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The Shelby Cafe

220 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150-5364
+1 704-487-8461
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (11 reviews)
“mac cheese” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
220 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150-5364
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If u want friendly service, great food , an hot food this place is a must . Decent prices . Clean place An family friendly ...

Thank rikkiw74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is reliably good, never exceptional. But it's reasonably priced, down home, Homestyle Cooking. You really can't go wrong, unless you're looking for fine dining. It's always busy enough that the food is fresh. And everybody is nice as they can be in spite...More

Thank prainnc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience a throwback to the 60’s with a good breakfast, Cafe Shelby offers the full experience. Try the liver mush (complete with a local festival), bacon, and grits. There is an innovative pottery studio in the next block if you can...More

Thank AustinMountaineers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the breakfast and hamburgers. But they have home cooked food that is good as well. Good service. Many locals visit here.

Thank ColleenKids
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We eat here quite regularly. The food and service is always great! You can get Breakfast anytime of the day and the burgers are great also

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 30 April 2018

My husband and I come quite often with our 4 year son. Its delicious. I love the cheeseburger club and the vegetable plates are great too, especially since mac n cheese counts as a vegetable! They have daily specials in their menu. Fun down home...More

Thank Halie R
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This is your typical medium-sized Town number one Cafe. Breakfast menu was very elaborate, the coffee was hot, and the atmosphere was Cafe like. This Cafe is located downtown in Shelby, and it is a very nice downtown area. I would recommend this for breakfast...More

Thank kennykelme
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I haven't had anything that was not great food here but you must go by for breakfast!!! You will not be sorry or leave hungry!!

Thank Rds683
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This place is well known for its breakfast, which I believe they serve all day. Whenever I'm in Shelby I try to have breakfast there. They have just a good southern breakfast menu. My choice is scrambled eggs, livermush and cheese grits.

Thank LattimoreLass
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch here on Friday,arriving at 1050.By 1055 we had placed our order.I chose the cheeseburger basket and my girlfriend ordered turkey,stuffing,and gravy with a side of green beans and rolls.While we were waiting our waitress brought out the food for the people sitting...More

Thank HardJax
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3 February 2018|
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Response from texasbuckeye85 | Reviewed this property |
There are no gluten free meals on the menu. However, they do have salads and vegetables on the side that could work in a pinch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150-5364
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: +1 704-487-8461
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