We were fortunate enough to find this hidden treasure located just a stones throw away from Cade's Cove through restaurant.com, and even though it's a little bit hard to see from Hwy 73 in Townsend (it's tucked away behind the Black Bear Cafe on 73), finding this restaurant was well worth the effort. It sits right on the river so you can sit and watch the inner-tubers and geese casually float by while you dine on some of the most delicious cajun and creole food you've ever tasted.
We had the baked potato skins for an appetizer, and right away we KNEW that we had hit the jackpot of restaurants that are off the beaten path, but the kind of place you will always make a point of visiting whenever you're in the area. I had a crawfish po-boy that was stuffed with some of the most deliciously seasoned crawfish I had ever eaten, and my wife had the fish sandwich which she couldn't believe tasted as good as it did. The fish was fresh and breaded perfectly and fried to the point where it was crispy without the greasiness like you find with most fish sandwiches. Just like my po-boy the flavor was spot on and wasn't overpowering.
The service was as good as the food, and not only was our waitress extremely attentive and friendly, but after our meal was done one of the owners even came by our table and thanked us for coming. We will no doubt be making this restaurant a location we frequent whenever we come to Tennessee, and of all the places we'll be bringing our family to eat at when we bring them with us next time, this will be the place we bring them to so they can taste what REAL cajun and creole food is suppose to taste like.
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