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Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store
Located in Jackson, TN
All aboard for homemade goodness! This great-tasting gravy train runs seven days a week, with delicious, down-home buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner (or supper, as we say in Tennessee). This award-winning restaurant serves all your favorite meats and vegetables, cooked just the way Mama made it.
With mouth-watering recipes from Brooks Shaw's mother, BaBa, the Old Country Store serves delicious, farm-fresh local produce to celebrities and average Joes alike. "Eat healthy! Eat local! Eat here!" is the motto. And who can argue with the local favorites like turnip greens, white beans and country ham? Then, to seal the deal, there's BaBa's famous cracklin' cornbread, cooked fresh on the griddle at our buffet daily.
If you're up early, stop by for breakfast. Whether you choose the sawmill or redeye gravy on your fluffy biscuits, or go for the fruit and pancakes or the bread pudding, you're sure to leave happy.
For 45 years, the Old Country Store has been more than a restaurant. It's been a gathering place for locals and tourists alike to relax in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy great live music. With regional musicians, the Songwriter's Depot, a monthly barber shop chorus, and even the local Plectral Society (plectral means pickin' to those in the know) meeting there, you will always be entertained.
The Old Country Store opened in 1965 as an antique museum, showcasing the treasures gathered on Shaw family outings throughout the state and salvaged from barns, junk stores and rural antique shops along the way. The Wellwood Country Store where founder Brooks Shaw once worked has been preserved on this site. The restaurant itself grew from a lunch counter serving Southern favorites to a restaurant, artist studio, ice cream parlor, confectionary, and even the adjacent Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum.