Lottie’s Diner is located just south of town and, we’ve had it on our back road radar for some time. We were in serious need of a country breakfast!
It’s a straight-forward little restaurant with a deck for outdoor dining. Nothing fancy… Most of the customers were locals and since our visit was just a bit after the recent tornado outbreak in the south, much of the table to table conversation was about the damage suffered locally…trees and buildings damaged, power outages…and conversation about how everyone was pulling together to help with the recovery.
Laurie ordered 2 eggs over easy with bacon and hash browns plus a ‘cathead’ biscuit and a side of gravy. The eggs were a little overcooked but everything else was very tasty. The biscuit was excellent and it was a meal in itself.
My easy over eggs were about right… Note that the sausage patty was about the same size as the cathead biscuit! We both agreed that this was one of the 2 or 3 best breakfasts that we’ve had to date, (21 months), in East Tennessee.
Service was very friendly… Nice people all around us! This is a popular stop for truckers and other travelers traversing US Highway 411 between Chattanooga and Knoxville. We will be back for more!
Lottie’s Diner is located at 5790 Highway 411 in Benton Tennessee. Phone: 423-338-8511.