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Tributary Restaurant

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118 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683
+1 423-727-4150
11:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the spinach artichoke dip, the beer fries and the desserts. Always worth the stop on our way through Mountain City.

Thank TFlaherty
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really, really great! I drive from North Carolina just to go here! Would definitely recommend and the service is great!

Thank Tierney F
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A varied menu with many different items, including several salads. We ran out of drinks twice and had to stop the waitress to get a refill.

Thank TNDauksch
frugged, Manager at Tributary Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate your candor regarding service, when I eat out I expect the same! It Will Be adresses! Please stop by again! More 

Pulaski, Virginia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Converted store from on Main. Really good soup and salad bar. Interesting menu, though maybe too varied to cover all dishes to their best. I like the atmosphere and the service was good.

Thank DontQuitYourDayJob
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

When you look at its menu, Tributary promises the moon. It just can't deliver on the promise. There aren't a lot of dining choices in Mountain City, so Tributary is popular despite this. It's located in the older section of the downtown shopping district and the decor is quaint and clean. The menu, as I said, is huge and varied--it's... More 

Thank LionandProf
Wytheville, Virginia
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

If you ever wonder into Mountain City TN, stop in to the Tributary Restaurant before leaving. The small, quant downtown area is the perfect setting for Mexican food. Friendly service, decent selections, and tasty food will be well worth the stop. We had plenty of food and drink for a fair price.

Thank Rt90RR
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I do not get allot of time to eat out. I decided to take the day and eat all my meals at our local dining establishments. For lunch it was Tributary. The décor is a perfect feel for downtown Mountain City. The salad bar is fresh. Lots to choose from off the lunch menu. The servers are fantastic as well.... More 

Thank Peter L
Chesapeake, Virginia
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185 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I stopped at the Tributary Restaurant for lunch on a recent motorcycle trip with friends. I ordered the Apple Chicken Salad sandwich on sourdough bread, with homemade potato chips, plus a house salad. The meal was very tasty. The staff was very friendly. We were a party of seven, and the kitchen was a little slow. Overall, a very good... More 

Thank Hiistory-Buff
Banner Elk, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Aleta was more than helpful when I was looking for a company to cater my wedding. She was extremely friendly on the phone and gave me several good suggestions about other aspects of the wedding. She had a lot of delicious food to choose from at a very competitive price. However, when it came down to the day, Aleta was... More 

Thank emma2782016
Wanda56Litchfield_CT, Owner at Tributary Restaurant, responded to this review

Emma?! I along with my crew are somewhat mystified by this response, we've received only rave reviews about service and food for every catering job we've done.... If this is truly a valid response, please let us know what wedding/date/venue your are referring to.... More 

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Open for lunch daily and dinner on Friday and Saturday only. Delicious food, so fresh, and attractively presented. Our table had the Ahi Tuna Salad, a couple of different quesadilla choices, and the salad bar....all delicious!

Thank Maryann H

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 24
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Mountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-727-4150
Full Service Lunch Bistro featuring oversized sandwiches Burgers, and salads with gourmet soup and salad bar variety of quesadillas also available with gluten free / whole grain tortillas! From scratch desserts are what we are also known for.... Try our newest "french beignet" basket with caramel and chocolate dipping sauces! enjoy here with free wifi, or take out! Affordable Lunch for Foodies!

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