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The Shelby Cafe

220 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150-5364
+1 704-487-8461
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
220 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150-5364
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat at the Shelby Cafe once or twice a month, on average. Their breakfast options are great (especially their livermush) as are the lunch and dinner sandwiches and plates. The only complaint that I would have is sometimes the "daily specials" may have been...More

1  Thank CRAWDAD78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is another great eating place. Great tasting food ,best tea ever and their grilled biscuits are to die for. Tuesday morning I tried The Mayor Sandwich. Scrambled livermush and egg served on a pita .(highly recommended) I need to get there a lot more.

Thank Tibiafinger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a good hearty meal. Lots of variety on the menu all day. A really good place to sit and eat breakfast. Friendly service.

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Good menu. Lots of options. I chose the hamburger. I asked for it well done and that’s how it was served. I ordered the 1/2 and 1/2 side which is 1/2 onion rings and 1/2 fries. Both were very tasty. Good size portions.

Thank Mustang X
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Been there several times, never disappointed. Large portions, good service. One of my favorite places to eat.

Thank jerry569
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I have been to this place several times over the last few years; I visit Shelby every year so this was a logical place for breakfast. Can't go wrong here; real hometown-type food; typical of this area. Great prices; great choices; great food. Can't miss...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 28 July 2018

There are two companies that produce liver mush in Shelby. Yep. You can have it sandwich style or fried with your eggs for breakfast. Don't let the words "liver mush" fool you. It's GOOD. Not fancy, but good.

1  Thank RoadHogGreenville
Reviewed 16 July 2018 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 9 July 2018 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 25 June 2018 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
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, 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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