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Tellico Beach Drive In

1801 Cherohala Skwy, Tellico Plains, TN 37385-5837
+1 423-253-2606
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (35 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1801 Cherohala Skwy, Tellico Plains, TN 37385-5837
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to go on the beach, take it home or if the weather is nice sit on a picnic table and enjoy the river.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How have I not reviewed this before??? We eat here weekly! Get the footlong hot dog with chili and slaw! It's the best ever. You can sometimes call ahead and get a jump on the line. There is almost always a line because everybody who...More

Thank Spowerguy
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great place to eat for traditional fast food from a place with some history. Mind you, this is hot dog, hamburger, french fries, and ice cream and all good! Loved sitting by the river eating an ice cream and watching people. The crowd never let...More

Thank kccyclenut
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

After hiking at the Bald River Falls we stopped and ate lunch here. It was a great hamburger and fabulous onion rings. When we go hiking in the spring to the Falls we will eat here again. Great dinning by the river even in 28...More

Thank cnorth828
Reviewed 20 December 2017

If you want a good burger at a good price, pull on into "The Beach" as us locals call it. You may have to stand in line depending on what time of day your there but well worth the wait for the BEACH BURGER W/CHEESE!!...More

Thank Zoom-Zoom37385
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I have only had ice cream products which they male with Mayfield Dairy ice cream have all been great. It makes bicycling 40 miles on the parkway worth it.

Thank kaschwartz865
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Hard to believe that people flock here for the food. The ice cream looked good, but the hamburger and hot dogs were very low quality. I ordered the bigger hamburger and it was still the size of a McDonald's burger. The prices seem good until...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Visited a day after the eclipse, fantastic food, great prices and the ice cream was good. Very highly recommended. Bargain!

Thank mountlombard
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent old-time hamburger stand. Don't miss it if you are passing through. They have picnic tables and you can eat overlooking the river. Good ice cream too!

Thank Wryman1977
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is a regular for both locals and visitors; expect it to be busy. Menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, fish, BBQ, and fabulous shakes. The only seating is outdoor picnic tables. Families can wade in the river or just enjoy the scenery.

Thank Rassilon6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Cherohala Skwy, Tellico Plains, TN 37385-5837
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Tellico Plains
  • Phone Number: +1 423-253-2606
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