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Shirley's Restaurant

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3266 Highway 321, Hampton, TN 37658-3954
+1 423-768-2092
12:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 11:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 11:00
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Butler, Tennessee
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Kind of like home cooking. Each table of guests gets a choice of 2 meats to be served along with 8 sides. Portions are served in tiny bowls so it keeps guests and wait staff busy refilling them. The food is good and nothing fancy. Plenty of parking and seating. Closed during the winter months. They do reservations for Valentines... More 

Thank schizoozy
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

As many times as I have driven by this place and never stopped is beyond me. My husbands company Christmas Party was here and the food was excellent. Service was great and everyone was so nice. I will most definitely be returning and I recommend you stop if over that way. You will not de disappointed. So good!

Thank Holly S
Colleyville, Texas
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482 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

At Shirley's you can do "all you can eat" but we don't ever do this. Although not advertised, you can order individual meats, veggies and dessert. Each is priced separately - each meat is the same price, each veggie and each dessert. For smaller eaters, this is the much better way to go. We had chicken, beef (a great tender,... More 

Thank Steveh3Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing and service was excellent since we had 9 in our group. The chicken is by far the best I have ever had. The veggie were seasoned and great tasting. Love how friendly everyone was. Good job Shirley hated you wasn't there 11.5.16 I wanted to thank you in person

Thank Cody W
Elizabethton, United States
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172 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Yes it is family style cooking and my mother in-law loves this style food. She will say pass this or pass that it did not come out even. The chicken and sides were real good did not think that much of the roast but my father in-law loved it so to each there own. They had a good section of... More 

Thank Russell H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Home cooking at its best. Staff is very friendly and your plate and glass is never empty. This is a very nice restaurant with plenty of seating.

Thank Lisa N Mike V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was by far the best Sausage and Gravy Biscuits I have ever had, except for my Mom's. The people were friendly and the coffee was fresh. You would never find this in Pittsburgh.

Thank Tammy H
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We really enjoyed the restaurant, the food and family style of sharing everything on the table. Service was good, they have live music on the weekends but unfortunately not while we visited. Typical southern 3 veggies and a meat, but we really liked the biscuits and gravy. Good food, worth the stop, not fine dining but that's not what they... More 

Thank Ron J
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The place is friendly and truly home -cooking. We arrived early on a Friday evening before they were even full. Service was super slow. THe biscuits were great. We had the chicken fried chicken, the steak and gravy and the fried chicken. None were outstanding. The fried chicken was really disappointing. It was simply the chicken fried chicken patties. And... More 

Thank Whitmeyer
shirleyHampton_TN, Manager at Shirley's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We use only fresh chicken breast for our chicken fried chicken. We have never served "chicken patties" and take pride in serving meat and produce that is bought local. Our cubed steak is cooked along with the gravy on Fridays which is the only day it is served. Our recipes have been passed down for... More 

Roan Mountain
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a busy family restaurant but I'm not thrilled by their food. It's just common everyday food that I can fix at home. Served up family style in big bowls on your table. I know lots of people love this place but I don't. Too expensive for what you get, in my opinion.

1 Thank SilentWolf
shirleyHampton_TN, Manager at Shirley's Restaurant, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for your review of our restaurant. Our family style meals are all you can eat. This includes your choice of 2 meats, 10 vegetables, homemade dessert and a drink. We are proud to use the recipes from Shirley's family that have been passed down through the years. It's "home" cooking and our goal is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 11:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3266 Highway 321, Hampton, TN 37658-3954
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 423-768-2092

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