Come to the table where talented chefs treat diners to various inventive dishes from homemade goodies to fresh farm-to-table plates using seasonal ingredients to classic dishes like saucy barbecue, hot chicken and fluffy biscuits. Get a taste of Tennessee at these outdoor eateries.
Loflin Yard – Memphis
Grab a lawn chair and enjoy outdoor dining at Loflin Yard. This pet-friendly restaurant offers a variety of small plates like brisket tacos, smoked wings, a beef brisket plate, smoked brisket po-boy, hot chicken or burgers. Also, sip on barrel-aged cocktails with creative names like Can You Make My Girlfriend Something Pink? – vodka, Lillet Rose, Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur with watermelon puree.
The Blacksmith – Jackson
Dine on the patio of this historic restaurant that was a blacksmith shop and livery in 1840, then became a fish market and other businesses. Now, The Blacksmith serves up high-quality ingredients. Start with the meat and cheese board – salami, prosciutto, brie, gouda, Wisconsin muenster, Kalamata olives and baguette slices. Next, enjoy a fresh salad, steak or juicy burger, grilled salmon or pork ribeye. Finally, satisfy your sweets craving with cheesecake or chocolate cake.
The Mockingbird – Nashville
Food Network’s Maneet Chauhan uses her culinary expertise to serve up upscale dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. The Tatchos – tater tots topped with lamb chili, beer cheddar, scallions and crema are sure to satisfy as a starter. Next, dig into the grilled cheese with whipped brie, chimichurri and jalapeno jam, chicken fried chicken thighs, double cheeseburger or ricotta gnocchi. Save room for a milkshake.
Wildwood Marina & Resort – Granville
Savor cozy outside seating at the lakeside restaurant with a full bar, unforgettable shoreline bonfires, spectacular marina and live music on the weekends at Wildwood Marina & Resort along Cordell Hull Lake. Visitors can also stay at the inn, cabins and even an Airstream.
Look Out Winery – Chattanooga
Enjoy local hand-crafted wines paired with wood fired gourmet pizzas created from imported ingredients from Italy while overlooking sunsets, mountains and the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake. The wine and pizza are made using the same traditional techniques the Bordogna Family has been using for centuries.
Schulz Brau Brewing Company – Knoxville
Authenticity awaits at Schulz Brau, located inside a castle with a 2,500-square-foot tap room. The beloved Knoxville brewery is owned by a family from Germany, and their team specializes in traditional award-winning German ales and lagers. Every table, bench and chair in the 6,000 square-foot biergarten comes straight from Germany. The on-site kitchen serves out classics like Bavarian cheese, wiener schnitzel, currywurst and more.
Cliff Top Grill & Bar – Gatlinburg
Take a chondola up to Anakeesta to dine with a beautiful view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Start with the ultimate nachos or Bavarian pretzels, dive into the brisket mac & cheese, half-pound angus beef with pulled pork, the grilled chicken Caesar wrap or Greenbrier chicken salad – greens tossed with cucumbers, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and grilled or fried chicken. You won’t go hungry with a meal among the clouds.
Euchee Grill & Brewhouse – Ten Mile
Reflect on Watts Bar Lake with cult classics like Fish & Chips, Fried Catfish and Seared Barramundi. Craft Beer is the passion with favorites from their sister business, Monkey Town Brewing Company. There’s also a full bar with different spirits, wines, canned beer options and cocktails to enjoy while you relax on the outside desk basking in gorgeous views.
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