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Beautiful atmosphere from the landscaping to the mountain views. The food was amazing. We had break
Beautiful atmosphere from the landscaping to the mountain views. The food was amazing. We had breakfast. The french toast and grilled ham was delicious as well as the mountain man omelet that my husband got. The crepes were ok, not my favorite. The staff were very friendly and efficient. A well oiled machine. Definitely would recomm ... read more
Amie Sensiba via facebook.com - Jun 22, 2017
So friendly, fast and clean! Great menu, not just another burger and fries place. Fresh ingredients
So friendly, fast and clean! Great menu, not just another burger and fries place. Fresh ingredients and great options. Reasonable prices for the excellent selections, service and atmosphere! Will try to go again before we leave. I had roasted turkey sandwich on panini bread with fresh avocado and pesto and fried green tomatoes and ho ... read more
Paulette Carn via facebook.com - Jun 21, 2017
Awesome breakfast. Biscuits and Gravy just like my Dad made. 5 Star!!
Awesome breakfast. Biscuits and Gravy just like my Dad made. 5 Star!!
Chris Hon via facebook.com - Jun 21, 2017
I've been to Elvira's twice and ...
I've been to Elvira's twice and love it! Their quiche is amazing. It comes with a honey based dipping sauce. So yummy! Their pancakes are also to die for. They melt in your mouth. The staff is super friendly too.
Richard H. via yelp.com - Jun 21, 2017
Very friendly staff, good food, Elvira very pleasant to talk with ... read more
Jeff Danner via google.com - Jun 19, 2017
Great food ... read more
kennysyeti via google.com - Jun 19, 2017
Wow! What a treat! We really enjoyed the food and the service was fantastic. We had dinner and came
Wow! What a treat! We really enjoyed the food and the service was fantastic. We had dinner and came back the next morning for Father's day brunch. We got a chance to chat with the owner after dinner and her quick witted and fun personality was pretty awesome. Elvira and her cafe have nothing but great food and great vibes!
Brent Eddy via facebook.com - Jun 18, 2017
Perfect!
The setting is rustic, but clean and well maintained. The breakfast food was delicious and the service was great. It was just what we were looking for in a local establishment. It was $62 for our family of 6.
Renee L via tripadvisor.com - Jun 17, 2017
The sign says early risers welcome ...
The sign says early risers welcome we showed up at 7:30am on our way home after a week vacation.  The sign says open at 8am but they were ready for business and seated us. My husband had eggs, grits, bacon toast and I had pancakes and bacon. The bacon was excellent!  We enjoyed our breakfast very much the staff was very friendly and ... read more
Teresa A. via yelp.com - Jun 17, 2017
Great food ... read more
Wilson Rivera via google.com - Jun 14, 2017
Amazing food, and service. Best in the Smoky Mountains!!!
Pat Bales via google.com - Jun 14, 2017
Nice place, great food
We visited the place twice during our stay in the Smokey Mountains. The food is freshly prepared with farm fresh products. Sandwiches, Crepes and egg dishes were all wonderful, you can really taste the high quality of the ingredients. Elvira is a wonderful host, we...More ... read more
Aepplerschosch via tripadvisor.com - Jun 13, 2017
I highly recommend Elvira's Cafe! Such Wonderful service! Fresh food! It was delicious! Our new fav
I highly recommend Elvira's Cafe! Such Wonderful service! Fresh food! It was delicious! Our new favorite! Save room for those homemade desserts!
Ronda Bridges Carter via facebook.com - Jun 12, 2017
Farm Fresh Food
Elvira's is an excellent place to get fresh ingredient foods. Everyone feels welcomed. The folks who make up the staff are caring individuals. The food is the best.
barbbradley1 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 11, 2017
The food was delicious, and the service was excellent! The staff is very friendly, and I appreciate
The food was delicious, and the service was excellent! The staff is very friendly, and I appreciate that they use local farms and foods!
Jan Loveday Dickens via facebook.com - Jun 11, 2017
Slow, food you can make at home. But nice people ... read more
Anikka Ford Masey via google.com - Jun 10, 2017
EXCELLENT FOOD, SERVICE & ATMOSPHERE! WE LOVED IT! !
Cindy Barber via google.com - Jun 10, 2017
The food is excellent, and the people and service are excellent as well! Everyone makes you feel r
The food is excellent, and the people and service are excellent as well! Everyone makes you feel right at home. We ate breakfast and dinner on several occasions during our visit. We will return on our next visit to the area.
Kathy Bang Sellers via facebook.com - Jun 9, 2017
Great experience after Cades Cove ...
Great experience after Cades Cove hiking and driving trail. Elvira was chatting with customers, bragging on her carefully sourced ingredients, and checking plates before delivery to the customer. Our meals were delicious and it was a comfortable and laid back environment. If I lived locally I'd visit Elvira's regularly!
Candice S. via yelp.com - Jun 8, 2017
friendly staff, wonderful food
we went to Alvira's café with local people. It is a small place, & that morning when they opened a bus with 50 people was in the parking lot, then along came 25 bikers, all for breakfast!!! Needless to say, this place was surprised to...More ... read more
ninny5 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 6, 2017
good place to stop
stopped in for lunch. short wait, and seated at a clean table. friendly staff, especially for how busy they were. the burger was ok, nothing special. wife had the chiggen fingers, and they were excellent. many other menu items sounded yummie. we'll definitely stop in...More ... read more
Jason A via tripadvisor.com - Jun 6, 2017
Nice drive, nice eats
We went to Elvira s because we had not been. It is a nice drive with windy roads. Can't miss the cafe. Big building, big sign. Easy parking. We were seated quickly. Sweet tea is good. The food we had was fresh. Service was good....More ... read more
tnreb via tripadvisor.com - Jun 5, 2017
We stopped in yesterday day for the first time. The turkey burger was great and so was the atmosphe
We stopped in yesterday day for the first time. The turkey burger was great and so was the atmosphere.
Stephen Embry via facebook.com - Jun 4, 2017
Awesome Reuben! Service was good. They forgot a plate, and owned up to it and gave it at no charge.
Awesome Reuben! Service was good. They forgot a plate, and owned up to it and gave it at no charge.
Jeff McCall via facebook.com - Jun 4, 2017
Great breakfast at Elvira's on May 31 2017!!!!! Had 2 eggs, ham, hash brown casserole, and some of the best toast I have ever had!!! Thanks for the great meal!!!!
Victor Griffin via google.com - Jun 2, 2017
family breakfast
We ate there before doing our daily hike. Service was very fast, food was good, and overall experience was nice. One person in our party is a marine and the owner thanked him for his service (even though he wasn't in uniform) and gave him...More ... read more
Marybeth S via tripadvisor.com - Jun 2, 2017
Good food. Reasonable prices. Great staff ... read more
Gary Cloherty via google.com - Jun 1, 2017
The crepes are something special, don't miss them. We have been several times, and the food is alwa
The crepes are something special, don't miss them. We have been several times, and the food is always fresh and delicious. The staff is friendly and the owner is committed to offering the best for her customers. This will be a regular stop for us when we are in the Smoky mountains ... read more
Dan Richard via facebook.com - May 31, 2017
Nice place. Chicken salad was excellent.
Melanie Tolliver via google.com - May 30, 2017
We've been here for lunch and dinner a few times, and the food has been outstanding every visit. ... read more
Tonia Evans via google.com - May 30, 2017
Loved the food and waitress was awesome. Our first time but will go back. Great biscuits and grav
Loved the food and waitress was awesome. Our first time but will go back. Great biscuits and gravy.
Kenny Davis via facebook.com - May 30, 2017
Excellent. Very friendly people and great service. The food was delicious. No complaints at all đŸ˜
Excellent. Very friendly people and great service. The food was delicious. No complaints at all 😃 ... read more
Joy Gibby via facebook.com - May 29, 2017
Excellent food. Solid southern comfort. Breakfast is as good as anywhere. Not poured out of a can like cb. ... read more
Lee Willis via google.com - May 27, 2017
Lovely place. Very friendly staff. Good food. Nice owner. Beautiful setting.
Margi Marsh via google.com - May 25, 2017
Dont forget the pie!!!
Stop for brunch or dinner but come hungry. A fine menu of local favorites and save room for desert! The place fills up fast but it is well worth the wait. The food is plentiful and the service is just like home.
SuzanB76 via tripadvisor.com - May 24, 2017
Love this restaurant, they have great food and service is always great ... read more
James Robbins via google.com - May 23, 2017
Cool place for lunch - BYOB!!!
We had great sandwiches after our trip to Cades Cove in the park. Sat outdoor under cover which was great for rainy day. Elvira's does not serve beer, but lets (almost encourages) you to bring your own in. Side note - We were in area for long weekend and saw no fire damage.
jwilkins845 via tripadvisor.com - May 23, 2017
Good food and great friendly atmosphere!
I have ate here twice since she opened. Yes Elvira is a real gal and she is there most days. She has eclectic menu, with crepes which are awesome, usually a nightly special and her trout is among the best I've tried. She also has burgers steaks and sandwiches. I am partial to the Rueban and grilled cheese. I have had breakfast, lunch ... read more
Riverdowg via tripadvisor.com - May 23, 2017
The kind of place "locals" and "vacationers" come to for friendly home town breakfast!! The food w
The kind of place "locals" and "vacationers" come to for friendly home town breakfast!! The food was exceptional as well as the service. This is our "go to" and place for breakfast!!
Terry Eskew via facebook.com - May 22, 2017
All the way around, excellent!!!
Brandon Bowman via google.com - May 22, 2017
Southern hospitality and great food with a country store feel. We arrived just as they were starting to serve dinner and Elvira personally greeted us on the porch. She has a warm personality and shows a passion for serving good quality, home cooked meals. The hamburger steak with gravy was good and the chocolate pie was wonderful.
Richard Dunlap via google.com - May 22, 2017
We LOVE Elvira's
The staff is friendly, always smiling and make the best suggestions if you aren't sure what to get. The food is always the freshest!! We come for Breakfast, Lunch and Thursday or Friday for the BEST prime rib in the area!!! The restaurant and grounds are beautifully kept!! Keep up the great job everyone! Love it!!!
Mothern8ture via tripadvisor.com - May 21, 2017
Loved Elvira's Cafe near our cabin
Elvira's Cafe was a pleasant surprise, and located very close to our cabin in the forest in Townsend. The staff were lovely, and our meals were exactly as stated on the menu, without all the unnecessary added sides. And they were delicious; the food was not greasy, and was lovely and fresh. The cafe was light and airy, and we went ba ... read more
Beth M via tripadvisor.com - May 20, 2017
Delicious
You must eat here! Great menu! Courteous service, clean, yummy! Lemon pepper trout, pickled beets, baked sweet potato deliciousness! Can't wait to try the breakfast! Peter did an excellent job as our waiter ... read more
brenda j via tripadvisor.com - May 19, 2017
I Love This Place...Freshest Food Ever
We stumbled on Elvira's quite by accident as we were shopping in Wears Valley. This is one of the best places I have ever eaten on a vacation. They buy most of what they use from local farmers and each dish is prepared when ordered....More ... read more
Carlene K via tripadvisor.com - May 18, 2017
Deliciously perfect!
Stopped at Elvira's Cafe for an early morning breakfast on our way out of town. We were impressed immediately with the sweeping front porches and friendly atmosphere. Once inside, we were greeted by the cooks who were busy at work making fresh and delicious food...More ... read more
garyandcharis via tripadvisor.com - May 18, 2017
My husband found this place on the Internet and surprised me with breakfast and a slow ride through
My husband found this place on the Internet and surprised me with breakfast and a slow ride through Cade's Cove. Had an western omelet with the best fried potatoes I've had in years. The service was friendly from start to finish. The landscaping was beautiful and I received a long stem rose on the way out. Can't wait to go for supper ... read more
Janis McCullough via facebook.com - May 15, 2017
Never disappoints
Elvira has good food and great wait staff. You always feel welcomed. It's not fancy food, but it is dependable and delicious.
Patty B via tripadvisor.com - May 15, 2017
Husband,grandchild and I ate there yesterday...staff was very nice! Food was good..live the atmosph
Husband,grandchild and I ate there yesterday...staff was very nice! Food was good..live the atmosphere and really LOVE LOVE the oldies music❤ ... read more
Pamela Helton Combs via facebook.com - May 14, 2017
Delicious breakfast Will definitely return Excellent smiling service
Delicious breakfast Will definitely return Excellent smiling service ... read more
Neenah Dressler via facebook.com - May 14, 2017
Just Driving By & Had to Stop!
Cute place from the road...Restaurant has a wrap porch and a menu above other places. The dinner menu is different from the breakfast and lunch.The main dining area is not that large, but they have an extra area when they are super busy. I bet...More ... read more
katork via tripadvisor.com - May 13, 2017
Great service, delicious food - especially the coconut cream pie! Everything is freshly cooked and
Great service, delicious food - especially the coconut cream pie! Everything is freshly cooked and desserts are homemade. Must stop when in the area.
Teri Willis via facebook.com - May 12, 2017
The food was excellent! I got the French toast with eggs, no bacon. French toast was amazing. It di
The food was excellent! I got the French toast with eggs, no bacon. French toast was amazing. It didn't even need syrup! Probably the best French toast I've ever had. Owner was very nice and attentive. Waitress was friendly and attentive as well. Basically no wait time!
Hannah Gresham via facebook.com - May 12, 2017
Great food and friendly staff. I went for lunch with my parents on a Sunday and the place was pretty busy from the after church crowd, despite that our food was in front of us in less than 10 minutes. I'm only leaving 4 stars because the portions were too small and I was hungry again an hour later.
John Scott via google.com - May 11, 2017
Elvira's is a little cafe nestled ...
Elvira's is a little cafe nestled in Wears Valley. We decided to stop there on our way to Pigeon Forge. I had heard great things about Elvira's and was excited to check it out. I ordered the French Toast and it was freshly cooked and fluffy. I liked it but it had a drizzle of what I think was sweetened condensed milk and that part wa ... read more
April R. via yelp.com - May 11, 2017
Amazing food
I think Elvira's Cafe is the best place to eat something different at Wears Valley!!! My favorite are Chicken creep and turkey creep, off course the coconut cream pie, banana pudding!! Very clean excellent services!! Very friendly!!!
Iris D via tripadvisor.com - May 10, 2017
Haven't had a bad meal at Elvira's. We make it a point to go every time we are n the area!
Haven't had a bad meal at Elvira's. We make it a point to go every time we are n the area!
Steven Gardner via facebook.com - May 9, 2017
Anything with the gravy on it is tops! And the toast is also crazy good! In fact i fixin to go righ
Anything with the gravy on it is tops! And the toast is also crazy good! In fact i fixin to go right now.
Drew Westbrook via facebook.com - May 7, 2017
Always great!
Have been multiple times, always with a large party. The food is consistently fantastic, and you can't beat the fast and friendly service. The building is beautiful and overall a great place to eat.
HaleyD17 via tripadvisor.com - May 6, 2017
Delicious breakfast after and early morning hike! The staff and service was spot on!
Delicious breakfast after and early morning hike! The staff and service was spot on!
Donna Annette Harrison via facebook.com - May 5, 2017
Great atmosphere, food, service and menu. Yummy pies!!!!
Shirley Schuld via google.com - May 5, 2017
ALWAYS FABULOUS food. Fresh everything everyday. And Elvira is so funny!! She didn't see me as we
ALWAYS FABULOUS food. Fresh everything everyday. And Elvira is so funny!! She didn't see me as we were leaving and I just watched her trying to show an elderly lady how to use a fidget spinner. Hilarious!
Kristi Hood Boggs via facebook.com - May 3, 2017
Outdoor seating and yummy selections make this such a fun place to have lunch. The service was good and the food was delicious!! It is a little off the beaten path but that makes it nice and cozy.
Rose Helmich via google.com - May 2, 2017
Home style cooking
On the way out of Smokey Mountain National Park we came upon this place.El, the owner, was very nice and seated us even though it was after lunch hours. We both had the chicken salad sandwiches. The were very tasty, had bits of apple in it which made for a very nice crunch and a bit of sweetness. I had Cole slaw and my better half ha ... read more
jnvpulv via tripadvisor.com - May 2, 2017
Went to Elvira's for lunch, it was wonderful, good food , good service and the atmosphere was great
Went to Elvira's for lunch, it was wonderful, good food , good service and the atmosphere was great. Just bought a house here in Wears Valley and it is good to know we have a nice and good place to eat!
Tara Bell via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2017
Fun Dining
We ate there for the first time this month. It was a little out of the way but well worth the drive. The food was plentiful and Good! The service was excellent as well.
jchalmer via tripadvisor.com - Apr 30, 2017
Everything is absolutely delicious at Elvira's!… Even the menu!
Everything is absolutely delicious at Elvira's!… Even the menu!
Andre Therrien via facebook.com - Apr 29, 2017
Simply the best food and service anywhere ... read more
Michael Sinclair via google.com - Apr 29, 2017
Love the ability to make a reservation. Food was good - we had the trout (average) and flounder (above average) with carrots (a little under done) and potatoes and onions (very good). However, the owner was extremely nice. And the service was good, quick. Worth a try for sure.
Jeremy Murphy via google.com - Apr 29, 2017
I really like Elvira's Cafe. Great breakfast with great presentation. Very nice for a roadside cafe.
Wendy M. via google.com - Apr 29, 2017
Always great food and an attentive wait staff.
Rick Pensa via google.com - Apr 29, 2017
Good stuff.
We had the chicken & grits crepe and the tenderloin bicuits. The servers were more than friendly and service was quick. We didn't mind paying a little more for food that was a little out of the ordinary. You can't get buckwheat crepes at a drive through!
Charpiat via tripadvisor.com - Apr 29, 2017
Yummy
The food is really fresh and so good. The service is very friendly. We go there every time we are in town on vacation.
Heather D via tripadvisor.com - Apr 29, 2017
The best local food in Wears Valley ...
The best local food in Wears Valley by far ... Speaking as a local it's hard to find really good unique food in a tourist area that's full off chain restaurants. I eat here very often and I've never had a single bad meal.
Dustin O. via yelp.com - Apr 28, 2017
Wonderful grits and bacon! Good service, good food, good location!
Wonderful grits and bacon! Good service, good food, good location!
Jamie Hill Robinson via facebook.com - Apr 27, 2017
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