Tennessee March 27, 2019
The Mom & Pop Pizza Joint In Tennessee Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Here in Tennessee, there’s nothing that we love more than some good old-fashioned Southern comfort, good food, and friendly faces. And at this mom and pop pizza joint in the heart of Tennessee, you’ll get all three. The spot is Papa Ron’s Italian Steakhouse in Monteagle, but don’t let the name fool you. This hidden gem of a restaurant secretly might have the best pizza in the state…
The small town of Monteagle sits right on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, but this town is so much more than a road trip pit stop, thanks in part to Papa Ron's.
Though it bills itself as an Italian Steakhouse, Papa Ron's is the king of the Mom and Pop pizza joints in Tennessee.
All of their pizzas are handmade with fresh ingredients, so you'll always get a perfectly made, hot pizza with every order.
The restaurant itself doesn't have many frills, but with pizza this good, it doesn't need them. A meal at Papa Ron's is like having a family pizza dinner, but with way better pizza than you're used to at family functions.
Though Papa Ron's is a traditional mom and pop pizza joint, some of their pizzas are far from traditional, like this beauty that has broccoli (?!?) on it. Don't judge it until you try it!
If you want to visit, but pizza isn't your jam, they serve all kinds of other great meals as well. Don't forget that they call themselves a steakhouse!
Papa Ron's is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (they stay open until 10 on Fridays and Saturdays), and they're located in Monteagle right by the CVS at 402 W Main St.
Check out Papa Ron’s
website or Facebook page to learn more.
For more local joints, check out
this small town beach bar where it always feels like a tropical summer.