Ocoee Dam Deli & Diner caters to river crowd

The Ocoee River is jammed with rafters and kayakers each summer, and so is the Ocoee Dam Deli & Diner. It's a favorite hangout for the river guides as well as visitors in town for a whitewater adventure. Any day this time of year, the restaurant will be packed.


The river crowd gets an early start, so breakfast is a big hit. Offerings range from breakfast burritos to full plates with eggs, bacon, fried steak, chicken tenders, sausage, biscuits and gravy among the choices. Dinner offerings include huge hand-patted burgers, several sandwiches and meat-and-veggie country-style dinners.

The order (for two): Chicken quesadilla with white beans and coleslaw; open-face roast beef sandwich with fried okra, coleslaw and pickled beets; blackberry cobbler.

Both of our dinners were among the Thursday specials, each coming with two side dishes and a roll for $7.19.