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Pope's Cafe

120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160
+1 931-684-4100
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“pies” (6 reviews)
“hamburger” (6 reviews)
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120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners are friendly, always have a smile on and welcomes everyone. I go every chance I can, the milk gravy and biscuits are amazing. Their lunches are just as good as their breakfast. You will not go wrong at this place.

Thank susiegregory2
Reviewed 21 April 2017

With a flat top griddle, deep fryers and a stove of sides, Pope's is a great place for lunch in Shelbyville. Yummy, thick fresh burgers. Fresh crispy fries. Friendly smiling faces of the staff and the owner who greets all of his customers. Get a...More

Thank Realty_Appraiser
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here after a day in Lynchburg. The burgers are delicious! Three of us shared the krinkle cut fries to go with the burger. The burger is huge, much bigger than the bun. But the best part of the meal was the chocolate...More

Thank Juli S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had never been here before. We were looking for a good breakfast place. The food was Amazing! This place has been here a very long time. A must stop if you are in the area. Prices were reasonable for the amount of food. We...More

Thank Exiledmercenary
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good Food served at Pope's. It's a counter and tables experience that brings back wonderful old memories. Good place for a lunch break or coffee & dessert break.

Thank Vickie Y
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was a awesome place to dine! It is listed as the #1 restaurant in shelbyville & I understand why! It is family owned & both of the owners were so kind to us! They made sure our dining experience was the best! She slipped...More

1  Thank Angie R
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I visit here usually about once a week for to go orders to take home. Always very good. Love the Roast Beef and Chicken and Dumplings. Great pies too!!

Thank bgmr7558
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Were visiting the area with family, had a great time in this restaurant, Nice atmosphere, very friendly and attentive staff and the food was great

Thank Brigitte C
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This landmark located on the east side of the Shelbyville square houses a meat and three country diner with specialty pies known all over middle TN. Chocolate fudge, & lemon meringue with mile high peaks, yum. Pope's Cafe has been a tradition in Bedford County...More

1  Thank joyjon521
Reviewed 26 November 2016

There are simply not enough superlatives to describe Pope's. In a little, nondescript storefront on the Shelbyville town square sits maybe the best meat and three in the nation. This particular trip we chose the chicken and dumplings. Melt-in-your-mouth delicious. We sampled the roast beef...More

Thank TnMan38
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-684-4100
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Pope's Cafe remains unchanged in the quaint country charm and good cooking that has made it a landmark in the South since its doors opened in 1947. Home made dessert and good ol' fashion country cooking make this an international destination.
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