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204 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6203
+1 865-483-1324
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Monterey, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We hadn't been to a Shoney's in years and after our visit we are wondering why. The food was even better than we remembered and the older gentleman that waited on us was service at it's best!

Thank Ezzy S
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Thanksgiving Dinner! The food was awesome and the service was great! Thank you Shoneys for making our Thanksgiving dinner Great!

Thank Dana G
Bristol, Tennessee
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went in for the breakfast bar and have to say the food was better than our shoney's at home which we refuse to go to anymore. At $11 for a breakfast buffet (tax etc) it was definitely more expensive than eating at ihop but you did get a bigger variety. On the plus side, the syrup for pancakes etc does... More 

Thank bhale7904
oak ridge tn
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

True to Shoney's, this one is no exception. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is standard but still good. It's a nice place to go for a relaxing atmosphere and good old home cooking. You can't go wrong! The staff were especially nice during my daughter's birthday party we held at a private room at this location.... More 

Thank dmwfamily
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Shoney's of course is typical, chain-food fare, but this Shoney's is clean, buffet is kept fresh and well-stocked. Wait staff is courteous. Usually not much wait time to be seated, unlike other Shoney's. It's not Gourmet of course, but definitely a bang-for-the-buck buffet. You visit Shoney's to get your belly full with good quality food, not to impress. So it... More 

Thank Todd P
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The items on the buffet were not labeled and were not obvious from looking. When I asked the employee about why the items were not labeled, she rudely informed me that she knew what was in each container. I asked to speak to the evening manager and relayed my experience. He seemed to not care at all. I will not... More 

Thank Teekkona
Trenton, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

we just stopped in for dessert while killing time. was ok. Buffet food looked like typical buffet food, nothing special.

Thank Tahnia S
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Level Contributor
41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Shoney's is a decent alternative to going to a nice restaurant. The Oak Ridge Shoney's has had a lot of the same staff for years, which is nice. They are generally friendly and good about refreshing drinks. The food quality varies, based on what you get. The salad bar is pretty good. It's generally fresh and has a large variety... More 

Thank BruceTENN
Knoxville, Tennessee
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393 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is one of the good Shoney's, we have our company Christmas breakfast here each year, and we have lunch here often, the staff is always friendly and accommodating, the food is always fresh and hot.

Thank Mark C
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Level Contributor
117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

The food was not that good. Eaten there before and the past 2 visits, the food wasn't very good. Not going back anytime soon.

Thank Pam L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6203
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-483-1324

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