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Tellico Kats Deli

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1829 Cherohala Skwy, Tellico Plains, TN 37385-5837
+1 423-253-3411
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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320 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several places to grab a bite to eat nearby, but this one gives you the best value for your money. Sandwiches are excellent too...either grab and go or eat on the back porch overlooking the river.

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I have visitors from out of town, this is where I take them. The food is first rate!...Fresh ingredients. The tables out on the porch overlook the Tellico River, which is one of the most pristine rivers in America. Trout can be seen below waiting for a stray morsel. Do yourself a favor and try Kellye And Tomye's soups,... More 

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Thank Barry H
KellyeFoss, Owner at Tellico Kats Deli, responded to this review

Thanks so much!! We appreciate ya stopping by. More 

Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kelly and Tommie offer a variety of deli sandwiches, cold or toasted paninis. Their homemade desserts are a must. Sit on the back deck and overlook the Tellico River.

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Thank TellicoPlains
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Had a wonder fresh deli sandwich overlooking the river. The sandwiches were piled high and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend a stop here and look through the unusual gifts for sale as well.

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Thank Ivonne K
KellyeFoss, Owner at Tellico Kats Deli, responded to this review

Thanks so much & hope ya all had a great time. More 

Tennessee
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

I think that the food is what is most important and it was very good. We stopped on a Sunday and the place was sort of full, but it was locals not travelers. We stopped for a quick bit to take on the road and we ended up with a picnic for two. Very friendly service, parking can be a... More 

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Thank Kmr1002
KellyeFoss, Owner at Tellico Kats Deli, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!! More 

Jacksonville, Arkansas, Usa
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This is one of the gems you always hope to find. I was riding through the mountains and passing by at lunch time, I decided to try it. Going in, Tellico Kats Deli is warm and inviting, the folks are friendly, the place is clean. A deli, restaurant and country store all rolled up into a place overlooking the river,... More 

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Thank William J B
KellyeFoss, Owner at Tellico Kats Deli, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We'll look forward to your next visit. More 

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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Loved the soup and sandwich I got at the Tellico Katz Deli. The tomato soup was on point and matched my grilled cheese so well. There is a nice patio right off the Deli over the Bald River making it a perfect place to be near nature while dining.

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Thank Daniel P
KellyeFoss, Owner at Tellico Kats Deli, responded to this review

Thanks Daniel for the input. So glad you enjoyed the food & looks as though we have to work on the service. What a pretty place to wait. Everything is fresh to order so sometimes it takes a little longer. Thanks again. More 

Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere. The deli is located on the bank of the Tellico River with a large deck overlooking the river. Menu is varied with daily specials. Highly recommended.

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Thank DAVE B
KellyeFoss, Owner at Tellico Kats Deli, responded to this review

Hi Dave, Thanks for stopping by & having lunch with us. Hope to see again soon. More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We were on the Harley, having done the Tail of the Dragon and then over to the Cherohala Skyway. There's really not much to eat on this entire ride. And we were hungry and Tellico Kat's Deli is pretty much all that there is. Pretty small place. Not a lot of seating, but we found a place for the four... More 

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Thank Liz K
KellyeFoss, Owner at Tellico Kats Deli, responded to this review

We have picnic tables down by the river as well as the back & side decks. We did have busy spell & I'm sorry your sandwich wasn't better to your liking. Panini's do take longer to do & most people don't mind sitting by the river to wait. We try hard for a better than 3 stars & hope to... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place for lunch, FRESH AND TASTY. NICE people. Chicken salad over greens and a Paninni, excellent.

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Thank bjc3436
KellyeFoss, Owner at Tellico Kats Deli, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1829 Cherohala Skwy, Tellico Plains, TN 37385-5837
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Tellico Plains
  • Phone Number: +1 423-253-3411

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