Diners & Dives

Experienced travelers know that the best food is often found in the most unassuming places, like roadside diners and humble dives. Sink your teeth into some dishes that will make your mouth water.

Like buried treasure, it can take some time to find those hidden culinary gems. But its an unsurpassed pleasure to find those plain little diners and hole-in-the-wall dives that offer one-of-a-kind taste treats.


These are the places with the local following, where folks gather to relax and enjoy both the food and the company, places like Rotier’s or the Loveless Cafe in Nashville, Litton’s in Knoxville, or the Southern Star in Chattanooga, where the blue plate specials can make you weep for joy. Try Chandler’s in Knoxville, where the beans, greens and broasted chicken will put a smile on your face that lasts all day. Visit Good Dog in Chattanooga’s NorthShore area, or Brooks Shaw’s Country Store in Jackson for some down-home cookin’ to get you through the day.

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