Here’s the thing: Tennessee is an amazing spot for eating. Hands down. We own in the south, and our fried chicken rivals, well – no one. Because it’s that great. It’s the mom & pop shops that have built our sweet, sweet reputation from the ground up. It’s those old recipes, the native Tennesseans, that give us the delectable memories we have today.
7. Elliston Place Soda Shop - Nashville
This family owned spot in Nashville is a darling ode to the '50s, a delicious bit of history tucked back into Music City's midtown area. Brunch is killer, too!
6. Barksdale Restaurant - Memphis
This classic old time diner serves all the classic American breakfast fare you could dream of, coupled with a bit of Memphis twang and Tennessee love.
5. Bea's Restaurant - Chattanooga
If you want to talk small town vibes, big city livin' (kind of) then Bea's is precisely where you want to head. Located in Chattanooga, this sweet bit of Tennessee history is serving decadent dishes for a bit of southern time travel - if you're up for that blast from the past.
4. Cootie Brown's - Johnson City
A locally owned, quirky restaurant that pulls from multiple global influences brings you a bite of the world in a down-home Tennessee town.
3. Louis' Drive in Restaurant - Knoxville
An old-school eatery, Louis' proffers a delicious bite of East Tennessee history and all the best American classics - pizza, hamburgers - you could ask for!
2. Puckett's Grocery - Leipers Fork
The original Puckett's, this Leipers Fork location is a nod to the small town edge of the past, a simple meat and three spot complete with live music. How can you beat that...?
1. Marcy Jo's Mealhouse and Bakery - Pottsville
Man, you really can't beat Marcy Jo's. We'll sing 'er praises forever, a small, family owned business that feeds the locals and treats the tourists like family. Plus, they have the best biscuits and gravy in the state. Nothing can beat 'em.