Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tanasi Café & Club House

Laurie and I have eaten at the Tanasi Café on several occasions, but this was the first time that we’d approached it from Tellico Lake.  On this summer day, our friends Karen and Charlie, had invited us to bring Laurie’s sister Bonnie and her husband Bill out for a boat ride.

In this photo, we’re approaching the Tanasi golf clubhouse and pro-shop, with the Tanasi Café and the adjoining marina.

It was lunchtime so, after a couple of baskets of chips and salsa, ($2.00 per basket), we were all about sandwiches and salads.  This is the Alpine Burger…with sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese ($6.95)  It was the first time Laurie ordered this burger and it was really good! 

I ordered the All American Burger with cheese and a side of Cole Slaw ($6.80) The toasted bun is a nice touch, the burger was moist…not overcooked and the slaw was creamy and refreshing.

Karen and Charlie shared a sandwich and the Chicken Club Salad, ($8.00), with 2 different salad dressings.  They had ordered a half-salad but, the waitress delivered the full sized version in error. (Note: The half salad costs $6.00) Although the order wasn’t quite right, this was a tasty salad with fresh ingredients and, as one can see, it came with a fair amount of chicken.

Two members of our group ordered the Patty Melt ($6.95) This is one of Laurie’s preferred sandwiches and the Patty Melt served at Tanasi Café is one of her favorites.  Her sister Bonnie ordered this one.  She said it was very good!

The other sandwich ordered by our little group of boaters, was the Grilled Reuben ($6.25)  This construction of corn beef grilled with sour kraut, topped with Swiss cheese on grilled rye bread accompanied by a side of Cole Slaw, was also well received.

All in all, Tanasi Café is a nice restaurant with great views of Tellico Lake.  The restaurant serves solid, better than average, reliable food at a reasonable price.  Tanasi Café is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.  Dinner items on the menu include Surf and Turf, Grilled Salmon, Stuffed Flounder, Blackened Grouper and Shrimp, Pan Seared Tilapia and a Half Rack of Ribs.  In addition, there are 3 chicken options, 2 other beef options and 4 pasta selection.  The most expensive item on the menu is the Surf and Turf at $16.95.

Tanasi Café is located right off of County Road 444 at 450 Clubhouse Point in Loudon Tennessee.  (There is no website available) Phone: 865-458-9392.

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Have a great day!


  1. Wow, now I'm finding out all the good places to eat around here! Everything looks great Dave!

  2. Looks like a nice afternoon with a nice variety of sandwiches. Catherine