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Mike's Bar-B-Q & Sub Shop

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2591 S Shady St, Mountain City, TN 37683-2000
423-727-9732
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
For me one YUMMY item

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Creston, North Carolina
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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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Mountain City, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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danville, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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 

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Scottsville, Virginia
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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
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

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