As there’s not much on the road itself, except for the camp-store (a 2-mile drive from TN MM 14), we seriously recommend taking advantage of the views and having a picnic.
However, in Tellico Plains and Robbinsville there are some local small restaurants and a few typical fast food options.
Just before driving into Tellico Plains, we stopped at the little roadside hamburger joint Tellico Beach Drive-in. Sitting at one of their picnic tables along the river, we grabbed a couple burgers and some ice creams to finish our day. Few tips about eating here, bring cash and don’t be in a hurry.
In Robbinsville, our favorite place is only open Mon – Fri from 11-2. But, if you get the chance, do yourself a favor and stop at T. Dubbs BBQ shack. It is literally a shack, but my goodness it is worth timing your lunch to catch them open.