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Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

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523 Louisville Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701-1821
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Dining options: Takeout

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Good chicken and Friendly

We ate here a few times now. Middle price for chicken but it overall good food. People are really friendly and even helped my children who were cleaning up our table. Very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
Maryville, Tennessee
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Maryville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I've enjoyed this place for decades. They offer a hometown feel with continuously friendly service. The food is always good. Love the chicken strips, potato wedges, biscuits with honey.

Thank Tim K
Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We ate here a few times now. Middle price for chicken but it overall good food. People are really friendly and even helped my children who were cleaning up our table. Very nice.

Thank tracysmith159
Maryville, Tennessee
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146 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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

Thank marlin61
Maryville, Tennessee
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mbhnm
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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

Thank Charles B
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Clyde T
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101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

Thank georged940
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Thank Thom H
Maryville, Tennessee
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 

Thank KevinW
Maryville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank dacdac98

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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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