Local‌ ‌Flavor‌ ‌of‌ ‌‌Northeast‌ ‌Tennessee‌:‌  Bristol

Bristol is more than just home to one of the world’s greatest racetracks and the sweetest sounds in country music. The twin cities of Bristol, Va. and Bristol, Tenn. are joined by the 1921 landmark sign that boasts, “Bristol… A Good Place to Live.” While it’s a good place to live – it’s an amazing place to EAT!


Eatz cooks up delicious home-cooked meals right in downtown Bristol. This Jamaican Jerk Chicken is flavored to perfection, and the meat slides right off the bone. Roasted in a house blend of Caribbean Jerk seasoning, it comes with two sides and freshly made cornbread. Pair it with the sweet and creamy baked mac & cheese with their homemade green beans for the ultimate comfort food satisfaction. And don’t forget banana pudding for dessert! Eating dinner here is just like Mammaw used to make it.

Mark Canty, owner of Eatz, has created a dining atmosphere where folks can come in and unwind, bring the whole family, sit down and have a home-cooked meal.

Bloom Cafe

Nothing beats sleeping in and starting the day off with a good brunch. Bloom Cafe has a divine Brunch Board with a mix of the finest cheeses, biscuits, homemade jam, and more.

With an eclectic mix of art hung on the walls and a flawless amount of happy green plants around, this will easily become your new go-to cafe for coffee and bites.

The Diablo Mocha is the perfect amount of chocolate meets coffee. You know that feeling when you have found your new favorite coffee place? This is it, and Bloom Cafe is the best spot to sit down and rejuvenate before your weekend adventures begin.

Hannah, and all of the staff at Bloom, are very welcoming and cheerful. Em Fehr, the owner, has created a lovely space where all are welcome to come sit at the coffee bar in the Listening Room or join friends over a bite to eat with locally named food like the Carter Family Fold Omelet.

Broad Street on State Retro Diner

Owner, Joyce Brown, is big on family and good food- and it’s no secret on Broad Street!

Photo By:  Broad Street on State Retro Diner

Broad Street on State Retro Diner is known for their hand-patted burgers and old-fashioned soda fountain and ice cream bar. All of their burgers are cooked the old-fashioned way – in a cast iron skillet! Walking into this retro-themed diner feels like coming home to a full house. Immediately, you feel you’re with family and can rest assured a good meal is waitin’ on ya. Enjoy true southern comfort food at this cozy diner and home of the “Mama” burger.

Additional Area Eats We Recommend:

Blackbird Bakery


For trip ideas and more about Bristol visit explorebristol.com.


Article & Photography By Alicia Bynum, AdventurePickle.com

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