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“Great Place for Gatherings”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Shoney's

Shoney's
Ranked #37 of 48 Restaurants in Clinton
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oak Ridge, Tn
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424 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Great Place for Gatherings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

After previously eating here and finding their food hot, fresh and varied enough to satisfy different appetites, I chose this restaurant for a group meeting.

The manager, Calvin, was very helpful and said we could use as much of the private dining room as we would need. I made arrangements for seating for 30+ people and we got enough seats for over 40. The waitresses were exceptional (Natasha was awesome) and everyone had a great time. The dinner buffet featured fried chicken, country style steak, roast beef, chicken wings, chicken and dumplings and catfish filets.

This was a great place to hold a business meeting or gathering of friends, and the manager and staff did an excellent job taking care of our needs.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Bryan L
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English first
Oak Ridge, Tn
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424 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Bargain Buffet Bar for Lunch or Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stopped for lunch and ordered their All-You-Can-Eat Hot Buffet Bar. The bar featured catfish filets, country style steak, fried chicken, and chicken livers and grilled onions. Veggies included home-style green beans, pinto beans, corn, tater tots, mashed potatoes, and green peas. Other sides included mac and cheese, brown gravy, a full salad bar with various greens, macaroni salad, bowtie pasta salad with ham, all of the regular toppings and dressings as well. They also had a couple of soups but I didn't see what kind.

The lunch buffet cost $7.99 plus tax, drink not included. For a quick hot lunch, it's hard to beat, especially when you consider a drive-thru burger, fries and a coke cost about the same amount.

  • Visited October 2013
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7 Thank Bryan L
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S
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonably priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

The times I've been to this Shoney's I've always ended up choosing the buffet option - it is reasonably priced and there is a wide variety of entrees, side dishes salads and desserts. The catfish is usually excellent, as are the collard greens and green beans. The buffet is kept well tended - clean, and fresh - and the wait staff help ensure you have a fresh plate in case you want to go back for another helping.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank K M
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Macon
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123 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Food was wonderful! Veggies done well, beef tender, and buffet fish very tender and flavorful - not a trace of fishy taste. Servers friendly, relaxing atmosphere. Excellent value for the price.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank mwpflash65
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Olney, Illinois
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

The food was good and reasonably priced. Waitress was very good and friendly. Restaurant was very clean and neat.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Marilyn M
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