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Lamppost Restaurant

American, Diner
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4218 Highway 411, Madisonville, TN, Madisonville, TN 37354-1562
+1 423-420-0026
07:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on our way through to Pigeon Forge for breakfast. When traveling we always look for ems or police cars in the parking lots at smaller restaurants. Always a sign of good food. Biscuits were huge and gravy was loaded with sausage. My boys had cheeseburgers and fries. Be sure to bring an appetite. Staff was super pleasant and on... More 

Thank StacyFamily
Madisonville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing fancy. Good food. Very popular with locals. Homey atmosphere. Big portions of food no matter which meal.

Thank angelone471
Knoxville, Tennessee
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642 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a VERY casual little small town restaurant, that serves a good breakfast, plus lunch and dinner. The food is pretty good, the decor is minimal, and the surroundings are kind of shabby.

Thank Gatorgolfer
Madisonville, Tennessee
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Best burger I've had in a while. Surfer burger with bacon and cheese. So big I was afraid to lay it down. Just held on with one hand and gnawed away. Definitely a 3-4 napkin affair. Paired with fries you can't go wrong.

Thank bkent7604
Madisonville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant has been in business for over 50 years. They serve country style vegetables. The meat and vegetables change daily. They always have steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, potato salad, cottage cheese and cornbread. Make great hamburgers. We eat breakfast there often. They serve breakfast all day. Great country style gravy.

Thank Mary H
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Food was not very good. Ordered steak and gravy. The steak was a real mystery meat. Would not recommend order

Thank Susan B
madisonville, tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Always great food!!the owners are nice folks and the restaurant has a nice, relaxed homey feel. Great place to eat that's hard to beat. Prices are fair as well.

Thank sarina210
Madisonville, Tennessee
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This is a local hangout with pretty decent food. I particularly enjoy their Mexican cornbread with a big ole bowl of beans and a slice of onion.

Thank bkent7604
Maryville, Tennessee
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171 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

If you like the diner styled restaurants of the 50's and 60's the Lamppost is the place for you. Quaint little local restaurant with exceptional prices which seems very popular with the locals. We went with friends who live in Madisonville and who recommended the Lamppost as a good place to meet and eat. Don't expect fancy or fusion, just... More 

Thank Mbhnm
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

This is our choice for a full breakfast driving up 411. A classic diner feel, lots of locals, talkative waitresses, pretty good breakfast fare.

Thank Smkymtntroutman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4218 Highway 411, Madisonville, TN, Madisonville, TN 37354-1562
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Madisonville
  • Phone Number: +1 423-420-0026

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