Tennessee October 24, 2016
11 Unassuming Restaurants To Add To Your Tennessee Dining Bucket List
These are some of the most unassuming restaurants in the state, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t fabulously wonderful. We chose them because they unwaveringly represent Tennessee, with their hospitality and culinary skills. This is the south: good food, good people.
1. Rotier's Restaurant - Nashville
One of the oldest restaurants in Nashville, Rotier's is lauded by the older folk and famous for their burgers served on French bread.
2. Pho Hoa Binh - Memphis
One of the best places to grab some Asian food in Memphis, we've been completely bombarded by folks who love this unassuming little restaurant.
3. Muletown Roasted Coffee - Columbia
The only coffee shop on our list, Muletown is a darling spot in Columbia that attracts quite a few young folk who are HUGE fans of instagramming the place.
4. Central BBQ - Memphis
Known as one of the best BBQ places in Memphis, Central BBQ may not look like much - but it tastes like heaven.
5. Marcy Jo's Mealhouse and Bakery - Pottsville
Located in tiny Pottsville, Marcy Jo's is a sweet hometown restaurant run by sweet people with great taste. Really. You'll be full ALL day.
6. Aretha Frankenstein's - Chattanooga
Quirky and eccentric, Aretha's is packed during brunch, but that's one line you'll definitely want to wait in. Popular amongst all.
7. Lamar's Restaurant - Chattanooga
Having served the Chattanooga area for more than 50 years, this is one of the most historic and delicious throwbacks in southern Tennessee.
8. OPA - Chattanooga
Greek food with a twist, OPA serves all the classics you love in a sweet building that sets the atmosphere with the pretty bay window out front.
9. Family BBQ - Dickson
Check the hours on this family restaurant. Their food is good but they keep a strict schedule - but it's most definitely worth the planning! This one is a must.
10. Holy Land Market - Knoxville
With an almost perfect Yelp rating, Holy Land Market is a diamond in the east Tennessee rough. The tomato and basil hummus is great!
11. The Tomato Head - Knoxville
Though it's a chain restaurant, The Tomato Head offers every type of food you could want, healthier options for the whole family, and a great, low-key ambience.
These places are SO good! You definitely have to make a road trip to try them all.