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Raceway Restaurant

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9854 Highway 421 N, Shady Valley, TN 37688-5212
+1 423-739-2499
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, but big menu and great service. Always a welcoming atmosphere. Much cleaner and tastier than any fast food restaurant. Will return over and over.

Thank Tater M
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68 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little restaurant does burgers, hot dogs, fried fish, and other fried items well. Nothing fancy, nothing really new or exciting, but good and the staff is friendly. If you need a bite to eat while driving The Snake this is a good little spot. Warning: cash or checks only! (There is an ATM across the street.)

Thank Ellen R
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a great place to take a break when driving through Shady Valley. It is the only restaurant in Shady Valley. They have a wonderful Breakfast menu, lots of choices at a great price. Good old fashion home cooking..Try the Shady Burger for lunch

Thank Dave G
Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

In the middle of the Snake (Hwy 421, fun road) sits this little gas station/restaurant. Awesome cheeseburger and onion rings. They work with a small staff but keep the food going. There is always great conversation to be had with the many riders that stop in.

Thank Scott G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Excellent food Great Service All of it is fresh. I have been here several times. I always go back. Friendly atmosphere

Thank Foodcritic2013
Middleburg, f
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

Father in law took us to this local diner. I was expecting little in way of tasteful lunch. Instead i had the Shady Burger which was delightfully good. My wife had Polish dog and would not share it was so good. Best cole slaw ever tasted. Small local diner with rop cook and excellent service

2 Thank Robert M
Waldorf, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2012

The hospitality and food are always great. Delicious Friday evening Fish Special beats any I have eaten. Variety on the menu and everything tastes good. Breakfast is well worth the trip with lots of talk to catch up on the latest news. Wonderful atmosphere of old friends and new friends. Every one is welcomed.

4 Thank Janis D
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2011

Shady Valley is a beautiful spot in Eastern Tennessee and attracts motorcycle riders and leaf peepers in the Fall. There is really nothing else there, so a little restaurant that serves 3 meals a day all week is a nice surprise. Their breakfast are traditional Southern style, eggs, grits, biscuits and gravy. Karen the cook flips a delicious pancake and... More 

3 Thank Eimac
Alfreton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2010

We were staying at Switchback Creek Campground and this was the recommended breakfast place. Always trust local knowledge, it has served us well over the years and once again got us a fine place to eat. So good we went back two more times before moving on.

4 Thank Bryan J
Richmond, Texas
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2009

The down home atmosphere and the friendliness makes this restaurant one of the best. The food, especially breakfast, is oh so good. I fell like I'm at home. We visit Shady about 3 times a year and Raceway is where we eat. Love the place.

3 Thank Karen C

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9854 Highway 421 N, Shady Valley, TN 37688-5212
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Shady Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 423-739-2499

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