From burgers to food fresh from the farm, we know a thing or two about how to create the perfect meal paired with handcrafted beverages. Here are a few foodie trip ideas to get you started:
Brumley’s Restaurant & Lounge in Greeneville
111 N Main St, Greeneville, TN 37743
Downtown dining with an upscale flair, Brumley’s Restaurant offers traditional American fare in a beautiful, historic atmosphere. Daily specials, weekly tapas, prime rib specials and an international wine menu are also available.
The Coffee Company
444 E Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
A locally owned and run coffee shop, bakery, restaurant and roastery in the heart of historic downtown Elizabethon.
Peggy Ann Bakery
934 Snapps Ferry Rd, Greeneville, TN 37745
From fritters, to donuts and cakes, you can’t go wrong with anything from Peggy Ann Bakery. They also specialize in lunch options.
137 East Main Street Jonesborough, TN 37659
Best known for their family-recipe Louisiana pralines, Downtown Sweet also indulges with handmade chocolate truffles, and house made ice cream sandwiches.
12 Tipton St, Johnson City, TN 37604
Label is the Tri-Cities premiere downtown restaurant featuring full sushi bar, fresh ground burgers, and 100% wood grilled entrees selections.
Tennessee Hills Distillery
127 Fox St, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
Tennessee Hills Distillery produces spirits that are authentic to the Tennessee hills including corn liquor, lemon drop, Angry Pecker Rum, Spitfire Vodka, and S.E. Callahan’s Bourbon.
327 Revere St, Kingsport, TN 37660
Pal’s is an iconic local fast-food chain, founded in 1956, serving up burgers, hot dogs and fries, plus breakfast fare.
The Captain’s Table
2340 US-321, Hampton, TN 37658
If you’re hungry after a long day on the water, pull up a chair at the Captain’s Table, Lakeshore Resort & Marina’s restaurant with a breathtaking view of the lake. The Captain’s Table specializes in seafood and also serves tasty steaks, chicken and specials of the day such as crab cakes, seafood platters and fresh fried oysters. The Captain’s Table is open March through October.
Watauga Lake Winery
6952 Big Dry Run Rd, Butler, TN 37640
Watauga Lake Winery is the first winery in Johnson County, located inside the historic Dry Run School.
McKinney’s Restaurant & Tavern
110 W Main St, Rogersville, TN 37857
McKinney’s Restaurant & Tavern offers food and drinks made with the freshest ingredients and of the highest quality.
Gypsy Circus Cider Company
2645 Fort Henry Dr, Kingsport, TN 37664
Gypsy Circus Cider Company offers a delicious addition to craft beverages with an emphasis on artisan natural cider.
8 Piedmont Ave, Bristol, VA 24201
Located in downtown Bristol, this long-running spot for burgers, hot dogs and shakes is where singer Hank Williams had his last meal.
East Tennessee Distillery
220 Piney Flats Rd, Piney Flats, TN 37686
No more traveling down dark country roads. Leaving money in an old stump or racing through the mountains. The best spirits you can buy because it is legal done right.
Gourmet & Company
214 East Mountcastle Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604
Gourmet & Company offers seasonal American fare with a late-night bar menu, plus an on-site shop, in a romantic setting.
Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
41 Piedmont Ave, Bristol, VA 24201
Downtown Bristol’s first brewery, located in a vintage bus station. Expect to see a new and wide selection of craft beer upon every visit, whether you’re a novice or a beer aficionado.
Coffee At the Kyle
111 W Main St, Rogersville, TN 37857
Located in downtown Historic Rogersville, Coffee at the Kyle specializes in coffees and espresso drinks.
Yee-Haw Brewing Company
126 Buffalo St, Johnson City, TN 37604
Located in Downtown Johnson City, Yee-Haw provides a mix of the finest ales and lagers, including the World Beer Cup award-winning Dunkel, as well exciting seasonal and high gravity beers.
Hibert-Davis Urban Brews
247 Broad St #101, Kingsport, TN 37660
Found in downtown Kingsport, Hibert-Davis is urban coffeehouse with organic coffees and teas, lavender lattes with sweet and savory treats including local ice cream, as well as craft beers.
Uncle Bucks Fishbowl & Grill
1 Bass Pro Dr, Bristol, TN 37620
Uncle Bucks is located inside Bass Pro Shop and features casual family dining with a menu featuring a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, and gourmet flatbreads. An island-theme bar area offers visitors the experience of feeling like they are underwater exploring the skeletal remains of a sunken ship. The restaurant also includes 12 full lanes of bowling that offer a unique underwater ocean experience.
This is just a selection of our top places to grab a bite to eat or have a drink with the locals. For additional information on what to do, where to stay and more, visit NortheastTennessee.org.