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Tellico Kats Deli

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1829 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN 37385
(423) 253-3411
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Surprise Find

This is a coffee shop, plus sort of a diner. The coffee, food and desserts are good. They have tables overlooking the river and great ambiance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
micarooni
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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253 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a coffee shop, plus sort of a diner. The coffee, food and desserts are good. They have tables overlooking the river and great ambiance.

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

Thanks for stopping by. So glad you enjoyed & hope to see you again!! More 

Madisonville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are 'frequent flyers' at Kats which offers delicious food made with quality ingredients. They create combinations to please your tastebuds and serve it up in a friendly atmosphere along the beautiful Tellico River. We couldn't ask for more. Homemade soups. Huge sandwiches with fresh deli ingredients. Innovative sides. Mouthwatering deserts. All at a very reasonable price.... More 

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1 Thank Kathy C
KellyeFoss, Owner at Tellico Kats Deli, responded to this review

Thanks so much!! Appreciate it when our friends return to try us again!! See ya soon!! More 

Tellico Plains, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sanwiches are good a little over priced but good. I really liked the location but I seriously think a sandwich shouldn't be 6 and 7 dollars. I mean it's not like it's a submarine sandwich

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

I'm truly sorry you feel the way you do. We feel as though it's a good price for the QUALITY & what is included. We will never substitute our quality & taste. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly folks! Reasonable prices for great sandwiches, homemade goodies (butterscotch pumpkin pie!), and local art for purchase. Beautiful views of the river from seating on the porches.

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

Thanks so much!! Hope to see ya all again soon!! More 

Pacific City, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We stopped here due to Trip Advisor rating, and we not disappointed. The made-to-order fresh deli sandwiches were HUGE! The view of the river from the deck was full of fall colors and quite beautiful.

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

Thank you so much!! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The sandwiches are great and the sides are home made. Everything I have tried has been good. You can sit outside by the river and enjoy your meal, if it is cool, they will have the heaters going on the porch.

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

Thank you so much!! More 

Marion, Virginia
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

As we came into Tellico Plains, there was Kats Deli on the right. Ready for a late lunch we found it there. Homemade tuna and chicken salad, a BLT, both with chips enjoyed on the porch along the river. So nice to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. So peaceful. Take time to check out the menu, the store,... More 

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

Appreciate it!! Hope too see again soon!! More 

Madisonville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Its always easy to enjoy a meal on the road but its rare that we feel great about our choices as far as healthy decisions go. Tellico Kats has fresh Deli lean meat pilled high, fresh vegetables that taste like they just came out of the garden. They make WONDERFUL meals at a great price. Delicious healthy choices and great... More 

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

Glad you stopped by & hope to see ya again soon!! Thanks!! More 

Grapevine, Texas
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stopped here with friends for lunch on the way to ride the Cherohala Skyway and the Tail of the Dragon. When we pulled up our friends were questioning why we rode by several other places before stopping her for lunch. Once they saw the beautiful view of the river from the back deck they understood why we were there.... More 

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

Thanks for stopping & hope to see ya soon!! More 

Dickson, Tennessee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

When I planed my route through the area I was looking for a lunch spot and Kats Deli did not disappoint. Great stop over looking the Tellico river and the New Yorker panini with potato salad was good eats.

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Thank Christopher K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1829 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN 37385
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Tellico Plains
  • Phone Number: (423) 253-3411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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

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