Roadtrip: Local Food & Flavors

Experience the food and flavors of Southeast Tennessee. From authentic chocolate gravy and biscuits at Tellico Junction Café in Englewood to locally-grown apples at Wooden’s Apple House in Pikeville to decadent desserts at the Cookie Jar Café in Dunlap – Southeast Tennessee offers culinary adventures to satisfy any taste buds.

Stop by any of the following local spots to experience the Taste of Southeast Tennessee:

Athens:

Athens Farmers Market

106 South Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303
423-744-2707

Open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4-6pm, June 17- October 30

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Country Patch

711 S White St.
Athens, TN
423-745-6104

Country-cooking buffet and homemade desserts, featuring berry fried pies and chocolate-oatmeal cow patties.

Dairy Barn

1108 Congress Pkwy. S.
Athens, TN
423-745-2286

Open Seasonally

Jenkins Grille & Market

411 S Jackson St.
Athens, TN
423-75-7388

Sixties decor offering tasty rib-eye sandwiches, chicken salad, soups and more.

Maddie Mas

10 S White St.
Athens, TN
423-649-3627

Italian subs that never fail to impress- especially the salami

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Mayfield Dairy Farms Visitor Center

4 Mayfield Lane
Athens, TN 37303
423-649-2653

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Michael’s Casual Dining

925 Congress Pkwy. N.
Athens, TN
423-649-0000

Some of the best slow-cooked BBQ in East Tennessee!

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Open Door Cafe’

3 N Jackson St.
Athens, TN
423-744-3020

Romantic setting in the historic Robert E. Lee Hotel featuring a Mediterranean menu.

Benton:

Black Bear Cove Resort

5842 Hwy. 30
Benton, TN 37307
423-338-4399

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Lottie’s Diner

5790 Old Highway 411
Benton, TN
423-338-1322

Hometown diner known as the “Home of the Cathead Biscuit.”

Chattanooga Area:

Bea’s Restaurant

4500 Dodds Ave.
Chattanooga, TN
423-867-3618

Fried chicken and southern fare served family-style since 1950.

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Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater

1060 Main Street
Whitwell, TN 37397
423-658-7478

Civil War dinner theater performance offering period-themed meal.

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Café on the Corner

826 Scenic Highway
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350
423-825-5005

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Cashew-Plant Based Vegan Cafe

149 River St.
Chattanooga, TN
423-35-5486

Vegetarian and vegan restaurant and bakery.

Champy’s Chicken

526 E. MLK Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN
423-752-9198

Fresh-to-order fried chicken

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Chattanooga Market

1829 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408
423-648-2496

Dates:  Sundays (May-November)

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Clyde’s on Main

122 W. Main St.
Chattanooga TN
423-362-8335

Bar and grill featuring live music.

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Crabtree Farms

1000 East 30th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37407
423-493-9155

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DeBarge Vineyards & Winery

1617 Rossville Ave.
Chattanooga, TN  37408
423-710-8426

Chattanooga’s first urban winery located in a restored historic building. Grapes imported from DeBarge Vineyard in Georgia, but processing and bottling takes place on-site.

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Fairmount Orchard

2204 Fairmont Pike
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
423-886-1226

Small apple orchard stand – famous with locals for their cider.

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Flying Squirrel

55 Johnson Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408
423-602-5980

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Good Dog

34 Frazier Ave.
Chattanooga, TN
423-475-6175

Casual NorthShore Chattanooga venue serving gourmet hot dogs and beverages.

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Herman’s Soul Food & Catering

3821 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN
423-624-5715

Family friendly restaurant specializing in home-cooked soul food.

Look Out Winery

11848 Hwy. 41
Guild, TN  37340
727-499-8974

Overlooking the Tennessee River, Look Out Winery offers authentic Neopolitan wood-fired pizza paired with great wines.

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Moon Pie General Store

429 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN
423-877-0592

Lunch and Moonpie merchandise

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Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

2 W. Aquarium Way
Chattanooga, TN
423-708-8505

Barbecue and Southern fare made famous in Nashville.

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Sluggo’s North Vegetarian Café

501 Cherokee Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN
423-752-5224

Huge all-vegan menu.

Sugar’s Ribs

2450 15th Ave.
Chattanooga, TN
423-826-1199

Award-winning BBQ and American food.

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Tennessee Stillhouse – Home of Chattanooga Whiskey

1439 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN  37402
423-760-4333

Chattanooga Whiskey’s new distillery, tasting room and retail shop, located in the heart of downtown.

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Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria

212 High St.
Chattanooga, TN
423-265-5033

Fresh pasta in the historic Bluff View Art District.

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Urban Stack

12 W. 13th St.
Chattanooga, TN
423-475-5350

Modern tavern serving inventive burgers.

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Waterside Lounge

495 Riverfront Parkway
in SpringHill Suites
Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-834-9300

Nestled alongside the Tennessee River, Waterside Lounge offers a pleasant atmosphere with a contemporary, southern flare.

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Charleston:

Benny’s BBQ

8851 Hiwassee Street
Charleston, TN 37310
423-665-0040

Morris Vineyard & Tennessee Mountainview Winery

346 Union Grove Rd. NE
Charleston, TN  37310
423-479-7311

Established in 1965, this vineyard grows grapes, muscadines, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries for its 17 different wine varieties. Pick-your-own offered during berry season.

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Willie’s Deli

7701 N Lee Hwy
Charleston, TN 37310
423-336-8008

Great sandwiches and burgers!

Cleveland:

Apple Valley Orchard

351 Weese Rd. SE
Cleveland, TN  37323
423-472-3044

Apple orchard, bakery and gift shop. Tours by appointment.

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Bald Headed Bistro

201 Keith Street SW
Cleveland, TN
423-472-6000

Fine western dining.

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Bonlife Coffee

241 Inman Street East
Cleveland, TN
423-464-6160

Exceptional coffee with a global cause.

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Café Roma

220 North Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37311
423-339-1488

Fresh Southern-inspired Italian dishes.

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Catch Bar & Grill

233 Inman Street East
Cleveland, TN 37311
423-790-1235

Fresh seafood featuring Gulf Coast and Asian cuisine. 

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Cleveland Apple Festival

Cleveland, TN

Date:  October

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Cobblestone Grille

170 N. Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN
423-790-7006

Breakfast, lunch and coffee in downtown Cleveland.

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Farmhouse Restaurant

2260 Harrison Pike
Cleveland, TN
423-339-9998

Family-style restaurant – just like grandma used to make.

Five Point Square Restaurant & Market

166 First Street NE
Cleveland, TN 37311
423-458-4242

Upscale farm-to-table featuring seasonal and local flavors. 

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Jenkins Deli

2390 Spring Creek Blvd.
Cleveland, TN

Top-rated regional restaurant featuring American-style cooking.

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Lasaters Coffee & Tea

2450 Spring Creek Blvd.
Cleveland, TN
423-790-0513

Custom-roasted award-winning coffee and a large selection of teas.

Little Diner on First

490 1st Street NW
Cleveland, TN
423-472-5550

Delicious diner favorites.

Ocoee Winery

5365 Waterlevel Hwy.
Cleveland, TN  37323
423-614-5100

Offers 20 wines produced and sold at the winery, as well as locally made cheeses, jams and other gift shop items.

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Old Fort Restaurant

1422 25th Street NW
Cleveland, TN
423-339-0446

Home cooked meals in a family atmosphere.

Rafael’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

2324 Treasury Drive SE
Cleveland, TN
423-472-6630

Pizza and Italian cuisine. Take-out and delivery.

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Stadium BBQ

773 Keith Street NW
Cleveland, TN
423-790-0002

Southern barbeque and all the fixins.

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The Shak Drive-In

3460 Waterlevel Hwy.
Cleveland, TN
423-472-2200

Old-fashioned drive-in featuring burgers and shakes.

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The Spot

45 North Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN
423-479-7768

A Cleveland tradition since 1937, featuring burgers and hand-dipped shakes and malts.

Town House Bake Shop

2524 Keith Street NW
Cleveland, TN
423-478-2822

Established in 1963, offering sweet treats and cakes.

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Village Bake Shop

201 Keith Street SW
Cleveland, TN
423-426-5179

Established in 1961, offering a wide variety of sweets.

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Coalmont:

S.A.M.’s Corner (Creighton’s Grocery)

Hwy. 56 and Phipps St.
Coalmont, TN
931-259-0581

Affordable home-cooked meals in a quaint, historic grocery store setting.

Copperhill:

El Rio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

113 Ocoee St.
Copperhill, TN
423-496-1826

Healthy Mexican food from old family recipes.

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Habanero’s Fresh Tex Mex

120 Ocoee St.
Copperhill, TN
423-548-2111

Made-from-scratch fresh tex mex.

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Dayton

Bimbo’s Restaurant

7606 Rhea County Hwy.
Dayton, TN
423-775-6353

Casual Southern dining.

Dayton Coffee Shop & Restaurant

280 2nd Ave.
Dayton, TN
423-775-6156

Traditional Southern dining.

Delia’s Taqueria – Mexican Restaurant

8795 Rhea County Hwy.
Dayton, TN
423-570-1813

Authentic Mexican featuring fresh ingredients.

Ellie’s Catfish Cafe

260 16th Ave.
Dayton, TN
423-570-0620

Southern country cuisine.

Harmony House Coffee

378 First Avenue
Dayton, TN
423-570-0620

Coffee house in downtown Dayton.

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Jacob Myers Restaurant on the River

185 Chickamauga Drive
Dayton, TN
423-570-0023

Casual fine dining and desserts on the river.

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Kenny’s Sports Bar & Grill

1305 Railroad St.
Dayton, TN
423-775-5001

Burgers, sandwiches and beverages.

Lane’s 1891 House Restaurant

449 Delaware Ave.
Dayton, TN
423-755-1892

Southern home dining in a historic home.

Market Street Cafe

1334 Market St.
Dayton, TN
423-428-9150

Soups, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, coffee.

Tennessee Strawberry Festival

107 Main Street
Dayton, TN 37321
423-775-0361

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The Wagon Wheel Restaurant

410 Maley Hollow Rd.
Dayton, TN
423-775-4949

Casual Southern dining.

You-nique Cuisine

1371 Market St.
Dayton, TN
423-567-6068

Casual fine dining.

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Decatur:

Delano:

Delano Community Farmer’s Market

Needle Eye Ln.
Delano, TN 37325

Mennonite Farm and Market

Savannah Oaks Winery

1817 Delano Road
Decatur, TN 37325
423-263-2762

Variety of wines offered; winery and vineyard available for weddings and special events.

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Still Waters Restaurant

106 Savannah Shores Dr.
Delano, TN 37325
423-808-0010

Great food, great friends and local farm fresh produce when in season!

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Ducktown:

Dunlap:

Clark’s Bakery at Stone Cave

207 Stone Cave Loop Unit A
Dunlap, TN 37327
423-949-4333

Natural foods store specializing in whole grain breads and desserts.

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Dunlap Produce Market

16786 Rankin Ave
Dunlap, TN 37327
931-946-2267

Wheeler’s Orchard

956 Wheeler Rd.
Dunlap, TN  37327
423-949-4255

Sustainably grown apples and grapes. Located atop Fredonia Mountain.

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Englewood:

Tellico Junction Cafe

17 East Main Street
Englewood, TN
423-887-7770

Full breakfast buffet every morning. Try their chocolate gravy and biscuits!

Etowah:

Etta’s

110 5th Street
Etowah, TN
423-263-1150

Great Southern home cooking by Etta herself, with house specials, mouth-watering pies and footlong hotdogs.

Farmhouse Restaurant

1201 Ohio Avenue
Etowah, TN
423-263-3276

Enjoy a porch rocker or shop in the country gift shop before enjoying this country-style restaurant offering homemade pies and cakes.

Michael’s Casual Dining

862 U.S. 411
Etowah, TN
423-263-2603

Some of the best slow-cooked BBQ in East Tennessee!

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Sweet Tea’s Bakery & Café

122 9th Street
Etowah, TN
423-263-8636

Stop by for lunch and check out the gift shop featuring local handmade crafts. Different specialty cupcake featured every day!

 Gruetli-Laager:

Jasper:

Dutch Maid Bakery

29 Courthouse Sq.
Jasper, TN
423-942-5020

Tennessee’s oldest family-owned bakery and café.

Marion County Farmers Market

255 Turner Street
Jasper, TN 37347
423-942-2656

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Kimball

Monteagle:

Dave’s Modern Tavern

38 W. Main St.
Monteagle, TN
931-924-8363

Gourmet seasonal food in a casual setting.

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High Point Restaurant

224 E. Main Street
Monteagle, TN
931-924-4600

Fine dining in a 1929 mansion on top of Monteagle Mountain.

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Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Restaurant, Lodge & Trading Post

850 W. Main St.
Monteagle, TN
800-489-2091

Locally-owned restaurant serving Southern fare, with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Make reservations to stay in their quaint vacation cabins or Mountain Lodge on beautiful Monteagle Mountain, near South Cumberland State Park. 

New this summer: Bike rentals for a 5-mile section of the Mountain Goat Bike Trail from Monteagle to Sewanee, Tenn.

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Monteagle Inn & Retreat Center

204 W. Main St.
Monteagle, TN
931-924-3869

Breakfast served daily. Special occasion and wine dinners scheduled throughout the year.

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Papa Ron’s

402 W. Main St.
Monteagle, TN
931-924-3355

Italian steakhouse on top of Monteagle Mountain.

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Ocoee:

Bears Den BBQ

130 Hwy. 64
Ocoee, TN
423-338-5757

BBQ platters, smoked pork, chicken and ribs with all the traditional sides will keep you coming back for more.

Ocoee Dam Deli & Diner

1223 U.S. 64
Ocoee, TN
423-338-8184

Fun, casual atmosphere featuring some of the best fish in the region. Free meal on your birthday!

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Old Sawmill Market

1114 Highway 64
Ocoee, TN

An effort to support our community and maintain our rich southern heritage by connecting the public with local farmers, food producers, and artists.

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Pikeville:

3 Way Market

79 Tom Hale Flat Rd.
Pikeville, TN
423-881-4433

Quick stop for tasty burgers and chicken strips.

Fall Creek Falls State Park

2009 Village Camp Road
Pikeville, TN 37367
423-881-5298

Tennessee’s premier state park featuring majestic streams and waterfalls, hiking, equestrian trails, a golf course, campgrounds, cabins, an inn and restaurant.

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Oren Wooden’s Apple House

6351 New Harmony Road
Pikeville, TN 37367
423-447-6376

In operation for over 50 years, Wooden’s features apples, pumpkins and assorted seasonal vegetables. Enjoy the Pie Shop and Oren’s Orchard Café. Group tours available.

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Pig-N-Catch

365 Main St.
Pikeville, TN
423-447-7000

Pikeville’s popular Barbecue Restaurant.

R&R Kuntry Pumpkin Center

46901 SR 30
Pikeville, TN 37367
423-447-6352

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Scottie’s

3211 Main St.
Pikeville, TN
423-447-6892

Enjoy burgers and fries on a barstool in downtown Pikeville.

Reliance:

Ramp Tramp Festival

Reliance, TN

Date: April

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Reliance Fly & Tackle

588 Childers Creek Rd.
Reliance, TN
423-338-7771

Oldest locally owned fly shop and country store in the area. Smoked ribs and chicken dinners served on weekends. Bagged fisherman lunches available.

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Soddy-Daisy:

Blue Ribbon Café

9705 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, TN
423-332-5005

Southern cooking, featuring fried green tomatoes.

Steve’s Landing Waterfront Grill

1145 Poling Circle
Soddy-Daisy, TN

Ribs and catfish on Soddy Lake at Pine Harbor Marina.

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South Pittsburg:

Becky’s Diner

3525 Main St.
Jasper, TN
423-942-3505

Authentic Southern food at a great price.

Dixie Freeze

200 Elm Avenue
South Pittsburg, TN
423-837-6423

Burgers and shakes, dine-in or walk-up ordering.

Harvey’s Pirate Drive-Inn

111 2nd St.
South Pittsburg, TN
423-837-7763

Burgers and comfort food in a casual setting.

Patton House

145 Patton School Road
South Pittsburg, TN
423-228-4343

Meat and veggies, with live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Steverino’s Italian Eatery & Pub

238 S. Cedar Avenue
South Pittsburg, TN
423-837-5420

Restaurant and beverages in a historic building dating back to the early 1900s.

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Spring City:

Euchee Marina Resort and Campground

200 Euchee Lane
Ten Mile, TN 37880
423-334-1004

Casual resort and marina on Watts Bar Lake featuring a marina, lodge, The Mad Moose Grill, floating cabins and rustic campsite.

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Tracy City:

Dutch Maid Bakery

109 Main Street
Tracy City, TN 37387
931-592-3171

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Tea on the Mountain

298 Colyar Street
Tracy City, TN
931-592-4832

Enjoy white-linen meals, High Tea, and delectable desserts.

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Whitwell:

Johnny’s Hook N’ Grill

13060 Hwy. 28
Whitwell, TN
423-815-4014

Casual seafood restaurant in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.

SueBob’s Diner

Good Food and Good Friends = Good Times.

2573 Hwy 283
Powells Crossroads, TN 37397
423-658-8575

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