It’s not just Nashville and Memphis that bolster a decadent foodie underground, you know. Tennessee has some fantastic restaurants hiding in these itty-bitty towns – or towns that aren’t quite city status. It’s a hard line to draw, okay?! Mainly because Tennessee = talent in the kitchen arena.
Without further ado, small Tennessee towns with AMAZING restaurants.
1. Jack of Hearts BBQ - Spring Hill
This fantastic barbeque spot unfortunately gets overshadowed by its proximity to Nashville, but we've tried their bbq and it's pretty much life changing. Absolutely.
2. Family BBQ - Dickson
Another darling small town bbq hot spot, Family BBQ gives you the jolt of meaty goodness you need, without the traffic.
3. Bell Buckle Cafe - Bell Buckle
Bell Buckle is the quintessential small town in Tennessee, and we're huge fans of the tasty noms and the local folk. Who wouldn't be?!
4. Gabriel's Pizza - Cleveland
You can't have a restaurant list without an epic pizza joint, which is precisely what you'll find at Gabriel's. Delectable pizza pies and kind folk - who could ask for more?
5. Corner Pit BBQ - Dellrose
It may not look like much from the outside, but this bbq joint is perfectly out of this world!
6. Pie Sensations - Columbia
Perhaps not a restaurant, per say, but this bakery in Columbia is positively delectable. For real. It's worth a drive to finish off your dinner the right way.
7. Blue Ribbon Cafe - Soddy-Daisy
Serving delicious meals that are worthy of this quirky cafe's name, the fried chicken is fresh, never frozen, and we want to kiss someone for that.
8 .Marcy Jo's - Pottsville
A sweet, small town feel and a menu laden with calorie dense southern staples will make Marcy Jo's a go-to for your next morning.
9. Goodness Gracious at the Mill - Readyville
Historic and delicious, this mill-based restaurant is straight from the good ol' days, and Tennessee is all the more better for it.
10. Thomas Drugs Old Fashioned Soda Fountain - Cross Plains
An old fashioned soda shop is just what the world needs, don't you think? Indulge in a blast from the past next time you're in Cross Plains!
This makes us so hungry. Like this. So. HUNGRY.