The Volunteer State is hungry!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by rob feature, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    So where to eat? I'll travel a long way for a good meal. And I know I haven't come close to trying them all...mostly because I don't know where they all are.

    Had a good food experience in Tennessee that you wanna share with the class? Post up a name, location, brief description and price range (low, medium, high) and I'll add it to the list. Ideally, these will be out-of-the-way ma & pa type joints out in the sticks. Nothing against the big cities and all, but the more remote the better. Due to time & space considerations, locations in the larger cities will no longer be added to the list nor map. Feel free to post them to the thread, but they won't show up on the list.

    I'll update this thread as often as possible to try & make finding great local food easy.




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    Name....Short description....affordability...address:

    - Puckett's @ Leiper's Fork - MENU. Moderately priced. 4142 Old Hillsboro Road; Leiper’s Fork, TN
    - Campbell's Station Country Store - Meat & 3. Moderately priced. 2800 Pullens Mill Rd; Culleoka, TN
    - Beacon Light Tea Room - MENU - Moderately priced. 6276 Highway 100; Bon Aqua, TN
    - Tellico Junction Cafe' - Varied menu, great sandwiches. Moderately Priced. 17 W Main St.; Englewood, TN
    - Lil Charles - Regional fare. Moderately priced. 1377 Savannah Hwy.; Waynesboro, TN
    - Center Point BBQ - BBQ. Moderately priced. 1212 West Main St.; Hendersonville, TN
    - Sylvan Park Restaurant - Meat & 3. Moderately Priced. 4502 Murphy Road; Nashville, TN
    - Monell's - Meat & 3. Moderately Priced. Several locations. See website.
    - Las Tortugas - Fancy Mex. Moderately Priced. [SIZE=-1]1215 S Germantown Rd[/SIZE][SIZE=-1].; Germantown, TN[/SIZE]
    - Nett's Country Store & Deli - Home Cooking. Moderately priced. 4356 Skelley Rd.; Santa Fe, TN
    - Hill Top Market and deli - Deli. Prices unknown. Address unknown (Theta, TN) - see map.
    - Papa Boudreaux's Cajun Cafe' - Cajun. 2nd Mortgage required. 3149 Fly Rd.; Santa Fe, TN
    - General Cafe' - Home cooking. Moderately Priced. 101 North Park Street, Hohenwald, TN
    - Rusty Fish Hook - Catfish/Seafood. Almost Free! 217 East School Street; Linden, TN
    - Doo Dads market - Seafood, burgers, frog legs. Almost Free. Address Unknown (Williamsport, TN) - see map.
    - Fish house diner - Seafood, steaks. Moderately priced. Address Unknown (Perryville, TN) - see map.
    - Bluegill Grill - Seafood, etc. 2nd mortgage required. Address Unknown (Holiday Landing Marina, Tims Ford Lake, TN) - see map.
    - Whiskers Catfish - Seafood. Moderately priced. 2500 Cayer Lane, Columbia, TN
    - Miller's Grocery - MENU. Moderately priced. 7011 Main Street; Christiana, TN
    - Bell Buckle Cafe' - MENU. Moderately priced. 16 Railroad Avenue; Bell Buckle, TN
    - Foglight Foodhouse - Full Service. Prices unknown. Address unknown. See website. Near Rock Island S.P (Wailing, TN).
    - Soda Pop Junction - MENU. Moderately priced. 111 Mill St., Lynnville, TN
    - Taste of N'awlins - Cajun. Moderately priced. 1280 Jackson Felts Rd, Joelton, TN
    - East Point Marina - Burgers on the Lake. Prices unknown. 5652 Eastport Rd; Alpine TN
    - Tays Grocery - Balogna sammiches and more. Prices unknown. 204 Tayes Lane; Wilder TN (google reports this as closed)
    - Rose Garden - Meat & 3. Moderately priced. 14622 Old Baxter Road; Silver Point, TN
    - Huff's Grocery - Sammiches. Moderately priced. 5452 Carters Creek Pike; Thompsons Station, TN
    - Granville Marina - Seafood, Sandwiches on the water. Moderately Priced. 7316 Granville Hwy; Granville, TN
    - Dodd's Country Store - MENU - Country Store/vittles. Moderately Priced. 14300 HY 79N, Buchanan, TN
    - Blue Water Grille - Seafood & more. Prices unknown. Hurricane Marina on Center Hill Lake



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  2. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    Center Point BBQ
    1212 W Main St, Hendersonville, TN 37075

    Moderatly priced. Big Ass pulled pork sammichs, ribs, smoked chicken...

    Jump up and smack yer mamma good.
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  3. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    Sylvan Park Restaurant
    4502 Murphy Rd.
    Nashville, TN 37209


    Meat and Three. Moderately priced. A Nashville institution. Can't get in the building on Sundays.

    And the pies...oh my, the pies. :tb

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  4. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    Monells

    Several locations...

    http://www.monellstn.com/

    Seating is communal style at long tables. Food served in huge bowls and platters. You'll need a nap afterwards.
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  5. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    know any good stuff out of town?




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  6. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    In the city, but fantastic.


    Los Tortugas, Deli Mexicana in Germantown (Memphis)

    NOT a typical Mexican place. Mexico city style. Beyond amazing!

    Pepe & his son Johnathan run it.

    Nothing from food service distributors, fresh stuff from the markets every day.

    Pepe has a large collection of RC30s & often rides a Boss Hoss to to work.

    The picture next to the soda machine is Pepe on an ex Trey Batey GSXR at Daytona.

    Pepe is in his 70's!

    Not fancy, but not super cheap. Expect to pay about 20-25 per person.

    Best place to eat in this area.
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  7. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    give this thread another week or two and I will...:lol3
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  8. cdq3

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    Netts country store.... leipers creek road , Bethel TN
    all home cooking, kick ass catfish dinners,live country music,frog legs,rooster fries and alot more.(price midrange)(35.801438,-87.11816)


    Hill Top Market and deli... old country store Theta TN les robinson road, verry good dinner (cold cuts) when out on the road for a fast stop.(35.780408,-87.042215)


    Papa Budro cajuin cooking... verry good food, hot as hell and high as hell also but worth it. Hill Town TN old highway 7.(price HIGH)(35.778572,-87.145148)


    Santa Fe diner... good home cooking and a great steak, santa fe TN old highway 7 and snow creek road. (price midrange)(35.72447,-87.126356)

    General cafe...home cooking, seafood on weekends. north park street Hohenwald TN. (price midrange)(35.548918,-87.551916)


    Rusty fish hook... verry nice catfish dinners and more. seafood on weekends. highway 412 and e school street, Linden TN.(price cheap)(35.6173,-87.83623)

    Doo Dads market... kick ass burgers, catfish dinners, steaks, froglegs and alot more. Willamsport TN, highway 50 and brown hollow road.(price cheap)(35.650366,-87.165763)

    Fish house diner... best steak and fish i ever had. Perryville TN,sardis ridge road and perryville road. (price midrange)(35.621407,-88.041762)


    The BlueGill Grille... all around food and seafood. Brownington TN Tims Ford, boswell road dead ends into the boat dock its right there. (price High as hell)(35.223921,-86.24259)

    ***i have many more will add as i get time***
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  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road

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    Whisker's - it's catfish, moderately priced. On Hwy 31 between Columbia and Spring Hill. Closed on Sundays, and don't be surprised if you have to wait for a table.
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  10. Mr_Wilson

    Mr_Wilson Been here awhile

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    I can ad a few:

    Miller's Grocery in Christiana. They do lunch on weekdays, dinner Fridays & Saturdays, with folk or bluegrass (reservations recommended for dinner) and brunch on Sunday.

    Then there is Bell Buckle Cafe in, of course, Bell Buckle.

    If you're near Rock Island State Park, a good place is Foglight Foodhouse in Walling.
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  11. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Glad I don't have much else going on tonight :lol3

    Thanks for the adds peeps!
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  12. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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  13. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    So this is taking up alot more time than anticipated. For that reason, I'm not gonna add any more locations in the larger cities...only small town stuff. Feel free to post away whatever you want, but from now on I'm only adding the podunk spots to the list.

    Not to discourage anyone though. Quite the contrary. But adding EVERY good restaurant in the state will clutter the map and the list. The original idea was to keep this to out-of-the-way ma and pop joints and the map/list will reflect that. I won't delete anything existing, but it's dinky towns only as the list goes from here out. Thanks for your understanding :D
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  14. cdq3

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    :poser :jack
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  15. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    I dont blame ya !!! :knary
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  16. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    I'm not too sure how Papa Boudreaux's evaded me for this long. I figgered I'd have smelled that. Maybe I had a cold that day.

    I was thinking I might go grab a tag tomorrow, but then again...:dg

    It'll be interesting to see how the map works out on mobiles as well. My phone's about worthless with the Google Maps, but I understand there are quite a few phones which support it. Y'all let me know if I can tweak anything to make finding stuff easier...ie, placemarks off makr, overlapping, etc.

    nom
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  17. ajones

    ajones Left Blinker is ON

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    I would like to add Soda Pop Junction in Lynnville, TN. I'll ride down and get a burger or bacon bisquit and walk through Col. Littleton's.

    Andy

    http://www.sodapopjunction.com/
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  18. Whoam

    Whoam Semper Fi

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    Hot Rod's 50'S Diner Inc


    373 Hannum St, Alcoa, TN 37701
    (865) 984-7171

    Food is awesome, chicken fried steak ftw!, ranks with the best coffee I've ever had
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  19. TBItoy

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    Algood Diner- amazing meat+3, good pie and sweet tea too! My favorite lunch stop in Cookeville/Algood! You can eat for less than $10 easy. They are only open from 5am-2pm.

    433 West Main Street, Algood, TN



    Bobby Q's Restaurant
    http://www.bobbyqsrestaurant.org/
    1070 NORTH WASHINGTON AVENUE - COOKEVILLE, TENNESSEE 38501

    ^Great catfish and bbq brisket. Definitely try to get a helping of the Bananna Pudding! The owner makes it himself at lunch everyday, but only a small batch and it ALWAYS sells out. They also make their own fruit tea which is delicious.
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  20. Mezzaluna

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    Taste of N'awlins
    1280 Jackson Felts Road
    Joelton, TN 37080

    Moderate priced (for seafood). My neighbor actually owns and operates "Taste of N'awlins." I am originally from New Orleans and I can vouch for the food being authentic. I have not had anything bad to eat there.

    Po'boys, etouffe, gumbo, jambalya all excellent.

    btw current hours are Thurs-Sat 4pm-10pm Sunday 11am-3pm
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