Friendly Service At Blackwell’s On Lake Ocoee

Friday, July 9, 2010
Blackwell’s on Lake Ocoee is located at 2496 Highway 64
Blackwell’s on Lake Ocoee is located at 2496 Highway 64
- photo by Janet Wilson

On the way back from a July 4th trip through the Smokies, we stopped at Blackwell’s on Lake Ocoee for lunch, located at 2496 Highway 64. It has a nice view of the water with windows down two walls. The people working there are very friendly and seem to go out of their way to make you comfortable and to get you exactly what you want/need.

I was disappointed that they didn’t have a full menu (such as plate lunches) during lunch. The lunch menu consists of salads, burgers and sandwiches. And the pies they listed on the blackboard weren’t available. I was really hoping for a slice of the homemade Buttermilk Pie.

There were, however, some really interesting items on the menu. We did not try it, but they recommended the Chargrilled Romaine Salad ($5.95). This is Romaine lettuce sprinkled with olive oil then quick charred on the grill and served with bleu cheese and bacon crumbles. Also listed are homemade tuna or chicken salad ($6.95), a pasta salad, and several others.

Blackwell’s lists several burgers, one of which caught my eye – The Bi-Pass Burger ($7.95) – ½ lb burger loaded with bacon, American, Swiss and Pepper jack cheese, along with sauteed onions.

There are numerous sandwiches and that is the menu we ended up ordering from. Wayne ordered the ham sandwich ($5.95), featuring mayonaise, lettuce, tomato and a choice of cheese on white bread (he ordered “hot”, so it was toasted”). For his side he chose the chips. The sandwich was STUFFED! He could only eat half. The other half went home for later.

Not really eating bread, I was limited to my choices, so I finally decided on the catfish sandwich with no bread. I was served three pieces of catfish on a bed of lettuce and tomatoes – perfect! With a little tartar sauce I was good to go. For my side I selected the potato salad. I really did not care for the potato salad – it seems more like the Sam’s variety rather than homemade, so I just took it home. If it’s homemade, I would go with a different recipe. The catfish was very good, hot and crisp on the outside. I would order it again. I also liked the homemade tartar sauce – it was delicious on the catfish.

During the evening hours, Blackwell’s offers entrees (with two sides), such as grilled chicken balsamic breast ($8.95), pot roast with gravy ($6.95), chicken fried steak with white country gravy ($9.95), fresh rainbow trout ($11.95), hand pulled hickory smoked pork ($9.95), and several others. The salads and burgers are also offered in the evening.

Blackwell’s was a nice place to visit and we would certainly have no objection to going back for dinner.

Hours for Blackwell’s on Lake Ocoee are Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. They are closed Monday through Wednesday.

Next time you’re in the Ocoee area, check them out.

Share your opinions with us at Chattanooga Dine Out

cdojanet@chattanoogadineout.com


Where We Eat Exhibit Features Works By Jane Newman Displayed At Local Restaurants

"Where We Eat," a series of paintings by local artist Jane Newman capturing familiar moments at some favorite local eateries, will be on exhibit June 19-July 28. It will be at Reflections Gallery, 6922 Lee Highway. Gallery hours are  10 a.m.-6 p.m . There will be an artist’s reception celebrating this exhibition on  Thursday, July 13,  from  ... (click for more)

Heaven & Ale Opening 3rd Location On The Southside; Hutton & Smith Plans 2nd Site On Riverside Drive

Heaven & Ale, which has locations on the Northshore as well as in Ooltewah, will be opening a third location on the Southside at 615 E. Main St. in the fall. The old Atlas Bolt and Supply store is currently being renovated for the business. The bar received a special events permit for June 3, 10 and 17, for an introduction opening for the new location. The event, Heaven & ... (click for more)

Rico Says It Appears Killers Of 2 Youths At Cemetery "Were Making A Statement"

Former City Councilman Manny Rico, who discovered two dead bodies at the Highland Memorial Gardens on Tuesday morning, said it appeared their killers "were making a statement." Mr. Rico said the bodies were lying on a roadway. He said, "It was just a short distance from some woods. They could have dumped them there and they would not have been found for a long time." Police ... (click for more)

Eyewitness To Murder Says Man In Back Seat Told Another Youth To Fire After Failed Drug Deal

An eyewitness to a murder told a Criminal Court jury that a man in the back seat of her boyfriend's car told another youth to shoot the boyfriend. Charles "Chaz" Holsey, 19, died as a result of the gunfire after a drug deal gone bad on March 2, 2015. Briston Smith, who was 18 at the time of the slaying, is standing trial for felony murder and attempted especially aggravated ... (click for more)

Tom Edd Wilson Was A Great Visionary

We want to add to the many heart-felt messages that have been expressed regarding the recent passing of Tom Edd Wilson, a truly great visionary.    While he made his mark on many local organizations, Tom Edd will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who worked closely with him at Erlanger.   We benefited greatly from his steady guidance, leadership ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Leaders Stand ‘Way Back’

Franklin McCallie, a former principal at Howard School and the maverick in one of Chattanooga’s finest families known for education, delivered an impassioned speech before the Hamilton County Commission on Wednesday. Sadly, his remarks came after the commissioners had passed the FY2018 budget that has no financial methodology for the Department of Education, much maligned in the ... (click for more)