Located a short distance from our Cascade Outdoors headquarters, this is our top Ocoee River restaurant recommendation. Ocoee Dam Deli & Diner offers country cooking and bluegrass entertainment in a wholesome dining atmosphere.
THINGS TO DO IN CHATTANOOGA AFTER A LONG DAY OF RAFTING
Follow up your Cascade Outdoors adventure by hiking, biking, exploring, camping, recuperating and best of all - eating! Stop by any one of our recommended restaurants in and around Ocoee, Tennessee and be sure to check out our recent blog post: What to Do After a Day of Rafting to kick-off or top off your adventure!
WHERE TO EAT NEAR OR AROUND OCOEE
BITES + BREWS
* = Top picks
*Ocoee Dam Deli & Diner
*Marthie Ann’s Hot Chicken And Cold Treats
Start your meal with fried green tomatoes, garlic cheese nuggies, or a caprese salad. Marthie Ann’s offers a variety of entrees and desserts, all made with love. Don’t leave without trying the Pimento Cheese Hot Honey Sandwich, it’s ridiculously good.
Since its grand opening in early 2022, Myrtle’s encourages you to “put some south in your mouth” with their breakfast, lunch and daily specials. You’ll find a down home country ambiance and delicious entrees like the Brie Grilled Cheese, a combination of bacon, apricot and brie on sourdough bread, wow.
The Ocoee’s first taco truck! With a simple menu of tacos, ceviche, tamales or nachos, Tacoee makes for a fast and delicious meal. We love their merch and their fresh-squeezed strawberry lemonade.
Big Mike’s BBQ
Smokin’ since 1978 Big Mike’s BBQ is a local favorite. You have to try their famous fall of the bone ribs! We recommend checking their facebook page beforehand, as some menu items sell out quickly. This Ocoee River restaurant also offers catering.
Start the meal with complimentary chips and salsa, then try one of the weekly specials, like their hefty Sampler Platter, Chile Colorado or Pechuga Tapatia. You can also choose from a variety of imported and domestic cervezas (beers) at this locally-owned Mexican restaurant in Ocoee, TN.
Serving breakfast all day, the Ocoee Diner offers indoor and outdoor seating. Customers claim the service is fast and the staff will make you feel welcomed. Try the Ocoee Breakfast consisting of two eggs, hash browns, three strips of applewood smoked back, biscuit or toast and a waffle… yum!
Bears Den BBQ
Their family-friendly atmosphere provides more than just barbecue. Enjoy their catfish, loaded pork potato or nachos as well. Warning: the hot sauce is HOT!
Cajun Lady Seafood
Serving fresh seafood and authentic cajun & creole dishes, Cajun Lady Seafood is sure to fill you up. Check out their facebook page for daily specials. The Crispy Brussel Sprouts with bacon and maple mustard sauce are a crowd favorite.
EXPLORE THE CHEROKEE NATIONAL FOREST
Make your trip to Chattanooga complete by taking on an unforgettable whitewater adventure amidst the beautiful rolling hills of the Cherokee National Forest.
Experience these serene surroundings and learn about the abundant wildlife from our local River Guides while smashing down the Ocoee River - the most popular river in the United States!