There’s something so neat and exciting about grabbing a burger or late night pancakes at a diner. Whether they have newer furnishings or date back to the beginning of time, a diner makes for a neat experience and best first date story there ever was. Do you have a favorite spot out of this list, or maybe a beautiful story that took place behind their walls? We want to hear!
10) Chandler's Deli - Knoxville
Old school with a tinge of southern flair, Chandler's has fried chicken that will have you writing home to your mama, and sweet potato casserole that makes ALL the online reviews. If you're looking for southern cooking that gets a little too close to Mama's, it's here.
9) City Café Diner - Chattanooga
A local favorite, City Cafe packs out on weekends and proffers desserts that will make your head spin. whether you indulge in their #1 rated ice cream or grab something hefty for breakfast, this is a necessary stop for your Chattanooga trip.
8) West Street Diner - Germantown
Home cooking isn't too hard to come by in the south, but good home cooking on the go? That's a rough one. Grab the breakfast potatoes and chill out in Germantown, where this darling diner will have you feeling like you just took a trip home.
7) Jersey Girl Diner - Morristown
The Philly cheesesteak and Reuben sandwiches are getting rave reviews, and the onion rings? Don't get us started. This is a pop to the past, especially when you order a strawberry shake to share!
6) Kokomo's 50's Diner - Adamsville
Are you a curly fry fan? Great. We've found your heaven. The '50s reign supreme in this diner, from the menu to the music that plays as you enjoy every last bite.
5) Nana's Diner - Nolensville
Looking for a solid meat and three? Nana's may be tucked away from the bright spotlight of nearby Nashville, but there's nothing better than the hot chicken with a side of green beans. It's the perfect southern meal, with the coolest atmosphere.
4) Rotier's Restaurant - Nashville
This hole in the wall is located right by Centennial Park, and gives you the grungy diner feel that you're looking for. Try a cheeseburger, but make sure to listen to the old timer next to you. This is what country songs are made of, you know.
3) Puckett's Grocery - Leiper's Fork
There are now three Puckett's locations, but it's out in Leiper's Fork that you'll find the original. There's live music and all the country grunge and cowboy twang necessary to spice up your meat and three.
2) Penny Hill Shoppe - Union City
Look. At that. DECOR. Penny Hill gives you the epic feel of a diner from the fifties and some awesome menu items to boot. There's a huge sandwich list, and plenty of seating for that upcoming date night.
1) Hermitage Café - Nashville
This greasy spoon has sat on the outskirts of downtown Nashville for years, giving all the folks with a little too much to drink a late night spot with the perfect amount of hangover defying carbs. Check the hours, because they're crazy, as are the patrons. You'll leave with a story!