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Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

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523 Louisville Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701-1821
+1 865-984-3880
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

was my 1st job when i was a kid, still eat there(25yrs later lol) they have the best chicken, way better than KFC, never greasy.. have great livers & gizzards too!! oh! AND they make their own hot sauce(buffalo) i get it on the side & dip my chicken in it. fresh dipped is the best because the skin will... More 

Thank melindagidleyas
Alcoa, Tennessee
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chicken meals are large and affordable! Love the homemade potatoe Wedges! Real sweet tea! Indoor seating and drive thru option.

Thank Carmen W
knoxville, TN
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Very good place for juicy chicken! Their weekday lunches are a great price and the $5.49 Wednesday special with 3 pieces and 2 sides are a wonderful deal!

Thank cigarmanknoxville_TN
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Chicken was good. Nice batter. Didn't really care for mashed potatoes and gravy. Service was quick and professional. Just nothing special.

Thank Dave L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

While the food and sides are really good, the place just looks nasty, outside and in, It's in a very old building that just needs to be torn down. The prices are very reasonable and they have a lunch menu. I'm sure if they moved to a new building their sales would go up.

Thank silverfoxrambler
Maryville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

-Always quick, prompt service and the foot is always hot and fresh. I always get the chicken strips (best in town). Oldies music is always playing and a plus for wife and I. Enjoy the food, great tater wedges and slaw. Disappointed that they have Pepsi and not Coke. Have been a loyal customer for several years and continue to... More 

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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

If you have an opportunity to visit a Lee's Famous Recipie Chicken do so. Lee Cummings was the nephew of Harlan Sanders and helped establish KFC. In my families view their chicken is better then the Colonel's. The store in Alcoa is very clean and the staff is very good . It's a good experience. Tried the fried apples.

Thank L D
Maryville, Tennessee
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

I've enjoyed this place for decades. They offer a hometown feel with continuously friendly service. The food is always good. Love the chicken strips, potato wedges, biscuits with honey.

Thank Tim K
Maryville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We ate here a few times now. Middle price for chicken but it overall good food. People are really friendly and even helped my children who were cleaning up our table. Very nice.

Thank tracysmith159
Maryville, Tennessee
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211 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This is a consistently good place for chicken. The livers are very good. The biscuits and honey are a good after meal treat. Kinda like a dessert. Good folks

Thank marlin61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 Louisville Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701-1821
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: +1 865-984-3880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?