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7967 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN
+1 865-738-3507
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Open with new hrs

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  • 176
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place great people!

Me my husband and two children visited this restaurant for breakfast. Great menu with lots of choices and our waitress Martha was super friendly. Excellent experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Camry_Ramsey
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Me my husband and two children visited this restaurant for breakfast. Great menu with lots of choices and our waitress Martha was super friendly. Excellent experience!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went there with 3 kids on a Friday night. Really good food, nice people. They were great with the kids. Loved the fried green tomato BLT. My son had the lemon chicken and enjoyed it. The sweet potato fries were great. Great fudge!

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Danville
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I ate at the Firefly Cafe for lunch. I had the chicken and dumplins which was the special for the day and my husband had the fried ham sandwich. The food was good, although I had to salt alot of my food which is unusual because I don't usually salt my food. The prices were not good,... More 

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Den Haag
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

OK when you're on the road and need to eat. Salad had quite a few leaves that should NOT have been in there. Bakery stand was empty. Soup of the day was sold out at 11.55 AM ?? Friendly people serving and behind the register!

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liljohn54
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had a firefly chicken sandwich, was very good. But the Reuben was skimpy and no rye bread. And we were really disappointed the sweet potato fries are gone, the regular fries were tasteless so we weren't so mad that the portion was only half what it used to be. Our server was quiet stoic, and paid us little attention,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Had a wonderful breakfast. Biscuits were great and sausage tasty.The staff was very friendly. A small warm and welcoming place.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a little gem that's easy to pass because it's at the end of a strip center some distance from the highway (can be seen from main Hwy 321, but only if you're looking for it). We had breakfast there and the waitress was like Alice? in Mel's Diner TV show (yes, that was a long time ago). She... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My first time going was a very good experience food was great!! Second time we went I had breakfast and can't say I enjoyed it much..the atmosphere there is good and the fact that you can sit outside and enjoy the view of the mountains is an extra bonus for them!!

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Lake City, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Food was yummy, prices were fair, and staff was kind and attentive. An all-around win! A good spot for lunch if you are around the national forest but don't want to deal with the more tourist areas like pigeon forge

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Woodlawn, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My family enjoyed eating here twice on a recent trip to Townsend. For lunch we all had something different and everyone's meal disappeared! I liked the fries served in the basket- very cute. Breakfast was also good and the service was terrific. The waitress was very attentive and remembered what everyone was drinking. They have a local following which tells... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7967 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-738-3507

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Open with new hrs
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?