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“Friendly service and good food in a very casual diner.” 4 of 5 stars
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Dean's Haywood Cafe
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
1 review
“Friendly service and good food in a very casual diner.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Not a place you would pick for curb appeal or interior decorating; did not have either, but the chicken tips were tasty and the chicken and dumplings were delicious! We also enjoyed the collards and okra!

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6 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Good family food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

It's always great to go to Dean's Haywood Cafe. They have great food and service. The morning servers, Teresa and Summer, always speak to you when you walk in. Jessie and Heather do the same in the evenings. It's always nice to take time to go eat with them.
Glenn and Carol.

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Thank musicness
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pigeon forge, yn
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very good everytime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Deans is not the type of restaurant we usually try. Its attached to a small truck stop/gas station/ convenience store. We were in the area early last year were starved and needed gas. We got off at exit 20 on I-40 and saw the place. Got gas and decided what the heck, we would just get a quick sandwich. The place is an old time southern type od diner but with several booths and tables, and counter seating. It was quite busy with what looked like mostly locals. The menu was large and the prices reasonable. They do serve breakfast all day. The food others had looked quite good but we still had sandwiches, me a burger and my wife chicken. Both were very good, large and came with either fries, tater tots, hash browns or home fried potatoes.
Now we are in the area for several months and continue to go to Deans a couple of times a week, for either breakfast or lunch. We were shopping the other day and stopped there for breakfast on the way home. It happened to be Valentines day and the breakfast special was French toast with fresh sliced strawberries, whipped cream (on the side), maple syrup, 3 pieces of bacon or sausage, for $3.49!! We both had that and it was as good as any French toast we have ever had. With coffee our total bill, including tax, was just under $11.
Their service is always excellent, the place is older and nothing fancy but always clean, the people always friendly. One thing to remember If going Sunday morning after churches get out prepare for a wait. But it is worth it.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ah_10
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Columbia, Tennessee, United States
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“eat there every day!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Oh my gosh! It was SO GOOD!!! We went there for breakfast and it was amazing. I'm so glad we didn't stop at Cracker Barrel. The food is much better, gets to the table much quicker, and costs less! I had eggs, grits, bacon and the best biscuits ever (sorry Grannie) with some of the best gravy I've ever had. Very good!!!

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Thank Angie B
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