While on the way to Harrogate, TN for a bit of work and enjoying the fall colors, we drove through Tazewell, TN. After competing our required duties, it was time to search out a place for lunch. My great friend, Miss E suggested that we stop at Old Town Grill. She told me the owner previously owned and operated the restaurant in the Hickory Star Marina back in Maynardville.
We arrived quite late for lunch....1:30PM to find a large number of diners still enjoying lunch. Our wait at the entrance was a little long, but I will give the hostess the benefit of the doubt since we were very late in arriving.
She immediately seated us in a very spacious booth. After looking around at the interior, I soon found out all the booths were large and could easily seat 8 diners, six very comfortably. I am not a fan of six or more in a booth since the one closest to the wall will always have to get up to powder their nose.
A full menu was presented....featuring lunch specials....sandwiches, soups and nice salad selection. Also, they offer a full meal selection including fried catfish, baked items and a nice selection of steaks. We opted for the Express Lunch menu offered until 4PM. They also offered "small plates" for dining after 4PM. Nice to see this available since most lunch and dinner portions here in Tennessee would feed two or three.
Miss E chose the Chicken Salad Sandwich for $4.99. Beautiful whole wheat bread and very nice chicken chunks. A little over dressed with mayo, but it was great flavor.
|Chicken Salad Sandwich with Hand Made Chips|
|The Half Club with Garden Salad|
Watching my carbs...I didn't order the chips...but I did eat just one! They were out of this world good...crisp and not greasy. It was obvious they were freshly made to order.
My Club also was served with a toasted whole wheat bread...very good, nice crisp bacon and wonderful ham. The outstanding feature of my Garden Salad with the Bleu Cheese dressing. All their salad dressings are house made and the flavor was over the top in enjoyment.
Our Lunch tab.....$12.00!! Outstanding value and a restaurant worthy of returning on our next outing.