Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Casual Dining Lakeside – Tellico Lake Tennessee

Dinner time…where should we eat?  Our choice needed to be relatively close to home, casual and moderately priced…

We decided to have dinner at the Tanasi Grill which is located in the Tellico Village Golf Club.  The restaurant and golf club are right off of TN Hwy. 444 between Lenoir City Tennessee and TN Hwy. 72.  It’s about 9 miles from our home in the woods…

This is the Tanasi Golf Clubhouse.  The building houses a golf pro shop serving the golf course itself as well as the restaurant.  Both operations are open to the public.

As you can see, this is a popular place for diners from Tellico Village and the surrounding area!  The dining room is fairly spacious and the deck is available for those who like to dine outside.  Another dining area is available for groups…

The view of Tellico Lake from the dining rooms and the deck is not too hard to take…  Talk about ambiance!  Many diners come to Tanasi Grill via boat and they tend to love the outside dining area. 

 We like chicken wings but we are picky!  We’ve had so many variations over the years with different flavors, coatings, etc., that anything better than average jumps right out at us.  That was the case with this full order of Parmesan Garlic Wings. (Half-price appetizers = $5.50!) The wings were fried just right…nice and crispy with lots of garlic parmesan flavor!

I ended up eating the majority of the chicken wings so I thought that I would ‘behave’ and stick to a lighter than usual dinner.  So I ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad. ($9.00) The chicken was plentiful and moist, the Romaine lettuce was fresh and the Caesar Dressing was better than average.

Laurie’s entrée came with this nice large side salad…with Ranch dressing.  FYI…there were 3 cherry tomatoes buried under the lettuce mixture. 

For her entrée, Laurie ordered something unusual for her.  This was the 8 oz. Chopped Sirloin. ($9.00) This ground sirloin patty was grilled medium rare as requested and then it was topped with crispy onions and bordelaise mushroom sauce.  Her meal came with 2 sides, one being the big side salad and the other was some nicely flavored French fries. 

We had read that the recent management changes at the nearby Blue Heron Restaurant had also positively impacted the Tanasi Grill.  Having now eaten at both locations within a 4 – 5 week period we can confirm that those positive rumors were right!  We enjoyed our meals at both locations…

The Tanasi Bar and Grill is located at 450 Clubhouse Point in Loudon Tennessee.  Phone: 865-458-9392.  For directions and to check out the menu, just go to

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by to see what was for dinner!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear that good food has come to the Village and hopefully it will last this time.