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Pope's Cafe

120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160-3935
+1 931-684-4100
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“pies” (6 reviews)
“hamburger” (8 reviews)
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
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120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160-3935
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live on the outskirts of Shelbyville, but love to eat at Popes! Chris and Amy are very friendly and do an amazing job of keeping their customers happy. They have a complete breakfast for less than $5. They make amazing hamburgers, BLT's and veggies....More

Thank BBTNTravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is on the historic square in Shelbyville, serving typical meat & three type meals for lunch and early dinner. They close at like 5 PM so don't expect a late dinner there. All that said, they use very high quality beef and make...More

Thank Whitechris1
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you search for good cheeseburgers, you must go to Pope's. Fresh ground beef, probably 1/2 pound, very flavorful and juicy, tasty bun. You'll tell your friends about it.

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Found this little place in the town square. Very friendly. We were too late for full breakfast, but had eggs and bacon, so we were good. Even decent decaf coffee-we have trouble finding that! Would go there again.

Thank usnamom97
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This cafe and it's owners deserve credit where credit is due. The owners at this cafe are excellent folks who serve up some excellent food! In the previous negative review,which was insulting, the owners were deemed as rude due to an incident in which a...More

Thank mrstot39
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I don't normally write negative reviews but an event that happened at Pope's this morning has me steaming. A nice middle aged lady who used to live in Shelbyville and has done loads of wonderful things for the town, came in to say hello to...More

4  Thank msmeower
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Service was ok. Tea was sour and tasted terrible. Burgers held more grease than a French fry fryer would hold. Burgers were VERY undercooked and the buns were so soggy you probably could be rung them out. We probably will not return....

2  Thank cddye
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Always friendly and food is good.Old downtown diner. Perfect "hole in the wall" type of place which we love! We eat here every year when in town for a horse show.

Thank bskp04
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160-3935
  • 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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