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Congress Parkway, Athens, TN
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Athens, Tennessee
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decent food and service. Menu includes hamburgers, assorted sandwiches, potatoes stuffed with a variety of food including barbecue (not to my taste). I originally thought this was a local restaurant, but it is a chain. I guess the best thing on the menu is the chef salad, which is generously sized and has plenty of tomatoes (often skimped on in... More 

Thank PoodleMobile
Knoxville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Noticed the restaurant on our way to Ritchie's and stopped to eat on our way back through. At 2:30 PM on a weekday, it was pretty busy so we knew it had to be good. We both had the pulled pork meal and it was pretty good. The price was $7.99 with fries. Definitely will stop by again when we... More 

Thank michellentn
Montgomery, Alabama
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got the nachos with pulled pork. A LOT of food and it was great. To much for me. My wife got the baked potato and it was big and cheap price. I recommend this restaurant to anyone. Will definitely return. You can visit their website at MICHAELSGREATFOOD.COM for more information.

Thank Robert S
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

There aren't many places to eat in Athens. Even fewer that aren't chain restaurants. I like their pulled pork. But it is hit and miss. Sometimes it is very dry. I love the sauce though. My husband likes the brisket. He also likes the sweet potato fries, while I don't. I think they are difficult to get just right. I... More 

Thank Kathleen W
Merritt Island, Florida
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We used them for our class reunion and the food was outstanding. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend this restaurant and also their catering department.

Thank k9inyourface
Niota, Tennessee
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Athens Tennessee doesn't have a lot of restaurants Michael's when they first opened I thought was fantastic. The last two times I've been in there the food is mediocre it's not bad but it's not my first choice anymore. The bread we were served was fresh very inviting but the spread delivered with it left bad taste so I asked... More 

Thank Dorothy L
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Our waitress was super friendly, and the food was great! We ordered steak, it was cooked correctly and had great flavor. The prices were reasonable as well! They have nachos with pulled pork as an appetizer and even though it seemed strange to me, it was really good.

1 Thank Jennifer B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Great food, fair prices. We prefer the Etowah location. Awesome bbq, great wings! Staff is friendly. We will continue to dine in Etowah due to slow service in Athens, may be the lunch rush.

Thank livelyfamily
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Had the lunch pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes & gravy with green beans - very tasty! Tenderloin had a delicious breading & cooked perfectly. Green beans seasoned well. Real potatoes with gravy. Reasonable price with large quantities!

Thank Kellie S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I love the potato soup and the little bread loaf. The potato soup has cheese and bacon in it. They also have a great Very Berry Salad that is good.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Congress Parkway, Athens, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 4236490000

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?