Somerville, Tennessee is 45 miles from 21 regional museums and downtown Memphis. The small town offers quaint shops, art, entertainment, Southern cooking and more than 75 historic homes on the National Historic Registry. Get ideas for how to spend a day in Somerville.
Somerville is proud to spotlight Tennessee Pewter as a resident business. Opening in 1973, Tennessee Pewter has created and crafted some of America’s most stunning pewter pieces from the White House to weddings. Tennessee Pewter has been featured on shows and magazines such as Tennessee Crossroads and Tennessee Home & Farm. Shop Tennessee Pewter for your family’s future heirlooms like candlesticks, unique figurines, steins, vases, platters and barware.
When you enter the Farmers Hardware Store and Boutique, it’s like stepping into the past. The store’s original planked, hardwood floors and old-fashioned counter in the hardware store add to the historic atmosphere. You can find gardening supplies, fashionable pieces, handcrafted furniture, toys for kids and much more.
Where to Eat in Somerville, Tennessee
Located about a half mile off Somerville’s historic square, The Hut is a family restaurant that preserves its history with its antique dining counter. Offering an all-you-can-eat buffet along with items like the ribeye, fried catfish, The Hut’s famous pig salad, cobblers and pies, you’re sure to enjoy what The Hut is cooking up. Start your day with their stuffed three-egg omelet, country biscuits and gravy, pancakes and Belgian waffles.
Established in 2002, Main Street Eatery is a staple restaurant for locals and visitors in Somerville. The family-owned and operated restaurant is open Mondays to Saturdays for breakfast and lunch. Come hungry and have your fill of homemade Southern fare, salads and their famous chicken salad made on Mennonite fresh sourdough or honey wheat breads. Start your day with one of their scrambler bowls like the garden scrambler – three scrambled eggs with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and Swiss cheese. Or, choose a sweet breakfast with the French toast platter or a stack of pancakes.
The Somerville Fayette Gallery of Art and History is a collaboration of local and regional artists and a collection of historical artifacts spotlighting West Tennessee’s history and love of art. The Gallery is located in the Heart of the Town of Somerville’s historic square and is expected to open in the Fall/Winter of 2021. Mark your calendar to visit The Gallery once it opens. The space will feature rotating local artist shows, Somerville and Fayette County history and more.
Plan your West Tennessee vacation to experience the treasures found in Somerville and the region.