Biscuits, Cornbread & Bakeries
Light, fluffy goodness to make your mouth water. Tastes that tie together the flavors of a Tennessee meal. Confections that provide the sweet finish to a perfect feast.
Tennesseans love their biscuits and cornbread. And who doesn't want to finish a fabulous meal with a fresh-baked confection? If you're on the trail of the best baked goods, start out at the northeastern corner of the state at the Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City, the oldest family-owned bakery in the state, serving breakfast and lunch daily. The Tellico Grains Bakery is the area's only wood-fired brick oven bakery.
In Maryville, sit down with some Italian sweets at Dolce's, where you can pair your coffee or espresso with cannoli or Cassata cakes. While you're in Knoxville, stop in Litton's for a red velvet cupcake or some key lime pie after dinner. Voted the best for cupcakes, Magpies, in Knoxville's downtown north, says it's "all butter all the time."
For something a little different, stop at the Pepper Patch Bakery and Candy Kitchen in Lynchburg, where you'll find tipsy cakes made with Jack Daniel's famous sippin' whiskey. The Aurora Bakery in South Nashville specializes in Mexican sweet breads and other international pastries. In west Tennessee, be sure to visit the Flippen Fruit Farm in Troy, where the famous Flippen Fruit Pies are made.
If it's biscuits or cornbread you're after, stop by the famous Loveless Cafe in Nashville. In east Tennessee, have breakfast or lunch at The Lunch House in east Knoxville for some of both, including their famous fried cornbread cakes. For a taste of prize-winning cornbread from all over the country, go to the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg each April, sponsored by the Lodge Cast Iron company and Martha White Corn Meal Mix.
Jim Olver's Smokehouse
The Oliver family has served travelers and locals for 28 years and more than 400,000 meals. They specialize in country ham, pit BBQ, smokes meats, homemade biscuits, and fruit cobblers. ...more
Joe's Bar-B-Que & Fish
No indoor seating, just a drive-through line with a large menu to study and a microphone to speak into when the time comes to place your order, Joe's is no frills. But, your food is indeed made to order. ...more
Log Cabin Pancake House
Many varieties of pancakes and egg specials, as well as country ham, biscuits and gravy, and all-you-can-eat country lunch and dinner buffets, are featured at this restaurant that serves a breakfast menu all day long and has a wonderful, relaxing antique atmosphere. ...more
Looking Glass Cafe & Gourmet Bakery
Enjoy a full Breakfast, lunch or dinner in a fun, relaxed setting, either in the restaurant or in the Zen Garden. The menu changes monthly and features made-from-scratch recipes from the Edington's travels. ...more
Lookout Mountain - Cafe on the Corner
Welcome to Cafe on the Corner. What was once the town grocery in the early 1900’s has been repurposed as a place of community — a comfortable atmosphere in which to enjoy food. ...more
Locals and knowledgeable travelers fill up this east Knoxville spot for breakfast and lunch. Home cooked vegetables; blue plate specials (get there early on turkey and dressing days!); fried, thick-cut bologna sandwiches and burgers; biscuits and sausage gravy like your Mama made. ...more
Lynchburg Cake and Candy Co.
The Lynchburg Cake and Candy Company is a small business located just outside of Lynchburg, TN. Lynchburg, being known for it's rich Tennessee Whiskey History, home of Jack Daniels Distillery, is a town that sort of follows suit. ...more
Voted Knoxville's #1 for Cupcakes and Bakery! We are a full-time cake bakery, making dee-licious celebration cakes and cupcakes fresh every day using the finest ingredients. We also specialize in creating the finest custom wedding and groom's cakes and custom celebration cakes Knoxville has to offer. ...more
Mama's Farmhouse serves country food family style for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. There is no menu, your whole table gets big bowls of whatever Mama has on the stove that day. ...more
Maryann Byrd's The Rise of the Southern Biscuit Experience
Get rolling in the dough with Nashville's Southern Biscuit expert, author and filmmaker Maryann Byrd. Byrd is the Emmy winning writer/director of the PBS film The Rise of the Southern Biscuit. ...more
City: Music City USA, TN
Phone: (615) 484-8033
Merridee McCray, the founder of Merridee’s Breadbasket, grew up baking breads, pies and sweets from scratch with her mother. It was a tradition passed on to her by her grandmother, Anna Maria Faust, who once served as head cook for the Pillsbury family. ...more