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“Blast from the Past”

Shelby Forest General Store
Ranked #6 of 69 Restaurants in Millington
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Blast from the Past”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

This store is on the list of historic places. Built in the 1930's, the owners have worked hard to maintain the old time country feel. The food here is mostly fried, your basic southern comfort food. It is not gourmet, but it is exactly what you'd expect to find in a country store. It has about the same items you find in a modern convenience store. They have bait for fishing and a large supply of disks for the nearby disk golf course. I also enjoyed the live music on the deck out front. We plan to return on a Friday night for "steak night" and bluegrass music. It is just a nice, relaxed place to go and kick back and feel good about being from the South.

  • Visited June 2013
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Millington, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Shelby Forest General Store”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Discovered the Shelby Forest General Store on a drive out to Shelby Forest . Great old time atmosphere with live entertainment Bluegrass music, outside on the front porch. The burgers had that home made flavor and plus everyone was friendly .

  • Visited May 2013
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Drummonds, Tennessee
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58 reviews
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“hidden gem”
Reviewed 19 April 2013

What a blast from the past. The way a business should be
run, with the owner greeting you and teasing your child. The
food was great, burgers and chicken. Makes me wish I lived
closer so I could go there more. A good old fashioned corner
store. Love it.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Linda N
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23 reviews
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“Great old time entertainment, camaraderie, and food”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Discovered this via Trip Advisor. Was there during a filming for Good Morning America Everyone was friendly and the Friday night $10.00 steak dinner was great.

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Gold Hill, North Carolina
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111 reviews
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“Unique dining experience in a Historic location”
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We ate here on a Friday evening and enjoyed the "Steak Night" with live Bluegrass Banjo picking. Shelby Forest General Store is definitely off the beaten path; located within 20 minutes of Hwy 51 between Millington and Memphis, Tennessee; a large billboard is located on Hwy 51. The first thing I noticed was the large rooster sleeping on the bench on the front porch; you go inside and are greeted by the owners like you are an old friend and the banjo pickers are standing to your left plucking away. If it is Friday, you are there for the steak supper and you will not be disappointed. Although the store has a varied menu; opening at 6 am for breakfast and serving a wide selection of sandwiches and other items. on Friday evening the only offering is the steak. Our steaks were cooked perfectly, tasty and tender, served with french fries and slaw, it is a wonderful meal. The walls are decorated with taxidermied turkeys, fish and other small animals. n interesting experience for all ages.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Deborah M
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