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Full service Family Restaurant Burgers and Sandwiches Fresh Roast Prime Rib Chicken, Pasta, Seafood. Monroe Counties Premier Restaurant. Lunch and Dinner Specials
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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American
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You wouldn’t think from looking at this place from the outside what an awesome dining experience! Our waitress was friendly and happy, a real joy! The food was delicious, from appetizers to the killer desert! We had catfish ( huge portions), brisket ( melt in...your mouth), ribs, country fried steak. All of our entrees were delicious! They were serving all you could eat crab legs also!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 15, 2022 via mobile

Great food great service, 7 pepper steak is my favorite and the fried green tomatoes are better than I can make. A must try for a "mom & pop" in tellico

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed November 3, 2022

Tellico Plains isn't a very large place so doesn't have a large assortment of restaurants, but the Tellicafe headed the recommendations from a local person we spoke to. We were quickly shown to our table, well, booth actually, but ... The menu was pretty standard...stuff, so it was easy to make our selections. Service was friendly, quick and efficient. The food was quite tasty, and the portions were more than generous - so much so we had to pass on the bourbon pecan pie for dessert, much to our disappointment. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to go back if the opportunity arose on another visit to the area.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2022 via mobile

The hamburger quesadilla was delicious and so was their carrot cake. The owner is friendly and Susan was a great server.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022 via mobile

I was very disappointed. My wife and I stopped for a late lunch and we were hungry. I ordered the stuffed trout and looked forward to it, but I couldn’t even eat 1/4 of it - it was a mushy, bland mess. My wife said...her food was also bad, so we left the money on the table and just left. Maybe their burgers and other food is better, but we’ll not be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022

We stopped here with another couple after motorcycle riding and all four of us had something different and we were all very satisfied with our meals. Friendly service too!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022

Was looking for a place to get some "real food" that was not a chain and decided to give this place a try. SO happy we did. The burger was delicious, the fries were hand cut and perfect, but the real treat is the green...tomato and country ham soup. This soup alone is worth the 300 mile trip.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

The food was good the staff friendly and helpful. Broiled rainbow trout was delicious.Fried green tomatoes nice and crispy batter perfectly cooked.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022

They had seafood soup as Saturdays special. My husband ordered it and I ordered the fried pickles as appitizers. His soup was to die for! My fried pickles were very good. We both ordered the fried trout as an entree ,it was excellent! He had...mashed potatoes and green beans which he said were great. I had pinto beans and okra. The beans tasted home cooked, but the okra was the frozen variety and not very good at all. I wish I would have chosen something else other than okra. We do plan on returning. I also noticed a lot of locals eat there, that is always a good sign.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 14, 2022

Our meal was great ! Everything tasted great, good sized portions, and it was very reasonably priced ! The atmosphere was great, and the sevice was awesome ! We will definitely be back !

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 5, 2021

We've lived in the area for a bit over 1 year now, and have been to Tellicafe on many occasions and each time, the food and service have been fabulous! Rueben, Patti Melt, Chopped Steak, Chicken Salad, Chicken Livers w/Sweet Mashed Potatoes and Fried Okra,...Turkey & Dressing have all been fabulous! Waitresses have all been so nice and very attentive. I wish they had regular tea, as I'm not a fan of their flavored tea, but that's the only change I'd have on the menu!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021 via mobile

The outside of this restaurant is no indication of the excellent quality of their food. The servers are helpful and efficient. The stuffed rainbow trout and fried catfish were excellent entree choices. Everything was above expectations!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2021

Not over priced like most of the restaurants in the area. Excellent food and service. Nice experience as a “sit down” restaurant. Other establishments in the area either have no place to sit or very few tables.. experienced and certified chefs and staff. Can’t go...wrong with anything on th menu. I’ve tried all restaurants in the area but now only go to Tellicafe!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, fast service and friendly people. This was a one of a kind restaurant with great prices and large servings

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 13, 2021 via mobile

Good old fashion Southern cooking. Wait staff was exceptional, friendly, and even though clearly short handed the staff was pleasant, professional, and attentive. Restaurant was very clean and the portions were huge. We'll be back to this great local restaurant

Date of visit: October 2021
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I did not see any outdoor seating here.
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Tellacafe has beer on sight, this is a new offering. Town approved a beer permit
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Yes, Tellicafe offers takeout services.

Tellicafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5