Where to Eat!
Lawrence county has been known as a top retirement and active senior community. These demographics are influential what drew the Keestone Resorts to headquarter their enterprise in Loretto Tennessee. These new retirees and visitors desire restaurants that are locally owned with an original take on their menu items. The places we list will be our recommendations to the area. Since you are on our Amish of Ethridge page, we take everything north of the Best Western Plus as part of Ethridge since so many visitors choose this hotel, we will feature these restaurants closest to Amish country. The rest of the restaurants will be in Lawrenceburg and other cities in Lawrence county! We want to feature restaurants that are original or small chain restaurants so we will only include photos of the chain restaurants at the bottom of the page.
Hinie's BBQ is a passion project of Mr. Tripp Weigel who started the Top Gun Arms company. When his father died, he took up the family BBQ sauce his father perfected and started making pulled pork, ribs, and other bbq favorites on a welded cooker of his own making. Today Tripp and his family have a food truck they call the "Hinie Wagon" that was designed by them and is the most impressive cooking machine we have ever seen. The Amish of Ethridge crew has already seen the cooking equipment and setup along with the starting menu they used to train their staff. Their suppliers can get top quality foods here and the management is top notch. Hinie's BBQ will also include large steaks, brick oven pizza, mexican favorites and other food choices not usually found in a bbq restaurant. We have a page devoted to Hinie's BBQ linked in the button below for the whole story!
Bob's Cafe in Ethridge
The absolute closest place to eat in Amish country is Bob's Cafe. Right next door to the Amish Wagon Tours is the best sandwich shop in Lawrence county. They are open Wednesday-Saturday 11-4pm. If you don't see something on the menu you like then tell the owner chef Austin to make you a custom sandwich. If he has the ingredients, he will make you your special sandwich. The team here at Amish of Ethridge eat here regularly and have had our favorite meals to date, right here at Bob's Cafe! His spicy burgers will melt your face a bit so beware when ordering his most spicy options. They also have hot dogs and fish sandwiches when they can get fish fillets. Sweet treats are available on occasions and you can get a salad as a side or ask for an Austin salad for one large enough to barely eat in one sitting. Bob's Cafe is a so well liked we devoted a webpage to them linked in the button below!
Shaffer Farms Custom Meat Market and Texas BBQ
Texas BBQ from a real Texan! Some of the best bbq and brisket around can be found here! Mr. Shaffer wanted a Texas style bbq place where he could get his favorite foods so when there wasn't any to be found, he made his own restaurant and smokers to make him the best quality bbq and brisket you can find outside of Texas! The crew here at The Amish of Ethridge have sent other Texans to this restaurant and they all say it is just like home! You get authentic Texas bbq, sausages, ribs, brisket, steaks and more right here north of Ethridge. They also have a meat market where you can find the same choice cuts of meat that use in the restaurant along with beef they raise themselves on their farms. You can also find exotic meats like gator tail, ostrich, buffalo, and wild meats you will not find just anywhere in a store to cook at home or your RV! They are open 8-6pm Monday-Saturday. See our dedicated page linked in the button below!
Ike's Amish Depot and General Store
You just have to come see Ike's Amish Depot and General Store. They only cook on Saturdays 11-5pm but you can get burgers and fried bologna sandwiches made on a cooktop from the 1940's! They have a milkshake machine from 1933 that still makes custom shakes to this day and you can see and taste it all, every Saturday at Ike's! Today, Ike's is the greyhound bus depot the Amish use to travel long distances to see relatives or go see members in the hospital. You will feel as though you stepped back into 1940 when you come into the store. It's great to see kids experience the same food bar their great grandparents would have used when they were kids. See the link in the button below for our dedicated page!
Butter Bean Cafe
Currently the Butter Bean Cafe serves the largest grass fed steak in Lawrence county! This 16 ounce steak from Shaffers Farm is grilled to perfection by the Vietnam veteran owner who loves to cook for his visitors. You can also get seafood and other favorites here. The Butter Bean and Bob's Cafe are the only dedicated restaurants in Ethridge with the Butter Bean staying open till night so the locals come to the Butter Bean for dinner. See the photos in the gallery and the link in the button below for our dedicated webpage! The Butter Bean Cafe is the closest restaurant for those who take afternoon wagon ride tours in Amish country and want to go eat afterwards! They are open Wednesday-Saturday 11-8pm in the fall till spring and Tuesday-Friday 11-8pm in the summer months.
The only place for breakfast in Ethridge is Marshall's Grocery. They have a bar section in the back where you can order breakfast at 5am! The place is fixed up like the nostalgic 90's with old vhs tapes and restaurant style tables that remind you of the 1980's and 90's era booths we used to see. They also have lunch menu items and pies but it's their breakfast we are most proud of. They have southern favorites that are different than other places to eat. Like chocolate gravy and fried bologna that locals love! See our dedicated webpage for more information linked in the button below. They also sell race car fuel and non ethanol gas so we advise our Amish visitors to fuel up here at their regular pumps before wondering into Amish country in their car. They are open 4:45am-6:45pm Monday-Saturday.
Allie Grace Bakery
Right across the highway from the Best Western Plus Hotel is the Allie Grace Bakery. They are the place you go for sweet treats like cupcakes, eclairs, cakes, sticky buns, brownies, croissants but no doughnuts. Meals include salads, sandwiches, and tacos that are more clean eating and vegetarian friendly. Most ingredients are made inhouse with special organic or local sourcing. Many of the menu items are products of the invention of Allie herself and she loves it when her customers enjoy her creations so see the link to her website and Facebook page where she post regularly and shows here latest creations! She is open 8-4pm Monday-Friday and 8-2pm on Saturday.
The Hitching Rail Diner
Southern eats abound here at the hitching rail diner. The same people own the Laurel Hill Lake restaurant so you know they cook fish the best! You can get large 12 ounce steak and variations of catfish plates for those who want the old fashioned bone in or large fillets. Through the week the have southern favorites for a special. Like their chili, pot pies, casseroles of different kinds of southern meals we are famous for in the south. They also have breakfast starting at 5am for those who start early. The hitching rail diner is great for those who want to eat breakfast here before going into the Amish community from the top down or end their Amish visiting and end up in the Summertown area. See our dedicated page to see more about the hitching rail diner!
Restaurants in the area
There are great places to eat in the rest of Lawrence county we want to list below. Since the Amish of Ethridge is focused on the northern section of Lawrence county we want to list the places to eat south of the Best Western Plus Hotel. We leave out the typical chain restaurants so you can get an original local place with the charm of the local life.
The Square Forty
Named for its address at 40 public square, the Square 40 is the best place for breakfast and early lunch on the downtown Lawrenceburg square. This is true walk up and point out what you want buffet style restaurant. You can also order off the menu if you are not interested in the buffet. They have great coffee for those of us who must have a few cups and the walls are covered in detailed paintings and old photographs you can walk around and look at! The Square 40 is one of our top recommended restaurant for breakfast. They are open Tuesday 7-2pm-Saturday 7-11am and sometimes they're open on Sundays.
Crockett's Mill Restaurant at David Crockett Park
Inside David Crockett State Park is a great restaurant that overlooks lake Lindsey. Open Wednesday - Friday 11am-3pm and Saturday and Sundays 8-10am breakfast and 11-3pm for lunch. During the week you can order off the menu and the weekends are for all you care to eat family style dining. This family style system best for two or more people to eat together with plates of food to be passed around the table to distribute food to where it is most wanted. The beauty of the park is really nice when coming to eat here. You can see deer and turkeys on just about every trip in the park. Plus it is the places to eat when staying at the park cabins. See our dedicated page to David Crockett State Park!
The Brass Lantern
One of our best restaurants is right across the street from Winnies Bed and Breakfast in east Lawrenceburg. This places serves great steaks and pasta meals along with a bit of everything. Locals know it as the place to get prime rib with a great beer at their new bar section. They also have a great selection of seafood favorites like fish and shrimp plates with a blackened catfish that you simply must try! The seating area is much nicer than other places that make the brass rooms seem more luxurious like a fine dining experience without the reservations and high cost of luxury dining. They can accommodate a crowd if you do have several coming with you to eat and a drive through in the back to serve you if you call ahead with an order to take back to your room. They are open Sunday-Thursday 11-9pm and Friday-Saturday 11-10pm. See the links below to find out more about the Brass Lantern Restaurant!
Strikers Steakhouse and Kingpin Lanes
You don't even have to leave the parking lot to have a great diner with bowling excitement! This combo is a great way to meet up with friends and family for a great meal in the restaurant section with bowling in the alley! They are separated by a door section so the restaurant doesn't carry the loud sounds of the bowling area so you can eat or have drinks at the bar and still hear your friends talking. The bowling side is kid friendly with a kids menu of sorts and pub foods for adults with tubes for the bowling balls to keep out of the gutters. Smaller kids have an aid to roll the lighter ball down a ramp so they can play with others. The restaurant has large steaks and burgers with pasta and seafood plates for those who want something different. Strikers and Kingpin Lanes are on our list of top places to go for indoor entertainment so see our dedicated page for more information!
The Rick's BBQ restaurants are headquartered out of Leoma Tennessee. The corporate office supplies 10 Rick's BBQ stores with bbq and other products made by their team. Rick Lanning has been smoking bbq since he opened his store in 1979 and now there are Rick's BBQ locations in Tennessee and north Alabama. These restaurants have a country feel to them and offer up country favorites like pulled pork, ribs, chicken tenders, smoked chicken breast with Texas toast with baked beans, large loaded baked potatoes with pulled pork, potato salad, green beans and other southern recipes Rick got from his mom Liz. You can also find deserts like peach cobbler, a large brownie, and homemade ice cream! See their website for the location you would like to visit! Most stores are open Monday-Saturday 11-9pm.
Society American Nosherie
Right on the public square in Lawrenceburg is the Society American Nosherie Restaurant. They serve burgers, steak, salads, sandwiches of all kinds and deserts but it's their pizzas and pasta meals that we want to feature here. We always recommend them to those going to a concert at the Crockett Theatre since the theater is within walking distance. You get premium foods and drinks here. They have trained cooks and staff so the Nosherie is more of an upscale restaurant compared to others on this page. There isn't many places to get pasta in Lawrence county and the Nosherie is a good place to go for noodles and pizza. We linked their website below that has their full menu for you to look over before ordering. They cater to the sports bar and cocktail meetups with friends crowd and regularly have live music inside and outside the restaurant. They are open Monday through Thursday 11am to 9pm, Friday 11am to 11pm, Saturday 5pm to 11pm, and Sunday 11am to 11pm.
Those who want a sports bar will be happy here at Stetar's Restaurant. TV's are everywhere and the scene is more aligned with fast casual seating for a relaxed level and mood. The food is great and although they do sell steaks and seafood entrees , you will see these in taco form as well. They have burgers and other sandwiches along with some pasta dishes. The desert menu is quite diverse with tarts and pies that are drizzled with something sweet. Their bar section is really nice and there are plenty of mixed drinks and drafts to enjoy as you watch the big game on TV. They do have a kids menu and a healthy eats ala carte and sides section if you only want an order of something special. They are open 10:30am - 8pm Sunday-Wednesday and 10:30-10pm Thursday-Saturday.
For a small town like Lawrenceburg, We have 4 different kind of Asian restaurants. These vary by Japanese and Chinese inspired places. Two are Japanese styled and two are Chinese buffet related places. Oishi is very modern looking inside with Yamato looking very traditional inside. China Buffet looks very elegant with gold fixtures inside while the Oriental Restaurant looks more modern with just a few paintings. These restaurants are choices you have when looking for an Asian inspired cuisine in Lawrence county!
Oishi Japanese Express
One of our top choices for Japanese sushi is the husband and wife team behind Oishi Japanese Express. They have a long list of sushi rolls and maki rolls to choose from. They also have a hibachi menu but they cook it in the kitchen so there isn't a show. The food taste really clean here without the overuse of soy sauce or marinade. At the time of writing, they have udon and lo mein bowls with other noodle dishes. Soups include miso and other traditional soup stocks along with ginger squid salads that can come entree plates of hibachi. We believe you will enjoy eating here but they don't have Facebook or a website, only have a phone number so you must call 1-931-244-6772 from 11-9pm Tuesday-Saturday and 12-8:30pm on Sunday. They are closed Mondays.
Yamato Japanese Steakhouse
Inside Yamato is a very traditional styled layout with bamboo accents and asia icons that give this place a very calming appearance. They have a hibachi grill out where you can see it but there isn't a show like other Japanese restaurants. The sushi is wonderful and a bit different with many rolls being spicy or wrapped in a rice paper that makes for a different experience than traditional sushi. If a person wants a traditional roll or sashimi then you can also find it here at Yamato. Noodle lovers will enjoy soba meals and salad lovers have many choices to choose from. The soups all have asian inspired recipes from clear miso to a seafood soup that is really good! They are open Monday through Saturday 11am to 9pm.
At China Buffet you get an authentic chinese food experience from a husband and wife team who are really from China! Of course they serve up the more Americanized version that we have all seen and love. They have a great hibachi area with a show as the cook does tricks to keep you entertained as you watch your selection being cooked. The buffett has several bars for a large selection and Friday and Saturday nights usually feature seafood, crab legs, crawfish, frog legs, or other happy surprises from the kitchen. The inside is adorned with red and gold inlaid details with Chinese inspired paintings and decor that add to the eating experience. They are open 10:30 to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 to 10pm Friday and Saturday. On their website you can order takeout or have it delivered to your room so see the link below to the China Buffet website!
Oriental Restaurant Lawrenceburg
This is the same location of the first Chinese restaurant in Lawrenceburg called the Golden Panda. Today this buffet named Oriental Restaurant Lawrenceburg has a buffet and order off the menu with several Chinese favorites. They have a drive through on the side of the building and online ordering to be ready when you arrive to pick it up. They do have a Japanese menu and sushi offerings of light maki rolls and nigiri. The people who seem to prefer the Oriental Restaurant order off the menu and prefer the Chef's Specialty section of the menu who know what they want to eat. They have dishes you don't see anywhere else. Items with potatoes or pancakes are on the menu and some dishes that look like omelets. We believe you can find something to enjoy or try something different here at Oriental Restaurant. They are open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 9:30pm. They have a website liked in the button below!
Our Mexican inspired restaurants have a style all their own. Today there are six places in Lawrence county to get Mexican cuisine. In all honesty the five places who are in restaurants are really Tex-Mex restaurants. The fajita, taco, burritos, and nachos we all love are a fusion between Mexican inspired Texas foods. The Taqueria Delicias Madai and Maeda Tienda Latina is a food truck that does serve true Mexican foods with corn tortillas and traditional Mexican spices. They also have a store where you can buy Mexican foods to take home and try yourself. We will start north of town and showcase each restaurant in this genre!
Fiesta Mexicana Lawrenceburg TN
At Fiesta Mexicana in Lawrenceburg you get a Tex-Mex steakhouse experience with wooden walls and a full bar for drinks if you choose. On certain nights you can hear live music in the bar section that you don't get in many Mexican restaurants. Since this is a steakhouse as well as Mexican restaurant, they do have T-bone and ribeye steaks with some steaks coming with grilled shrimp! They have a large menu with all the tacos, and burritos you would want and a great fajita selection. Nacho lovers will have plenty of choices and during the day they have lunch menu and kids section for those who want smaller portions. Add anything to an order or get your favorite items with their ala carte selection. They have party seating if you need need to host a group. They are open Sunday through Thursday 11am to 9pm and Friday and Saturdays 11am to 10pm.
Punte Grande in Lawrenceburg
Punta Grande is in the location of the first Mexican chain restaurant of it's kind in Lawrenceburg called La Hacienda and now Punta Grande has expanded the original restaurant into a little mexican town with the stucco wall covering. They also have expanded the menu to include multiple versions of grilled steaks, chicken, pork, and seafoods. Several items have portions for two that will save you a dollar or two on the price. They have a take out delivery system that will let you order from the menu and let a delivery service take it to your room. We like the Punta Grande for their interesting take on Mexican classics. Open Sunday to Saturday 11am to 10pm.
Cocina Real in Lawrenceburg
At Cocina Real you get a very visually interesting decor with hanging sombreros and Mexican iconography. The colors are consistent with the old west and their paintings and art works reflect the desert landscape. The food is very clean here with a fresh taste of newly chopped cilantro. The fajitas and burritos are large and are brought to your table smoking from the oven. They do have many menu items for kids and ala carte ordering and you can get things delivered or to go with the forms in the button link below. The outside patio area is great for being seen or when you just want to enjoy the weather outside. Their drink selection is vast and there are plenty of happy hour sales and specials to give you a night on the town. The crew from the Amish of Ethridge seem to favor Cocina Real even though they do eat at the other Mexican restaurants. They are open Sunday to Saturday 11am to 10pm.
El Azteca Mexican Grill
This was the location of the Ponderosa Steakhouse and inside the restaurant the wooden walls and coverings can still be seen but with icons of central Mexico! El Azteca Mexican Grill has a different spice combination for the majority of their menu items. We believe this is a great place to try out as their plates are large and their Molcajete is one of the more interesting entrée you can get anywhere. They have good traditional salsa and chips that come out as usual and their kids menu is good for kids who may not like regular menu items or who are picky eaters. The bar section have signature drinks we believe you will love. Trivia and live music are held on certain nights so watch for those if you want to participate. We have their website linked below and they are open Sunday through Saturday 11am to 10pm.
Taqueria Delicias Madai and Maeda Tienda Latina
Here at Taqueria Delicias Madai and Maeda Tienda Latina you get the added benefit of being able to order food at the food truck and go inside their store and find the ingredients to make the dish at home. This is our most authentic Mexican restaurant in Lawrence county. You are going to see corn rather than flour tortilla for your tacos and burritos and real Mexican spices over the Tex-Mex versions of other restaurants. We are not saying one place is better than another but that Taqueria Delicias Madai and Maeda Tienda Latina is going to be closer to what people in Mexico will be serving. They do have some non Mexican items for those in your party who do not like this kind of foods. The link below has an online ordering form where you can order foods from their food truck. They are open Monday through Saturday 10am to 9pm and Sunday 3pm to 9pm.
Fiesta Mexicana Loretto
A few miles south of Lawrenceburg is the city of Loretto where Fiesta Mexicana is the only Mexican restaurant in town. This is an option for those who go to see the Loretto History Museum or go to the Loretto farmers Market or other event. This restaurant is the same line of Fiesta Mexicana as the Lawrenceburg restaurant so the menu should be similar. This location they have has been several different restaurants in the past so it was a natural to try out a good Mexican restaurant. They are open Sundays through Thursday 11am to 9pm and Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm.
Pizza in Lawrence County
We all love pizza and pasta here along with other Italian inspired favorites! We have several places to get Italian cuisine that may not be first place you would look. Even some of our BBQ restaurants have pizza and our Brass Lantern that is known for their steaks, have a large pasta menu so we want to give you our list of places to get Italian favorites. Many will offer a delivery system or pick up. We will list these places according to our opinions and experience with each place with a preference to locally owned restaurants who deliver a superior service and produce over chain stores.
The Noble Fox
At the time of writing, The Noble Fox in Loretto has the best pizza in Lawrence county due to their brick oven that can flame the thinner crust and make the dough puff up and crunch with the topics. The chef at The Noble Fox is educated and has invented many top recipes and dishes that look and taste like a fine dining experience. They also have burgers, tacos, oysters and other menu items you wouldn't think you would find in a small restaurant off the highway. You simply must try the pizza here and the steak if you like large ribeyes and fillets! They have a nice menu but they are only open Tuesdays from 5 to 9pm, Thursday from 5 to 9pm and Sunday from 12 to 3pm.
Everyone has a hometown pizzeria and Deb-O's is ours. They are on the Depot street in downtown Lawrenceburg where the train depot was years ago. When you come inside, you will see a buffet of ingredients ready to go on your pizza. You order by size so the large cheese pizza cost about the same as their 21 toppings pizza so you might as well load it up with toppings! All items on the menu go through the rotary oven that perfectly cooks the dough to a crunchy consistency. The cheesy volcano, chicken wings, cinnamon rolls, build your own sandwiches, and calzones are also available as additions or for a main dish. Outside there is a covered patio area that is there for a picnic outside where you can eat. Deb-O's is open Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 8pm and Friday and Saturday 11am to 9pm. We recommend you call ahead or use a delivery service if you are in a hurry. They can only do one pizza at a time and this can delay your eating times.
Little G's Pizzeria
Here is a small pizza and ice cream shop in Summertown. They have a small brick oven and mixing supplies for artisanal homemade dough for their pizzas. You can get calzones, sandwiches, tater skins, wings and more but it is their pizzas that keep people coming back. Occasionally they have apple pies or other sweets drizzled with toppings for you to combine with your order but we believe this varies or you may have to call them for the deserts they are making. This is a family restaurant and you will see their kids helping out as they make pizza. Since this is the only place to get pizza like this in Summertown, we suggest you call ahead and make an order so that wait times are kept to a minimum. They are open Tuesday through Saturday 4pm to 8pm.
Ed's Pizza and More
This may be our best restaurant for those with children. They have a game room just for kids to play in while the parents eat. The pool tables don't require quarters and the other games just work when someone wants to play with them. Sadly the guy who started the restaurant had died so the husband and wife team who were friends with Ed are taking up his cause and run the restaurant with the same menu, plus a few family secret recipes. Like the crown wings that are the best selling, most popular wings they sell! Their steaks are large. The T-bone and ribeye are 16OZ choice cut black angus! Their pizza is a real homemade treat and cooked in a real pizza oven. The chicken bacon ranch and supreme or the most ordered but sometimes they make specialty pizzas where you can add cactus as a topping. See their menu as they have many non traditional items. The owners don't want anyone to go home hungry so the portions are large. This place is perfect for those leaving Ethridge to see the Stantonville Amish community and Shiloh. They are open Wednesday and Thursday 3pm to 9pm. Friday and Saturday 12pm to 10pm and Sunday 12pm to 9pm. See their Facebook link below to see some of their foods!
Southern Favorite Restaurants
The southern states are known for their foods and drinks. Some of the top restaurants in the nation are in the south. We have recipes that are famous and known everywhere. In Lawrence county we have a few restaurants that are very country and southern in decor and food. Some call our dishes "comfort foods" as they make you feel good when eating them. We have a mixing pot of combining foods together for casseroles or cooking things in a pot like a stew. Even our deserts are combined with ice cream or drizzled with a sauce or topping. Below is our southern favorite restaurants that are sure to comfort you!
If you need somewhere you can get breakfast all day then Pat's Cafe is your place. They also serve southern favorites and menu items but it's their breakfast that keeps you coming back. You have to see their facebook page for the lunch menu as it changes everyday. Pat's Cafe tends to cater to retirees and makes a great place to come in for a coffee and western omelet in the mornings. The lunch menu favors plates like spaghetti, meatloafs, beans, and hamburger steaks with brown gravy for an example. Pat's Cafe is a great place to hang out in the morning where you can also see several of our political office holders in here eating before they have to go downtown to their office. Kids like the pancakes and french toast and they serve catfish, steaks, burgers, salads, country fried steak and more for adults! They are open 6am to 2pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday but closed Sunday and Wednesday.
The Kuntry Kitchen
This place is so country they spell it with a "K"! You will find the most country and southern place in all of Lawrenceburg! All the beans and cornbread, country fried catfish and shrimp, cabbage, green beans, and peach cobbler you can get under one roof! Let's keep going! Fried okra, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, fried chicken, country greens, pork chops, turkey and dressing, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, country steak with sawmill or brown gravy! Oh my this place specializes in southern specialties! The hours are short between opening and closing so get in during their open hours. Open Tuesday 10:30am till 2pm, Wednesday 10:30am till 2pm, Thursday 10:30am till 2pm, Friday 10:30am till 8pm. Saturday 10:30am till 2pm and Sunday 11am till 2pm and closed Mondays.
Just south of Lawrenceburg is the town of Leoma. Here is where you are going to find a great southern restaurant off highway 43 south! They are famous for their catfish plates. You can get them in whole or fillet with many southern sides like slaw and baked potatoes. They also are known as having the best chicken fingers around according to the locals. Prestons has booths and tables to gather without loud tv's to distract you. They also have hot wings, onion straws, potato skins, cheese sticks for appetizers. Oysters, clams, scallops and fish can also be included in their seafood menu. They do have a kid's menu and side items that can be ordered separate. Preston's open Monday through Thursday 10:30am to 9pm and Friday and Saturday 10:30am to 10pm.
The Leoma Cafe
This place is very country. From it's block wall construction to its gravel parking lot. Nothing says country fixings like the smell of catfish frying in the kitchen! They are famous for large catfish that are whole or fillet, scallops, clams, or shrimp. Hamburger steaks, chuckwagon steaks, chicken liver dinners and frog legs on occasions! Sides include loaded baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, tater tots, onion rings, and white beans! Kids have their own menu and you can order them things ala carte if need be. They have a great breakfast menu with chocolate gravy that is a southern tradition! They have deserts but they change so see the Facebook link below to call or message them before you arrive. The Leoma Cafe is open Monday through Saturday 6am till 8pm.
St. Joe Cafe
St. Joseph is just south of Loretto and just north of the Alabama border. Here you will get a great meat and three type of eat in restaurant. You come in and see their buffet where you point out what you want. It is not a buffet but a buffet to help you choose your meal. The salad bar is great if you like a variety choices and the deserts are a real treat! St. Joe Cafe is great for those on the go due to the fast turnaround of available seating and that the food is already prepared on the buffet. You come in and order and get your plate right then! Plus the location is great for those playing disc golf, or horse riding at St. Joe Park! We really like the whole catfish and pork chops but you must call or message them on Facebook to see what they will be serving the day you arrive. They also have breakfast all day if you need a place that has the famous cinnamon roll pancakes! They are open Tuesday through Saturday 7am till 4pm and Sunday 7am till 3pm.
Shef's Kitchen Lawrenceburg TN
Shef's Kitchen is only open for lunch at the time of writing. They did have a location in Alabama that had steak tips, chicken, fish, Sandwiches and southern favorites. Shef's has just opened this year in 2022 and are trying to find workers to let them stay open as they are only open for lunch from 11am to 2:30pm Tuesday through Saturday. They are next to the Dairy Queen and feature a drive through in order to pick up the food you order when you order at the drive through or call 931-244-7014 to call ahead with your order.
Legend's Express Brisketville
Under the canopy is the ultimate in lunch time turn around. Several local industry workers go here for their lunch time for the quick service on the brisketville train! Here at Legend's Express, you get meat and two sides combos of meatloaf, fried catfish, bbq, brisket or burnt ends, fried chicken breast or other meats with bbq beans, white beans, green beans, or potatoes, crèam corn, and fried okra. They have several salads and burgers to choose from like the brisket reuben favorite! You can also get meats by the pound and family packs so you can eat across the street at Rotary Park for a family picnic!
You take the second stoplight in Loretto if you are going south or the first stoplight if you are going north on highway 101 in Loretto. They have 6,8, and 12 oz steaks and up to 3 piece fish dinners where you can add a fish for $3! Hamburger and country fried steak with gravy or peppers and onions are also ordered a lot by the locals who eat here! This location is known for their burgers and you can get a hamburger, chicken, fish, chuck wagon and even a ribeye sandwich with cheese and bacon if you want it! They have a selection of salads and a southern favorite dish of chicken livers and chicken fried chicken that is worth the drive over to get! Continue your southern fixings with corn on the cob, green beans, mashed potatoes, slaw, rolls and white beans if you don't want the tater tots, fries, onion rings, baked potato or corn bread. The Mustang's Cafe is a great getaway restaurant off the road that is as country as the land that surrounds it! They are open Tuesday through Thursday 11 am to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday 8 am to 8pm. See the link to their Facebook page below!
The Quick Fixt Restaurant and Auction House
You just don't see many restaurants doubling as a eating establishment and an auction house. You must see their daily menu and come during the times something you like happens to be served. The friday night auction house has you bidding on items with an auctioneer and number but the food is where it's at here! They have served lasagna with garlic bread and a salad, BBQ ribs with pinto beans and cornbread, meatloaf with mashed potatoes or white bean with slaw and many more southern favorites. See their Facebook page linked below for their daily menu. They are open 11am to 8pm Tuesday through Thursday and 11am to 9pm. They are most known for their wings, ice cream and a 32 oz banana split. Call 1-931-852-4525 if their Facebook page is not being updated.
Soups Salads and Cheese Sticks
Some people like a lighter fare and want to be able to finish their meal without having to take the rest to go or throw it away. These places below feature ala carte and smaller portions with higher quality ingredients. These places are also great for those wanting healthy options or who are just wanting a change from their normal diet.
Sue Sue's Sandwich Shop
Sue Sue's specializes in salads, sandwiches and wraps. Many of her sauces are her own invention. She also has soups and smoothies for those who want something in a cup. Add a drink and chips to any order to make it a meal combo. You can sit inside or outside on the patio and eat. The ultimate pimento and cheese, cuban sandwich and reuben are a must try and their salads are large enough to be a meal on their own. The southwest chicken and California wraps are a local favorite and the fruit and yogurt wrap can compliment any order as a desert. For drinks, she has smoothies, teas, coffee, and hot chocolate. They do have a kids menu for the little ones. Sue Sue's is open 10am till 8pm Monday through Friday and 11am till 3pm on Saturday.
Artful Harvest LLC
Here is where salads and antipasto reins supreme. You have to go on a day that the menu is what you want. For example there is Meaty Monday, Teriyaki Tuesday, Spaghetti Wednesday (pizza and key lime pie sometimes) Winner Winner Thursdays, Fishy Fridays and so on. You can also learn how to paint and make bead art while you are here. You will have to message or call them for upcoming event details or menu changes. They are open on the downtown square Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm and 9am till 4pm on Friday. See their Facebook page linked below!
Berryhill's Snack Bar
For over 40 years Berryhill's Snack Bar has been fixing hamburgers and handmade corndogs with various desserts for those who need to get on their way quickly. They don't have a dining area but rely on a drive through window. Call ahead or simply tell them at the window and they will prepare your order. The link below goes to their facebook page where you can message them and see if they update their hours or have to be closed that day. Call them at 1-931-629-4506 if you want to know the desserts of the day or to have your order ready at a certain time. They are open Monday through Saturday 10 am till 3 pm.
The next type of restaurant we want to feature is the "Themed Restaurant" These places below have a style and theme to their menu and appearance. They tend to give you an emotion of being in a time period or food exploration. We hope you enjoy these restaurants below!
Highway 55 Restaurant
Highway 55 will have you back in the 1950's with their decor of old diner style booths and checkerboard floors. The burgers are iconic with their flat top grill marks and steamed cheese melts with the classic onion,lettuce and tomato on a rounded bun. The shakes are thick and tall with the larger diameter straw sticking up high off the lid. The Highway 55 is also known for their cheesesteak sandwiches with their sub sandwich bun and meaty middle of your choice between sliced steak or chicken. They now have Shrimp Po Boy sandwich that is on a hoagie roll. They also have shrimp, chicken, and chopped steak platters if you don't want the bread. If you have room for sweets then you are in luck. Their ice creams, floats, shakes, and sundays are a crowd favorite here and the concrete mix in and banana splits are legendary for their appearance and place in 1950's culture. They are open from 11 am to 9 pm Sunday through Thursday and 11 am to 10 pm Fridays and Saturdays. See the ink below to their Facebook page!
Lirette's Cajun Seafood
at Lirette's Cajun Seafood you get real authentic cajun foods from real authentic cajun people! They are from Houma Louisiana and take the swamp to the south! This food truck is a shrimp cooking machine and the have low country boil, gator tail, boudin balls, shrimp, crawfish and crabs! Along with fish nuggets, red beans and rice, and gator sausage! Since they are a food truck they tell everyone on their facebook page where they are going to be next so we can't reliably share their hours. See the link below and call them at 1-931-638-9714 to order in before you get there or to price seafoods!
Three Sisters Soul Food
At the Native American events around Lawrence and Giles counties, you will usually find Three Sisters Soul Food cooking their famous Fry Bread. This is a passed down recipe of a type of bread that is put in a pot of oil and fried. Not just any breads can be made like this and the only way to get this kind of treat is to go to a pow wow and get it from a vendor like Three Sisters Soul Food! Our favorite is the Mexican style with the salsa on top. Since they are a food vendor, there is no way of determining hours of operation. Below is an example of a Native American Fry Bread with the salsa on top. We hope you get to try it for yourself if you haven't already done so.
Chain Restaurants in Lawrence County
We have some of the most known chain restaurants in the country, right here in Lawrence county! These chain restaurants are great for staying open longer or having the consistency that the chain stores are known for.
Chicken Places in Lawrenceburg
Lawrence County Sonic Drive-Ins
Please note that the Sonic in Summertown is the best Sonic in the USA as they were the champions of the Dr. Pepper Sonic Games in Dallas Texas for the 2nd year in a row!
Lawrence County Subway
Chain Pizza Stores in Lawrenceburg TN.
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