Restaurants in Tennessee

Between the Mountains of the east and the cotton fields of the west, in its cities and small towns, Tennessee’s incredible variety is reflected in a state menu that has something for everyone. Barbecue? Memphis just might have the nation’s finest, both wet and dry. Fried chicken? It’s glorious in Nashville, hot chicken especially. Country ham is served throughout the state, as are superb southern vegetables as part of a meat-and-three lunch in which meat is frequently abjured in favor of a fourth vegetable. The Smoky Mountains at the East are a separate world, where restaurants serve such hearty country vittles as fried apples, smoked pork chops, and, of course, barbecue. And in Knoxville, rustic mixes with cosmopolitan in bakeries, cafes, and barbecues.

Tennessee’s Most Famous Dishes

Burger on a tender bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo ... car hop service

Grilled Hamburger

Two rib bones are laden with a great mass of spice-crusted, smoke-cooked beef

BBQ Ribs

Tall, gnarled-top light gold biscuit


Fried chicken drumstick and thigh rest upon greens and corn

Fried Chicken

Tennessee’s Best Restaurants

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Great Tennessee Recipes

Slice of millionaire pie ... best square meals and burgers

Millionaire Pie


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