So…after closing the old location and looking for a new spot, the owners of Good Eats Café finally found a site that met their needs… This time they’re located on the primary highway bisecting Lenoir City…US 321, which stretches from I-75 all the way to the Smoky Mountain National Park.
This spot isn’t the most attractive and the parking lot needs some attention. However, visibility is good and every time I’ve driven by, Good Eats Café has been busy… At lunch time the parking area is packed!
Since we’ve lived in the area, (almost 4 years), there have been 2 BBQ joints and a Caribbean themed restaurant in this building… It’s been like a revolving door!
Nice shot of my bald head…my fault as Laurie told me not to put my head down. In any case, once you get past the glare from my skull, you can see that this looks like your basic diner type restaurant.
This photo shows the front end of Good Eats Café… It’s pretty standard as well but that’s what we expected as we knew that the food offerings consist of basic diner cuisine.
This is one side of the menu… The positive news is that Good Eats Café serves Breakfast ALL DAY…or at least until they close in mid-afternoon. This is a vast improvement over most local restaurants who only serve breakfast until 11 AM. We like breakfast out and we truly are late risers and late starters…
This is the reverse side of the menu… One fact that must be helping to attract so many customers to date is probably the prices. You can have a grilled cheese with a small side for only $1.99 plus tax and tip! Or…you can chow down with the daily special for only $5.99…or a cheeseburger with a side for only $6.28. Another advantage is that it isn’t fast food per se…you also have table service at what are almost fast food prices.
Laurie ordered the French Toast with a side of bacon. ($6.98) They take rustic French bread, dip it in cinnamon, sugar and egg batter, grill it and then serve it with fresh berries and whipped cream. Laurie liked the French toast and would order it again. The bacon was OK…if not exceptional.
I ordered this side of hash browns to go with my breakfast. ($1.79) They could have been cooked a little longer and I would prefer them a bit crispy. I’ll order them that way the next time we eat breakfast at Good Eats.
My breakfast entrée was listed on the menu as ‘My Dad’s Breakfast’. It was 3 eggs easy over with 2 pieces of sausage and 2 biscuits covered with sausage gravy. The eggs were done right and the biscuits were OK. The sausage gravy lacked any real flavor…it was kind of bland. The Tabasco helped a bit… You might have noted that I only have 1 sausage patty on my plate. When the waitress brought the food, she told me that they were cooking up another patty and she’d bring it a.s.a.p. The good news is that she brought me 2 more patties before I was done eating! The sausage patties were quite good…lots of good sausage flavor…
We will return to Good Eats…definitely for breakfast…but we’ll also try out the lunch menu. They serve good food at a fair price. It’s not the best we’ve ever had but it sure filled our yearning for breakfast food!
Good Eats Café is located at 521 US Highway 321 N in Lenoir City Tennessee. They are open for breakfast and lunch. Phone: 865-816-3281. Their website is currently ‘under construction’, but when it is completed the web address will be http://www.goodeatscafeandbakery.com/.
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Thanks for stopping by and sharing breakfast with us!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave