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120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160
+1 931-684-4100
07:00 - 19:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With a flat top griddle, deep fryers and a stove of sides, Pope's is a great place for lunch in Shelbyville. Yummy, thick fresh burgers. Fresh crispy fries. Friendly smiling faces of the staff and the owner who greets all of his customers. Get a taste of small-town charm and some good eats here at Pope's.

Thank Realty_Appraiser
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by here after a day in Lynchburg. The burgers are delicious! Three of us shared the krinkle cut fries to go with the burger. The burger is huge, much bigger than the bun. But the best part of the meal was the chocolate pie! Amazing! Don't miss out!

Thank Juli S
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had never been here before. We were looking for a good breakfast place. The food was Amazing! This place has been here a very long time. A must stop if you are in the area. Prices were reasonable for the amount of food. We heard their burgers are really good too. Come hungry!!

Thank Exiledmercenary
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Food served at Pope's. It's a counter and tables experience that brings back wonderful old memories. Good place for a lunch break or coffee & dessert break.

Thank Vickie Y
Marion, Kentucky
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was a awesome place to dine! It is listed as the #1 restaurant in shelbyville & I understand why! It is family owned & both of the owners were so kind to us! They made sure our dining experience was the best! She slipped us a piece of pie in a bag when we left and said it was... More 

Thank Angie R
Vanleer, Tennessee
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I visit here usually about once a week for to go orders to take home. Always very good. Love the Roast Beef and Chicken and Dumplings. Great pies too!!

Thank bgmr7558
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Were visiting the area with family, had a great time in this restaurant, Nice atmosphere, very friendly and attentive staff and the food was great

Thank Brigitte C
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This landmark located on the east side of the Shelbyville square houses a meat and three country diner with specialty pies known all over middle TN. Chocolate fudge, & lemon meringue with mile high peaks, yum. Pope's Cafe has been a tradition in Bedford County for years. You never know who you'll spot coming in the door. Add it to... More 

1 Thank joyjon521
Fayetteville, TN
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130 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

There are simply not enough superlatives to describe Pope's. In a little, nondescript storefront on the Shelbyville town square sits maybe the best meat and three in the nation. This particular trip we chose the chicken and dumplings. Melt-in-your-mouth delicious. We sampled the roast beef and seriously had never tasted a better prepared piece of beef. The sides we had... More 

Thank TnMan38
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Very Americana! Menu consists of burgers and ham. The pies were incredible. We had the pecan and chess. Perfect lunch for driving through Shelbyville.

Thank Megan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-684-4100
Pope's Cafe remains unchanged in the quaint country charm and good cooking that has made it a landmark in the South since its doors opened in 1947. Home made dessert and good ol' fashion country cooking make this an international destination.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?