Monday, April 29, 2013

Breakfast in Alcoa Tennessee!

Laurie and I are always looking for a restaurant that serves a nice breakfast… Here in East Tennessee, there don’t seem to be very many options where they serve a consistently good morning meal.  We’ve continued to search the area… Recently, while in a Dentist’s office in Maryville Tennessee, we overheard a patient talking about a local restaurant that we hadn’t heard of…

This is the Midway Restaurant which is located in the “New Midland Mall”…a very large but partially deserted mall in Alcoa Tennessee.  This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and its open 7 days a week, with abbreviated hours on Sunday.   For late risers like Laurie and I, the best news of all is that Midway Restaurant serves breakfast “All Day, Every Day”!
This is an interior photo of the Midway Restaurant.  Our waitress told us that the same owners have operated this restaurant for 30 years.  The Midland restaurant has been in business for 30 years!  We’ve been in the area for almost 4 years now…and we just discovered it.  Shameful on our part!

More good news… The prices at Midway Restaurant are very reasonable.  For example, the 6 omelets on the menu range in price from $5.75 to $7.85.  These 3-egg omelets with their specific ingredients are served with toast or a biscuit and sawmill gravy, plus hash browns, home fries and grits.  Quite a deal indeed!

The first thing that made my day was that our waitress at the Midland Restaurant brought this nice big bottle of Tabasco to the table.  Now…with such a great start, what about the food?

This is part of Laurie’s breakfast…  This is her standard breakfast with one exception…two eggs easy-over with 2 strips of bacon, hash browns and toast…or…

biscuits and gravy.  She would normally have gone with the toast or just asked for the biscuits with butter and jelly. 
And what is the cost for all of this food?  How about a very reasonable $4.99!

Of course, I took it up a notch!  I ordered the “Hungry Homer Breakfast”!  This spread included 3 eggs easy over, 3 nice sausage patties, hash browns, orange juice and I chose toast over the biscuit and gravy.  So what did this plentitude of food set me back?  How about only $8.49!  It was all good…a competently prepared, tasty, and properly served breakfast!
We really enjoyed our breakfasts.  The only downsides for us were the fact that, because of all of its business over the years, the restaurant could use a touch up, and I’m afraid that brown or ‘sawmill’ gravy is just not our thing.  We’re used to white gravy with bits of sausage…but hey, we’ll just get biscuits without the gravy or toast and we’ll be perfectly happy!
FYI… The menu at Midland Restaurant is very large…and contains pages of sandwiches and entrees for lunch and dinner.  Midland Restaurant is located at 155 Calderwood in Alcoa Tennessee.  Phone: 865-984-0684.  Website:
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Thanks for stopping by and sharing breakfast with us!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. What a great post! The food looks really good and the prices are very reasonable, as you stated. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Dear Dave, Breakfast is my favorite meal. I love eggs and all that goes with them, especially the good cup of coffee.
    I am glad that you and Laurie found a nice place. Looks delish! Blessings to you and Laurie. Catherine

  3. I have something with eggs like these I cant resist:)
    And the twins have the same thing we love pinch the york; look delicious Dave:)

  4. When Bev and I lived in Mvle, we ate there at least one (often two) breakfasts per weekend.