Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's

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2015/11/12 13:11:04 (permalink)

Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's

I'm penning a report on the old burger chain Scottie's and wonder if any of y'all have any memories of these restaurants. As near as I can tell there were 11 outlets at the peak of the company and now there are only three: Caryville Tennessee, Etowah Tennessee and Knoxville, Tennessee.
 
Further confusion is compounded by a similar chain called Scotty's. They are distinctly different enterprises.
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    Sundancer7
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/11/13 09:48:01 (permalink)
    It has been a while but I have stopped at Scotties.  As I recall, they sold burgers similar to Krystal but better and more substance.  As I recall, the main reason I stopped was after some type of alcohol consumption?  I believe they were on Clinton hwy.
     
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/11/13 13:35:35 (permalink)
    Here's my field report from Scotties of Knoxville Tennessee. Burgers are .70c http://chowpapi.com/on-the-road-with-rl-reeves-jr-scotties-diner-in-knoxville-tennessee/
    post edited by scrumptiouschef - 2016/02/20 18:28:43
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/11/13 13:48:38 (permalink)
    Scotties is my kind of place!
     
    It looks like a good rest stop for JRPfeff the next time he drives to or from North Carolina.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/11/13 15:35:22 (permalink)
    SC:  Thanks for the update.  I rarely get to the north end of the county.  I first stopped there when it was Scotties so it had to be before 1978.  I have since stopped there post that time. The burgers were not especially great then but they served the purpose at the time.
     
     
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/11/16 13:25:51 (permalink)
    Wow.  My dance card's quite full for whenever we next stop in Knoxville/Powell, but we may have to make room for that place.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/11/24 14:27:47 (permalink)
    I don't recall them at all.I do remember when we we going to Maryland  from Alaska and us stopping in Springfield Illinois. We toured   most of the Lincoln sites .There was a place called Scotty's that we got hamburgers at.They're mascot was a scottish girl looking like she was doing a highland dance.But the other one we never visited. 
    Daddy was going to NSA at Fort Meade and I we also made a side trip to Milwaukee to see relatives. Got to eat lunch in the dining room at Visitation Convent in Elm Grove with  daddy's aunt Sister Generose. It is a retirement home for the School Sisters of Notre Dame  and the food was quite good.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/11/26 14:50:33 (permalink)
    HD, The Scottish Girl Burger place was probably SANDY'S
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/12/06 17:12:40 (permalink)
    Scottie's on Clinton Highway is two miles from my new home. I am there entirely too often for breakfast. The biscuits and gravy are wonderful and both are made on-site every day.
     
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/12/06 17:16:13 (permalink)
    Heartbreaksoup,
    Where else would you recommend to eat in the Powell area? I'm still new enough to have trouble finding different places.
    TIA...
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/12/07 10:28:25 (permalink)
    Maybe Sundancer can respond to you RKB. He's a long-time Knoxville resident and knows the city like the back of his hand.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2015/12/07 14:44:51 (permalink)
    Powell, not at all (my daughter has family in that area), but you can look up our map for some nearby suggestions around Knoxville.  
     
    http://www.communitywalk....ie_lets_eat/map/939046
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/02/01 18:39:27 (permalink)
    We visited Scottie's on Saturday and left impressed.  Those are great little 70 cent burgers.  I felt bad that they serve you a gigantic bowl of very good chili, far more than I was going to eat.  At three dollars, that bucket of chili is a steal.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/02/01 18:52:55 (permalink)
    HBS: was this a Scotties at a freeway exit just north of Knoxville that also had a Shoney's?
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/02/02 08:06:38 (permalink)
    I don't recall a Shoney's, but the one in Powell that scrumptiouschef wrote about - 
    http://chowpapi.com/on-th...n-knoxville-tennessee/
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/02/05 19:05:31 (permalink)
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    HBS: was this a Scotties at a freeway exit just north of Knoxville that also had a Shoney's?


    I think that is the one in Caryville, TN.
    post edited by RKB - 2016/02/05 19:07:40
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/02/11 14:37:13 (permalink)
    I just looked in at Caryville on Google Maps.  There is indeed a Shoney's and a Scotty's - note the spelling - at that exit.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/02/19 18:34:50 (permalink)
    It is spelled differently, but the lady I talked to said that it was once part of the old chain. I can't personally verify that, as I just moved here. It seems about the same.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/03/16 02:24:40 (permalink)
    Here's my story about the Scottie's in Powell, their cheeseburgers, and their great big buckets of chili:
     
    http://bit.ly/253zPdj
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/03/16 11:24:41 (permalink)
    Great read Heartbreak. But the one true combination of condiments for burgers is: Mayo, Mustard and Onions (raw never grilled) oh, and tomatoes if they are ripe and in season. Glad you enjoyed Scotties.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/03/16 19:25:27 (permalink)
    scrumptiouschef
    Maybe Sundancer can respond to you RKB. He's a long-time Knoxville resident and knows the city like the back of his hand.


    I can tell you that they have been there a very long time and they are consistent.  Their burgers remind me very much of Krystal's.  There is nothing like it in that part of town and they are tasty.  I am not sure that I would go out of  the way to get there but if you are there, they are tasty.
     
    Paul E. Smith
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/09/18 04:09:43 (permalink)
    Here's my story about the Scotty's in Caryville:
     
    http://bit.ly/2d7Cnl6
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/09/18 10:54:39 (permalink)
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    Here's my story about the Scotty's in Caryville:
     
    http://bit.ly/2d7Cnl6


    Great read, I'm 45 minutes from there right now. I'll try and run by and file a report.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/09/18 15:02:04 (permalink)
    Ah, cheeseburgers. The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast!
     
    (I'm liking your website)
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/09/19 16:58:35 (permalink)
    We found some good burgers on that trip.  I hope that we'll visit the Scotty's/Scottie's in Etowah pretty soon, too.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/11/03 22:56:26 (permalink)
    And wrapping up this little mini-series, here's my report about the Etowah store:
     
    https://marieletseat.com/2016/11/04/scotties-diner-etowah-tn/
     
    Thanks for giving us such a fun goal, Scrumptiouschef!
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2016/11/04 10:23:09 (permalink)
    That was a good read.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2018/05/26 23:20:05 (permalink)
    Stop the presses!  There's a fourth surviving Scottie's, this one in Pikeville TN.  I hope to visit it in June.
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2018/06/11 09:47:39 (permalink)
    Here's my story about the Pikeville Scottie's.  There's now a fifth as well, but it is a new restaurant and not part of the old chain.
     
    https://marieletseat.com/...staurant-pikeville-tn/
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    Re: Nearly Defunct Chain Of Budget Hamburgers: Scottie's 2018/06/11 13:23:19 (permalink)
    Great report.
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