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.

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.

Middle Tennessee


Up is a rooftop lounge in the Gulch right outside downtown Nashville. Rustic, seasonal food and upscale cocktails wait for patrons at the top of the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The downtown Nashville skyline view is gorgeous and with inside and outside seating you can enjoy it anywhere. The menu changes with the seasons - or, even sometimes nightly.

Nashville City Views
West Tennessee

Terrace at the River Inn

Terrace at the River Inn offers dining with panoramic views of downtown Memphis and the Mississippi River. Enjoy a six-ounce filet mignon in a thyme cabernet sauce with asparagus and fries on the side followed by the Trio of Shooters: delectable bites of chocolate mousse, strawberry short cake and key lime pie.

Dinner on the Majestic Mississippi
East Tennessee

The Icon

Knoxville’s iconic structure, The Sunsphere, is now home to the family-friendly and nightlife place-to-be The Icon: Restaurant | Lounge. Southern comfort food, futuristic lighting and and a one-of-a-kind view, make this a must visit during your Knoxville vacation. 

Dinner in the Sky

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 Nov 27 Christmas in the Country Livingston, TN Christmas in the Country learn more Food & Wine Nov 27 - 28 The Nutcracker Sweet Gatlinburg, TN Presented by the Smoky Mountain Dance Theater Company, enjoy this holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg, with performances at 7 p.m. in the W.L. Mills Auditorium. (GCVBE) Call (865) 680-7369 for ticket information. learn more Food & Wine Nov 27 Free Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Barn Nursery, Chattanooga! Chattanooga, TN Free Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Barn Nursery, Chattanoog! learn more Food & Wine Nov 27 Lighted Boat Parade Chattanooga, TN Kick off the Christmas season with this popular lighted parade of approximately 40 boats decorated for the season, holiday music on the stage, holiday craft vendors, food & drink concessions, live Nativity scene and glittering fireworks finale signals the illumination of 130+ downtown buildings, bridges and parks for the winter season. learn more Food & Wine Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016 Holidays on Ice Presented by Home Federal Bank Knoxville, TN Outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Knoxville on Market Square--open rain or shine seven days a week. learn more