It's hard to imagine a restaurant that epitomizes the great American diner better than Huddle House. Since 1964, the restaurant?which has locations scattered prominently throughout the southern states?has warmed bellies with burgers, hearty breakfasts, and heaping helpings of friendly hospitality, available 24-hours a day. Even the moniker is All-American: founder John Sparks came up with the name after a football huddle, hoping it would inspire his customers to gather round a table and swap stories over a warm meal.
Over the years, Huddle House's menu has expanded and adapted to changing tastes, but its focus has remained the same: old-fashioned, American comfort food. No matter what time it is, guests can order up biscuits smothered in gravy and cheese or dig into the shop's signature waffles, whipped up using a secret recipe and waffle irons that can't read. Afternoon eats include chopped steak burgers served with regular or sweet potato fries and sandwiches with a southern twist, like a Philly cheese steak stuffed between slices of thick-cut Texas toast.
Whether you love them dunked in ranch dressing or smothered in barbecue sauce, the wings at Alcoa's Buffalo Wild Wings will fit any taste.
If you're looking for low-fat food, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great-tasting food, come to Buffalo Wild Wings.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Buffalo Wild Wings' full bar to top off your meal.
Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Buffalo Wild Wings to grab a spot on the patio.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Buffalo Wild Wings' free wifi hotspot.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Buffalo Wild Wings.
Travel by bike to Buffalo Wild Wings and store your bike at a nearby rack.
You won't break the bank at Buffalo Wild Wings, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark.
At each of The Shrimp Dock's three locations, you can reap the fruits of fishermen's labors, inspecting market catches ranging from salmon and snapper to mussels, lobsters, and scallops. Their fresh Gulf shrimp comes in five sizes, ready to quell hungers ranging from petite to gargantuan. True to their origins, the markets also stock Cajun favorites, with recipe-ready meats including alligator and catfish. With shipments arriving straight from three coasts six days a week, their stock stays as fresh as it is delicious. In addition to filling area kitchens with just-caught seafood, The Shrimp Dock also specializes in prepared fare; lunch specials from the kitchen, served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., include Knoxville's beloved Gulf shrimp and oyster po boys and homemade soup.
The Captain enthusiastically touts the potential benefits of a diet rich in fish, including regular doses of omega-3 fatty acids, reduction in risk of heart disease, and a conversation-starter with pelicans.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Full Service BBQ, a down-home barbecue joint in Maryville.
Low-fat alternatives are not available, however, so make sure your waistband has some wiggle room.
At Full Service BBQ, kids of all ages are welcome.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Full Service BBQ.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Full Service BBQ.
Dress is typically casual at Full Service BBQ, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
Or, take your food to go.
For the tastes of Full Service BBQ from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant.
For those who travel by bike, Full Service BBQ offers bike racks for diners.
$15 can't buy you much, but it can buy you an amazing meal at Full Service BBQ.
Full Service BBQ accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
Make your way to the table at Gondolier Restaurant, and chow down on swanky Italian cuisine.
Keep your diet in check at Gondolier Restaurant, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Gondolier Restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Eat out with the little ones at Gondolier Restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Take it nice and easy at Gondolier Restaurant, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Catering services are also available.
Gondolier Restaurant serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near Gondolier Restaurant and save time on hunting for a parking spot.
At Gondolier Restaurant, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
The average check at Gondolier Restaurant will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Craving steak? Head down to Texas Roadhouse in Alcoa and choose your own cut of perfectly marbled beef.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — Texas Roadhouse has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Texas Roadhouse — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
A good time will be had by all if you book your next event at Texas Roadhouse.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Texas Roadhouse's tasty dishes at your next party.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
A meal at Texas Roadhouse will typically set you back about $30.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Texas Roadhouse's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.