Upscale & Urban Eateries
A great diner is the "King of the Road," the place for travelers and locals alike to immerse themselves in juicy burgers, familiar favorites, and local culture.
Tennessee's diners and neighborhood dives offer up the best in comfort food, home-cooked vegetables, soul food and memorable meat & three choices. Local favorites are the places to find those elusive dishes you can't find anywhere else.
Check out some specialties made in Tennessee, get nostalgic at the drive-in or soda shop, or satisfy your craving for some serious BBQ. You can't go wrong with familiar foods, like those from Tennessee's own Cracker Barrel. Or, for the adventurous, try something new and delicious at one of our unique local dive restaurants.
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Those peddlers of the blue plate special of the past are back and better than ever! From the down-home diner to the roadside eatery, these are the spots with food to keep calling you back. View all...
Get a little retro refreshment with drive-ins that are a welcome throw-back to another, simpler time. Satisfy that sweet tooth with a trip to a local soda shop; there are still a few where you can step back in time for a treat with your sweetie.
Remember that sage advice for travelers: eat where the cars in the parking lot have local tags.
Got a craving for corned beef? A passion for pastrami? An appetite for a huge submarine sandwich? Check out this list of delis.