Live Music Schedule
Group Reservations


We will be open for the season starting March 5, 2021. We are following all COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Family-style is serious business at Shirley's and it starts in the kitchen where we prepare and deliver a choice of two meats and a variety of vegetables.

All the menu items are made from scratch and Included in your family style meal is a wide variety of homemade desserts.

You choose between boneless breast fried chicken, country ham, roast beef, meat loaf and chicken livers. Also on Friday’s menu is country fried steak and gravy. Our vegetables are seasonal and may vary from time to time.

Shirley's Home Cooking is located near beautiful Watauga Lake on Highway 321 near Butler, Tennessee.

Starting with a small grill in the corner of a service station, Shirley served mainly local diners homemade family style meals which she learned to prepare first-hand from her mother. All our menu items are made from scratch and when we say "family style", just like at grandma’s, it’s all you care to eat.

Renovations throughout the years, allows us to seat around 250 guests and offer, great food, live music, and a family atmosphere served with a heaping helping of southern hospitality.