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Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

523 Louisville Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701-1821
+1 865-984-3880
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
12 Sep 2017
“A local favorite”
28 May 2017
“Best Fried Chicken”
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food
523 Louisville Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701-1821
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We have been going here for years and always like it better than KFC. The folks that work here are always welcoming and nice. I love their herb roasted and fried chicken. So affordable, and yummy. Go enjoy.

Thank Englewood2016
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Lee's has great fried chicken. It is a fast food restaurant so the window staff can be challenging at times ... but the food is always consistently good.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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...More

Thank melindagidleyas
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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

Thank Carmen W
Reviewed 15 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
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
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...More

Thank silverfoxrambler
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...More

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...More

Thank L D
Reviewed 20 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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, 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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