If you’re a fan of greasy spoons and even greasier cheeseburgers, then Tennessee has plenty of hot spots for you. It doesn’t matter if you spin towards decadent sundaes or ketchup-laden french fries – a solid dive is always a fantastic decision. We asked YOU, the people of Tennessee, to come up with your favorite places to throw down a couple bucks and leave with the best kind of stomachache. Curious? Take a look!
10. Breaking Bread - Smyrna
A locally owned spot known for great comfort food and a biblical moniker is great for a quick lunchtime spin. It's only open for lunch, so make sure you come hungry!
9. Cardin's Drive-In - Knoxville
Okay - you all LOVE Cardin's. This old time drive-in joint has the menu and vibe that Sonic miserably fails at. It's casual American food, so don't miss out on your hot dogs!
8. Cozy Corner - Memphis
This bbq joint is also fantastic in the banana cream pie department, which gives the Memphis dive a solid spot on our list.
7. Frostee Freeze Drive-In - Tazewell
Obviously with a name like "Frostee Freeze," the ice cream products have to be nothing short of extraordinary, and guess what? They are. The milkshakes are legendary and many folks recommend their salty, crispy french fries for your fast food cravings.
6. Hermitage Café - Nashville
Located just outside of downtown Nashville, Hermitage Cafe slings pancakes and omelettes in the morning, swerving solidly to cheeseburgers and french fries at lunch time and late at night - perfect for those looking to head off a hangover straight from the hell of Lower Broadway.
5. Marcy Jo's Mealhouse - Columbia
This darling diner-esque eatery radiates down home comfort and kindness, softening the distance to their location in Columbia with fluffy pancakes, thick slices of French toast and killer biscuits and gravy.
4. Mas Tacos Por Favor - Nashville
If you're talking a divey looking joint, Mas Tacos is the place. The once food truck turned brick and mortar shop proffers daily specials and $3 tacos that make you want to eat 12 of them, Julian Smith style.
3. Pizza Palace - Knoxville
Have you ever heard of a pizza drive-in? It sounds like something you've dreamt about but never really had the chance to experience...until now. Pizza Palace has graced Knoxville with a quick slice and legendary onion rings since 1961. It's even been featured by Guy Fieri on "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives."
2. The Other One - Oak Ridge
Any place that boasts a peanut butter bacon slider and gets away with it HAS to be fantastic. Sky high burgers and a million and a half choices will have you coming back over and over again. The neat thing is that lots of folks remember coming here as a kid and then bringing their own little ones - legacy status.
1. Bobbie's Dairy Dip - Nashville
Bobbie's serves up towering soft serve, dipped in daily special sauces like peanut butter or the classic chocolate. Although their ice cream is solid, it's the burgers that kill. As in, even their black bean burger is a beautiful decision.