Biscuits, Cornbread & Bakeries
Light, fluffy goodness to make your mouth water. Tastes that tie together the flavors of a Tennessee meal. Confections that provide the sweet finish to a perfect feast.
Tennesseans love their biscuits and cornbread. And who doesn't want to finish a fabulous meal with a fresh-baked confection? If you're on the trail of the best baked goods, start out at the northeastern corner of the state at the Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City, the oldest family-owned bakery in the state, serving breakfast and lunch daily. The Tellico Grains Bakery is the area's only wood-fired brick oven bakery.
In Maryville, sit down with some Italian sweets at Dolce's, where you can pair your coffee or espresso with cannoli or Cassata cakes. While you're in Knoxville, stop in Litton's for a red velvet cupcake or some key lime pie after dinner. Voted the best for cupcakes, Magpies, in Knoxville's downtown north, says it's "all butter all the time."
For something a little different, stop at the Pepper Patch Bakery and Candy Kitchen in Lynchburg, where you'll find tipsy cakes made with Jack Daniel's famous sippin' whiskey. The Aurora Bakery in South Nashville specializes in Mexican sweet breads and other international pastries. In west Tennessee, be sure to visit the Flippen Fruit Farm in Troy, where the famous Flippen Fruit Pies are made.
If it's biscuits or cornbread you're after, stop by the famous Loveless Cafe in Nashville. In east Tennessee, have breakfast or lunch at The Lunch House in east Knoxville for some of both, including their famous fried cornbread cakes. For a taste of prize-winning cornbread from all over the country, go to the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg each April, sponsored by the Lodge Cast Iron company and Martha White Corn Meal Mix.
Located in a beautiful Victorian 1880s home in historic Germantown, Monell's offers an all-you-can-eat spread. Long wooden tables seat up to a dozen people, making for a family-style dining experience. ...more
Music and Molasses Festival
Molasses cooking and tasting at the sorghum mill, bluegrass music, dancers, crafts, molasses maze, long hunter camp, sheep herding, grist mill, Country Hollow fun, log cabins, activities for children and great food. ...more
Natchez Trace State Park
Along with vast scenic woodlands, the Natchez Trace State Park includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room inn and conference center with over 3000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a restaurant, 17 cabins and 10 villas, a group lodge, 208 campsites, 5 air conditioned camping cabins, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store, and an archery range. Located at I-40, exit 116, this area is composed of a State Park, State Forest and a WMA with a total of 48,000 acres. ...more
Paris Landing State Park
Paris Landing State Park sits on the western shore of Kentucky Lake at its widest point. With three miles of water from shore to shore, there is plenty of room for boating, skiing, swimming, fishing and soaking up the sun. ...more
Penny Hill Shoppe
Enjoy meals and soda shop treats in an old-fashioned shop with a 1950s theme: daily blue plate specials with fresh produce, handmade pitas, wraps and subs, fresh baked goods, comfort food. We deliver, and we have food trays to feed several people. ...more
Readyville Mill Readyville Mill was built in 1812 to serve the needs of Tennessee's earliest settlers. The grounds include a four story Gristmill, an Ice house, the Grainery building, a Smoke house and the Millers cabin. ...more
Readyville Mill was built in 1812 to serve the needs of Tennessee's earliest settlers. The grounds include a four story Gristmill, an Ice house, the Grainery building, a Smoke house and the Millers cabin. ...more
City: Readyville, TN
Phone: (615) 409-1405
Season's Gifts & Dining
SUMMER CLEARANCE 30-50% OFF! BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY details can be ironed out later Enjoy Southern cooking and southern hospitality set in an early 1900's atmosphere-decorated to the "Seasons" of the year. Gifts for all occasions, seasonal home decor, bridal and baby registry. ...more
Shelby Forest General Store
Stop by this charming market for fresh-made biscuits and world-famous cheeseburgers, live music on weekends and an authentic general store experience. This is the kind of place where locals gather for coffee on the front porch, and it’s also a favorite hangout of Millington’s famous son, musician/actor Justin Timberlake. ...more
Known for authentic Memphis-style ribs, wings, barbecue pork, Sticky Fingers is a popular gathering place for good times and good food. Five signature barbecue sauces entice you to try each, and you can take a jar home with you to make the great barbecue memories last longer. ...more