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 Dec 1 - 23 Ruby Falls Christmas Underground Chattanooga, TN Experience a holiday event at Ruby Falls – Ruby Falls Christmas Underground! learn more Food & Wine Dec 1 A Milky Way Farm Christmas Open House at Tennessee's Chocolate Estate Pulaski, TN A Milky Way Farm Christmas with tours of the historic estate of candy legend Frank Mars and fudge dessert with coffee at the grand table. Schedule your visit at 931-808-2281. learn more Food & Wine Dec 1 - 22 Chocolate Estate Holiday Tours Pulaski, TN Chocolate Estate Holiday Tours learn more Food & Wine Dec 1 - 23 Ruby Falls Christmas Underground Chattanooga, TN Returning for a second year, Ruby Falls’ Christmas Underground offers a magical holiday adventure for the whole family. learn more Food & Wine Dec 1 - 31 Let It Glow Light Show at Discovery Park of America Union City, TN Over 380,000 lights that will twinkle and shine as you drive through the Let It Glow Light Show! Open 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $5.00 per vehicle / $10 per bus If you arrive on a bus that is too large to go through the light exhibit, Discovery Park will have transportation for $1 per person! (Sponsored by the City of Union City, TN) learn more