Ocoee is small so there is not much of a choice of restaurants. We had eaten the night before at a restaurant near the Gas Station. That was pretty good. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos.
Anyway, for a late lunch after visiting Chilhowee, we dropped into the Whitewater Grill. It wasn't until I had sat down and ordered a beer.... and the nice lady said that they didn't sell beer..... (I was disappointed about that) .... that I noticed the olden day dresses they had on and remembered I had seen something about this on TV.
Yes..... a while later it came to me. We were sitting in a restaurant run by Amish people. Well this was going to be an interesting experience :o)
Food wasn't too bad. The surroundings were nice with pictures of white water rafting and videos of it playing. When the nice waitress asked what sort of pie we wanted she sounded like that lady with the high pitched voice from the Beverly Hillbillies :o) And then when she rattled off the list of pies they have (which mind you I lost count after the first 6 or so)..... it took all of our energy not to totally crack up with laughter... :o) I can hear it now - "We've got cherry piii, apple piii, apricot piii.... etc......"
Anyway, to their credit the ladies were really nice and helpful and obviously did a roaring trade with the white water rafting mob. I guess you could see, you need to go here once to experience it :o)
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Granted, the choices are few in this area, but we were happily surprised to find this place. We were famished from our white water rafting excursion, and had passed a place just across the street from here. Upon arrival, however, it was evident the Ocoee Dam Deli & Diner was the place to be - the parking lot was packed!
We were seated immediately - the restaurant is adorable. Wood booths, walls, and floors, and decorated with rafting paraphernalia and photos of dams around the world. The service was quick and the food was GOOD! I had a "damburger" with cheese and bacon, served with fries and macaroni & cheese (2 sides - I picked). My husband had the daily special - jambalaya and two sides. The waitress was friendly and fast, bringing us each 3 refills during our stay.
We would be happy to return after our next rafting excursion!
**UPDATE 9/22/12 - we came back to the Dam Deli & Diner after another rafting excursion. The food was just as good as the first time, and the service was fast. We had the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer, I had the Dam Burger, and my husband had the BBQ chicken. All was very tasty and was certainly filling - I came home with half in a box!
Address: 1223 Hwy 64, Ocoee, TN 37361
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Directly across the highway from Ocoee Rafting, this is the perfect place to fuel up after your rafting trip. The service was very friendly and fast, the food was tasty and plentiful, and the prices were very inexpensive - my favorite trifecta!
Favorite Dish: I had the pulled pork dinner with a baked potato and spiced apples - I had the leftovers for dinner that night, since there was so much left over.
Address: Highway 64, Ducktown, TN
Directions: In front of the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center, at the light in Ducktown
Phone: (423) 496-5001Related to:
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The prices will accomodate any cheap/broke paddler - raft guide budget. The atmosphere is great. They have live music during the summer pretty regularly.
Favorite Dish: The hamburgers. They're big & you can get them more ways than you can imagine. The perfect post paddling dinner. Then there's the beer - major selection.
Directions: Located next to High Country Rafting & Campground, just as the highway goes from 4 lanes to 2. Sorry I can't be more specific than that.Add to your Trip Planner