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Pope's Cafe

120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160-3935
+1 931-684-4100
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (8 reviews)
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
“pie” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160-3935
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this little gem on the square and believe me the cheeseburgers are amazing the best I’ve ever had, the meat is huge and so tender and cooked to perfection, the onions are so delicious as well. We’ve made several trips here now and tried...More

Thank angie038
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old time cafe on the square. Meat n three just of true southern fare. Absolutely the best cheeseburger in town.

Thank TnFarmer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet diner, friendly staff. Burgers are made in house but were very lacking in flavor, we added a lot of salt and pepper. Bun was awesome and soft. Cheese barely covered burger surface, wish they had done two slices. Comes with chips, fries are extra...More

Thank RVoilers
Reviewed May 3, 2018

It was our first visit to Tennessee and we decided to drive into the country and stumbled across Shelbyville at lunch time. We just happened to park in front of Pope's Cafe and decided to give it a try. We’re glad we did! The decor...More

Thank DeeDub760
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great Food & Service. Staff was very friendly and the food was prepared perfect and brought out in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Especially their omelets.

Thank Fred F
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We love Pope's Cafe... They always have a daily special, ex: meat & veggies, can be meat and 1,2,3, etc. The owner, super nice man that's been in the restaurant owning business for quite some time. The food is always good as well as the...More

Thank sStone0508
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Fries and burger were frozen. Ok, better than fast food but I hoped for better.friendly folks, clean.

Thank ATKB
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

So I've lived in the area for about 3 years and discovered there was a cafe on the square last October but did not stop in. A coworker was talking about it recently and today I decided to stop in to see if it was...More

Thank Varneysa
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We live on the outskirts of Shelbyville, but love to eat at Popes! Chris and Amy are very friendly and do an amazing job of keeping their customers happy. They have a complete breakfast for less than $5. They make amazing hamburgers, BLT's and veggies....More

Thank BBTNTravelers
Reviewed January 4, 2018

This place is on the historic square in Shelbyville, serving typical meat & three type meals for lunch and early dinner. They close at like 5 PM so don't expect a late dinner there. All that said, they use very high quality beef and make...More

Thank Whitechris1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Public Sq E, Shelbyville, TN 37160-3935
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-684-4100
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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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