dogs. Ordered the regular, French fries and a coke. The sandwich was large and very tasty and the fries were cooked nicely and had good flavor. Service was friendly and fast. It was a beautiful day and it was nice that I could let the dogs out... More 

Thank Kim S
Scottsville, Virginia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank MistyRiverLady

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2591 S Shady St, Mountain City, TN 37683-2000
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Mountain City
  • Phone Number: 423-727-9732

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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