A family of Floridians opened Dylan's Restaurant in 2006, bringing their native flavor to Tennessee via dishes such as fried, broiled, or blackened grouper and key lime pie. In addition to classics from the Sunshine State, the menu includes all-American staples: steak and eggs for breakfast, cheeseburgers for lunch, and hearty seafood dinners accompanied by hush puppies and deep-fried baseballs. Chefs even accommodate special requests for customer favorites whenever possible. The restaurant's interior has a bold color scheme, with electric-blue booths and bright-green walls. On Saturday evenings, musicians perform live guitar and vocal music.
Tennessee State Park Restaurants has eight eateries under its umbrella, all of which can be found in scenic locales sprinkled across the state. Park-goers can take a load off after a long day of hiking and sightseeing to dig into different specialties. Each spot offers a unique menu?Cumberland Mountain specializes in catfish on Fridays, whereas Pickwick Landing combines Southern cuisine with views of the water.
Crowned Best Overall Restaurant by the Knoxville News Sentinel in 2010, Puleo’s Grille takes tongues on a whirlwind taste tour with its eclectic menu of Southern and Italian classics. Circle tooth wagons around scrumptious orders of fried green tomatoes partnered with a savory side of stone-ground cheese grits and country gravy ($6.99), or lay a delectable claim on Italian mainstays such as lasagna ($11.99) or artichoke- and caper-flecked chicken piccata, which gets its beauty sleep atop a bed of linguini draped in lemon wine sauce ($14.99).
The cooks at The Blueberry Pig serve up big portions of made-from-scratch American eats. Plates of pasta get forks twirling, while juicy burgers, wings, BBQ, and sauce-slathered ribs fill bellies. Sweet treats such as the Blueberry Bomb and hand-dipped milkshakes seal each meal.