Take time out from your Tennessee travels for a laid-back lunch. A tasty local treat is a great way to refresh yourself while you plan your next adventure.
What's for lunch? Head to one of Tennessee's famous meat & three restaurants for home-cooked comfort food or a great burger at casual places like Nashville's Rotiers. Visit a local favorite, like Ernestine & Hazel's in Memphis, where the burgers are sizzling, Smoky's in Dandridge or Henpeck Market in Franklin. Get your fill at a legendary diner—like Blue Plate Cafe in Memphis—from one end of the state to the other.
Enjoy a little retro refreshment at a drive-in—experience Cardin's in Knoxville. Slurp up a milkshake at an old-fashioned counter like Nashville's Elliston Place Soda Shop. Indulge in high tea or a refined luncheon at a well-mannered tea shop, say Wild Plum Tea Room, Gatlinburg, or Apple Cake Tea Room, Knoxville. Tap into a triple hit of southern, organic and lighter fare—dine at Martha's at the Plantation in Nashville. Check out the local fare at an organic eatery or farmers market.
Visit a local winery—go by Stonehaus in Crossville—or a distillery; savor some sweet barbecue at a Pig N Whistle in west Tennessee. Take home a cherished reminder of your visit: buy made in Tennessee from a farmers market--do the Chattanooga Market.
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