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Shades Cafe & Steakhouse

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner
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We are a Cafe' that has soups, salads, sandwiches (paninis) and desserts in the "front" of the house. On Thursdays, Friday's , and Saturdays we also have a steakhouse menu that offers full sit down dinners and table service in the "back" of the house.....where we have three smaller, more private dinning rooms... We offer certified angus beef sirloin and ribeye steaks, salmon, shrimp, center cut pork chops, and grilled chicken. We also offer frapes, lattes, and most all hot and cold espresso based drinks.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Cafe
FEATURES
Reservations, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great steaks but my favorite is the salmon. If you haven’t tried it your definitely missing out. I’ve tried it at several other chains and Shades has the best to me hands down.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ScottM4972
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the dining rooms fool you. Don't get me wrong, it is very clean, but due to the historic building, the dining rooms are small. The salad, sides, and steak were amazing!!! Wood fired steak with perfectly grilled flavor.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Amy B
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We were staying overnight & needed something for dinner. We checked the local map to see who had good reviews & Shades was given 5 stars so we thought we’d go find it ! So glad we did ... we ate a little bit of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ladydiane30
Reviewed April 11, 2019

I had the 10 once Ribeye which was excellent. My wife had the grilled Pork chop which was excellent. The service was excellent friendly and very helpful. The problem is it is in a very old building and there is not a lot of parking....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Carson G
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Visiting from out of town. Fantastic little steakhouse! Based on appearance you may be leery of it being a steakhouse because it looks just like a little cafe. But they have additional seating in the back. But by far the best steak I’ve ever had!...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank juliab212108
Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

Best restaurant in the area! The steak was amazing and the sides were excellent too. Definitely will be going back soon.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JD28282
Reviewed February 4, 2019

This place is truly worth the wait, the experience and your time. Not to be missed! I was in town last Friday for a brief trip and looked at the reviews of this little gem. I decided to stop by- I am so glad that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

This place is absolutely the best place to eat in Middlesboro, KY and as far as Steakhouses go the very best in the region of SE KY & SW VA. I always get their Ribeye mostly the 16oz. and I can honestly say it probably...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Steelersfan40831
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for incredible food and friendly people this is the place. The best steak anywhere and the rest of the food on the menu is just as good. My favorite place to eat!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BoardingPass362086
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We came for lunch and returned for dinner too. Good food, well prepared, which tasted great. Service very good, would definitely recommend this cafe, and will visit again if/when we are in the area

Date of visit: September 2018
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CarolinaSunspot
November 29, 2015|
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Response from JohnTeresaBrown | Property representative |
No, not yet. The city just recently went "moist" which means restaurants with over 100 seats can serve alcohol. The city has not yet passed an ordinance or application process to control sales....but it is in the process... More
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CarolinaSunspot
November 29, 2015|
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Response from JohnTeresaBrown | Property representative |
No, not yet. The city just recently went "moist" which means restaurants with over 100 seats can serve alcohol. The city has not yet passed an ordinance or application process to control sales....but it is in the process... More
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SMB52
April 27, 2015|
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Response from JohnTeresaBrown | Property representative |
We have both menus available on Thursdays (3pm-9pm)...the Cafe' menu (which is soups, salads, paninis, and desserts. We also have the steak menu available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 5-9, which is... More
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