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Tellico Kats Deli

1829 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN 37385
(423) 253-3411
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
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Dacula, Georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love stopping by Tellico Kats! Great sandwiches, good desserts. Best seat is outside on the deck that sits out over the Tellico River. Beautiful! Worth a stop if you are traveling the Cherohala Skyway. If the back deck is full, try a picnic table outside beside the river weather permitting.

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We planned a day trip over the Cherohala Skyway from NC, and found this lunch spot on Trip Advisor. It's the first stop on the TN side of the mountains, and we were glad we stopped! Delicious sandwiches and salad plates, super friendly service, and a nice side, dog friendly deck, overlooking the river. Picnic tables at the river's edge,... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wow. 7 bikers walk in to Kats Deli and walk out full with left overs! The sandwiches are original and creative. Only perfect ingredients used. The breads are so brilliantly matched to the fixings I would hate to question anything they make. Skip that place that fries everything and stop at this diamond. It's small and cozy and well worth... More

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Columbus,Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We ate there several times during a motorcycle trip to the area. Excellent food great service and a fabulous view. Try the daily specials and great desserts.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Small, quaint, excellent food and service, beautiful views that change with the season. Our visiting family and friends love it; even the grandchildren. We visit often when we have guests to eat at Kats and see the Falls. They love it. We go by ourselves about 3-4 times a year. Reminds me of Bavaria part of Germany. Oak Ridge/Kingston

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Beautiful scenery - Fantastic food - love The New Yorker and the Southwest paninis. The food is incredibly fresh and the service is excellent. We ate there twice during our 4-day visit to Tellico Plains!

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volstommy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Kays is a good little deli. I wish they had a little bigger menu, but I live near the restaurant and eat their quiet a bit. If you are visiting it's a great place to get a quick bite.

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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It took a while to give this deli a "try" but am so glad I finally did! The sandwiches are awesome - fresh baked bread/roll, generous portion of meat/cheese, chips & pickle. Space permitted, you can sit at a table on the back porch that overlooks the river below. While waiting for your food you can browse the shelves filled... More

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stopped here for lunch before driving the Cherohala Skyway. The sandwiches are huge and absolutely delicious and you can eat them out on the back porch overlooking the river. They have a good selection and everything is made fresh and comes with chips and a pickle. Great place to stop and you can get your meal to go if you... More

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

One of my favorite stops when riding the Cherohala! Fresh made sandwiches and hot gourmet soups are just part of the attraction...sitting on the back deck overlooking the Tellico River and Mountains are the rest! Over the years I have never had a disappointing meal here and coupled with the friendly staff...it makes for a pleasant interlude before racing up... More

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