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Tributary Restaurant

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118 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683
+1 423-727-4150
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
Level Contributor
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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183 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

First time there. Food was excellent and prices very reasonable. Friendly and helpful waiters. I will definitely be back soon and often. Everything made fresh. Great pastries home made. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Tom S
Johnson City, Tennessee
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by whole on buisness in town. I choose the salad bar. Each item on the salad bar was fresh and there were several specialty items available on the bar along with the old stand bys. The macaroni salad was especially good. The dressing was good and fresh and seemed to be home made. The staff was nice, friendly and... More 

Thank John P

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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, Italian, International
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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 restaurant featuring oversized sandwiches Burgers, and salads with gourmet soup and salad bar Dinner served Weekends with steaks, prime rib,seafood, with eclectic southern cuisine as well! From scratch desserts are what we are also known for.... NEW GRAB AND GO BREAKFAST WITH FRESH BREWED COFFEES, FRESH BAKED DANISHES, CROISSANTS, MUFFINS, SCONES, AND CINNAMON ROLLS. enjoy here with free wifi, or take out! (fri, sat & sun)

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