Monday, October 24, 2011

Aubrey’s – An East Tennessee Restaurant

After a recent golf outing, Laurie and I, along with our friends Karen and Charlie, debated where we wanted to go for a casual dinner.  We decided that we’d go to a local restaurant in Lenoir City Tennessee.

We’ve been to Aubrey’s several times in the last couple of years.  The food that this local restaurant chain serves is plentiful, reasonably priced and it’s easy on the palate!

This is probably the most attractive bar in Loudon County Tennessee.  It has a nice feel to it…big with lots of wood and a warm décor.  Of course, this isn’t a big focus for those of us who are really into good food…

This Aubrey’s restaurant is really very large… This photo shows perhaps a third of the seating and there are tables in the bar area as well. 

Charlie ordered the Seafood Alfredo… It is includes shrimp and surmi crabmeat, tossed with sugar snap peas, red onions, with bowtie pasta in a classic Alfredo sauce.  The crab, sugar snap peas and bits of red onion provide a nice color blend for this entrée.  Charlie gave it a thumbs up!

Laurie’s entrée was Aubrey’s aptly named Haystack.  The Haystack includes grilled chicken and sautéed mushrooms, tossed with linguine in a classic parmesan and mushroom cream sauce.  Laurie has ordered this dish before and its one of her favorites! 

This was the side dish that came with my entrée… These thick cut potato chips are big time favorites at Aubrey’s!  Sometimes I’ll even sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on them. 

I ordered this ‘heart unhealthy’ but very flavorful Buttermilk Chicken Breast.  It’s a whole double chicken breast, marinated in buttermilk, double-battered, deep-fried and then smothered with homemade white gravy.  I just sprinkle this platter of flavor with a bit of Tabasco and I’m ready to attack this major food challenge!

Karen ordered something that we’d previously taken a photo of…and now I can’t remember what it was!   However, Laurie and I can attest to the fact that all of us really enjoyed this après golf dinner… We would recommend Aubrey’s to anyone in the area or to any travelers passing by Lenoir City on I-75.  It’s not gourmet dining but it’s very good comfort food and the prices are right!
Aubrey’s has 7 locations in East Tennessee…3 in Knoxville with others in Farragut, Maryville, Cleveland and Lenoir City.  The Lenoir City restaurant is about ½ mile east of I-75 via US Highway 321.  It’s on a hill behind the local Cracker Barrel.  The address is 401 Town Creek Road East.  Phone: 865-986-3113.  Website: 
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Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave 


  1. I think I've only been to Aubrey's once and really don't remember it but Bev has been several times and always enjoys it. All of the meals, but especially yours, look delicious and oh so healthy.

  2. The food sounds wonderful and it certainly looks delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary