Shirley’s Restaurant

3266 Highway 321
Hampton, 37658
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Home Cooking at it's best! This is just good food, served family style. We went with a large group & the service was excellent & the food served was warm, fresh and very tasty. I particulary enjoyed the fried chicken, but all the main dishes were good, as well as the many sides that they brought out. Would love to return someday.

(423) 768-2092

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Shirley’s Home Cooking

3266 Hwy 321
Hampton, 37658
Reviews:
This is just good food, served family style. We went with a large group & the service was excellent & the food served was warm, fresh and very tasty. I particulary enjoyed the fried chicken, but all the main dishes were good, as well as the many sides that they brought out. Would love to return someday. P.S. to the other reviewers...don't stop here if you don't like "Grandma's Cooking" or are a vegetarian. This is meat, veggies, gravy, etc. etc. A great experience. But go hungry.
First words: Don't stop! We were headed back to Asheville from a loop through Johnson City. We passed by and saw all the cars in the parking lot so we figured it must be great. Did a u turn and went back. ( We were headed to the Boone Inn because we heard first hand it was the best place to eat). It said home style cooking on the sign and we fell for it. They have an all you can eat option or you can order by piece. I now know why the parking lot was so full. It is a place where people can become gluttons. Eat till they drop and never give a thought to the quality. If it was for quality the parking lot would be empty. The creamed corn (which I asked before ordering--if it was home made), looked like canned corn with sweetened milk poured over it. Yuck. The green beans were canned and I doubt they make the coleslaw, but who knows maybe they do. My husband ordered a piece of fried chicken with a side salad. He got one small boneless breast for $2.49 but the kicker was the cereal bowl side salad for $4.99 which only had for a bit of lettuce, with some cucumber and carrot pieces. We asked for lemon with our water and never got it and our server never came back to fill our water glasses. All I can say is....if you want good food....Don't stop at Shirley's!
I think it's cruel for me to pick on this classic homestyle staple in Hampton. I'm sure people with shotguns will be looking for me. Fortunately those people don't own computers so here it is.... Go here and get the "cornbread" salad and wait for the chest pain. This side they offer is literally crumbled corn bread marinated in ranch dressing. Be prepared for family style dining in a house full of people eating food so unhealthy in such huge portions that they are sweating through their clothes. I don't eat meat so I ordered a couple other veggie sides as I usually have to do in TN, not exactly going to find BBQ tempeh in Hampton, TN....I sometimes just go hungry. The waitress was thoroughly confused that I didn't want a huge heap of meat with my huge heap of salty veggies. Everything has a dehydrating amount of salt in it. Not even edible. Life expectancy in this town must be down in the mid 50's. I took two bites of my cornbread salad, waited for the waitress go go in the back and then I ran out the door as fast as I could. People were staring at me from the minute I walked in the door...most likely because I was over 25 and didn't have a BUNT. I did see a guy with a respirator eating here...oh the irony. It's like watching someone smoke a cigarette through a stoma. I gave this place two stars...I don't know why...I guess I am glad that Waffle House hasn't bought them out yet. Keep America classic...no matter how toxic and disgusting their food be.

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