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339 Forks Of The River Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37862-3420
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars

The waitstaff was the best thing about this place. The food was barely mediocre and in some cases, not even that.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Ronald S
Detroit, Michigan
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English first
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This was a $10. buffet. The best items were the cabbage/hamburger soup & cornbread coated fried fish. Everything else was over spiced, & I love spice, and way over cooked. BBQ ribs, battered fried fish (greasy) & fried shrimp..all over cooked. Beef tips were chewy. Fried chicken way over spiced & greasy. Maybe the grease wasn't hot enough or everything... More 

Thank suzannet996
McMinnville, Tennessee
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

great servers, great hosts, great food. have been several times and have never been dissapointed at this location!

Thank Nightstar22
Sevierville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I just had lunch at Shoney's in Sevierville TN. We used to go there offend. It was so bad. The salad was limp and browning. the chicken was so tough my mother couldn't even cut it. Such a shame My husband said he will never eat at Shoney's again.

Thank borem
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had lunch and all ate off the bar. Service was nice but the food was horrible! Food wasn't hot just slightly warm. Nothing good to say about any of the food.

Thank LissaC
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Loved this place since I was a little girl traveling with my grandparents. We always looked for a Shoney's for our family to eat as we traveled anywhere on the road. Hospitality was pleasant, patient, friendly, and a smile.

Thank mscaramel2013
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Should've known the minute we walked in to turn around and leave. The hostess was very unfriendly. The restaurant looked shabby, the cooler glass behind that server station was dirty...then I ordered the salad bar for $6.99...the iceberg lettuce was mostly white with some yellow thrown in...the spring mix was only 1/4 full...the tomatoes were shriveled and the croutons were... More 

Thank Nancy C
Kodak, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Best food,,,,always fresh. A place to take the whole family. oh,,,and they have the crayons and colloring pictures,,,,I'm 38 and still love to go to Shoney's for there great hospitality and to color! woooooow. I have been to the Shoney's in Pigeon Forge, Jefferson city and many more. The staff are some of the friendliest people i've ever met.. Hoorah,,,... More 

Thank mary c
Detroit, Michigan
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The waitstaff was the best thing about this place. The food was barely mediocre and in some cases, not even that.

Thank Ronald S
Sevierville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Hello, I am a local in Sevierville and wanted to try out the Shoneys. We were seated right away and a waitress came to the table within minutes. We both opted for the "salad bar" which had nice salad toppings, and then additional bacon, potatoes, mac and cheese, corn ect. It is a all you can eat type buffet and... More 

Thank Peri
Washington, Missouri
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Arrived about 7:30 on Saturday night after we got into town. The restaurant is tired and dirty - greasy looking. We sat at a booth and then went to the buffet - WE SHOULD HAVE TURNED AROUND AND LEFT! There were there hot food items that had congealed into unidentifiable masses. There was a container of what might have been... More 

Thank Teri Lynn H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 339 Forks Of The River Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37862-3420
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Sevierville
  • Phone Number: 865-453-7106

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood


Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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