Junkyard Dog Steakhouse offers high-quality food with a home-cooked touch.
Shelby Forest General Store functions as a community centerpiece, with famous burgers.
The Red Rooster Restaurant in Ethridge serves up generous portions of delicious food from a steaming hot bar.
Helen Turner of Helen’s Bar-B-Q gets national attention as a female pitmaster.
Visit the Creek Cafe in Jefferson City for wonderful paninis and the best ice cream in East Tennessee.
Downtown Cajun cafe serves dishes straight from the bayou in Franklin, Tennessee.
Chef Tyler Brown of the Capitol Grille at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville raises much of the fresh food served at the acclaimed restaurant.
Restaurants across the state grow their own farm-fresh ingredients.
Gabriel’s Pizza In Cleveland, TN, crafts a marriage of quality and artistry with their delicious pizzas and Italian fare.
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant in Sevierville celebrates its 25th anniversary with traditional country cooking and delicious apple recipes.
Braden Station’s ample buffet features familiar coastal favorites – catfish, shrimp and clams, all deep-fried in homemade batters.
A journey along Tennessee’s Trails & Byways offers an ideal way to try some of the best eateries, from burgers to barbecue to down-home cooking.
It’s a little hard to find, but chef Edward Philpot’s Fodlight Foodhouse is a beacon for those searching for good food in a rustic setting.
For a rural fine dining experience, head to Fehn’s 1891 House in Dayton, which features brine-marinated fried chicken, homemade salad dressings and famous macaroon pie.
For three generations, the Hagy family’s Catfish Hotel has served lovingly prepared whole catfish to loyal regulars and wayfarers bound for the nearby Shiloh battlefield.
Freiberg’s German Restaurant is an unusual find in Tennessee with a charming downtown location and live accordion music on weekends.
Crawdaddy’s West Side Grill is a slice of New Orleans in Cookeville, with entrees such as the succulent Carpet Bagger Filet and savory French Cut Pork Chop.
Where do you think serves up the best barbecue in Tennessee? Here are five of our favorites.
Enjoy Southern food with a twist at the Front Porch in Dickson.
Larry’s Bar-B-Q is a cross between a country barbecue joint and a cozy café that serves dishes including brisket, spareribs and homemade pies.
Las Paletas, a gourmet popsicle shop in Nashville, features unusual popsicle flavors such as pistachio, hibiscus and chocolate with hot peppers.
The Smoke House is still drawing hungry crowds for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers much more than dining
Loveless Café’s Piggy Popcorn And I Don’t Share is a sweet and salty marriage of caramel corn and bacon.
Knoxville’s Apple Cake Tea Room draws a loyal lunch crowd and hungry travelers for the restaurant’s chicken salad, homemade banana bread and, of course, heirloom apple cake.
This rural Middle Tennesssee meat-and-three, co-owned half of the country duo Joey + Rory, serves up classic country cuisine such as catfish, meatloaf and biscuits.
The Rustic Barn in rural Blount County serves hearty, home-cooked meals.
Enjoy a taste of West Tennessee in the ice cream at Ja Ja’s Cafe.
Get a little taste of heaven at Just Divine Tea Room in Halls, a small community in West Tennessee.
Have your cake and scones, too, at this Springfield tea room.
Bluff City is home to less than 2,000 residents, but foodies come from miles around to enjoy one-of-a-kind barbecue from a secret family recipe.
Expect to find an out-of-this-world ham sandwich when you visit Canale’s Grocery on Raleigh-LaGrange Road in Eads, but don’t expect to find a place to sit down and savor it.
Miller’s Grocery in Christiana serves up music, fun and tasty food.
After more than 100 years, the ovens are still piping hot at Tennessee’s oldest bakery.
Fine food isn’t a crime at this historic mountain restaurant with a connection to Al Capone.
Just outside of Franklin, this restaurant serves up biscuits and country ham as well as lighter deli fare such as chicken salad and potato croquettes.
The Loveless Cafe has been a Nashville-area landmark for more than 50 years.
In an age of chain eateries and food courts, barbecue is still often served up in small, family-owned restaurants.