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Family-style is serious business at Shirley's and it starts in the kitchen where Angie, Shirley's daughter in law spends most of her time. With help from Becky, Mary and Mick, they prepare and deliver a choice of two meats and ten vegetables to the waiting customers who have traveled far and wide to experience a meal at Shirley's.

All the menu items are made from scratch, and if you order your meal "family style", it's all you care to eat. You can also "Create your Own" which means you only pay for the items you order. Included in your family style meal is a wide variety of homemade desserts that range from yellow cake with caramel icing to hot fudge cake and made from scratch fruit cobblers.

Shirley's Home Cooking is located across from Watauga Lake on Highway 321 near Butler Tennessee and is owned and operated by Grant and Shirley Sharpe. Shirley's opened in 1990 with only three tables, serving mainly local dinners. However, word of Shirley's homemade family style meals spread fast and renovations throughout the years allows Shirley's to seat around 250 customers.

Shirley's has a lot to offer, including great food, a family atmosphere and a Country Store for browsing while you wait. The Country Store, headed up by Barbara Matheson and Kaylyn , Grant and Shirleys granddaughter has a wide variety of quilts, candies, jams, jellies, wooden toys and other gifts.