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Awesome food great atmosphere ... read more
john langworthy via - Oct 29, 2020
Good food. Little overpriced ... read more
Shawn Smelcer via - Oct 27, 2020
Food and service great. I keep reading all the comments about masks, and if wearing one makes you feel safe, fine, but the only mask that provides any protection for a virus is the N95 mask that no one wears. Do the research. The media has done an amazing job of instilling fear in our country.
robert fisher via - Oct 27, 2020
Wonderful dinner
This is truly a gem in the Smokey Mountains. Beautiful farm like construction. The food is just simply great tasting country cooking. I love the ham dinners. The chocolate pie is awesome. Elvira is a sweetheart and love her location. Always get great service the music in the background. Definitely a favorite here in the Sm ... read more
tazmtnbiker via - Oct 26, 2020
Excellent food! Pleasant staff.
Traci Ball via - Oct 26, 2020
View with the dog retriever as you breakfasr
Loved this place. I got the whole wheat sandwich with turkey and sweet potatoe fries. We went back for the breakfast brunch Sunday and got the buckwheat crepes with spinach feta and eggs. Everything was delicious and servers were excellent. We watched the Elvira dog...getting the thrown balls from everyone.More ... read more
marilyn L via - Oct 25, 2020
Very good food, excellent service. Wonderful atmosphere. Loved the Christian music playing.
Wilbur Barton via - Oct 25, 2020
Yummy breakfast!!
In an area known for good breakfasts, Elvira’s was especially good! On the way to Cade’s Cove we stopped & had breakfast at this roadside cafe. All six people had something different & it was all good. Crepes, French toast, biscuits, eggs, all yummy!
985LisaC via - Oct 24, 2020
The service was so friendly and wonderful! The food was good just wish the portions were a little bigger ... read more
Brandy Jones via - Oct 24, 2020
Good burgers ... read more
Deanna Marshall via - Oct 23, 2020
Very good. Service was above average. The dessert's are incredible.
B Hoss via - Oct 23, 2020
OMG. SERIOUSLY the absolutely BEST tender chicken tenders I have EVER had. With ranch dipping sauce. YUM ... read more
Kraftykatt Carr via - Oct 21, 2020
This place is delicious. The sandwiches ...
This place is delicious. The sandwiches are incredible and my son said the chicken strips and ranch were fantastic. Really good food and service. Great stop for lunch.
Susan B. via - Oct 19, 2020
We enjoyed such kind people, including Elvira and all her staff! Her story is inspiring, the atmosphere is welcoming, the food is delicious and the music choice is perfect! We look forward to visiting her cafe again!
Cyndi Harrington via - Oct 18, 2020
Went here for breakfast and lunch every day for three days while visiting. Good, homecooked style meals and great staff. Well worth the 20 minute wait each time. While waiting you can relax on their front porch or visit the gift shop next door.
Joseph Nistor via - Oct 18, 2020
The food was awesome! Great service! Great people!
Robert Hemontolor via - Oct 18, 2020
Cute place with really great service ...
Cute place with really great service. The owner is very visible and really takes the time to connect with the customers. Service is quick and ingredients are fresh. It was also less touristy than any other places I saw in the Smoky Mountains. I would recommend that you stop by.
Wes B. via - Oct 18, 2020
Delicious ... read more
Jackie Pearce via - Oct 17, 2020
Great food and atmosphere. Owner was a real joy to talk with. Highly reccomend ... read more
John Stephens via - Oct 16, 2020
Awesome place. Chicken salad sandwich was amazing and one had the fried green tomato BLT and it was amazing too. Service great, all great!!!
Delores Hamilton via - Oct 16, 2020
Great food ... read more
Julie Parish via - Oct 15, 2020
Best breakfast we have had all week!! Delicious food and great staff!! We came out of our way to come here and it was well worth it! Very welcoming and I liked their choice of music they played. Very cute atmosphere! We will come back when we are here again!
angela Stevens via - Oct 15, 2020
Overall really nice experience at this restaurant. The food was great, the fish was cooked perfectly. It was a bit more pricey than I expected but I suppose with the amount of tourism in the area these days, it is to be expected. I would say that the quality of food is worth it though. They say everything is made in house, from scra ... read more
Emily Dixon via - Oct 12, 2020
Waffles are delicious, everything was delicious...and some beautiful and friendly Russian girls 😍 ... read more
Edwin Brown via - Oct 12, 2020
Cozy Front Porch Sunday Brunch
It was a rainy, yet mild October Sunday when we decided to have brunch at Elvira’s Cafe. I called 10 minutes ahead and asked if they had outdoor seating. The person that answered the phone offered to reserve us a table on the front porch....Major points already. When we arrived, we were pleased to see a large cabin-like building with ... read more
CMcLeod07 via - Oct 11, 2020
We love the food and service received ...
We love the food and service received here. After many trips to The Great Smoky Mountains we have learned that bigger is not always better when it comes to food. This is 1 of our go to places when dining in the mountains!
Zach G. via - Oct 11, 2020
They have great food, employees were super nice, felt very homey ... read more
Chelsea Faulkner via - Oct 11, 2020
Amazing, FABULOUS food! The staff is the best. Short wait time, quick service and very clean. This place is going on my favorite list ... read more
sherrie pittman via - Oct 11, 2020
Fantastic food... fresh!
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are... well... touristy, to say the least. If you are looking for something more local, less Vegas and NOT a chain, try Elvira’s. PROS: The food. My husband and son shared chicken and waffles and soup. I had a turkey pesto...sandwich and fried green tomatoes and beets. The bread on my sandwich was not sa ... read more
Rucksacks2Resorts via - Oct 10, 2020
Fabulous! Great food, great atmosphere great service. BLT made with fried green tomatoes on it and fried potatoes with onions! Oh. My. Goodness! Well worth it ... read more
Anthony Lovell via - Oct 10, 2020
Great breakfast and dinners. Worth a visit ... read more
Brian Chase via - Oct 10, 2020
The food is always good, service ...
The food is always good, service is prompt and a good value.  They are current weak on COVID practices. Wait staff without masks.
William H. via - Oct 10, 2020 and service great ... read more
Sandra Whitaker via - Oct 9, 2020
Elvira was very customer friendly and food was amazingly fresh! We stopped on our way out of The smokies for lunch! Perfect!!!❤️ ... read more
Vicki Leet via - Oct 9, 2020
A hardy breakfast!
We enjoyed breakfast at Elvira's. I had the two eggs and bacon. The other order was French Toast. Both dishes were very tasty. We will come back to try other menu items! There was social distancing practiced. You had to option of eating on the...porch. On a warmer day, we would have chosen the porch for dining. They have a small gif ... read more
Notthejetset via - Oct 8, 2020
Great Food.
Ang S. via - Oct 7, 2020
Not impressed with the Grits, they ...
Not impressed with the Grits, they were still hard. The rest was good. I still recommend stopping by due to good service and the family atmosphere. The log cabin style fits the mountainous surroundings.
G B. via - Oct 7, 2020
Delicious food & fast service in a cozy eatery. One of the tastiest breakfasts I've ever had. Local ingredients are used to create unique receipes.
Greg Brakebill via - Oct 6, 2020
Delicious breakfast and the coffee ...
Delicious breakfast and the coffee was awesome! Yelp never lets me down. Would definitely recommend.
Angie K. via - Oct 4, 2020
Stumbled upon this hidden gem.
Stumbled upon this hidden gem.  Stopped for lunch 15 minutes before they closed.  All the food was farm fresh and locally sourced.  Since it was just before closing they were out of a couple items, but that should be expected when they are serving fresh food.  Everything we ordered was excellent and we are already trying to see when ... read more
Michael J. via - Oct 4, 2020
Great food fast service.
KilroyKilled via - Oct 4, 2020
No woman in a slinky black dress, but the food was great!
Justin Nichols via - Oct 4, 2020
Best breakfast ever ... read more
Linda Brakebill via - Oct 4, 2020
Good food on the porch ... read more
Jose R. Perez via - Oct 4, 2020
What a wonderful place to enjoy ...
What a wonderful place to enjoy a meal! The food is fantastic! We just stopped in for breakfast and plan to come back by for dinner later this week. All of the staff was amazingly friendly, our waitress provided us with excellent service. We will eat here every time we visit the area from now on. The owner, Elvira, even stopped by an ... read more
Mary C. via - Oct 4, 2020
Food was awesome! Haystack and the lumberjack omelet were so good. Beautiful area too. Can't imagine a better breakfast anywhere.
Lord Helmut via - Sep 30, 2020
Quaint restaurant off the beaten path. Great food and service. Food was very tasty and fresh. Restaurant owner sources food locally , supports small local farmers and businesses.
Kim Gatto via - Sep 27, 2020
Good food, great service.
Rayne Webb via - Sep 27, 2020
Cute place set off the main hustle and bustle. Our sandwiches were super good. We sat on the porch and enjoyed the afternoon. Great service and staff!
Rachel Johnson via - Sep 27, 2020
Definitely better than any of the ...
Definitely better than any of the food we ate in Gatlinburg, where everything is overpriced and mediocre in quality. This place was so good we ate dinner here and the came back the next morning for brunch. Dinner was great but brunch was even better. Recommend catfish, pork chop, waffles, Tennessee haystack, buckwheat crepes (!!!!), ... read more
J W. via - Sep 27, 2020
Awesome Food excllent environment
We eat breakfast there twice in four days. We ordered eggs, sausage, pan cakes waffles and buckwheat pan cakes. Its the only restaurant that serves Buckwheat pan cakes in the area. All the food was very good as was the service. Would highly recommend. .
Michelle P via - Sep 26, 2020
We ate breakfast, meal was good as could be expected away from home. Eggs were just like we like them. Great place to eat.
Destination214301 via - Sep 26, 2020
Very good food. Breakfast is served till 11 am and lunch from 11 till 2 pm. Service is good and excellent home cooked meals. Place is very busy so expect a small wait during peak time. Only opened for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Very little options for dinner in Wears Valley. Townsend or Pigeon Forge are options for di ... read more
Don Myers via - Sep 22, 2020
Good food and beautiful scenery.
Billy Duncan via - Sep 22, 2020
Excellent food best BLT I have ever had and best bacon I have ever had ... read more
Les Hemingway via - Sep 22, 2020
Loved our chicken & waffles and the haystack! This place likes their gravy & you can see why. Soo good! We sat on the patio & appreciated our servers wearing masks.
Whitney Oakley via - Sep 20, 2020
Very friendly staff and good food. There was outdoor seating on the wrap around porch and tables were spaced for easy social distancing. We liked it so much we came here twice on our trip!
Elise via - Sep 20, 2020
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