Food & Wine
Tennessee offers world-renowned epicurean adventures from fabulous eateries to food festivals. You’ll also discover made-in-Tennessee products and homegrown goodies fresh off the farm.
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Tennessee is a food lover’s fantasy. Every ingredient has a story and an edible legacy. From meat-and-three traditions to white tablecloth experiences, our stories are in the kitchen. We celebrate farmers and chefs as pipelines to our legendary foodways.

Foodie destinations in the Volunteer State vary as much in type and atmosphere as the cuisine itself. The common denominator? Fresh local ingredients. Our chefs commune with farm-to-fork passions in their own gardens, at farmers markets and pick-your-own-produce places. We’re pleasing both locals and visitors with our booming food truck culture.

“There’s no place like home” speaks to our comfort food from local favorites to satisfying soul food. Famous Tennessee dishes include barbecue, country ham and flaky biscuits. Go down-home with Tennessee classics such as famous Benton’s Bacon and pipin’ hot cornbread. Get your day going with an eye-opening breakfast. Work up an appetite for our raved-about diner food. Pair tunes with your food while relishing a relaxing casual family dinner. Our winning combinations of music and food will feed your soul.

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Middle Tennessee

Lynchburg

Historic Lynchburg means the legendary Jack Daniel and his famous Old No. 7 whiskey. The tall tales, the tastings, the barbecue and the distillery are just the beginning, however. Stop for lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House & Restaurant, synonymous with Southern hospitality since 1908, when Jack himself ate there. Tour the downtown, stop in Tim’s Flies & Lies, visit the Old Jail, and take home a whiskey-flavored treat from Lynchburg Cake and Candy.

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West Tennessee

Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Restaurant

What began as an antique museum grew into a country store and award-winning restaurant in the heart of Casey Jones Village. The ice cream parlor has been named one of the top 50 in the nation, and the southern favorites bring visitors back to the restaurant again and again.

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East Tennessee

Dutch Maid Bakery

The oldest family-owned bakery in Tennessee, Dutch Maid Bakery brings big flavors to little Tracy City. The daily fare includes plate lunches, hand-rolled breads, specialty cakes and fresh pastries, all made with the same care and quality that John Baggenstoss put into his work in 1902.

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Experience Food & Wine

Tennessees Southern roots mash-up and its groundswell of creative chefs yield high-running passion for local fare. Our food fixation will earn a perennially special niche with your taste buds.


Food & Wine Aug 21 - 24 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival Gatlinburg, TN Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its third annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 21 through 24. learn more Food & Wine Aug 21 Third Thursdays in the Park Concert Series Cookeville, TN Ongoing concert series on the 3rd Thursday of each month from May-August. This month's concert will feature Debbie Cunningham. Admission is free. Concessions and restrooms will be open. learn more Food & Wine Aug 22 Food City 250 and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying Bristol, TN Another action-packed Nationwide Series Food City 250 comes to the Last Great Colosseum following NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying for the famed Irwin Tools Night Race. learn more Food & Wine Aug 22 - 23 Southern Brewers Festival Chattanooga, TN Celebrate our 20th anniversary with special events. Enjoy more than 30 microbrews from across the country on the scenic riverfront in downtown Chattanooga, along with great live music and plenty of food. learn more Food & Wine Aug 22 Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal Pigeon Forge, TN Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal Live on stage at the Country Tonite Theatre learn more