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925 Congress Parkway, Athens, TN 37303
+1 423-649-0000
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food barbecue brisket very nicely done. Beans and steak tips first class . If you like prime rib or berry salad also good choice

Thank Eric R
Athens, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Everybody has their own idea about what potato soup should be like but these people have soup that is incredible. The portion was HUGE and just as good the next day. If you love potato soup you should really check this place out.

1 Thank PRWhites
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Great menu. I've eaten here several times and have never gotten anything I did not love. Great food. My favorite place in the area.

Thank Greg W
Philadelphia, Tennessee
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Sometimes this place is really good and sometimes not. It is very 'hit or miss' with food quality. Relaxed atmosphere, casual dining.

1 Thank MF S
Huntsville, Alabama
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

On the advice of the Hampton Inn we visited Michael's. It was Shrimp Fest and we ordered two kinds of shrimp. The food was delicious and very plentiful. The service was superb! A great place to stop for a good meal.

Thank GypsyProf
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Michael's in Athens and Etowah are both the top choice for me when choosing to eat out. I often take clients & business associates for lunch. The brisket is always a favorite as well as my favorite, the salmon salad and cheeseburgers. The food is always fresh, not frozen and the healthier option of all of the restaurants in this... More 

1 Thank Jona G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

At the recommendation of a friend I ordered the coconut chicken with sweet potato fries. Best I have eaten! Salad and hot bread were tasty also.

1 Thank Brenda A
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320 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We eat here six to eight times a year and both the service and food are consistently good. We usually go on Tuesdays when they have a special on a very good fried catfish entree.

Thank Smkymtntroutman
Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I stopped by there for a late lunch after a hike. It took a while to decide what to order since there were so many choices. We had the catfish with fries and salad, and beef briskett bbq sandwich. Both were excellent. We will definitely be back to sample other items, even though we don't live closeby.

Thank TN_Vol_Fans
Athens, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Decent food and service. Menu includes hamburgers, assorted sandwiches, potatoes stuffed with a variety of food including barbecue (not to my taste). I originally thought this was a local restaurant, but it is a chain. I guess the best thing on the menu is the chef salad, which is generously sized and has plenty of tomatoes (often skimped on in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 Congress Parkway, Athens, TN 37303
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 423-649-0000

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?