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“A roaster, live bluegrass, and a mean steak omelette”

Shelby Forest General Store
Ranked #6 of 69 Restaurants in Millington
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews
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“A roaster, live bluegrass, and a mean steak omelette”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

This place is definitely off the beaten path for most tourists, and even for most Memphians. It's a 20-30 minute drive from downtown, but if you want to know what semi-rural Tennessee looks, sounds, and tastes like without having to get too far from the city, this is the place to go. From the roaster who greets you at the front door to the creaking floor boards to the lunch counter, this place has got character. There's a good assortment of snacks, drinks, and necessities on the shelves for a day in the park or if you run out of something while camping. The open griddle serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I've never been disappointed with my choices. The cheese steak omelet is the best I've ever had! If you stop by there for any reason, be sure to grab a homemade brownie from the front counter. They are to die for, and I always grab one for my backpack before my hikes. The bluegrass is fun to watch while your food cooks, and the family that owns and operates it are friendly and welcoming to everyone who walks in. Basically, it's a chance to step away from the city for a minute, slow down, and eat some really good food, but you can still get back to Beale St. in 30 minutes when you're ready to speed things back up.

  • Visited May 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Where else can you get a tasty well-marinated steak dinner for $9 in the forest & have a full-on bluegrass band play?”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

We only tried the steak and shrimp; both were great! Family friendly & store prices reasonable. Bike up from the campground! I did wish the band would have played outside.

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Millington, Tennessee
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“A Different experience”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Its a little different short order cooking sandwiches and deli offerings all in a convience store thats been there forever, the women who work there are freindly and offer you the feeling of being someone from the neighborhood. would go again.

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