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Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

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523 Louisville Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701-1821
865-984-3880
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Chicken in town

This is a consistently good place for chicken. The livers are very good. The biscuits and honey are a good after meal treat. Kinda like a dessert. Good folks

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a consistently good place for chicken. The livers are very good. The biscuits and honey are a good after meal treat. Kinda like a dessert. Good folks

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lee's has been an Alcoa/Maryville staple for 40 years. Always top notch chicken and sides. The potato wedges are our first choice for a side. Coleslaw and green beans are also favorites. Save your biscuit for desert as there is honey on the table. This is where the locals eat chicken and have for years. Don't look for a lot... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Cashier Leah messed up order and to fix it I was told I had to go to the back of the line lol...no thanks! !!...3 times in a row!!!! Owner needs new management!!!!!!....thanks. ..charles.......vinburch@gmail.com

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Lee's is a favorite in this area for years. The food is always served at the right temperature, always delicious and comes to you very quick whether at the dive through or in the dinning room. There is a solid variety of choices and the value is great for the money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stopped by in a hurry. Servicer was friendly, service was good, and the food came out hot and good, and the price is right. Everything prepared ust as advertised. I have repeated the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

KFC may have a slightly better breading, but the chicken underneath is so much better at Lees. You get a much better meal for the price. I like the selection of sides, and you can get oven roast style (no breading) if you prefer. It has a welcoming feeling and the staff seem happy to see you.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a chain restaurant so once you eat at them they are all pretty similar. The chicken here is good not knock you over good but good. The wedges here are cut it looks like with and apple cutter from potatoes, sounds crazy but I like it that way. I say that because you get a round one in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

First restaurant I found that has gizzards on the menu. Fried, tender & just like mom's... awesome! Will definitely be back for more!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The food was good. I have not seen a Lee's Chicken since I left Montgomery, Al. The food & service was good. The cashier was polite & helpful. The only thing wrong....the chicken could have been hotter....but they were busy too!!

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Lee's has the friendliest staff. I love the atmosphere, it's like home. & the chicken is awesome, never eating kfc, popeyes, or bojangles again! 5 star service!

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  • Address: 523 Louisville Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701-1821
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: 865-984-3880

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