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“Skip the Chains and Try This Very Local Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Baileyton Restaurant

Baileyton Restaurant
40 Baileyton Park, Greeneville, TN 37745-7651
423-234-7862
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Milton, Georgia
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“Skip the Chains and Try This Very Local Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Things that may be helpful: 1) The restaurant is about 1.5 miles off the highway and is very easy to find; 2) It has a lot of local feel, customers, and charm; 3) price expectations -- lunch for two with sides and drinks was $14.80 plus a $3.20 tip.

Gourmet dining? No. Non-chain, unique style, solid food, with lots of Tennessee charm? Yes.

My wife and I seek out non-chain, local, eateries, and this is what led us to Baileyton Restaurant. We were tired of the interstate, and wanted something close by with easy on/off.

One of us had their "specialty" 10-ounce burger, the other a ham and cheese hot sandwich, we shared onion rings, and got two drinks. The food was really quite good and hit the spot. Some local history is on the walls, and the people who work there are friendly and have a wonderful eastern Tennessee accent. Restrooms were clean. Parking is ample. Grassy areas were nice for a bit of a walk before hitting the road again.

Service was attentive and cheery. Price very affordable.

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  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kingsport, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Just plain good country food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Anytime we are in the area we eat here. We are probably there at least once a month for breakfast and even though we don't go that often when we walk in we are greeted with our water and de-caf coffee. One server knows exactly what my husband orders and asks me if I want the special or country ham. It's nice and relaxed. The server even remembers that we usually have our dog Daisy with us and she gets a gravy biscuit. For lunch and dinner they have regular menu item but also always have daily specials. And to finish your meal they have homemade desserts.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Stopped for lunch”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I really do try to write balanced and fair reviews, understanding that my expectations and those of locals may be different. But there is no way I can give the food here a good review. People were friendly with good service, but the food was awful. Even if prices were attractive, you do tend to get what you pay for....and that is certainly true here.

Just about everything was reheated, boxed or canned...unseasoned and flavorless. Of my meatloaf dinner with 3 sides (mashed potatoes/gravy, greens and slaw) only the slaw was decent, and the meatloaf was just barely acceptable. Even the iced tea was tasteless. We would not go back.

The reason they get 2 stars, instead of just 1, is the cheerfulness and friendliness of the staff and other patrons...the only redeeming quality at this restaurant.

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“excelent place to eat has a real down feel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

amazing food staff and prices i got a double cheese burger that made a double whopper look sick yes there is a one free refil on soft drinks only its because ppl get refills then leaves a 3/4 full glass to go to waste it keeps ppl from wasting and driving prices up if there was a 10 star rating i would definately give it a 10

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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“Not Fancy, Good Country Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The simple exterior of the building might deter some from stopping but the good down home southern cooked food was a delight. Sure the inside is not fancy, the place could use some TLC but it has the character of an out of the way place for tasty food. Service was good and the prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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