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Tellico Kats Deli

Tellico Kats Deli on the River
Delicatessen & General Store

1829 Cherohala Skyway
Tellico Plains TN 37385
Telephone: 423-253-3411

10-6 Daily, Closed Tuesdays
(April 1 thru October 31)

10-5 Daily, Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
(Nov 1 thru March 31)


Tellico Kats Deli logo
Dine along the picturesque Tellico River and enjoy gourmet sandwiches, delicious salads and home made desserts.
Kats entrance - Local Arts, Crafts, Books, T-Shirts, and Foods
Dine on the Tellico River deck

Tellico Kats menu features hot and cold custom sandwiches, paninis, salads and seasonal soups. Many ingredients come from local farm markets. But save room for the homemade desserts...amaretto sour cream cake, peppermint cream cheese brownies, pecan and apple pie. Lunches prepared to go are favorites with bikers and hikers. So stop by soon and enjoy the ambience of the rippling Tellico River while enjoying a meal you won't soon forget.

It's tough to beat this location, combining the sounds of the flowing river, the sight of fish in the clear water, and the delicious home made food, right on the Tellico Riverfront. Tellico Kats presents a friendly, homey atmosphere, with made-to-order specialties which will keep you coming back. Dining indoors, on the porch overhanging the Tellico River, and on the covered deck. Conveniently located on the Cherohala Skyway. Motorcycle parking.

  • Hot and cold sandwiches, home made soups, side salads and goodies.
  • Daily specials
  • Sliced-to-order cold cuts and deli cheeses
  • Gourmet Coffee
  • Boxed picnic lunches
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Local Arts, Crafts, Books, T-Shirts, and Foods
  • Specialty Party Platters: Sandwich Trays, Appetizer Platters, Cookie Trays, Salads (48 hour notice, please)
For 11 years Tomye Schilling and Kellye Foss created a unique dining experience with their Tellico Kats Deli beside the beautiful Tellico River on the Cherohala Skyway, just east of Tellico Plains, Tennessee. After a well deserved retirement by the sisters in April 2019, Tara and Bob Davenport took over Kats and carry on the menu and traditions which are widely known throughout the hills and valleys of East Tennessee.

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