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Linda's Cafe

Cafe, Diner, American
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440 Isbill Rd, Madisonville, TN 37354-2159
+1 423-442-3343
08:00 - 15:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Linda's cafe used to be the Cracker Box. It is still in the family ( Female side... three generations) The food is basic Meat and Three. The value is very good... Food Quality is good. You will get called "Honey' as you move along food serving line. If I need to be reminded why I live in the country... I... More 

Thank Barry H
Sweetwater, Tennessee
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A nice small town cafe where you can enjoy some great home cooking. Daily "blue plate" specials, plus menu.

Thank Douglas W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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184 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had company coming so we headed out to pick up some special treats. Since we were going out early anyway, I suggested that we should stop for breakfast along the way. I’d heard a couple of radio ads and I’d noticed a positive on-line posting for Linda’s Café in Madisonville Tennessee. Linda’s is about a block off the main... More 

Thank BigDaddyDave55138
Nasvhille, TN
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I tried the chicken pot pie and green beans, both were very bland. I had a slice of the coconut pie which was very sweet but good. Friendly service, very much a local favorite.

Thank Rascal61
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place was my go to whenever I forgot my lunch at work. They had a cafeteria style option (one meat, 2 veggies, etc) and most everything I tasted there was very good. Family owned (so it was nice to see the same friendly faces) with great service. Try their deserts!

Thank Ale C
Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I have been eating at Linda's Café for several years each Monday for lunch. Along with 8 to 12 other pastors we have found it clean, friendly, food well prepared and for a good price. I would recommend it to any family orientated person who wants a good home styled cooked meal for a great price.

Thank Melvin E
Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

A small cafeteria style meat and three. Mainly a local crowd but an easy stop on highway 68 in Madisonville. Good quality if not remarkable. I'd certainly stop again for lunch.

Thank Brian M
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The staff is friendly and the food is good. This restaurant is very clean and the buffet is reasonably priced.

Thank Scott S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Linda's Cafe is a great cafeteria style restaurant that has different items to choose from each day. Their desserts are "homemade". They are friendly and a staple in the community!

Thank Kenneth M
Murphy, North Carolina
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on trip for lunch. Great buffet. Lots of homemade stuff. Had meatloaf that was very good. Sweet tea some of the best I've had. Folks nice. Portions good. Linda's usually there.

Thank SomedayIreland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Isbill Rd, Madisonville, TN 37354-2159
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Madisonville
  • Phone Number: +1 423-442-3343

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