Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - Tennessee

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Arnold's Country Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Arnold's Country Kitchen ($)
(958 ratings)

605 8th Ave S Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 256-4455
  • Chicken and Dumplings
    use lard to make dumplings; looks good
  • Turnip Greens
    add wasabi powder and horseradish powder to give it a "kick"; looks good
4.5 out of 5
958 ratings
won James Beard award ("America's Classics"); "meats and three" (meat entree & 3 vegetable sides)
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Cafe Rakka: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe RakkaSee Cafe Rakka Video ($$)
(291 ratings)

71 New Shackle Island Rd Map It!
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 824-6264
www.caferakka.com
  • Cheese Plate
    homemade farmer cheese on a bed of cucumbers, tomatoes and olives topped with fresh herbs and drizzled with olive oil; served w/ pita bread
  • Filet Mignon Kabobs
    marinated medallion-sized filet mignon, skewered & cooked on a Himalayan salt block; served w/ baked fresh daily pita bread, homemade yogurt sauce & a Mediterranean salad; looks good
  • Lamb Korma
    top seller; spiced lamb in tomato-based sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
291 ratings
neighborhood favorite; "Nashville Mediterranean Indian experience"; The Oakridge Boys & Ricky Skaggs ate here at shooting
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  • Barbecued Cornish Hens
4.5 out of 5
241 ratings
moved from original airing location (745 N Pkwy)
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Little Tea Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Little Tea Shop ($)
(130 ratings)

69 Monroe Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 525-6000
  • Corn Sticks
    corn bread shaped in Twinkie-sized "sticks"
  • Fried Chicken
    w/ hint of Middle Eastern flavor
  • Hoppin' John
    Southern classic consisting of lentils (rather than traditional black-eyed peas), rice, with chopped onion, celery, red bell pepper & spinach; served on rice; "that might be up there with some of the best things I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
130 ratings
est. 1918; Southern tea room serving Southern comfort food w/ twist of Middle Eastern flavors; each day serves something different
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Mas Tacos: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mas TacosSee Mas Tacos Video ($)
(1371 ratings)

732 Mcferrin Ave Map It!
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 543-6271
  • Holiday Tamale
    masa mixed w/ whipped chicken fat & filled w/ "tinga" (spicy tomato-sauced chicken), steamed in husks & topped w/ green tomatillo salsa; available only during holidays & Wednesdays; "one of the best I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Chicken Pozole Verde
    corn-based soup w/ chicken pieces, hominy, cabbage, avocado, radish, cilantro & lime juice; looks good
  • Quinoa & Sweet Potato Tacos
    quinoa (grain-like) mixed w/ sweet potato, topped w/ shredded cabbage, green tomatillo salsa, crema, cilantro & lime juice served on flour tortilla
4.5 out of 5
1371 ratings
opened in 2010; chef/owner lived in Mexico to learn the craft & started in a 1974 Winnebago-turned-mobile-kitchen; food truck also available; Other Recipes: Chicken Tortilla Soup
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Rizzos Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rizzos DinerSee Rizzos Diner Video ($$)
(242 ratings)

492 S Main Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 304-6985
www.rizzosmemphis.com
  • Lobster Pronto Pups
    lobster version of corndog; drizzled w/ Dijon Mustard aioli; looks good
  • Chorizo Meatloaf
    Mexican chorizo-ground beef based; topped w/ green tomato gravy & served w/ garlic mashed potatoes
4.5 out of 5
242 ratings
opened in 2011; hole-in-the-wall joint serving southern inspired upscale diner food; moved from original airing location (106 E GE Patterson Ave)
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55 South: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
55 SouthSee 55 South Video ($$)
(504 ratings)

403 Main St Map It!
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 538-6001
eat55.com
  • Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya
    pieces of chicken & homemade Andouille sausage cooked w/ trinity vegetables & "secret stuff"
  • Nashville Hot Chicken
    chicken breasts marinated in hot sauce paste for 2 days, dredged & deep-fried in skillet; served w/ white bread, pickles & mayo; it's hot!
  • Char-Grilled Oysters
    gulf oysters topped w/ Parmesan mix, grilled-smoked on wood fire & garlic-lemon butter
4.0 out of 5
504 ratings
rustic Southern charm decor w/ weathered wood & reclaimed materials
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  • Cha Cha
    pickled cabbage, onion, tomato (side dish)
  • Hot Water Corn Bread
    pancake-like corn meal
  • Pork Chops
4.0 out of 5
152 ratings
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Caffe Nonna: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Caffe NonnaSee Caffe Nonna Video ($$)
(206 ratings)

4427 Murphy Rd Map It!
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 463-0133
www.caffenonna.com
  • Lasagna Nonna
    8-layers of butternut squash, spinach, pasta & ricotta on sauteed swiss chard w/ 2 sauces
4.0 out of 5
206 ratings
Other Recipes: Mediterranean Chicken | Ratatouille w/ Pesto Shrimp | Salad w/ Poppy Seed Vinaigrette & Almond Crusted Scallops | Shrimp w/ Basil Pesto | Spicy Shrimp & Scallops
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Farmer: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Farmer [CLOSED]See Farmer Video ($$)
(25 ratings)

3092 Poplar Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 324-2221
www.thefarmermemphis.com
  • Banh You, Bahn-Mi
    sandwich w/ choice of meat (roast pork, chicken, brisket or mushroom), pickled veggies, fresh cilantro, sesame aioli served on a French roll; Guy got the roast pork; looks good
  • Sloppy Joe
    Donnell Century Farms ground beef, root vegetables simmered in spicy-sweet-savory-chunky tomato sauce served on grilled bun; looks good
  • Pan-Seared Mississippi Catfish
    catfish filet, mac 'n cheese, fresh vegetable, smoked tomato broth; looks good
4.0 out of 5
25 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2011; farm-to-table restaurant serving "elevated" comfort & sustainable foods; menu changes daily, weekly & seasonally based on the availability of ingredients; open Tue-Sat; moved from original airing location (262 S Highland St)
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Grilled Cheeserie: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grilled CheeserieSee Grilled Cheeserie Video ($)
(499 ratings)

2003 Belcourt Ave Map It!
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 203-0351
grilledcheeserie.com
  • Pimento Mac & Chee Melt
    top seller; housemade pimento cheese w/ local cheddar, macaroni, Benton's bacon bits, sliced tomato on country white bread; recommended w/ side of homemade tomato soup (as a dip); looks good
4.0 out of 5
499 ratings
started in 2010; serving up gourmet grilled cheese melts & nostalgic treats featuring seasonal, local products; run by husband-and-wife team...she is a Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef; formerly a food truck; Trace Adkins (country music artist) made special visit
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  • Ackee and Saltfish
    authentic Jamaican dish; ackee is a fruit
  • Coconut Drops
    coconut, water, brown sugar & ginger condensed & formed like peanut brittle (w/o the peanuts); looks good
  • Fried Chicken
    pan-fried chicken breast strips topped w/ mango chutney sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
177 ratings
at Nashville farmer's market
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Marlowe's Ribs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Marlowe's Ribs ($$)
(435 ratings)

4381 Elvis Presley Blvd Map It!
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 332-4159
www.marlowesmemphis.com
  • BBQ Dry Rub
  • Ribs
    top seller; smoked for 12 hours
4.0 out of 5
435 ratings
local and tourist favorite; Other Recipes: "Black Magic" (Seasoning)
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  • BBQ Nachos
    corn tortilla chips, pulled pork, queso, slaw, cilantro, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, lime wedges & Jack's Creek; looks good
  • Broccoli Salad
    a top side seller; looks good
  • Smoked Wings
4.0 out of 5
751 ratings
specialize in West Tennessee-style; multiple locations
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Martins BBQ Joint: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Martins BBQ JointSee Martins BBQ Joint Video ($$)
(354 ratings)

7238 Nolensville Rd Map It!
Nolensville, TN 37135
(615) 776-1856
www.martinsbbqjoint.com
  • Pulled Pork
    whole hog roasted for 26 hrs
  • Redneck Tacos
    pulled pork, cole slaw, Sweet Dixie sauce on cornbread pancake; also in beef brisket
4.0 out of 5
354 ratings
slow-cooks whole hog (26 hours) in custom-made smoker; moved from original airing location (orig: 7215 Nolensville Rd); Other Recipes: Jamaican Jerk Pit Chicken
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Pizza Palace: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pizza Palace ($)
(142 ratings)

3132 E Magnolia Ave Map It!
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 524-4388
www.visitpizzapalace.com
  • Pizza
    everything is homemade; thin crust
  • Onion Rings
    freshly made
4.0 out of 5
142 ratings
Drive-In pizza; opened in 1961; uses USDA Choice to make meatsauce
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  • "Jack and Coke" Bread Pudding
    homemade Jack Daniels ice cream, bread pudding & topped w/ cola syrup
  • Duck Fried Rice
    topped w/ egg sunny-side up; looks good
  • House Popcorn
    complimentary w/ meal; air-popped, buttered & house-spiced; looks good
4.0 out of 5
485 ratings
Memphis' first gastropub; Other Recipes: Maple Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts
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Toms Barbeque: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Toms BarbequeSee Toms Barbeque Video ($)
(370 ratings)

4087 New Getwell Rd Map It!
Memphis, TN 38118
(901) 365-6690
tomsbarbq.com
  • Pork Rib Tips
  • Rag Bologna Sandwich
    smoked bologna
  • Rib Tips
    popular
4.0 out of 5
370 ratings
long lines
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  • Fried Chicken
    chicken is fried and dipped in buffalo wing sauce; looks good
  • Whole Fried Chicken
4.0 out of 5
473 ratings
"if you live 300 miles within with joint, you should be getting yourself over here"-Guy Fieri
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  • Fried Chicken
    chicken brined for 10 hrs; served w/ turnip greens & corn cob; looks good
3.5 out of 5
82 ratings
[CLOSED]; open in 2010; everything is homemade; kid-friendly; "it's got a little hipster funk w/ old Southern classics"
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  • Bacon lamb Burger
    grilled and lightly spiced (w/ homemade "love spice") ground lamb patty, strips of bacon topped with melted Swiss cheese and a pinch of crushed red pepper; looks good
  • Kotopita
    like a "Greek pot pie"; slowly baked cubes if chicken breast, Greek cheese & veggies wrapped in layers of flaky phyllo dough; looks good
  • Suzukaki
    Greek beef meatballs topped with light tomato sauce
3.5 out of 5
342 ratings
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  • Crawfish Boil
    crawfish, potatoes, homemade smoked sausage, corn on the cobb boiled in Cajun-seasoned stew
  • Smoked Sausage
    smoked for 7-8 hrs in hickory wood
  • Stuffed Pork Chop
    pork chop stuffed w/ Cajun-seasoned ground pork butt
3.5 out of 5
139 ratings
[CLOSED]; Cajun and Creole cooking
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  • Sugar-Glazed Honey-Smoked Ham
    brined for 4 days, smoked for 6 hrs & sugar-glazed (w/ blow torch); served as half or whole ham; 48-hr notice required
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
    topped w/ homemade "yum yum" sauce, sour cream & chives
  • Pulled Pork Plate
    smoked 18 hrs at 225-degrees in shagbark hickory wood; served pulled or minced & w/ corn bread patty & choice of 2 sides; Guy got it pulled; looks good
3.5 out of 5
194 ratings
since 1965; 3 smoke pits; multiple country celebrities have visited (w/ signed photos on the wall) including Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift & Sleepy LaBeef; Other Recipes: Buttermilk Fried Green Beans
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Leonard's Pit Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Leonard's Pit BarbecueSee Leonard's Pit Barbecue Video ($$)
(154 ratings)

5465 Fox Plaza Dr Map It!
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 360-1963
www.leonardsbarbecue.com
  • Big Leonard Sandwich
    top seller; pork shoulder sandwich topped with mild BBQ sauce and slaw; looks good
3.5 out of 5
154 ratings
started in 1922 as a little stand w/ 5 stools; Elvis was a regular
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Phat Bites: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Phat BitesSee Phat Bites Video ($)
(325 ratings)

2730 Lebanon Pike Map It!
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 871-4055
www.phatbites.com
  • Long Life Salad
    chopped kale, black-eyed peas, Christmas Lima beans, black beans, split lentils, red quinoa, pecans, dried cranberries, mango, golden raisins, plums all mixed w/ a citrus vinaigrette; "killer...this is what I love to eat"; looks good (& healthy!)
3.5 out of 5
325 ratings
opened in 2002; funky, unique, eclectic, healthy cuisine w/ abandoned, artistically graffiti-ed car wash next door used for parking; "Phat" stands for "Pretty, Hot And Tasty"; moved from original airing location (940 Allen Rd); Other Recipes: Mama's Saltines
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Tennessee

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