Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dining at the Tanasi Café – Tellico Village TN

We’ve eaten at Tanasi Café many times…but for some unknown reason, I’ve never gotten around to report on our experiences.

Tanasi Café is a clubhouse restaurant that’s open to the public.  It’s located on Tellico Lake in Tellico Village in Loudon County Tennessee.  It’s the home of a marina and a nice 18-hole golf course.  For information on the golf course, go to:

The view from the Tanasi Cafe makes it a very relaxing place to eat.  Of course, the restaurant is ‘golf course casual’ and, as you can see, outdoor seating is available.

We’ve accumulated several food photos from the restaurant at various times and with various folks… This is one of Laurie’s favorites, the Patty Melt with crispy French fries.  The grilled rye bread is very nice and, in addition to the hamburger and sauteed onions, it comes with Chipotle mayonaise. ($6.95)

This is the Chicken Club Salad that a dining companion ordered.  As you can see, it’s a big dinner salad loaded with lettuce, grilled chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, almond slivers and dried cranberry’s.  Nice salad! ($7.00)

This was my lunch the last time I ate there.  It’s the breaded Flounder, fried to a golden brown accompanied with the crispy fries, cole slaw and cocktail sauce. (I’m not crazy about tartar sauce…) The fish was nice and I really like their slaw!

On one of our visits to the Tanasi Café, a fellow diner ordered the Cobb Salad.  It came with lots of diced turkey, crumbled bacon, olives, tomatoes, hardboiled egg and crumbled bleu cheese.  I’ve had this salad myself and I’ve always enjoyed it. ($7.00)

This is Chicken Bryan, a dinner entrée that I had one evening.  It’s not currently on the summer menu, but this was a very enjoyable meal!  The breasts of chicken were topped with goat cheese and a sauce made with sundried tomatoes.  The accompanying vegetables were cooked just right…not mushy…and as I previously mentioned, the cole slaw is very nice.  (I can’t recall the price, but the most expensive chicken dish on the menu now…with 2 sides…is $9.95) 

Laurie took this photo from the deck at Tanasi Café… Not a bad view while you enjoy your lunch, dinner or just a beer after a round of golf! 

Service is always effiecient and the waitstaff is very personable… For a nice meal or just a drink in pleasant, relaxing surroundings, Tanasi Café is a winner!

Tanasi Café has a full bar and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.  There are 4 appetizers on the menu, 15 different salads, (including variations of meat/seafood combinations), as well as 11 sandwiches, 18 entrees, (including 4 pasta choices) There are also nightly dinner specials and, for those with a light appetite, 11 ‘Mini Meals’ are available.

The Tanasi Clubhouse and Café is located at 450 Clubhouse Point just off of Loudon Country Road 444 between US 321 and TN Rte. 72 near Lenoir City Tennessee. (No website) Phone: 865-458-9392.


  1. Your pictures are hard to beat. They really make the food look luscious. I hope you have a great Father's Day. Blessings...Mary

  2. We've eaten there a couple of times and it's been a nice experience.

  3. Dear Dave, I love a good Patty-Melt too! with crispy French fries sounds delish! The place does look very nice and relaxing.
    Thanks for visiting. I hope that you enjoy my recipes. Blessings your way, Catherine