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10 Waterfront Restaurants in East Tennessee

Amy Shrader

I am Amy Shrader, a native of Morristown, Tennessee.  I became a REALTORĀ® in May 2012...

I am Amy Shrader, a native of Morristown, Tennessee.  I became a REALTORĀ® in May 2012...

Aug 19 4 minutes read

I'm dedicated to keeping it local!   

You don't have to drive to Knoxville to enjoy waterfront restaurants.  We're lucky to have fabulous lakefront options on both Cherokee and Douglas Lakes.  Not only amazing food but the WOW views will make the experience even more special.  Cheers to lakefront living and summer dining!

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1.  Cook's Boathouse, Bean Station



Local family style restaurant serving a variety of home cooked meals & homemade desserts overlooking beautiful Cherokee Lake.

Address:  410 Highway 25E, Bean Station TN 37708 

Phone:  865-935-0395  (Call in orders from your boat for pick up)

2. Mason Jar Grill, Rutledge


Family owned restaurant with southern favorites, such as fried green tomatoes.  Located in CardNal Cove Campground.  Dock area to pull up by boat.

Address:  1025 CardNal Cove Rd, Rutledge TN 37861

Phone:  865-345-1180 

3. Dockside Grill, Bean Station


Located at Huff's German Creek Marina in Bean Station, Marie's Dockside Grill has a variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Address:  120 Muskogee Ln, Bean Station, TN 37708

Phone:  865-345-1234

4. Off The Hook, Jefferson City

Premier Lakeside restaurant (located near Black Oak Marina).  Famous for their casual atmosphere, burgers, and tacos.

Address:  2513 Black Oak Rd, Jefferson City, TN 37760

Phone:  865-375-7075

5.  Angelo's At The Point

Hand cut steaks from USDA Choice or higher-aged beef.  Fresh fish and home made desserts.  Enjoy while looking out over the main channel of Douglas Lake.

Address:  122 Boat Dock Drive, Dandridge, TN 37725

Phone:  865-344-7200

6. Cowboy's On the Water, Dandridge


Family friendly restaurant with magnificent views of Douglas Lake.  Two tiered patio or dine inside.  

Address:  1435 TN-139, Dandridge, TN 37725

Phone:  865-397-2529

7.  The Grill at Fall Creek, Russellville

Located on a floating dock at Fall Creek Marina and Campground.  Features 100% Angus 1/2 lb. hamburger and ice cold beer.  Open Memorial Day through Labor Day on weekends.

Address:  5656 Fall Creek Dock Rd, Russellville, TN 37860

Phone:  423-581-4701

8.  Dock and Dive, Bean Station

Located at Lakeside Marina, the Dock and Dive eatery provides a festive atmosphere on Cherokee Lake.  Menu items include shrimp tacos, fried bologna sandwiches, and grilled PB&J's!

Address:  110 Bluff Village Rd, Bean Station, TN 37708

Phone:  865-993-5798

9.  Baneberry's Bar & Grill, Baneberry


The Baneberry Bar & Grill is a cozy clubhouse restaurant with country decor and charm.  Full service bar offering beer, wine and food.

Address:  704 Harrison Ferry Rd, Baneberry, TN 37890

Phone:  865-674-2500

10.  River Place on the Clinch, Kyles Ford

While this restaurant isn't located on Cherokee or Douglas Lake, a list of waterfront restaurants in East Tennessee would be incomplete without the River Place on the Clinch River.    Enjoy live entertainment, rent a canoe or kayak, and sample some delicious food!

Address:  2788 Highway 70, Kyles Ford, TN 37765

Phone:  423-733-4400

Bonus:  Amis Mill Eatery, Rogersville

Amis Mill Eatery or "The Mill" as it is known regionally is the most unique and historical restaurant in East Tennessee.  Sit on the deck overlooking a waterfall while dining on  smoked Prime Rib, Fresh Seafood, Huge Burgers, Cajun Cuisine and Homemade Desserts.

Address:  127 W Bear Hollow Road, Rogersville, TN 37857

Phone:  423-272-7040

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