10 Waterfront Restaurants in East Tennessee
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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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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