So, let me recap a familiar day. Drive all morning to play on the awesome Tellico River in east Tennessee. Play hard. Really play hard. Forget to eat. By the time you make it off the river at the end of the day, you’re ready to eat big time!

So the crowd says they’re all going to Hardee’s, or that walk up burger joint on the right. And you know your stomach doesn’t like all that fast food. Well next time you find yourself in this predicament, dont drive too far, because Tellico Kats on the River – Delicatessen & General Store is the first place to eat on the way out of the river. This great restaurant is located about 100yds before that greasy burger joint on the right, at 1829 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN. They have a great menu covering fresh hot/cold sandwiches, salads, hot soups, drinks, and hot coffee to wash it all down.  I had the tuna salad half sandwich and Broccoli Cheese Soup and coffee. After a long day of paddling in the snow, this trio really warmed me up and set me right for the 3 hour drive I had ahead of me back to Nashville. They even have a heated back patio overlooking the river! And the deli also serves as a general store from which you can purchase basic provisions. Thanks Tellico Kats for helping make my day great!!! I photo’d their menu and attached it below. Remember them next time you’re hungry and headed back from the Tellico!

Click to see online menu.