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“Many choices on the breakfast buffet!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shoney's

Shoney's
Ranked #40 of 98 Restaurants in Oak Ridge
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Knoxville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Many choices on the breakfast buffet!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

My cousin and his wife were in town and we were passing thru Oak Ridge in the morning and decided to stop at Shoney's for the breakfast buffet. His wife is a vegetarian so she had a good selection to choose from on the buffet. We were all satisfied and pleased!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank michellentn
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  • English first
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English first
Oak Ridge, Tn
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424 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Brunch - Best of breakfast & lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Got there at 10:15am. Not only did I get hit fresh breakfast foods, they were bringing out lunch items too. Bacon, sausage and eggs first, then country fried steak, catfish and fried chicken next. The perfect brunch.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Bryan L
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Oak Ridge, Tn
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424 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“A Perennial Favorite with Home Cooked Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Although Shoney's is a chain restaurant, the food and service remind you of sharing a meal with your family. Originally known as Shoney's Big Boy restaurant famous for their double-decker Big Boy hamburger (and the world's best onion rings),

Shoney's has the best breakfast buffet you will find in town. Meat selections include sausage patties, country ham, bacon, chicken nuggets and other treats. Additional breakfast foods include pancakes, french toast sticks, hot maple syrup, scrambled eggs, hash browns, home fried potatoes, sausage gravy, and great additions like cheese sauce, sauteed mushrooms, and of course, GRITS. Yes, southern breakfasts have to include grits to be complete. Along with the regular breakfast items, the buffet also includes all of their fruit and salad bar including fresh green salads, a variety of fresh fruit usually including fresh strawberries, and some southerd specialties like apple butter and country style apples. You also have a complete breakfast menu with omelets, freshly prepared fried eggs your way, cereal, egg sandwiches, and anything else you can think of.

On Friday and Saturday nights, Shoney's will frequently set up their breakfast bar late night from 10pm until close. Does your significant other want a hot ham and cheese sandwich, and you want bacon, eggs and sausage? This is the place to head for all of the choices you're looking for.

No description of Shoney's would be complete without mentioning their signature desserts, Strawberry Pie and Hot Fudge Cake Sundaes. Shoney's Strawberry Pie is filled with large, sweet strawberries and a delicious glaze, and the Hot Fudge Cake Sundaes comes with a delicious chocolate cake, ice cream, delicious hot fudge with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry on top.

Lunch and dinner buffets feature other southern traditions like fried chicken, country style steak, meat loaf, fried fish, a vast selection of vegetables, salads, breads and soups.

The waitresses are delightful, and many of them have been at this same restaurant for many years. Come in and give them a try, and see what southern style family food and service is all about.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bryan L
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Harriman, Tennessee
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183 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good home style cooking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

This is a nice place to come to when you're looking for a wide variety of home style meals. You can have anything from soups to salads or burgers to steaks. As usual my waitress went out of her way to see to it that I had everything I needed including a friendly smile. Give it a try, you won't regret it...

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Teachcool
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Clinton, Tennessee
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

I think Shoneys are all different! I don't go very often because I get tired of the choices, but they do have things you can always count on, foodwise. Most of them still have the best onion rings around.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Normacharlie
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