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“One of the Best Restaurants Around!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olde Courthouse Diner - CLOSED

Olde Courthouse Diner
Price range: $3 - $9
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Jonesborough, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the Best Restaurants Around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

With a character all its own, the Olde Courthouse Diner had definitely become one of my favorite eating places. It doesn't matter if you're with friends, family, or even just dining alone, this is a great place with a friendly atmosphere. The servers are courteous and want to ensure that each person has a pleasant experience while at the diner. You may have to wait a short time for your food since it's prepared when you order it, but you can taste the difference. The house fries and omelets are absolutely delicious! The Olde Courthouse Diner offers breakfast all day and has a bright feel that just perks you up. It's truly a gem in this small town!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Tiffanie K
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36 reviews from our community

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English first
Jonesborough, Tennessee
1 review
“Great food and great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

I have been here multiple times and it is always good! The servers have always been nice and you can tell they truly care about each individual person. The food is great, especially the home fries and meatloaf. It does take a few mins to get your food, but I would rather wait and it be good than get something under cooked and horrible. I will definitely be back here again!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Makalah M
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Toby B, Public Relations Manager at Olde Courthouse Diner, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Thank You, Makalah for the kind words. All our food is cooked to order, some items take longer than others to cook. Thank you for understanding.
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Johnson City, Tennessee
2 reviews
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“Customer is always wrong!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

We ordered grilled turkey and grilled ham sandwiches, both of which were to come with fries (no substitutions, please). We asked if we could substitute the sweet potato fries, and were told that there would be an extra charge. In the back, the premium sides (like the sweet potato fries) were 50ç more than the regular sides, like the fries, so we assumed we would be charged the extra 50ç each, NOT the full $2.59 (since we did NOT get the regular fries that should have come with the sandwiches). When we questioned the bill, we got a rather belligerent negative response (the menu DID say no substitutions, but with only 3 others there, we thought this might not be a problem). Also, we asked about the 10% discount for those going to storytelling, but were denied since we didn't have the tickets in hand (other restaurants don't seem to have a problem with this). Food was good and the waitress very friendly, BUT we certainly won't be back again! Management needs to learn something about customer service or he will be out of business in a heartbeat.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cindy_Ann620
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Toby B, Guest Relations Manager at Olde Courthouse Diner, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
We are sorry that you had a bad experience on your visit to the Diner.
Burgers and Sandwiches come with our home made fries at no cost. Any additional sides ordered are at menu price. This was noted by the server and stated in the menu.
Sorry for any confusion this has caused.
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Johnson City, Tennessee
1 review
“Don't come here if you are in a hurry.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

After ordering a chicken sandwich for myself and a chicken salad for my wife we waited 20 min only for the waitress to bring us two chicken salads. We were told we would be charged for what we originally ordered. Also the salads did not have boiled eggs as stated in the menu, we had to ask for those. They were very apologetic and did still bring us a chicken sandwich to go for free, however I don't see us coming back to eat here. If it were my restaurant the meal would have been comped.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank DCtozzo
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Toby B, Guest Relations Manager at Olde Courthouse Diner, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Sorry you had to wait for an order that was wrong. The kitchen made a mistake. Unfortunately these things happen and I hope you will give us another chance to make this right for you.

All meals are cooked to order, we use fresh meats not precooked frozen foods. Some items take longer to cook than others, chicken is one of items that takes time to cook.
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