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Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

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523 Louisville Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701-1821
+1 865-984-3880
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knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Very good place for juicy chicken! Their weekday lunches are a great price and the $5.49 Wednesday special with 3 pieces and 2 sides are a wonderful deal!

Thank cigarmanknoxville_TN
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Chicken was good. Nice batter. Didn't really care for mashed potatoes and gravy. Service was quick and professional. Just nothing special.

Thank Dave L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

While the food and sides are really good, the place just looks nasty, outside and in, It's in a very old building that just needs to be torn down. The prices are very reasonable and they have a lunch menu. I'm sure if they moved to a new building their sales would go up.

Thank silverfoxrambler
Maryville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

-Always quick, prompt service and the foot is always hot and fresh. I always get the chicken strips (best in town). Oldies music is always playing and a plus for wife and I. Enjoy the food, great tater wedges and slaw. Disappointed that they have Pepsi and not Coke. Have been a loyal customer for several years and continue to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

If you have an opportunity to visit a Lee's Famous Recipie Chicken do so. Lee Cummings was the nephew of Harlan Sanders and helped establish KFC. In my families view their chicken is better then the Colonel's. The store in Alcoa is very clean and the staff is very good . It's a good experience. Tried the fried apples.

Thank L D
Maryville, Tennessee
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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201 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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172 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 Louisville Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701-1821
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: +1 865-984-3880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?