at a Glance COST:  $$$ SERVICE:  ***** FOOD:  ***** ATMOSPHERE: ***** STYLE:  Casual BASE:   Regional Chain Restaurant HOURS:  SUN - THU 11am -10:30p, FRI & SAT 11am - 11:30pm RATING:  *****                             N/A                             HEALTH INSPECTION RATING:  See Above OFFICIAL WEBSITE:    5615 Clinton Highway, Knoxville Tennessee 865-450-2412 89 (10/17/2013)  8390 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 865-851-9233 89 (09/27/2013) 250 Hamilton Crossing Drive, Alcoa, Tennessee  865-983-5582 86 (10/14/2013)   COMMENTS ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT CAN BE POSTED HERE. Menu and prices are subject to change and may vary by location. Full Bar Service:  Cocktails, Beer & Wine RETURN TO KNOXVILLE DINING Appetizers From hand-breaded classics to homemade favorites, our delicious appetizers are large enough to share and taste as good as they sound. Chips & Homemade Queso Rich and creamy queso dip served with freshly made tortilla chips and our own fresh salsa. For heartier flavor, add seasoned ground beef at no charge! 3.99 Santa Fe Spinach Dip Mix of spinach, sour cream, Southwestern spices and four cheeses. Served with homemade salsa and crispy tortilla chips. 4.99 Homemade Onion Rings Generous portion of our hand-battered, thin cut made fresh onion rings, served with homemade creamy ranch dressing and our own Cajun dipping sauce. 3.99 Mozzarella Sticks Lightly breaded and served with our rich marinara sauce. 5.99 Texas Cheese Fries A large portion of our crispy golden french fries, loaded with melted cheddar and jack cheeses and crispy bacon with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. 5.99 Triple Treat Sampler A combination of beef, bean and cheese nachos plus your choice of two others: loaded potato skins, crispy chicken tenders or mozzarella cheese sticks. 7.99 Chicken Tender Basket These juicy all-white-meat tenders are hand-breaded, cooked till golden and served on a bed of fries with dipping sauce. For an added kick, try Buffalo-style! 6.49 Loaded Potato Skins Crispy potato skins with cheese and bacon, and then served with fresh sour cream and our own buttermilk ranch dressing. 5.99 Chicken Fajita Quesadilla Fajita chicken, jack & cheddar cheeses, and bacon on tortillas and grilled. Served with our fresh pico de gallo. 7.99 Ultimate Nachos Nacho chips with fajita chicken or seasoned ground beef, refried beans, jack & cheddar cheeses, homemade queso, jalapeños and our fresh pico de gallo. 7.99 Edamame A healthy helping of Edamame (soybeans in pod) served with ginger soy sauce and a mixture of toasted spices for seasoning. 3.99 Tortilla Chips & Salsa Fresh made tortilla chips and our own fresh salsa. 2.49 Sandwiches Try one of our hearty handmade sandwiches. Served with any one side. World Class Chicken Marinated, grilled chicken breast topped with peppered brown sugar bacon, melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and honey lime dressing on a bun. 6.99 Buffalo Chicken Wrapper Buffalo-style chicken tenders, cheddar cheese, fresh coleslaw, pickles and homemade buttermilk ranch all rolled up in a flour tortilla. Also available with regular chicken tenders. 6.99 Double Decker Club This classic club is two layers of toasted potato bread loaded with hickory smoked ham, smoked turkey, brown sugar bacon, aged cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and seasoned mayo. 6.99 Monte Cristo Smoked turkey and ham, and two cheeses on fresh bread. Then battered and cooked until golden, served with a side of raspberry preserves. 7.29 Philly Cheesesteak Grilled, shaved ribeye steak, topped with sautéed fresh mushrooms, peppers and onions, smothered in melted cheese and served on a hoagie roll. 7.29 Napa Chicken Ciabatta Seasoned chicken breast served on a Ciabatta bun with roasted garlic aioli, roasted tomatoes, Fontina cheese, avocado and spring mix. 7.89 The Classics Cheddar’s classic entrées are based on time-tested recipes and made from the finest ingredients.  Add a house or Caesar salad for 1.99. Lemon Pepper Chicken Two chicken breasts seasoned with lemon pepper spices and grilled. Served on a bed of rice with two sides. 8.79 Dijon Chicken & Mushrooms Grilled chicken breasts basted with our honey Dijon sauce and covered with sautéed mushrooms. Served on a bed of seasoned rice with two sides. 9.49 Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Handmade pie with all-white-meat chicken and garden vegetables in a savory sauce, topped with a light flaky crust. Served with a fresh house salad. 6.99 Chicken Tender Platter Dinner portion of famous hand-breaded fried tenders served with a sweet & tangy honey mustard sauce and two sides. Try them Buffalo-style. 8.99 Grilled Chicken Alfredo Rich homemade Alfredo sauce tossed with grilled chicken breast, garden vegetables and pasta, served with toasted garlic bread. 8.29 Hickory Smoked Baby Back Ribs Homemade rub, hickory smoked, and grilled with a tangy BBQ sauce. Served with two sides.  Available by the half or full rack. 9.99 / 13.99 Honey Barbecue Baby Back Ribs Slow cooked until tender, grilled and finished with our homemade honey BBQ glaze. Served with two sides.  Available by the half or full rack. 9.99 / 13.99 Baked Spasagna® Spaghetti layered with cheeses and spices, baked and then topped with homemade meat or marinara sauce. Served with warm garlic bread. 7.99 Grilled Salmon Choose grilled, blackened or bourbon glazed salmon. Served on a bed of savory rice with two sides.  Dinner or Lunch portion. 10.99 / 7.99 Freshwater Catfish Freshwater catfish fillets with Cajun spices or lemon pepper seasoning, grilled and served with our seasoned rice and two sides.  Dinner or lunch portion available. 8.99 / 6.99 Key West Chicken & Shrimp Marinated grilled chicken breast topped with grilled shrimp and pineapple pico de gallo. Served on a bed of savory seasoned rice with two sides. 9.49 Beer Battered Shrimp Shrimp hand dipped in beer batter and golden fried. Served with our homemade spicy cocktail sauce and two sides. 9.99 Fish Tacos Hand breaded, fried white fish in flour tortillas, with roasted corn slaw6.49 and cajun tartar sauce. Two tacos served with a choice of one side. Fresh off the Grill version – also available. 6.99 Shepherd’s Pie A complete meal of seasoned beef and vegetables in a savory sauce, classically topped with homemade mashed potatoes. 7.99 Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa Grilled blackened shrimp and our handmade mango salsa top a generous fillet of grilled tilapia. Served with savory seasoned rice and two sides. 9.49 New Orleans Pasta Shrimp, chicken, smoked sausage and penne pasta are tossed in our homemade creamy Cajun Alfredo sauce and served with garlic bread. 9.99 Country Fried Steak Hand-breaded fork tender steak fried and covered with a blanket of our country gravy. Served with Texas toast and two sides. 8.99 Country Style Fried Chicken Boneless chicken breast lightly fried, served with mashed potatoes, green beans and Texas toast.  Dinner or Lunch portion available. 10.99 / 7.99 Cheddar’s Chicken & Waffles Hand-battered chicken tenders over a Belgian waffle, powdered sugar and a side of rich, buttery syrup. 8.99 Kids Menu For children 12 and under, please. Children’s beverage included with free refills. Grilled Cheese Sandwich Made with American cheese and grilled until golden. Served with fries, edamame or a fresh vegetable. 3.99 Chicken Tenders A small portion of our famous hand-breaded chicken tenders, served with french fries, edamame or a fresh vegetable. 4.99 Junior Burger A quarter-pound burger served plain with french fries, edamame or a fresh vegetable. 4.49 Grilled Chicken Breast & Veggies Grilled marinated chicken breast or BBQ chicken breast served with steamed vegetables. 5.49 Penne Pasta Marinara A bowl of penne pasta with our mild marinara sauce. 4.49 Monte Dogs All beef hot dogs dipped in Cheddar’s Monte Cristo batter and fried till golden. Served with your choice of french fries, edamame or fresh steamed vegetables. 4.99 This page last updated 11/26/2013
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Search Knoxville Dining at a Glance ONLINE ORDERING NOT AVAILABLE Cheddar’s Casual Cafe Soups & Salads Our garden-fresh salads and homemade soups are made with quality ingredients. It’s a difference you can taste. Salads are served with a warm honey-butter croissant fresh from our oven. DRESSINGS: Homemade Buttermilk Ranch, Original Honey Mustard, Chunky Bleu Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Lime, Fat-Free Ranch, Lite Italian, Vermont Honey French, Thousand Island Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Fresh romaine lettuce and penne pasta tossed with our creamy Caesar dressing, grilled chicken, croutons and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. 7.49 Asian Chicken & Shrimp Salad Chicken and blackened shrimp top fresh salad greens, crispy Asian noodles, crunchy cabbage, mandarin oranges, and tomatoes, with a sesame ginger dressing. 7.99 Roasted Pear Spring Salad Roasted pear slices, almond slivers, tomatoes and shaved Parmesan served on spring mix with a maple cider vinaigrette. 7.29 Roasted Pear Spring Salad with Chicken 7.49 Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliced chicken breast marinated with island flavors, served on a bed of fresh salad greens with pineapple, pico de gallo, tortilla strips and honey lime dressing. 7.49 Crispy Chicken Salad Hand-breaded crispy chicken tenders served on salad greens with shredded cheese, fresh tomatoes and carrots with honey mustard dressing. 7.49 Grilled Chicken Pecan Salad Grilled chicken breast tops a mix of fresh salad greens, tomatoes and carrots with cheddar cheese and sweet honey roasted pecans. 7.89 Vegetable Plate Our fresh house salad or bowl of homemade soup combined with your choice of four sides. 6.99 Ultimate Lunch Combo: choose two Bowl of Soup, House Salad, Loaded Baked Potato, Half of Double Decker Club, Caesar Salad 5.99 Ultimate Lunch Combo: choose three Bowl of Soup, House Salad, Loaded Baked Potato, Half of Double Decker Club, Caesar Salad 6.99 Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup – Cup Grilled all-white-meat chicken, tomatoes and onions with Southwestern spices, cheddar cheese and tortilla strips. 2.99 Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup – Bowl Grilled all-white-meat chicken, tomatoes and onions with Southwestern spices, cheddar cheese and tortilla strips. 3.49 Homemade Baked Potato Soup – Cup Signature soup made from select potatoes, celery, onions and spices. Topped with cheddar and bacon. 299 Homemade Baked Potato Soup – Bowl Signature soup made from select potatoes, celery, onions and spices. Topped with cheddar and bacon. 3.49 Burgers Our big half-pound burgers are grilled medium well.  Add golden fries, fresh coleslaw, or homemade red beans & rice add $1.99. The Original Burger Traditional half-pound burger topped with lettuce, tomato, mustard, pickles and onion. 4.89 Cheeseburger The Original Burger with lettuce, tomato, mustard, pickles, onion and American cheese. 4.99 Bacon Cheeseburger Four strips of hickory smoked bacon, two slices of cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on our half-pound burger. 5.59 Mushroom Burger A half-pound burger topped with sautéed fresh mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and melted cheese. 5.59 Three Cheese Hickory Burger Three cheeses, our hickory BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickles on our half- pound burger. 5.39 Smokehouse Burger Crisp bacon, aged cheddar cheese, freshly made smoky BBQ ranch, lettuce, tomato, pickles and crispy onion straws top a juicy half-pound burger. 5.49 Sides Add a side to any order. 1.99 Steamed Fresh Broccoli Seasoned Rice Buttered Off-the-cob Corn Sweet Baby Carrots Freshly Made Coleslaw French Fries Idaho Mashed Potatoes Loaded Baked Potato Broccoli Cheese Casserole Southern Green Beans Homemade Red Beans & Rice Freshly Baked Croissants (3) 1.99 Add a house or Caesar Salad 1.99 Steaks & Combos For full flavor and variety. Served with your choice of two sides.  Aged USDA Choice Steaks. These bold flavored, tender and juicy steaks are grilled to order and served on a bed of homemade onion straws. 8 oz. Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak 9.99 11 oz. Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak 12.49 12 oz. Aged Ribeye 14.49 Steak & Shrimp A tender and juicy center cut top sirloin steak grilled to your liking and your choice of seasoned grilled shrimp or hand-battered fried shrimp. 13.49 Steak & Chicken Tenders A center cut top sirloin grilled to order served on a bed of homemade onion straws with a generous portion of our hand-breaded chicken tenders. 12.49 Steak & Baby Back Ribs A tender and juicy center cut top sirloin steak grilled to your liking and a half rack of our homemade hickory-smoked baby back ribs. 13.99 Chicken Tenders & Shrimp A generous serving of our famous homemade chicken tenders and your choice of seasoned grilled shrimp or hand-battered fried shrimp. 9.99 Baby Back Ribs & Chicken Tenders A half rack of baby back ribs and our famous chicken tenders. 12.49 Baby Back Ribs & Shrimp A half rack of tender & juicy hickory-smoked baby back ribs with your choice of seasoned grilled shrimp or hand-battered fried shrimp. 13.49 Desserts Save room for dessert! Our incredible desserts are freshly prepared and large enough to share! Apple Pie A La Mode A large slice of freshly baked deep dish apple pie topped with premium vanilla ice cream and hot caramel sauce. 4.49 Hot Fudge Cake Sundae A huge piece of homemade fudge cake and vanilla ice cream covered with hot fudge, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry. 5.49 Cheddar’s Legendary Monster Cookie A colossal homemade chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet, topped with premium vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped nuts and a cherry. Baked fresh just for you, please allow a few minutes. 4.49 Drinks Unlimited Refills on non-alcoholic beverages. Coca-Cola Products Coke, diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, Barq’s, Lemonade Fresh Brewed Iced Tea Sweet or Unsweetened Coffee Decaf also available. Fruit Infused Lemonade & Tea Lemonade available with raspberry or strawberry and our brewed tea is available with peach, strawberry, raspberry or mango. Alcoholic Beverages Please see the bar menu for an array of alcoholic beverages. Beer Tap & Bottled Beers Available Wine A varied wine selection is available.  
Cheddar’s began as a simple idea. The founders, Aubrey Good and Doug Rogers envisioned an inviting neighborhood restaurant offering handmade, high quality food at a reasonable price. They wanted their guests to feel valued and respected. And they were determined to never compromise these fundamentals.  Visits to the Johnson City Cheddar's found first class service at very reasonable prices.  This website rates the Cheddar's Chicken Fingers #1, Aubrey's #2 and O'Charley's #3.  In price comparison, the portions are big at all three locations, Cheddar's Price $8.99,  Aubrey's Price $12.99 and O’Charley's $10.79.  Cheddar's offers exceptional service and lower prices on every item on the menu.  We haven't found any of the cutting corners on quality.  Finally a Knoxville location happened and since that a West Knoxville location has opened.  As far as decor, the Clinton Highway location is a bit fancier with the heavily laquered wood in the bar area whereas the West Knoxville is painted black.  Each location has a similar atmosphere but varied slightly.  While Cheddar’s is not the world’s greatest, the variety, quality and cost of a meal continues to elevate our rating as being exceptionally high.           Our latest visits to the restaurants at Clinton Highway and Kingston Pike show that capacity is quickly gained at meal times, but just before peak times and just after peak hours shows little wait times.  So getting in the door, adding that appetizer is a cheap luxury.  Adding Chips & Salsa or Chips & Queso will not delay your meal.  If you have plenty of time the Onion rings are great and the wait staff will delay your meal for this or any other appetizer unless you request no delays.  Drinks from the bar are good and delivered quickly.  Among the menu items, the Chicken Fingers are the ultimate destination.  Another recent lunch order of the Key West Chicken & Shrimp found that the shrimp was inadequately grilled on two orders and not consumable.  Our lunch crew allowed this incedent to go unannounced,          Greer Restaurants (Cheddar’s) emphasizes quality and eliminates advertising and passes the savings on to it’s customers.  Cheddar’s does not advertise and survive’s on word of mouth advertising.  Cheddar’s is widely successful in this concept and spares little in the restaurant’s  atmosphere and dining experience.