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Bates House of Turkey

Please let me know about this place and how to get there. Is is far off I 65?

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  1. Bates House of Turkey is right off Greenville exit 130 on I-65. If you're heading south, it is just to the right and across the street from the exit ramp. It is *very* easy to find, as they have lettering on the roof of the restaurant.

    I've eaten here before, but only once - I remember thinking that it wasn't quite as good as I wanted it to be, and that it was just a little more expensive than I perceived it should have been.

    Now, that was just my experience - they surely have a fan base, because they stay pretty busy! If you go, please put your experience here too. Thanks!

    1. It is just OK, but I do not know of another lunch spot off the interstate in that area. It sure beats eating fast food. I had the Turkey Club. Nothing great, but again, better than fast food, and also they have a cleaner restroom

      1. Going back some years, we stumbled upon Bates' Turkey Farm and were so impressed, that we drove out of our way on other trips to stop in. Having lived out of the South for many years, we now order holiday turkeys and hams from them and will continue to do so. Haven't actually dined there for a while, but it was exceptionally clean, with very good "home-style" food based primarily on smoked items. The service was very efficient and, in the area, I cannot image a better spot to dine. Obviously, it is family-oriented, rather than fine-dining.

        Hunt

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        1. re: Bill Hunt

          I got a holiday turkey from them one year. Delicious. Never been to the restaurant, though.

          1. re: Big Daddy

            Glad that you enjoyed it. We used to order from them annually, but for some reason have not done so recently. Maybe my wife loves seeing me do the "Cajun fried turkeys," and running around afire?

            We always enjoyed them, and were we traveling in the general area, we'd detour, in hopes that it was as good as in years past.

            Hunt

        2. A great place for lunch in Greenville is a little joint at the next exit south. If you are travelling south you would take the next exit after 130. You make a left off the exit, go under the interstate and it is on the right attached to a Shell gas station. They have BBQ, smoked meats and homemade pies. Great local food!

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